1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a tube pan or 2 loaf pans and set aside.
2In a large bowl add all dry ingredients. Wisk to blend together. Start adding eggs, oil, water and vanilla. Stir to blend. (If using the pineapple omit the water. Use all the juice from the pineapple also)
3Cut your banana lengthwise in quarters then cut into 1/2 inch cubes. This is important, DO NOT MASH.
Fold gently with nuts (if used) into batter.
4Pour into greased pans and place in center of a heated oven. Cook between 1 hr - 1 hour 15 min. Test with a toothpick but be careful you don't stab a banana. When toothpick is clean remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for about a 1/2 hour.