Monday, January 30, 2012

What to do with old bananas, besides making banana bread.

Monkey bars are almost essential around here and so easy to make.  Let me share this yummy deliciousness with you.

What you'll need:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2  teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter/margarine (can be made with soy butter or oil)
2 or 3 bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla or more if you are like me I add more vanilla to EVERYTHING.

Mix all the wet ingredients together.  I let the hoolies go wild smashin' up the bananas.  They live for this part of the process.

After going through the cupboards to see what kind of treats you can to it.  Add in about 1/2 a cup of dried cranberries and a 1/2 cup raisins or 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Really whatever you can think of that would tasted good with bananas.  I usually have a 1 cup of some combinations of the above three things.

Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan that is well greased.  Or make into cookies, I prefer the bars.  Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.  Remember it's NOT a cake so you want it to look gooey when it's done.  If using a toothpick it shouldn't come out clean, but should be slightly sticky.

1645.  Little hands to smash bananas.
1646.  Joyful boy giggles.
1647.  yummy baking treats to nibble.
1648.  Warm, gooey monkey bars.

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