This recipe was originally listed in the Bon Aptetit cookbook, so I can't claim ownership. I have, however added my own spices to it, and everyone that tastes it, wants this recipe. I have a local Starbuck's coffee shop that donates their over-ripe bananas to me and they recieve a fresh baked banana bread in return. Also, I split this batter into 3 bread pans, instead of two. Try this and see what your friends and relatives say about how tasty this bread is. I also use more baking soda to help the otherwise dense bread rise a bit, giving it a spongy texture. Of course, add whatever you would like, but I assure you this recipe will indeed turn heads and you will be asked where you got this recipe.