Tip #2: Generously butter and flour your loaf pan or coat it with a baking release spray. Alternatively, line a straight-sided loaf pan with parchment paper for easier removal. You don't want your banana bread to stick to the pan!
Tip #6: Let your loaf fully cool before slicing into it. When your loaf is still warm from the oven, the steam is redistributing inside it. Letting it fully cool keeps that moisture inside, helping to achieve a soft and tender crumb.