Baking with my son

We’d had a really busy summer, especially the middle of August, it was manic, my back was really painful, we needed some chill out time.  So last week, apart from a family funeral on the Tuesday, I arranged nothing, no trips out, no play dates, no driving, just time at home, me and Monkey.  We both needed a few days of lazy mornings in our PJ’s, late breakfasts and lots of reading and imaginary play time.  But Monkey kept hinting that there was a lack of cakes in the kitchen!!  That meant one thing – it was time for some baking with my son.

We decided to make Oaty Banana Muffins as we hadn’t had them for ages.  I discovered Sainsbury’s Little Ones Baby & Toddler Club when I starting to wean Monkey, and over the years I’ve used loads of their recipes – this is a firm favourite.

To make these Oaty Banana Muffins you will need:

250g Plain Flour
75g    Porridge Oats, plus extra for decoration
2 tsp Baking Powder
3 eggs Beaten
175g  Caster Sugar
250ml Olive Oil (the original recipe states Corn or Sunflower Oil which I never have in)
a pinch of salt
2 medium-ripe bananas, chopped – we mash them

Baking with my son means that Monkey is always in charge of beating the eggs and spooning the cake mixture into the cases.

Preheat your oven to 180 Deg C or Gas Mark 4, prepare your cake trays with paper cases.

Sift the flour, add the porridge oats and baking powder and stir to mix.  In a separate beat the eggs, caster sugar, oil and a pinch of salt together until pale and fluffy.  Fold this mixture, and the bananas, into the flour.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, sprinkle some porridge oats on top for decoration and pop in the oven.  For standard muffins I cook for 20 minutes and 25 minutes for large muffins.  Either way, test that they are cooked through before removing from the oven.

Transfer to a cooling rack.  Once cooled store in an air tight container for up to 3 days, or freeze them to enjoy at a later date.

Baking with my son
Oaty Banana Muffins

Yum Yum, they won’t last long in this house. An afternoon baking with my son, something we both enjoy.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “Baking with my son

  1. That looks like so much fun! I’m sure both of you had a great time. My 22 month old is already very keen on helping me in the kitchen!

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