I am not normally a banana fan but while in Maui in September I discovered Grandma Brady’s banana bread. It was the perfect combination of flavours and wasn’t overtly sweet meaning it could be eaten any time of day. I was so taken with it that I whipped up some banana bread on my return to California. I added walnuts to give it a little bit of a crunchy texture but it would taste equally delicious with the addition of pecans and if your preference is something a little sweeter add a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips. It could also be taken as a hostess gift wrapped with some brown paper and festive twine for hosts to enjoy the day after.