Sourdough Banana Bread

Sourdough Banana Bread

Sourdough starter adds a delicious tang to homemade banana bread. It's a great way to use up extra starter that is past its prime.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    Add the banana and sugar to a large mixing bowl and mash them together with a fork or a whisk. It's okay if there are some small chunks, the banana doesn't need to be puréed.
  3. Step 3

    Add the sourdough starter, olive oil, butter, molasses, egg, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. You can use an electric mixer if you like, but whisking by hand will easily do the job.
  4. Step 4

    In a separate bowl, combine the bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Step 5

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk until mostly combined, then add the walnuts. Stir a few more times to distribute.
  6. Step 6

    Butter and lightly flour a 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Add the batter and spread to level the top. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the temperature at the center of the loaf reaches 200 F.
  7. Step 7

    Let cool for a few minutes in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely before serving.