Licking the beaters is the best #WOYP

Cooking with my granddaughter

We had my daughter, SIL and two grandchildren come for a weekend visit recently and the weather wasn’t the best so we looked for other fun activities to do inside.

One of these was cooking!

We chose to make a Banana Cake (loaf) and Miss 4 was very helpful in tipping things in, counting spoonfuls, stirring and of course licking the beaters.

licking the beaters
Licking the beaters is the best bit about cooking with Granny!

This recipe is very easy and child friendly – it also tastes good – bonus!

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 125g soft margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with electric beaters. Pour into a loaf tin and cook for 20-30 minutes at 180c.

I have also shared a Chocolate Banana cake recipe before for WOYP.

Colouring in was another inside activity which we all enjoyed – just look at the concentration on our faces!

creative quiet time
Creative quiet time with Granny

Feel like joining in?

It’s always fun joining Canadian bloggers Donna and Deb for their What’s on your plate challenge series each month. These posts go live on the first Wednesday of each month and you can join in too with a food related post, just by adding your post to their linkup.

I’m also joining Denyse for her Wednesday’s Words and Pics – another fun linkup.

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Hope to see you soon 🙂

Deb xx

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42 Replies to “Licking the beaters is the best #WOYP”

  1. Hi, Debbie – Thank you for joining us at WOYP. Time with grandchildren, whether it be baking, colouring or simply spending time together is always so amazing. Your grandchildren are gorgeous…and that banana cake batter does look delicious (as does the finished loaf)!

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    1. Thanks for the linkup Donna, it’s always fun to see what others are cooking 🙂 We had a lovely time mixing, cooking and licking the beaters! The colouring in was just as much fun but in a different way. Spending time with the grandchildren is always fun 🙂

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    1. Yes Janine, it’s worth giving the banana cake a go, easy and yummy! The grandchildren were a delight to have around but it’s very quiet now that they’ve gone home.


  2. I adore baking with both my grandkids. We talk about math concepts and tastes and of course I let them sample!! We also love to colour.
    Your post always confuses me and I think “what how did I miss Deb and Donna’s posts?” and then I remember! 😏

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    1. We’re ahead of the world down here Bernie :). Sorry to confuse you, I link to their posts when they are up on their blogs.
      Yes to all the educational aspects of cooking, it’s got so much going for it and you get to eat the finished product!


  3. It must be fun to cook and bake with kids! I’ve done it once, when I was an au-pair in Italy. We made chocolate balls, she was about two years old and was so excited when it was time to put the chocolate in!

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  4. I just knew this would be your post from the title. Love it. It reminds me of that meme that says good mums let their kids lick the beaters, great mums turn them off first.

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  5. I just love these photos Deb! Making memories with our grandchildren is so important and having fun in the kitchen is something they will always remember. Love that photo of Emilia licking the beaters – both E1 & E2 ask if they can lick the bowl and beaters before we’ve even finished mixing! Thank you for making me smile and for being you. #woypblogchallenge

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  6. Whilst I am not a banana anything fan, I sure am a fan of cooking with grandkids and licking the beaters! When I first saw your image, it was so like ones from my grandkids too. Did you know the spoilsports on Betty Crocker cake mixes “advise not to eat raw batter”…..gosh every kid in Australia has done this at least once, right! Great to see you join in for Wednesday’s Words and Pics. Next week it will be the 10th one! I am enjoying our connections via blogging each week and hope you are too. Denyse.

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  7. Hi Debbie, licking the beaters is most certainly the best! Mum used to bake cakes and biscuits a lot when we were kids. We’d get them in our school lunchboxes and we used to help her a lot. We’d have to take turns – five kids so must’ve been interesting for her – a beater each, one could lick the wooden spoon, one could use their finger to get the last bits out of the bowl. The beaters were best though! lol

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  8. What fun you’re having with them and creating lovely memories.

    Also, I am a HUGE fan of licking the beaters. And the spoons. And the bowl. I used to generally prefer the batter to the end product.

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