Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
Prepare a standard loaf pan by rubbing the sides with shortening or use a non-stick spray. Small loaf pans can also be used without varying the time or temperature for cooking.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and vegetable shortening until smooth. Add mashed bananas and eggs; beat until blended well with the sugar and shortening.
In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add this flour mixture to the banana mixture and blend in thoroughly. Mix in the chopped nuts so they are even throughout the batter.
Spoon into your prepared loaf pan or pans and place in the oven to cook. Bake approximately 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans. It is easier to cut the bread when it is cool, but it taste wonderful warm.
Makes approximately 10 slices of about 1-inch thick.
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