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Let’s Get Cooking Enjoy this amazing recipe for Gerald the Giraffe Bananas & Tropical Toast!

Gerald the Giraffe Bananas and Tropical Toast (Makes four banana giraffes and two slices of tropical toast) Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients Banana Giraffes

Tropical Toast

• 2 bananas • 1/4 cup of hazelnut spread* • 1/4 cup of peanut butter* • Candy Eyes • Almond slices • Raisins • Green apple slices

• 2 slices of bread • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter* • 10-12 banana slices • 1 teaspoon of shredded coconut

*If you or your little one(s) are allergic to nuts or peanuts, please use cookie butter or an appropriate alternative instead.

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Directions Alright, friends: It’s time to make Gerald and his silly giraffe friends out of bananas! • If your little one(s) are old enough, have them peel and slice the bananas. First, peel one banana and slice it once crosswise and once lengthwise (making four equal pieces). Place the slices on a serving plate or wax paper—whichever is easier. Then, peel the second banana and slice it thinly. These banana slices will make the giraffes’ mouths. • Now, it’s time to make the giraffes’ pretty spots. Place the hazelnut spread and the peanut butter (or alternatives) in separate plastic bags. Using the scissors, snip off a tiny piece of the corner of each bag to create a hole to squeeze the spreads out. The little one(s) can help place dots of these spreads along the giraffes using the plastic bags. Next, guide them to place dollops of one spread near the top of each banana slice, then place the banana slices on top to create the giraffes’ mouths. Do the same for the eyes (candy eyes) and the ears (almond slices). Add little horns at the top using the hazelnut spread (or alternative). Let your little one(s) add raisins to make noses and use more spread to make cute smiley faces. • Now, these giraffes are pretty hungry! Last but not least, thinly slice the green apples to give them some “leaves” to munch on. • To make the tropical toast, place the pieces of bread in a toaster or toaster oven and toast to your liking. Take the bread out and spread each piece with peanut butter (or alternative). Top the bread with bananas and a sprinkle of coconut.



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A NOTE FROM MARINA MAKES Hi friends! I’m Marina from Marina Makes ( I hope you have fun making these adorable giraffe friends while learning all about being confident! I’d love to see how your cute food turns out, so please feel free to share pictures on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag, #marinamakeseats. Happy eating! CHECK OUT MORE EAT S - D I Y - LI FE POST S FROM MARINA M AK ES O R FI N D HER ON FACEBOOK AND I N STAG R AM!


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