We are getting an increasing stream of notes, texts and emails from school and other events and the request most received is ‘can you please bring a plate of food’ or it’s a cake stall or it’s a donation of ingredients. I’m all for community supports but SPOILER alert right here……
Why does all of these request end in a refined sugary shitfight! I say that in the nicest possible context!
- The fundraiser is Krispy Kreme donuts
- Cake bake stall instructions are: make a cake that doesn’t require cooling eg lamingtons, mud cakes
- Donations of money to buy massive lollipops with all sorts of colours and additives that can be onsold to make money!
This all hails(yuup! I just used that word from a the same century) back to a time when chocolates and lollipops were actually a SOMETIMES FOOD and they weren’t consumed every day – we are living in such a different environment and it baffles me that this crap is still pushed.So this year I took a stand:
- No money was donated to buy the massive lollipops for my little girls class
- Cacao & Zucchini loaf was baked for the cake stall and clearly labelled ‘sugar free, dairy free & gluten free’
- and yep! no Krispies were purchased either ! hahaha
- & YES!!!! I feel the peer pressure that comes with making these decisions 🙁
So what I really wanted to share with you was what I actually made for a 6 years olds party recently (not one of my children but someone elses) and guess what! Yep all but one was eaten!To be honest I couldn’t decide on which one to bake to I made three snacks and we did a little ‘eeny meeny miney moe’ to choose.
Alternative Anzacs – coconutty caramel yummines – GF, DF
Banana Pear Pancakes – DF
Chocolate Banana Muffins – DF
The ‘moe’ = Cacao Banana Cake (or muffins like we did)
Stays really moist & seriously a healthy hit with the party animals!
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup coconut oil(light tasting olive oil can be used here)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup wholemeal self raising spelt flour (regular wholemeal can also be used)
- 1 cup almond meal
- 2 tbs cacao powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
- PREHEAT fan forced oven to 180deg
- LINE a medium cake tin (square or rect)
- IN one bowl add all the wet ingredients
- IN a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients
- GENTLY pour the wet into the dry ingredients
- POUR into lined tin
- BAKE for 30 mins or until skewer comes out clean.