Monday, July 26, 2010
The Kids Cook Monday - Banana/Zucchini Bread (with Chocolate Chips!)
It's time for our weekly The Kids Cook Monday project. Shaun had chicken marinating in the fridge, so we didn't really need a main course, and I had veggie lentil soup (a kid fave) simmering on the stove. It was decided we need some sort of a dessert item, so we chose banana bread.
Now, I had a half a zucchini left over from soup making, so I grated it and we added that to our banana bread to make zucchini-banana bread. It worked well as I only had two bananas (I like three in this recipe). And, I had a bit of chocolate chips left and everything is better with chocolate, so we added that too.
It's my typical base banana bread recipe, found here, with the addition of about a half a grated zucchini and a 1/2 cup or so of chocolate chips. I kept everything else the same.
Lots of opportunities for F&B to help out--pouring & mixing:
Faith loves cracking eggs, so that was one of her jobs, Ben did the breaking the yolks with the spoon part:
And of course, adding all the fixings. I did opt to grate the zucchini myself since I use a small hand grater and I didn't really want anyone bleeding in my banana bread. Faith poured the zucchini for me:
As for pictures of the finished product? All I've got is the first picture where it's already sliced. F&B got to it before I even had a chance to take the pictures. Banana bread is really good right out of the oven!