Sourdough banana bread

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In response to trentmaier's request on another thread, here is a recipe for sourdough banana bread that I HIGHLY recommend. I have adapted it from another party (see this link), who adapted it from Don and Myrtle Holm's Sourdough Cookbook.  

Note: I've been very casual about quantities, and near enough seems good enough with this recipe - have gotten a lovely moist yummy banana bread both times I've made this. So, whether you're using imperial or metric cup measurements, the end result should be fine. 

While preparing dough mix, pre-heat oven to 175C (350F).


  • g 1/3 cup light olive oil (or butter - I used oil because there's no need to melt or soften it)
  • g 1 cup sugar
  • g 1 egg
  • g 2 cups plain flour
  • g 1 tsp baking powder
  • g 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • g 1/2 tsp salt
  • g 2 mashed over-ripe bananas
  • g 1 cup sourdough starter
  • g 3/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • g 1 tsp vanilla essence (or 1 tsp grated orange rind)


Bake in 9x5 inch loaf pan.

Whisk oil and sugar until blended, add egg, and beat in. Stir in bananas, then add sourdough starter and vanilla (or orange rind). Sift flour over mix, add salt, baking powder and soda, and mix in. Add walnuts. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Turn oven down a bit if getting dark on top - aim for golden brown. It might split a bit on top - doesn't matter! Cool before slicing (with the aroma this baby emits, you'll need some discipline at this point!).




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