‘4 ingredient Fair Trade banana oat bars’; a recipe for Fair Trade Fortnight


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Last week I popped my version of the ‘4 ingredient oat bar’ recipe, that had been doing the rounds on Twitter, onto the Porridge Lady Facebook page.

The recipe proved to be so popular, because it’s so simple! That I decided to share it here on the blog but with an important change; Fair Trade bananas.

From the 24th of February to the 9th of March, Fair Trade Fortnight highlights and celebrates the work of the Fair Trade Foundation. It is also two weeks of encouraging us all to make simple swaps in our weekly shop to Fair Trade products. From foods to fashion to flowers, the Foundation now certifies a wide range of products which means we can all buy Fair Trade goods with confidence.

FT bananas 1 This year’s Fair Trade Fortnight is focusing on bananas with it’s ‘Stick with Foncho to make banana’s fair‘ campaign. Over the past 10 years, the typical price of a non-Fair Trade banana in a UK supermarket has nearly halved, whilst the cost of production has doubled. So though we have enjoyed cheaper and cheaper bananas, many farmers and workers who produce them remain trapped in a cycle of poverty – with many still unable to afford to put enough food on the table for their families or to provide the basics such as education or healthcare.

This is clearly un-fair-trade so for my new recipe I’m sticking with Foncho and Fair Trade bananas!

‘4 Ingredient Fair Trade Banana Oat Bars’

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  1. 2 ripe Fair Trade bananas
  2. 3 cups of rolled oats
  3. 2 cups of unsweetened apple puree
  4. 2 generous handfuls of sultanas.


Pre-heat the oven to 180c
Place the bananas into a deep mixing bowl and mash.
Add all the other ingredients and combine.
Spoon the mix into a greased baking tin.
Place the tin in the oven and cook for 15 mins.
Turn the tray and cook for a further 15 mins.
Leave to cool in the tin.
Turn out and cut into slices.
Once cooled they can be stored in an air tight container.

Simple, satisfying, refined sugar and fat free and best of all you are supporting the Fair Trade banana campaign.

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