Does anyone remember these books? You might need to flash back to the 1970's.
It was a 15-volume series that Funk and Wagnalls, Inc. put out from 1978 to 1979 and they were the BEST books! I remember sitting up with my mom having her read every word on each page. Taking in each detailed picture. One of my favorite volumes is #14 "Featuring The Number 14". It has this cute story called "Grover's Bedtime Story"- who does love Grover? "Me, cute, furry, adorable old Grover?" Ahh!
I have since passed these books on to my oldest gal who has now read every book cover to cover. She recently picked up Volume 14 and asked if we could bake "Big Bird's Banana Bread". And is my gal good or what? Knowing that we're following the REAL Food Challenge, she immediately showed me that it's calls for honey, no sugar! I love her.
She and her sister had a great time baking the bread/muffins, we used a muffin tin for part of the mixture so my oldest could use her new cupcake stand. This was also the first time I let my girls do all the melting, measuring, pouring and stirring and they did fabulously! The bread turned out great too!
Big Bird's Banana Bread (Muffins)
From Volume 14 of the Sesame Street Library
3 peeled ripe bananas
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put the peeled bananas in a bowl. Mash up the bananas with the back of fork and add melted butter. Measure in baking soda, flour and honey. Stir everything together until it is mixed together. Bake for 1 hour (or we baked the muffins for 25 minutes and a mini-loaf for 45). Check with a toothpick to make sure the center is cooked through.
When cool, slice and share it with your neighbors!