Netflix & SPC: Banana Strawberry Bread

Netflix & SPC: Banana Strawberry Bread

March Break means getting out of Dodge for many families. But for me, it’s the turning point, that fork in the road that says spring is aaalmost here. No, we’re not busting out shorts and flip flops yet, but we’re also over the worst of it. And not a moment too soon – this is a rough winter for many of us. Like lots of Canadians, we’re staying put for March Break – but, we’re still going to shake things up and have some fun. This brings me to some funs news: Laura and I are really excited to be teaming up with Netflix to help make time with your family awesome.

Each month, Laura and I will be sharing what we’re looking forward to watching with our kids on Netflix, along with a recipe and a craft project that  you can do with your kids. Our whole family loves Netflix and I like knowing I can give my kids some screen time without worrying they’re going to come across something inappropriate. Over March Break I’m going to be running a little film festival (for an audience of four!), which will include Turbo, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (we love that book). What do you think?

strawberrybananaloaf

 

photo by Maya Visnyei

I also love March Break for the time it gives me to get the kids in the kitchen with me. If cooking with your kids is something you haven’t braved, this recipe I’m sharing is a great way to start. It’s an easy-peasy banana bread with a twist. You can get the kids to measure ingredients, dump them in the bowl, crack eggs and stir. The opportunity for mess is fairly low and the results are highly motivating. At the end of your baking session you’ll have a super yummy, healthy loaf that packs up well as a snack for a pit stop at day camp, or to share during our film festival. Plus, it freezes and thaws really nicely if you want to double up.

Let us know what you’re doing for March Break – we love hearing from you!

Netflix & SPC: Banana Strawberry Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed, ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries, plus a few for the top

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mix your mashed bananas, yogurt, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

In another bowl, whisk flours, baking soda, flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the dry to the wet and mix until they’re just combined.

Don’t over mix or you’ll end up with tough bread.

Next, stir in the strawberries until they’re mixed evenly throughout the batter.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan, using a spatula to scrape all the last bits out of the bowl.

Trim and slice a few strawberries and place them across the top of your batter.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes until the top of your bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow the loaf to cool for a few minutes before turning it out onto a rack to cool completely.

Note: This post is sponsored by Netflix

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5 Comments

  1. Nicole | Culinary Cool
    March 07, 22:56 Reply

    I wish spring would just get here already! I have 5 feet of snow in my front yard and I fear I may never see the grass again.

    Personal Netflix favorite and family friendly: The Mighty Ducks!

  2. Ceri
    March 08, 07:29 Reply

    I hear you! This is the longest winter I can remember. Until spring we have movies, right? And do you know, I’ve never seen The Mighty Ducks? Adding it to my list! Thanks for reading!!

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