As someone who never dreams of missing breakfast, brunch has never held much appeal. Its always seemed quite inferior standing in the shadow of the 'most important meal of the day'. Despite this I decided to embrace brunch a few weekends ago thinking it sounded kind of romantic and maybe even a little continental. I’d seen a mocha frappe recipe on A Beautiful Mess blog and felt it was begging for a try. To go with these I made banana, toffee & pecan muffins, the perfect way to use up bananas that look past their former glory. Milk and I don’t get along very well so I used soya milk instead, which worked just as well and I kept the muffin topping simple with walnut halves and a sprinkle of brown sugar before baking.