Okay, I know that logically I shouldn't turn on the oven in the middle of a heat/humidity wave. But I can't help myself. Heat makes my bananas get ripe faster and then I'm forced to bake banana bread!
I also had a big jar of black walnuts that were burning a hole in my pantry (That's the cooking equivalent of money burning a hole in your pocket). I had never baked with black walnuts before, so I just had to see how they tasted in a banana bread.
Oh. my. gawd. This banana bread knocked my socks off. I used the recipe for banana muffins from The Joy of Vegan Baking and left our the chocolate chips and added 1 cup of chopped black walnuts. The walnuts were fragrant and almost... don't think this is weird... floral. I loved it. The walnuts had none of the bitterness that regular walnuts have. If you ever have a chance to get black walnuts, get 'em and bake some banana bread.