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Banana Breads and More

Turn ripe bananas or leftover cranberries into delicious quick bread loaves that are great for snacks, gifts for neighbors, or breakfast on the run! MORE+ LESS-
Banana Breads and More

Follow these guidelines for a delicious and foolproof quick bread every time:

  • Use the loaf pan size specified in the recipe.
  • To bake loaves with gently rounded tops and no “lipping” at the edges, spray or grease only the bottoms of loaf pans.
  • Measure ingredients carefully to avoid coarse or crumbly texture and dryness.
  • Chop or shred fruits, vegetables, and nuts before starting the batter so that batter does not stiffen.
  • Keep the loaf light and allow heat to bake the bread all the way through by using the amount of fruits and/or vegetables specified in the recipe.
  • Mix quick breads easily by hand with a wooden spoon or spatula. Most recipes don’t require an electric mixer.
  • Lengthwise cracks are okay along the top of the bread.
  • Cool quick bread completely before slicing. Cutting while warm causes crumbling. For easiest cutting, store bread, tightly covered, for 24 hours.
  • Use a sharp, thin-bladed knife and a light sawing motion to cut cleanly through the loaf.
  • After cooling, wrap loaves tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months