School closures and social distancing due to the current world health pandemic mean we will all be spending a lot more time indoors with our children over the coming weeks.This recipe for oaty banana bread buns is great for using up any ripe bananas, while allowing you to enjoy some cooking time together with your child.
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Baking is not only a nice screen-free activity to do but it also helps kids learn life skills. They get to count, measure and weigh, and enjoy eating what they made!
With thanks to Aldi for the recipe, check out more recipes on their website.
These buns will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or can be frozen in freezer bags for up to 1 month and defrosted as needed.
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Oaty Banana Bread Buns Recipe
- 100g butter (at room temperature)
- 40g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2.5g)
- 240g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder (10g)
- 4 ripe bananas
- 90g porridge oats
- Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4. Line a bun tin with 16 paper cases.
- Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat well. The easiest way to do this is with a hand-held electric beater but a wooden spoon and some elbow grease also works. The mixture should become a little lighter in colour.
- Add two of the eggs along with the vanilla extract and half of the flour and beat well to combine. Add the remaining egg and the rest of the flour with the baking powder. Mix until everything is just combined – overbeating will make the buns less light, so easy does it.
- Peel the bananas and mash the flesh in a bowl, then carefully fold into the bun mixture with the oats. Using two large spoons, divide the mixture among the paper cases.
- Place in the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until cooked through. To test, insert a skewer or toothpick into the centre of a bun and it should come out clean. The buns will also smell cooked and be springy to the touch.
- Remove the buns from the oven and after 5 minutes transfer them to a wire or grill rack and leave to cool completely before serving.
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