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
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.