May 26, 2010

What's Cookin': Spice & Crumb Banana Bars

My SIL was commenting today about how Mom's bananas were turning bad and that they needed to be made into banana bread. At which point my brain sparked and I remembered that I had this recipe and had never posted it. I told them about it and was immediately told I had to post it.

I have no picture, because it was awhile ago and I'm a horrible blogger.

You must make these. You must, must, must. They are the tastiest banana flavored dessert I have had. Delicious. Print this out and go make them now.

Spice & Crumb Banana Bars - makes 12 (ish. Depending on how big you cut them.)
2 C flour
1 C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C ripe bananas, sliced (about 2 'naners)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C sour cream
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first four ingredients until crumbly and press 1 1/2 cups into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mix for top. Add the rest of the ingredients to the remaining crumb mix and beat for 1 minutes, until well blended. (You'll have some mashed 'naners, and some chunks.) Pour over crust and sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 30-40 minutes until golden. Cool before cutting.

When the bottom crust cooks all the sugar melts to an almost candy like slab on the bottom. So you get the softness of the banana muffin-type filling, and the crunch of the crust. If you can't wait until it cools, I would totally serve it warm with ice cream.


Farm Girl said...

I am going to print this out and I am going to make them this morning, since my nanners need to be used.
Thanks so much and you make me laugh.

Farm Girl said...

Okay, I am them, and they are the yummy-st things ever. William got up and had some and said that it could be his favorite of all times, even better than my cream cheese danish.
So you have posted a winner and my house smells wonderful and there will never be a dark banana in my house again. Way, way better than banana bread and now I have a recipe for topping for my muffins. so I would give it 5 stars. Yes, I could eat the whole pan!! Good thing I have to weigh tomorrow. :)

Farm Girl said...

Sorry about the typo in the first sentence, it should read " I made them."

Meg said...

Woohoo! I'm so glad you all like them. I had a feeling they would be a hit with your family, since Ben liked them so much.

I am trying a new muffin recipe right now. I will post it if they turn out.

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