driving me bananas
I know what makes Misty happy.
Lock him in the car and let him “drive.” Works a treat. I think if I let him, he would spend hours in there. He’s either going to be a race-car driver, or a graffiti artist/vandal as he found a tiny little piece of chalk in the car, and proceeded to tag the entire interior. Bless.
Actually, I think he just likes to “drive” anything… he attempted to drive a cane picnic basket today. What is it with little boys and vehicles? He definitely doesn’t get it from me… you know with my fear of tricky car manoeuvres and such.
He doesn’t dig dolls, but maybe that’s my fault, as I encouraged him to decorate ‘baby.’ Possibly where the inclination to graffiti came from too?
Misty has totally inherited my taste buds though… all he wants at the moment are bananas, and I’m not going to deny him any of that sweet goodness. Banana soft serve with cacao is a particular favourite, but I thought I’d try and entice him with some banana-sweet crackers that also feed my OCD habit of not.wasting.any.food.
I think I’ve found my favourite way to use up almond pulp (from making almond milk). It took a bit of experimenting, but I think I’ve got it…. Viper reckons these have an almost Anzac Biscuit thing going on… I reckon they taste a bit like caramelized bananas – either way they are yummy.
- 1 + 1/4C almond pulp (leftover from almond milk) or almond meal
- 1 ripe banana
- 1C pitted dates (approximately 12)
- 1/2C dessicated coconut
- 1/4C chia seeds
- 2C raw buckwheat groats
- 1/2t sea salt
- In a food processor, blend together almond pulp, dates, banana and salt.
- Transfer into a mixing bowl and stir through remaining ingredients… mix well.
- Let mix sit for about 15 minutes.
- Spread onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 65 degrees C for around 12 hours or until crunchy…. you could possibly try using your oven on it’s lowest setting with the door open for a few hours to achieve similar results if you don’t have a dehydrator. I don’t trust my oven to try though.