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Sourdough Banana Bread

By Pavani @napavani
This is the last of the banana recipes from my drafts. This banana bread recipe uses 2 ingredients that I always have on hand, my soudough starter and of course the bananas. My starter is now more than 3 years old and it has been through a lot already in these 3 years. I forget to feed it regularly, but in spite of the neglect it has been doing well (knock on wood).  Sourdough Banana Bread Even though this bread has sourdough, it does not taste sour. All you can taste is the banana. I think the sourdough makes the bread really moist and gives it a soft crumb.
Sourdough Banana Bread Recipe is adapted from Fresh Loaf. I made this bread in April for the first time and made it twice since then. I added chopped walnuts the first time and then subbed them with chocolate chips in the next two attempts. Bread is delicious either way. My son loves it a lot and wants a slice for breakfast and snack.
Ingredients: All purpose flour - 1cup (Use 2 cups if not using wholewheat flour) Wholewheat flour - 1cup  Baking powder - 1tsp Bakign Soda - ½tsp  Salt - 1tsp
Oil - 1/3 cup (I've used coconut oil, canola oil with good results. Can be substituted with softened butter or shortening)
Sugar - ¾cup
Mashed Banana - 1cup (from 2 medium size very ripe bananas) Egg replacer - 1tbsp whisked in 3tbsp water (or use 1 large egg) Sourdough Starter - 1cup
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Chocolate Chips or Chopped Walnuts - ¾cup
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a bowl, mix oil and sugar until sugar is almost dissolved. Add egg replacer (or egg) and mix well. Next add mashed banana, sourdough starter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips or chopped walnuts.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 50 - 60 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove onto the cooling rack and cool completely before slicing.
Enjoy with a smear of nutella or butter.
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