# How do you adjust the cooking time for a small loaf pan?

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When adjusting baking time for mini loaf pans, the trick is to reduce the baking time by 1/4 of the baking time for the regular loaf recipe. For instance, if you are following a recipe that requires you to bake for 40 minutes for a regular 9-by-5 loaf, you will reduce the time to 30 minutes when baking mini loaves.

## How many mini loaf pans equal a 9×5 pan?

Answer: Instructions for baking in mini-loaf pans are hard to come by these days. A standard bread recipe using about 6 cups flour and producing 2 (9×5-inch) loaves will make 10 miniature loaves.

## How much batter do you put in a mini loaf pan?

Measure the quick bread dough for each mini loaf pan. Measure 3/4 cup of dough for a mini loaf pan that holds approximately 1 cup. Use 1/3 cup of dough for a 1/2 cup sized mini loaf pan.

## How do you adjust baking time when changing pan size?

Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.

## How long does it take to cook mini loaves?

Add the dry ingredients, switch to a spoon, and stir just until the flour is incorporated. Spoon the mixture evenly into the tins (they will be fairly full), and bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the mini loaves comes out clean, about 25 to 28 minutes.

## What can I use instead of mini loaf pans?

A standard cookie sheet can hold three mini loaf pans, at least. Here is a neat trick to measure how much batter you should pour in the pans. Fill one with water and then empty it in a measuring cup. Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.

## How full should you fill a loaf pan?

The batter should fill half of an 8-inch loaf pan, or ¾ of a 9-inch loaf pan. If using a glass or a dark metal loaf pan, reduce the temperature indicated in the recipe by 25°F. If baking more than one pan in the oven, make sure that pans are at least 2 inches away from each other and from the oven sides.

## Can I bake 2 loaves of banana bread at the same time?

You can double a standard banana bread recipe, as long as you bake the batter in two same-size loaf pans, or one after the other.

## What is equivalent to a 9×13 pan?

9×13 inch pan holds 14-16 cups of batter, essentially the same as 2 9×2-inch round pans.

## What is the best temperature for baking cakes?

Most cakes bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Reducing the temperature to 325 degrees is all you need to do to get a flat-topped cake.

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## Is an 8×8 pan half the size of a 9×13?

The 8×8-inch pan is just slightly bigger than a halved 9×13, so if halving a recipe you may want to reduce the baking time by about 5 minutes, and check on the casserole then.