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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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Jamie | My Baking Addiction

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.

Lisa~~

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

Terry

Thursday 12th of April 2012

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

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