Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract – We use http://amzn.to/2hyEfXg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – We use http://amzn.to/2zM6Ssd
1/2 teaspoon baking soda – We use http://amzn.to/2hEzfUy
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick cooking oats – We use http://amzn.to/2hIqE3s
1/2 cup chopped walnuts – We use http://amzn.to/2hHvaPF

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the banana and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.