Fairtrade Banana Muffins & Banana Book

This recipe for Banana Muffins is so simple & quick to make, perfect for impatient toddlers, or anyone who likes a sweet treat with their morning coffee.

2 Fairtrade bananas (the riper the better)
6oz Fairtrade caster sugar
4oz Butter (softened)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of baking powder
8oz Self raising flour

The method for this recipe is simple! Mash the bananas, & add them with the other ingredients to a large mixing bowl & beat until blended.

Spoon the mixture into muffin cases & bake in a preheated oven (180˚C, or for fan ovens 160˚C) for 25-30mins. When cooked leave on a wire rack to cool.

These delicious banana muffins are great served with a little yoghurt or enjoyed just as they are. 

As it's Fairtrade Fortnight (27th Feb - 11th March) we're making up several batches of these Fairtrade muffins to share with friends & neighbours. (This year's campaign is encouraging everyone to take a step for Fairtrade, click here for more details.)

All our posts this week are linked to World Book Day tomorrow. This book was perfect to read whilst we enjoyed our fairtrade banana treats.

'Beautiful Bananas' by Elizabeth Laird, tells the story of a young girl in Africa who sets off to take a bunch of bananas to her grandfather. Along the way she meets some wild (but friendly) animals & her bananas get lost as her journey unfolds. Eventually, an elephant picks up a bunch of bananas & the young girl has a gift for her grandfather once more. The colourful illustrations, & fun text make this a great book for exploring food & where it's produced, animals & habitats, countries, & cause & effect. 
Let's hope our banana muffins reach their destination, & don't get eaten lost along the way!