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Fair Trade Choc and Banana Bread

Fair Trade Choc and Banana Bread

Fair Trade Choc and Banana Bread

Real Food Rebels Cook-a-long
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Real Food Rebels
Servings: 12 slices


  • 75 g coconut oil or butter (melted)
  • 150 g honey or maple syrup
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 60 ml milk (dairy or plant)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 220 g whole wheat flour (or GF alternative)
  • 150 g chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 170º fan / 190º / gas mark 5
  • Grease and line a loaf tin or line a 12 hole cupcake tin with papers.
  • Melt the coconut oil or butter and pour into a large bowl
  • Peel the bananas and mash on a plate with a fork
  • Add to the coconut oil/ butter the honey/maple syrup, eggs, mashed banana, milk and vanilla essence. Whisk together and set aside
  • In another bowl weigh and sift the flour. Add the bicarb, salt and cinnamon and mix well.
  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces using a sharp knife and add to the flour mixture.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir well until combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared tin or cupcake cases.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 50-60 minutes (18-20) for cupcakes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and leaving to cool completely before slicing. Should keep in a tin for 3 days (if it isn't all eaten before then)!



This is the second Real Food Rebels recipe I have created for the local primary school during the lockdown. This recipe was designed for the year 5 class who were studying Fair Trade and the commodities that is supports.
Chocolate, bananas, honey and cinnamon can all be bought in the UK with a fair trade guarentee.
This can be made independently by children aged 8 upwards with a little adult supervision or help for the hot bits. Getting children cooking and learning kitchen skills is a vital life skill - have a go with your children.re4r
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