HOW TO MAKE
This Easy Sourdough Banana Bread recipe is an easy and delicious way to use up sourdough starter in a not too sweet banana bread. It is a light and fluffy quick-bread topped with cinnamon sugar, this just may be the most perfect breakfast idea!
– 3 ripe bananas (will yield 1 cup mashed bananas about 3 small, 2 ½ medium or 2 large bananas) – 1/4 cup vegetable oil – 1/2 cup brown sugar – 2 large eggs – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 3/4 cup sourdough starterstirred down – 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurtyou could use more unfed sourdough starter instead of the yogurt – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1-2 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar for top
Cook time: 55 min
It all starts out with the bananas! First thing you have to do is make sure you have set aside some really ripe bananas. The more ripe, the more naturally sweet and moist your bread will be! Even if they seem they’ve gotten a little dark, don’t throw them out! Use them for this recipe!
Secondly, gather the rest of your ingredients. It’s classic banana bread ingredients, like flour, baking powder and soda, salt, sugar, oil (you could use vegetable or coconut oil), eggs (use flax eggs to make it vegan). I used my sourdough starter (unfed…it’s the portion I was discarding this week) and a little bit of coconut yogurt. You could use a dairy yogurt or more sourdough starter.
Once you stir together the dry ingredients and in another bowl stir together the wet ingredients, the final thing to do is combine them all together. I like to use a spatula to make sure I’m folding it all together and getting all the ingredients from the side of the bowl. It is all mixed together by hand. If you prefer to use a mixer, you could do it all with your electric mixer.
Sourdough bread is generally considered to be healthier than white bread since it has more vitamins and minerals, as well as a lower glycemic index. However, the health benefits depend on the ingredients used to make the sourdough bread. For example, if your sourdough contains refined sugar or unhealthy fats, then it may not be as healthy as other options.