You can’t bake a meatloaf and jelly roll without a loaf pan, but you don’t have one. Please don’t fret! We’re here to suggest other pans for your baked goods if you don’t have a meatloaf pan.
What to use in place of a meatloaf pan?
A warm, handmade loaf of bread is the best thing ever. Bread, a staple in many diets, has become processed and less nutritious as the industrial sector has expanded. The quality of the food produced using this method can suffer while saving money.
Great loaves of bread and meatloaves can be made without a standard loaf pan, but how?
Don’t worry; here are the best alternatives or substitutes to the meatloaf pan
1. Rectangular cake pan
If you don’t have a loaf pan, you can use a rectangle cake pan as a stand-in. Both in form and purpose, they are identical. These pans are virtually identical to standard rectangular cake pans, with the exception that their depth is closer to that of loaf pans.
2. Sheet pan
While using a sheet pan in instead of a traditional loaf pan may seem counterintuitive, it actually works rather well. Your bread will turn out just as delicious as ever thanks to the smooth surface.
3. Round cake pan
Round cake pan is another excellent option for baking rolls and bread in addition to the sheet pan. The round cake pan is among the most common types of baking dishes, so you probably already have one in your kitchen.
4. Jelly roll pan
Many delicious desserts can be prepared on a jelly roll pan. Meatloaf isn’t the only thing that works in it; you can also make jelly rolls.
The sheet pan analogy is another valid usage. The jelly roll pan can accommodate a large amount of dough, allowing you to produce several loaves of bread at once, whether you like to make a boule, a braided loaf.
5. Tube pan
Without a loaf pan, monkey bread is much more challenging to bake. However, if you have a tube pan, one can whip up your own loaf bread in no time. The fluted tube pan may work, but a loaf pan is ideal for this bread.
The doughnut shape of the pan ensures uniform baking of your bread. Better heat conduction in the tube pan also results in a softer texture.
6. Bundt pan
You can use a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan because it has the same shape as a tube pan. A bundt pan’s elaborate design and patterning make it ideal for use with decorative cakes.
For denser cakes, like those you’d make with a bundt pan, there is a notable difference. Maintaining a lower oven temperature is a fantastic technique to prevent your bread from becoming overcooked.
7. Cast Iron skillet
Without a loaf pan, you can still make homemade bread in a cast-iron skillet. Seasonal campers and southern bakers will already know that such a iron skillet is suitable for baking bread and pies.
Many alternatives exist for using a loaf pan. It’s not hard to whip up whatever baked goods your heart desires with bit of hard work and creativity.
Hi, my name is Ashley Robinson. I’m a food blogger and a part time chef in Food & Drink Junction, Denver. With my blog I’m sharing information & tutorials about different kinds of cooking pans.