It’s so easy to prepare – a perfect choice for some grandma-grandchild kitchen fun. If your child isn’t keen on pumpkin, try offering him some even so, as the pumpkin flavour is very mild.
3 tbsp milk
95g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) light olive oil
155g (1 cup) grated pumpkin
1 banana, mashed
55g (1/2 cup) ground almonds (almond meal)
40g (1/3 cup) chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
2/3 cup self-raising flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Butter, to serve
Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and line a 20cm loaf tin.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and oil. Stir in the pumpkin, mashed banana, almonds and walnut (if using). Add the flours and cinnamon, and stir until combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf tin and bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin until the bread cools completely. Once cooled, serve with butter.