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Secret Recipe Club: Banana Bars

You’ve heard of the Secret Recipe Club, right? If you haven’t, let me give you the rundown: think Secret Santa, but for making and blogging a fellow blogger’s recipe.

Secret Recipe Club

It’s such fun getting your assignment each month, mentally strolling through what might be a new-to-you blog, finding all the treasures it holds.

This month I was assigned Kitchen Trial & Error, written by the beautiful Kate.

I had such a hard time trying to decide what to make! Kate has a ton of awesome recipes varying all over the map: sweet, savory, baked, and extra garlicky.

Then I spotted these Banana Bars. Two things drew me to them. First, that they are a legacy recipe from Kate’s childhood. Kate’s Aunt Judy was famous for them.

Secondly, they were new to me. I’ve never had a banana bar or anything like it using bananas, and I was intrigued. We happened to have some bananas on the counter. They were actually still in the green stages when I first picked out the recipe, but I pulled 3 away from the bunch and tucked them away in a hidey-spot in the kitchen so James wouldn’t eat them. They were perfectly spotty brown by the time I went to make them.

Banana Bars are absolutely yum! With the cream cheese frosting and my addition of walnuts, I was reminded of carrot cake, without all the extreme work to get there. We really enjoyed these for both breakfast and dessert.

I added maple sugar and walnuts to the frosting simply because I love them both. If I can add maple sugar to something, I will.

I happened to have several packets of walnuts from a foodie event over last weekend, provided by the California Walnut Board. Remember when I went to visit them? So I just *had* to toss those delicious little nuts in.

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Monday 23rd of April 2012

I've been in such a banana mood since coming back from St. Lucia! These bars look fantastic - the maple frosting is pretty genius!

amanda @ fake ginger

Sunday 15th of April 2012

Oh goodness, these look fantastic! I love banana baked goods so I definitely need to try them!

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi

Thursday 12th of April 2012

I'm adding this to my growing list of things to bake. These look scrumptious.


Thursday 12th of April 2012

Totally delicious looking, bananas with cream cheese...perfection.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad.

Lisa~~ Cook Lisa Cook


Thursday 12th of April 2012

I didn't know about the secret recipe club and i'll take a look at.... bars looks and sounds delcious and mouthwatering! My compliments for the results!