I use my mini loaf pans constantly. I do own the standard size loaf pans and I can't remember ever using them. These mini ones seem to cook more evenly. I also like to give them away as gifts so it's easy when a single recipe results in 8 mini loaves. Everybody gets a loaf! Even though these are nonstick pans, I always spray them with Pam and then line the bottoms with a strip of parchment.
This batter was so velvety and smooth. I had my hopes up with this recipe! I used vanilla extract as well as a splash of almond.