I love sourdough! I have successfully created and maintained my sourdough starter for over 6 months now and I just love sourdough bread. However, in order to maintain the sourdough starter, it is required that you remove or throw out over half of your starter each time you feed it. I just couldn’t bring myself to throw out all this starter on a regular basis, so I started to look for recipes using unfed sourdough starters. I was ecstatic to find that there are literally hundreds of recipes out there. I have made delicious baked goods such as cookies, muffins, cakes, scones, and crackers with my unfed sourdough starter. I am proud to say that I have never thrown away any of my starter ever! =)
Here’s my latest creation, sourdough banana bread! I must admit that this is not my own, original recipe. However, I have made a few modifications to make this bread a little healthier. =) If you are interested, here is the original recipe by Julesong.
This banana bread is so soft and moist and you can’t taste the sourdough in it at all. The orange rind gives it a wonderful aroma. My two little munchkins gave this bread four thumbs up!!
Sourdough Banana Bread
- ¼ Cup butter
- ¼ Cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ Cup raw sugar
- ½ Cup Stevia in the raw
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp grated orange rind
- 1 Cup mashed banana
- 1 Cup unfed sourdough starter
- 2 Cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- With an electric beater, cream together butter, sugar, and applesauce in a medium mixing bowl
- Beat in egg and mashed banana
- Stir in sourdough and grated orange rind
- In another bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined
- Pour into a greased 9 x 5 inch baking pan
- Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until tester comes out clean
- Allow it to cool completely before slicing
Note: You may like to add in extra toppings such as walnuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.