About 5 minutes from our home is Morning Glory Farm, known as the family farm that feeds the island. And it sure does; from families stocking up on their fresh produce, young adults grabbing a smoothie or coffee early in the morning, and restaurants stopping by to see what’s in season to put on their menus, Morning Glory Farm caters to everyone on the island.
So what do these Monkey Bars have to do with Morning Glory Farm? Well, not only are they in their cookbook, which I love, but during the summer when our chef steps out to visit Morning Glory Farm and grab some last minute ingredients, 9 out of 10 times he brings back monkey bars for the kitchen staff. He places them on my station and I’m in charge of grabbing a plate, cutting the bars into smaller pieces, placing napkins and a stack of small plates so everyone can grab a piece (while keeping the kitchen free of crumbs!)
These monkey bars are chewy, chocolate-studded, and so so moist thanks to the fresh bananas! The recipe below is adapted – I wanted to make it a little healthier so I swapped most of the flour for whole wheat flour and added a few extracts to boost up the flavor! Make sure to check out Morning Glory Farm online and even better, if you’re on island, be sure to visit them! Grab a copy of their cookbook on Amazon as well.