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Old 11-05-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Substituting a loaf pan for muffin pan

I want to make this recipe

Morning Glory Muffins Recipe - MyRecipes.com

But instead of making muffins I just want to make it into a loaf of bread. But I'm not sure if this would fit better in an 8 x 4 pan or a 9 x 5 pan... does anyone here have a good sense of volume ... ? What would you recommend?

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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A 2.75" x 1.5" muffin cup holds a half cup of batter. Eighteen muffins would equal 9 cups of batter.

An 8x4x2.5 loaf pan holds about 5 cups. A 9x5x3 loaf pan holds about 9 cups.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #3
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A 2.75" x 1.5" muffin cup holds a half cup of batter. Eighteen muffins would equal 9 cups of batter.

An 8x4x2.5 loaf pan holds about 5 cups. A 9x5x3 loaf pan holds about 9 cups.
Really? A 9 x 5 pan holds nearly 2x as much batter as an 8 x 4? That seems strange. But okay. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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80 cubic inches vs. 135 cu. in. There are 14.44 cu. in. in a cup.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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As usual Andy beats me to the answer. Mine wasn't as scientific, but I was going to say 18 muffins is a lot of batter, better to go bigger!
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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I was going to say that I made a 8 x 4 loaf recipe into muffins once and got 12 - so was going to do the math backwards, but it still comes out with the same answer.
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