Grease loaf pan (approximately 9x5x3) with shortening and flour.
Blend together sugar, bananas, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean.
If top starts to brown too much cover with foil until done.
Let cool 10 minutes, loosen sides of loaf from pan and remove.