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MCSA Lockdown Tip 16

MCSA Lockdown Tip 16

Lockdown Day 16 – Banana Bread

Saturdays are feel-good home days! An opportunity to shake off the week and prepare for family Sundays, complete with freshly-baked banana bread for breakfast, or tea, or lunch, or all three!


Thank you Terri for sharing your recipe with us.


  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 1 bowl for dry ingredients
  • 1 bowl for other ingredients
  • 1 plate/kitchen board and 1 fork for mashing the bananas
  • Kitchen scale for weighing the butter
  • 1 cup measure
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 whisk or electric mixer
  • 1 greased loaf tin


1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

2. Assist the child in collecting all the necessary ingredients and lay these out on the workspace.

3. Collect all the utensils and lay these out at the workspace. This greatly assists the child to develop a sense of order, and also allows for more efficiency in the execution of the bake!

4. Wash your hands!

5. Start by asking the child to peel the bananas and show the child how to use the fork to mash them on the plate/board. Set these aside once done.

6. Wash your hands again!

7. Ask the child to measure out the two cups of flour into one of the bowls.

8. Invite the child to add one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and one teaspoon of baking powder to the flour. Set this aside.

9. Assist the child in weighing out 125g of butter. Place this in the other bowl.

10. Ask the child to measure out one cup of castor sugar and pour this into the bowl with the butter.

11. Invite the child to whisk the butter and sugar together until it is creamy.

12. Ask the child to carefully crack the eggs and add these (one at a time) to the mixture and beat well.

13. Ask the child to spoon (or scrape) the mashed bananas into the mixture.

14. Ask the child to measure and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix well.

15. Assist the child in pouring this mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and allow the child to fold the mixtures together.

16. Pour (or spoon) the mixture into a greased cake or loaf tin.

17. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

18. Lick the bowl!

19. Pack away all the ingredients and take the used utensils to the sink for washing, drying and putting away. Always remember to include the child in the full cycle of activity.

20. Turn the banana bread out to cool, take a picture, post it below, and ENJOY!