Young children love to cook! Cooking is a great way to introduce early math skills (counting, weight, measurement, time) and early literacy skills (following step-by-step directions). A recipe card makes it very easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Recipes like this banana bread recipe for kids are perfect!
Banana bread has enough ingredients to keep everyone busy, and the end result is a yummy snack. This banana bread recipe is so easy to follow.
Recipe & Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 ripe bananans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- spray oil
- mixing spoons
- muffin pan
- measuring cups and spoons
Step-by-Step Directions for THE BEST Banana Bread Recipe for Kids (With Pictures!)
Students mix the butter and sugar together.
Students crack the eggs into a small bowl and are responsible for removing any shell fragments. Add the eggs to the sugar and butter. Always wash your hands after handling eggs.
Add the buttermilk. Help students measure liquid ingredients by placing a rubber band at the correct amount. This will help children be more independent when pouring.
Students work together to slice and mash the bananas. This activity is excellent for hand-eye coordination. Add the bananas and vanilla to the bowl.
Add the dry ingredients and bananas and take turns stirring the bowl. Count to 10 as each student takes a turn to stir, then pass on to the next child to stir.
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Pour batter into a greased loaf pan or muffin pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
It is helpful to have good visual instructions and a recipe for the students to follow. Download this free printable recipe card.
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