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Baking Pan Substitutions

Don't have the correct baking pan called for in the recipe? Not to worry, here is a quick and handy reference guide for pan substitutions. General rule of thumb, select a slightly larger pan, never a smaller pan. The baking time will also change, so make sure to check for signs of doneness.

Recipe calls for this pan:
This pan can be used:
8 x 4-inch, loaf
8-inch, round
9-inch, round
8-inch, square
8-inch, square
9-inch, round
9-inch, square
20 to 24 muffin cups
9 x 5-inch, loaf
16 to 20 muffin cups
11 x 7-inch, rectangle
9 x 5-inch, loaf
Two 9 x 5-inch loaf
13 x 9-inch, rectangle
10-inch Bundt pan
Two 9-inch, round

Glass Baking Pans
Reduce the oven temperature by 25°F when baking in a glass baking dish. Glass bakeware conducts and retains heat.

Dark Metal Baking Pans
Reduce the oven temperature by 25°F when using dark metal pans. Dark metal heats up and retains heat better than light metal pans.

Visit our Baking Substitution List article for more great substitution ideas!