Be sure to mix the liquid and dry ingredients only until moistened. Over mixing causes a coarse, tough texture.
Test loaves for doneness 10-15 minutes before the end of the recommended baking time. The bread is done if a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Quick breads such as banana, zucchini, and cranberry taste and slice best when served a day after baking. Wrap the cooled bread in foil or plastic wrap; leave at room temperature overnight.
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