Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Combine flour and next three ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture, beating well. Combine banana and next four ingredients. Add to flour mixture, beating well. Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth out top.
Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
In order for the middle of the loaf to be fully baked, the corners of the loaf will appear overdone. Just cut off and discard the end slices.