adjusting baking times for smaller loaves

sooeyDecember 22, 2012

Hi Kids,

Today I am baking some banana bread but I want 3 small loaves and not one large loaf. How do I adjust the time? One large loaf calls for 90 minutes in the oven...this is a dense bread.

Any guidance will be appreciated.


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I just did this with banana bread and pumpkin bread. I baked it at the temperature it called for and set the timer for 20 minutes (I was making 4 small pans.) It took mine about 28 minutes. I tested it with a toothpick.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 12:02PM
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This is what I follow for my pumpkin bread:

2 regular loaves or 4 mini.
Temp: 350
Baking time for 2 loaves 50-60 *mine is ready in 50
Mini loaves: 40-45 * mine 40

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 12:27PM
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Hi Kids,

Excellent, thank you both for your help.

I am making cranberry bread and choc chip banana bread. I found one site that said to bake at the same temp but at 3/4 the total time. That sounds like about how it works out for you, Glenda. I will test with a toothpick but if I hit a choc chip or a bit of banana it messes up the pick.

One site I found said that the internal temp on a thick dough bread should be 190*. I've never gone by temp but that would sure make it easier to figure out.

Thanks again, Kids. Nothing like hearing it from folks who have had the experience.


    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 1:57PM
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