Far too often when you look over at that browning bunch of bananas on the counter you think to yourself “not another banana bread”! I love banana bread, and banana muffins, don’t get me wrong. But, I much prefer a slice of banana cake. Sometimes though, a more compact dessert is in order, like these banana bars. Full of flavor, topped with yummy cream cheese frosting, and begging for a cup of coffee.
If you’re looking for something to serve for a dessert type appetizer, these would be great cut into smaller squares. Little cocktail napkins and toothpicks will be all the utensils you’ll need, great for a party or barbecue!
I’ve combined cranberries and white chocolate with bananas to make this great fall bread, and cinnamon chips are the bomb with bananas, as you can see from these muffins! I’ve even made banana upside down muffins, which were not only fun to look at but delicious to eat.
My youngest son plays football and lifts weights. He insists on having bananas in the house, so sometimes I get a bit overzealous and buy too many. He likes having them for the potassium, good for him after a strong work out. I like having them around simply because they taste good. :)
So next time you spy some browning bananas, forget about the banana bread and try these bars. Hopefully, you’ll love them as much as we did!