Banana bread is usually prepared using a single aromatic spice such as nutmeg or cinnamon. The creton ''masala'' in the recipe adds cloves and a lovely peppery note. In fact, all fragrant blends can be used to ''spice up'' sweet breads as well as other desserts.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Pour oil and sugar into a bowl and mix well using a wooden spoon.
Add remaining ingredients in the order presented, incorporating them one at a time with a wooden spoon before adding the next ingredient.
Pour the mix into a rectangular, buttered, floured bread pan. Bake for 1 hour.