Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Raffi and Banana Cookies

So they babes and I have been listening to this almost everyday, it is so enjoyable! I never knew Raffi when I was growing up, but I am ever grateful to my husband for introducing me to him -- for my sake as much as my children's. The link is to a concert Raffi did somewhere in Canada, maybe during the late 70's? The video is about 45 minutes long, and is nothing but charming.

The other day I was driving to get some milk, and I was singing with George. I asked him if we should sing "Banana Phone". He said, "Banana phone?!" in a tone that said, "Mom, that is the silliest thing I've ever heard!!" Raffi has been hours of wholesome entertainment in our home.

We don't actually watch, we just turn it on and dance! Enjoy!

In honor of the "Banana Phone", here is a delectable banana recipe with only half a cup of sweetener.

Banana Cookies:

1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2 cups sprouted grain flour (I used spelt)
1/2 cup Rapadura
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. clove
1 + tsp. cinnamon
Nuts (optional)

Mix ingredients. Bake at 350, for 10 minutes. Eat. :)

I prefer to slather mine with butter...

Be creative with the spices you add. I think they would welcome allspice, and nutmeg.


  1. You are the cutest Mom. Thanks for the fun links!

    The cookies sound delish! Keenan would give two thumbs up for your butter-slathering. So would Daniel: "I just want to eat some butter..."

    1. I was thinking about Keenan as I was buttering George some bread the other day. I was thinking about things I've known adults in my life for, such as the little old man I grew up near who always gave kids a stick of gum... I thought my kids might remember Keenan for inch thick butter when he makes toast while we're all camping together. :)

  2. Can't wait to try them! I make banana bread all the time, so I'm ready for a new banana medium. :)

    I love Raffi too --- not just because of childhood memories, but even now I just find his songs delightful.

    1. He is delightful isn't he? I mentioned that we don't watch the movie, just listen to the music. I have on occasion glanced at the screen, he is so engaging, and is so sweet to the kids he is singing for. Truly a gifted man. I don't think I could love him more than I do.

  3. Thanks for the post and links! The boys made their own special banana cookies all by themselves yesterday. There were just two ingredients :) I wish I could teach them how to make your banana cookies, though!

    We will definitely be listening to the Raffi concert this afternoon!

    1. Those banana cookies sound like an adventure :) ha ha Children are wonderful!

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  5. "Its a real live mama and papa phone, a brother and sister and a dog-a-phone, a grandpa phone and grammaphone too, oh yeah, my cellular, bananular phone"... "its a phone wid' a-peel", "That song drives me bananas" ... I too love Raffi; he's not afraid to be loving, honest, and lighthearted, all at once.

    I'm so glad I have a Thomas to drive around with, thus an excuse to keep listening to Raffi all the time.

    I am sure that is a banana cookie wid' appeal, too.

    Thanks Melissa.