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What's the Best Way to Defrost Frozen Banana Bread?

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It's been a while since I've done this, but I do remember leaving it in foil. Is it preferable to bring it to room temp., then bake in the oven, or just go straight to the oven? If so, what temp. is good? TIA

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  1. Sorry, is it a frozen batter or a frozen cooked bread?

    1. Hi, it's a frozen cooked bread . . .

      1. Are you going to eat it all in one sitting, or slice by slice over several days?

        I just let my pumpkin bread thaw, in the fridge or outside, and warm individual slices in the micro.


        1. Not your question, but once you defrost your banana bread, try toasting it lightly in a toaster oven. I think its even better than way than when fresh-baked.

          1. If consuming by the slice, just slice the frozen loaf, and toast the slices. Yum!

            1. Since it was for a party, I didn't want to pre-slice it, but here's what I did and it came out great: defrosted the bread in its original wrapping (plastic wrap/foil) at room temp. for an hour or so, then re-wrapped it in foil and baked at 300 for about an hour. It was at least as good as the day it was made! Thanks for the suggestions. Just fyi it was the Cook's Illustrated recipe with the addition of fresh orange zest and about 1 cup of fresh cranberries (the recipe I have settled on after lots of experimentation).