Banana and chocolate chip slice
Difficulty: A wee bit harder
Time: 30 minutes plus 25 minutes baking
75g (3/4 cup) self raising flour
75g (2/3 cup) porridge oats
75g (1/3 cup) demerara sugar
100g (7 tbsp) butter
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Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan / Gas 4 / 350F and prepare a small baking tin.
Get your kids to grease a tin with butter. Either a small 6 inch square baking tray or, we used a small loaf tin. Line it with greaseproof/baking paper.
Make the crumb
Get your kids to measure the flour (75g), oats (75g), and sugar (75g) and add to a large bowl.
Measure the butter and cut it into little pieces before adding to your bowl.
Rub the butter in using your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. This is one of my kids favourite things to do – they love getting their hands messy and getting to feel everything with their hands.
Add half the mixture to the base of your baking tray and get your little one to press it down with the back of a spoon.
Add the bananas
Get your kids to slice the bananas (this is a great task for little chefs who like to practice cutting but can’t use a sharp knife), and then arrange them over your crumb base.
Sprinkle the rest of the crumble on top and press it down.
Add the M&Ms
Sprinkle the M&Ms over the top of your banana crumble. If you don’t have M&Ms chocolate chips will work just as well.
Bake the banana and chocolate chip slice
Bake the banana and M&M slice into the oven for around 25 minutes. It’s ready when the top is golden brown.
Leave it to cool in the tin then slice into bars and serve.