3/4 cup sugar
2 ripe (1 cup) bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8x4-inch loaf pan; set aside.
Combine sugar, margarine and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas and vanilla; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
For easy slicing, wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate overnight. This allows the crust to soften.