Banana Choc Chip Bites

18 October 2013

Hands up who's looking forward to the half term holidays. I for one, can't wait. Poor Oliver really needs a rest bless him. He started in reception in September and while other parents were telling me how tired their child was, Oliver was as bright as a button. However as the weeks have passed he's got more and more tired, despite sleeping for 12 hours every night. All that brain work is really taking it's toll and the break will do him good.

So with half term looming and the UK weather up to it's usual tricks, it's the perfect opportunity to do some baking with the kids. Oliver's learning about weighing things and comparing heavy and light items. Baking is a great way to reinforce this at home, so I've got a few kid friendly recipes to share this week.

These banana choc chip bites are perfect for the kids to help with. Oliver and Lydia had a bowl each, we measured the ingredients into each bowl and they gave it all a good stir. Mummy got the messy job of rolling the mixture into balls as my diva kids didn't want to get their hands dirty!

This recipe makes around 32 bites so its great for big families or just big appetites!

Banana Choc Chip Bites

Makes 32
Preparation time 10 minutes
Baking time 20 minutes

2 bananas mashed
150g plain flour
70g dessicated coconut
250g porridge oats
225g caster sugar
1 large egg, beaten
150g chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180C {350F} gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking or greaseproof paper.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Now get your hands in there and scoop out golf ball sized amounts, roll into a ball and place on the baking tray. When you've used up all the mixture, slightly flatten the balls with a damp finger.

Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they turn a light golden colour. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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  1. Oats and coconut, lovely combination and an easy way to use those brown bananas in the kitchen!

  2. That looks lovely. A great way to use up black bananas too!

  3. Mmm, a gorgeous combination of flavours and I'm rather excited as I know I have all the ingredients in my cupboard/fruit bowl! Pinned. Thanks very much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. There's a new linky live now - would be brilliant to see you there again! :) x


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