Recipe: Banana and chocolate chip muffins

Recipe: Banana and chocolate chip muffins



  • 50g Fairtrade milk chocolate (Divine brand is used here, see
  • 100g plain flour
  • 40g cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 90g golden Fairtrade sugar
  • 40g melted butter
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 2 Fairtrade bananas, peeled and well mashed
  • 80ml buttermilk


  1. Have ready 8 standard paper muffin cases set in a muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/400F/gas 6.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small chunks and set aside. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, egg, bananas and buttermilk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and fold together gently (do not over-mix). Fold in the chocolate chunks. Fill the paper cases with the mixture to just under the rim.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin.

Recipe adapted from; visit the website for more about Fairtrade Fortnight, which begins on 23 February