Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut Brown Sugar Streusel for Fair Trade Magazine

6 muffinsI was recently approached by a friend at Fair Trade Magazine to put together an original recipe using as many fair trade certified ingredients as possible.

The result? These bomb Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut Brown Sugar Streusel. Now, I won’t lie to you and say they’re healthy, but they are freaking delicious, so there’s that. And you can feel good that the ingredients you’re using have been ethically sourced.

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Many of our favourite products, such as chocolate, coconut, and sugar, are produced using heavy pesticides and cheap labour, resulting in horrific working conditions. Further, the people who own such farms and plantations are often paid far below market value for their crops, often being taken advantage of by commercial traders.
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Fortunately, choosing fair trade products takes the guess work out of purchasing these items, so look for the Fairtrade logo and choose these items whenever possible.

And then mange guilt-free on these muffins–you’ve earned them.

Photos by Bryce Tarling.

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