I’ve recently had trouble getting Austin to eat different veggies. I will usually resort to those veggie/fruit pouches to get him some vegetables in his diet. A little while ago I figured out that I can combine something he loves with something he isn’t too fond of. I made veggie quick bread! His love of carbs masked the fact that there was veggies in his snack. The first thing I made was butternut squash quick bread. It was SOOOOOO yummy. Unfortunately, I almost chopped off a finger in the process of making it. Whoops!
I give credit to Daily Garnish. I’ve been following her blog since Austin was born. Both our toddlers were born around the same time. She is a vegetarian chef/blogger. I get a lot of good ideas from her blog (parenting & food-wise).
Daily Garnish: http://www.dailygarnish.com/
Here is the link to the Butternut Squash Quick Bread recipe: http://www.dailygarnish.com/recipes?recipe_id=6038005
Today, while Austin and Justin were napping, I decided to put my ripe banana to good use. I decided to create a Banana Carrot Quick Bread. I looked up different quick bread recipes to see what was standard in them.
Here are the ingredients I used:
- 3/4 C. vegetable oil
- 1/4 C. honey
- 1/2 C. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 C. flour (sifted with a fork)
- 1 C. whole wheat flour (sifted with a fork)
- 1/2 C. oatmeal
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 C. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
I didn’t have 3 bananas, so I mashed 1 banana and squeezed in an apple and strawberry pouch.
- 1 + 1/2 C. grated carrot (3 large)
- 1/2 C. raisins