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Dec 9, 2006 06:56 AM

Banana Bread in Mini Loaf Pans - How Long and How Much?

In a few hours, I am planning on baking banana bread for the bake sale. I saw a thread that recommended this recipe for a 9x5 pan:

I think I'll do at least one recipe in Mini Loaf pans. How long should I bake them? And will I really only get two minis for one full loaf? (I saw that estimate on another thread when I searched but the volume numbers don't seem right to me.


I don't have any time to repeat the recipe. Have only a few hours to the sale. Any hints appreciated!

Thanks, Soose (real excited to try this recipe)

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  1. I usually get at least 4 pans, depends how much I mess with the recipe.

    Don't fill all the way, and bake for about 35 minutes. You can start testing at 30 minutes, and just add 5 minutes if the crumb is too wet.It depends on how ripe your bananas are.

    Boy, you are baking up a storm!

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    1. re: hummingbird

      Thanks, Hummingbird! That's exactly what I needed! I just happen to have only 4 mini pans in stock. (And my bananas started getting spots on them yesterday; they've been waiting for this since Sunday, but it's fairly cool here.)

      I also have a lot of aluminum carry-out type 6" round pans, maybe 1.5 inch deep. They would work well for something...

    2. Sorry I'm too late to assist, but I tend to bake mini banana bread loaves at 25 degrees lower and start testing 5 minutes earlier. And I get 2 mini loaves for 1 large loaf.

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      1. re: content

        Thanks! I did make 4 mini loaves with that recipe. I don't know if we're talking different sizes of pans. They rose nicely to the tops of the little pans, but they were not overly full. The batter filled the pans about 2/3 full. And they took right at 30 minutes to bake, maybe a couple of minutes more. So maybe we're talking different mini loaves. Doesn't matter, 4 was the answer I needed on Saturday! They were right for a bake sale!

        I plan to repeat the recipe with riper bananas as I thought the flavor was a little mild and that's all I can think might have caused it.

      2. My banana bread recipe (based on 4 bananas, 3 cups of flour, 1.5 cups of sugar) usually calls for 350 degrees for 45 minutes for two loaves. For my mini-loaf pan (with VERY mini loafs!) that has eight little loaves per pan, I can get 14 mini-loaves out of the recipe. Like @content, it worked for me to turn it down to 325 and be in there for 30-35 minutes rather than 40-45.