Do not over mix the batter, or you’ll be left with a tough loaf. Mix just until everything is combined, but there will still be a few lumps.
Lining the loaf pan with parchment paper ensures none of it sticks to the pan, and makes it super easy to lift and remove.
If your bread browns too quickly as it bakes, cover with foil.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This will take about an hour, but start checking on it after 45 minutes. When the center is firm and no longer jiggles, use a toothpick to test for doneness.