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Banana and Date Slice

Category: toddler

Duration: medium

Age: parent

Keywords: toddler


The base of this slice has no added sugar so is perfect for toddlers, and the natural sweetness from the fruit and dates means that they will love it even without icing!

Banana and Date Slice


  • 1 C wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 C wheatgerm
  • 1 t baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 C chopped dates
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 75g butter (melted)
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)

Lemon drizzle icing (optional)

  • 1/2 lemon (juice and zest to sprinkle on top)
  • 1/2 – 1 C icing sugar


1. Mix dry ingredients, add dates, then milk, butter, egg and banana. Spoon into lined 20×20 square tin and fan bake for 20mins at 175degC or until browned.

2. When slightly warm, ice with lemon drizzle icing (lemon juice and icing sugar) and sprinkle with zest.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe idea submitted by Huggies Baby club member A. Lambie, Ponsonby, New Zealand

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