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Banana Boomerangs

Banana Boomerangs
This toddler treat looks just delicious, and is one of my favourite kinds of dessert - the kind that only takes minutes to prepare!

These banana halves are topped with probiotic greek yoghurt, which is good for the digestive system, and a sprinkling of goji berries, which are packed with antioxidants.


Ingredients

Method

Cut banana in half lengthways.

Top both halves with greek yoghurt. You may need more or less than half a cup, depending on the size of the banana you are using.

Sprinkle evenly with rolled oats.

Gently press the sultanas and goji berries into the yoghurt so they stick in.

Drizzle a little honey on top. It may be a good idea to heat the honey a little first so it drizzles nicely - mine was much too thick.

You can cut the bananas into toddler-sized pieces, or you can just let your toddler have a go eating the whole thing. Either way, there will probably be mess, but I bet your little one will love it!


DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bananas are a fantastic ingredient in toddler cooking, as they are a healthy way of sweetening any recipe without adding refined sugar. Mashed banana can also be used in place of butter or oil to keep cakes and muffins moist.
  • You will often see yoghurts advertised as being "probiotic" which means they contain live bacterial organisms which have a beneficial effect on the balance of good bacteria in our digestive systems. Not all yoghurts are probiotic, check the label before buying to ensure that it contains live and active cultures.
  • Oats are lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and healthy fats than most other whole grains.
  • Sultanas are a fantastic way of sweetening recipes without adding refined sugar, and toddlers love to snack on them. However, please be aware that they are extremely high in sugar and can cause tooth decay. Their sticky texture causes them to stick in your child's teeth and cause damage until their teeth are cleaned properly. Try not to offer your toddler dried fruits too often, and make sure you clean their teeth regularly.
  • Raw honey contains natural vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, and many other important natural nutrients. These nutrients are destroyed when honey is heated and pasteurised. It is worth noting that eating pasteurised honey is almost the same as eating refined sugar, without any of the health benefits of raw honey. 
 

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