November 13, 2019

Sourdough banana bread

A lightly spiced banana bread with a bit of tangy flavor from sourdough starter is a delicious twist on the classic treat!

A lightly spiced banana bread with a bit of tangy flavor from sourdough starter is a delicious twist on the classic treat!

Recently, I was gifted some sourdough starter from a friend. I had one in the past, but it didn't make it through the newborn twins stage of life in this house (I mean, my husband and I barely fed ourselves, let alone my sourdough starter haha)! So now that I have one again, I've been playing around with making loaves of sourdough bread and making these overnight sourdough pancakes. My starter has been doing really well and I had some to use up, so I went looking for recipes you can make with your unfed starter or discard and found this recipe for banana bread and just had to give it a try.

This bread turned out terrific! I didn't use too much sugar in this recipe, so feel free to add a 1/4 cup more if you like a sweeter bread. I love the bit of tangy flavor from the sourdough, but it's not overpowering at all! The cinnamon and nutmeg add a little bit of spice flavor and make your whole house smell yummy while it bakes. This bread makes a nice breakfast on its own or with a side or scrambled eggs (and hot coffee, of course), or it's perfect for a snack. You can add a half cup of chocolate chips or chopped nuts if you would like. It was a hit with my family.

A lightly spiced banana bread with a bit of tangy flavor from sourdough starter is a delicious twist on the classic treat!

Yield: about 10 slices

Sourdough Banana Bread

Sourdough Banana Bread

A lightly spiced banana bread with a bit of tangy flavor from sourdough starter is a delicious twist on the classic treat!

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large very ripe/browned bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or more all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

instructions:

How to cook Sourdough Banana Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8"x4" loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the mashed banana, egg, and vanilla until well-combined and then beat in the sourdough starter.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour through nutmeg. Then stir into the dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Pour into the loaf pan and give the top of the bread a light sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the loaf is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool before slicing.
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If you have sourdough starter, I hope you give this recipe a try!

A lightly spiced banana bread with a bit of tangy flavor from sourdough starter is a delicious twist on the classic treat!

8 comments:

  1. I love to use sourdough to make cakes too. YOur banana bread looks wonderful.

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  2. I don't think I've ever had sourdough banana bread! I know I haven't made it. Neat recipe -- really like this. Thanks!

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  3. Dear Amy, love what you did with your sourdough starter, a delicious loaf of Banana Bread with warm spices and a mix of all purpose and whole wheat flour - perfection if you ask me!
    I'm sure your whole family enjoyed this one!

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  4. Oh Amy, great idea of using sourdough starter...can imagine how tasty and deep is the flavor of this banana bread.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I'm always looking for new banana bread recipes. Can't wait to try this one

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  6. What an interesting idea. I can't imagine what it tastes like, but I would love to give it a try.

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  7. Oh yum I keep saying I need to get my sourdough starter back up and running!

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  8. I love sourdough and I love banana bread, so I know I would enjoy this loaf! I always have over ripe bananas on hand, so I'll have to give this one a try some time!

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