Recipe by LizzyBean
"This recipe is like banana bread, but is a moist snacking cake. Apple juice can be substituted for the rum, and pecans for the walnuts."
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1 1/2 tablespoons
brown sugar, packed
mashed ripe banana
I used about 1/2 cup of rum in the batter instead of the tablespoon. There was a light rum flavor to the bread afterwards but still nothing terribly strong. I made this into bread instead of bars, and it was a decent loaf that got eaten quickly by the roommates.
I followed the suggestions of the other two reviewers and used a full cup of rum and a full cup of banana. Unfortunately and confusingly, these squares had almost no taste at all. The texture, however, was amazing. Exactly what a banana recipe should feel like in your mouth. I'm going to try this again with even more bananas, maybe no rum so that there's no competition for taste, and see if it's more flavorful.
This ia a nice little snacking cake. I think it does have a good amount of flavor--some cinnamon might be nice, but overall the banana flavor comes through. It's moist but crisp on the edges--just how I like it. Very easy and quick to make, as well. I like the raisins in this. I don't have walnuts (bf does not like them) and didn't want to sub any other nuts, so I just left them out. Very nice, thank you for the recipe!
Very cool name! There's nothing better than saying "I'm hungry. Where are the monkey bars?" Loved the raisins, used half whole wheat flour, the banana part was great (I'd maybe add a full banana next time), but my walnuts were a bit stale - use FRESH walnuts!! My inner child is screaming that chocolate chips in here too would truly make them 'monkey' bars :)
These were fantastic! Very moist, kept for days. I will be making this instead of banana bread from now on!
It tasted just like regular banana cake or bars to me. I didn't use the raisins, since I don't like them. I couldn't taste any rum flavor, and I used Myer's Dark Rum. It was good regardless. :)
Wonderful. Moist, flavorful and easy to make. We used apple juice with a few drops of rum flavoring to soak the raisins and only change from the recipe was to use one whole egg instead of the egg whites. Banana bars don't get better than this, for me.
I'm only giving this recipe 5 stars for one reason - It should make more!! Seriously - if I could rate it a "10" I would! These are so moist and the banana flavor is great! My bananas were very ripe and I think that helps to impart more great banana flavor. I didn't use raisins as I'm not a huge fan of them, but instead used chocolate chips. I didn't put the choc.chips in the microwave with the rum though, as I did not want them to melt. Instead I heated the rum for 10 seconds, let cool a bit, then added 1/2 c. chocolate chips. Delicious!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 42
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