Chocolate and Banana Financiers

Everyone enjoys a little indulgence occasionally and this recipe really hits the spot. The inclusion of nutrient-packed bananas and vitamin-rich Carotino oil means you don’t have to feel too guilty! Carotino great for baking as this easy recipe shows.


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 4 tablespoons Carotino oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 50g/1.8 oz  caster sugar
  • 200g/7.1 oz almond meal
  • 50g/1.8 oz self-raising flour
  • 25g/0.9 oz chocolate chips


Puree the bananas, Carotino oil, honey, sour cream and egg whites together in a blender. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the sugar, almond meal, flour and chocolate chips. Spoon into paper muffin cases and bake at 170º C/338ºF for 13-15 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

Makes 12