Storage & Freezing Breads

Most quick breads freeze well. Use the tips below as a guide:

  • Cool the quick bread completely before wrapping and freezing. To freeze, wrap securely in aluminum foil, freezer wrap or place in freezer bags. Coffeecakes freeze best in the pan they were baked in. Quick bread loaves and coffeecakes can also be cut into individual servings before freezing. Label all packages with the name of the recipe and date. Use within the recommended storage time (up to 3 months) for the best flavor and texture. Baked products should be stored at 0°F or lower.
  • Quick bread loaves and coffeecakes can be thawed completely at room temperature. Heat frozen individual servings in the microwave or conventional oven as directed below:
    • For microwave oven, place unwrapped individual servings of quick bread loaf or coffeecake on a napkin, microwave-safe paper towel or plate. Microwave on HIGH about 30 seconds for each piece.
    • For conventional oven, heat foil-wrapped individual servings of quick bread loaves or coffeecakes at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the serving.