I'm into honey at the moment. As you can imagine, with all that glorious golden honey sitting in my pantry, I can't think of much else. I've a few honey and beekeeping posts dancing around in my head. I hope you can cope with a week of me chatting about honey and beekeeping?
I just had to share this recipe for mini banana and honey cakes. These sweet little cakes are so quick and easy to make.
Little Eco and I whipped up a batch in the 15 minutes before having to walk out the door to swimming lessons the other day. Between the three of us we have managed to gobble-up 24 of these sweet little muffin-like cakes in 2 days. I'm cooking another batch tonight ready for a back-to-preschool lunch box tomorrow.
Mini healthy banana and honey cakes
These easy-to-make cakes are free of added sugar and come from Jennie Maizel's Finger Food for Babies and Toddlers. It's been one of my favourite kids-food cook books. I've just noticed there's a giveaway happening for this book. Quick - go and enter.
Makes 12 fairy cakes or 24 tiny petit four (mini muffin) cakes.
90g butter, softened (I've also substituted various oils and they've worked just as well)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg, beaten
85 ml milk
1 Tbsp runny honey
200g self-raising wholemeal flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Line your muffin/bun tray with paper cake cases.
Cream together the butter and bananas.
Mix in egg, milk and honey.
Gently fold in flour, baking powder and sultanas.
Divide the mixture between the paper cases, then place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until golden in colour.
The book also includes a recipe for a cream cheese and honey icing, but i've not yet tried it. I'm sure it would make these healthy little treats even more dangerously tempting.
Finishing off with a few of my recent favorite beekeeping links
On biking and beekeeping, Simply bike
10 things you can do to help bees, Queen of the Sun
Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, Movie teaser (video)
Call of the Honeybees (video), Cooking up a story
Tour De Hive Honey Bees Tour in Portland (video), Cooking up a story
P.S if you are in the mood for more inspiring stories of sustainable living don't forget to check out my inspiring reads page.