This is the recipe I always go back to, time and again. It is written on one of my recipe cards, so I am assuming that it is my recipe, pre-stroke. Double the recipe, because this loaf freezes well. I also use this recipe to make minature loafs to tuck into my Christmas cookie baskets.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt your margarine in a large bowl. Mix sugar into your melted margarine. Add eggs, one at a time and whisk until blended.
Add mashed bananas, beating well. If you are going to add pecans, dredge them in a cup of your flour and add. Add salt, cinnamon, and soda along with flour. Blend until just mixed.