Step-by-Step: How to Make Moist and Tangy Sourdough Banana Bread

Looking for something classic and delicious this festive season? Go ahead, and choose Sourdough banana bread. The sourdough starter adds depth and complexity to the entire flavor while keeping this delicious bread moist as well as tender. You can also add the natural tang from the sourdough, which will complement the sweetness of bananas while creating this dish as a well-balanced treat. 

In this step-by-step guide, we will help you walk through the process of making your own sourdough banana bread perfectly. At first, you need to prepare ingredients beforehand, and let me tell you the final reward is the taste, sourdough banana bread, when freshly baked and warm, balances the sweetness of the banana perfectly, so with each and every bite, you will be experiencing a delightful combination of goodness. 


  • 1 cup ripe bananas (about 2 – 3 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter (at 100% hydration)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Having all the ingredients beforehand is essential, and it makes your entire baking process much easier. So do not forget, to incorporate all the ingredients before only and also enjoy the feist with your dear ones. You can also make your 

Optional Add-Ins:

1/2 Cup Chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1/2 Cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried fruits like raisins and cranberries

After all these ingredients, you need to start the step-by-step process, following the same:

Step 1: Prepare your sourdough starter 

Before you can make sourdough banana bread, make sure your sourdough starter is active and it should be at its peak. Now feed it and let it sit at room temperature for at least 4 to 6 hours or until it is bubbly and doubled in size.

Step 2: Preheat and prepare

Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan beforehand. Now in a separate bowl, you need to mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until it becomes extremely smooth. 

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

In the large mixing bowl, you need to combine the melted butter and granulated sugar all together. After this, you can mix it until it is combined. 

Now add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and whisk until it becomes smooth. After all this, you need to stir in the sourdough starter and mashed bananas all together while ensuring a smooth, uniform mixture. 

Step 4: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, you can mix the ingredients together the all-purpose flour, salt as well as baking soda, and along with baking powder.

After this, you can gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing just until it is combined. So be careful not to overmix this, if there are few lumps, then it’s okay, otherwise, try there should not be any lumps.

Step 5: Add Optional Ingredients

If you are choosing to include nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruits, you can gently fold them into the batter at this particular stage. You can also add optional ingredients in it to make it ultimate and very delicious.

Step 6: Now you can Bake

Now pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and spread it evenly all over. After all this, you can bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the center that comes out clean. Baking may vary sometimes, so one must keep an eye on it starting at the 50-minute mark. 

Step 7: Cool and Enjoy

Once you are finished, you can remove the sourdough banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. After this, you can transfer the loaf to a wire rack and let it completely cool down. This will help you to retain its moisture and also ensure it is not too dense. Once it gets cooled down, slice and serve to your near and dear ones. Enjoy the most delightful tang and moistness of your homemade sourdough banana bread.


  • You need to use ripe bananas with brown spots for the best flavor and sweetness. 
  • Now do not skip the step of sifting your dry ingredients: it ensures even distribution.
  • You can store leftover bread in an airtight container for up to 3- 4 days or freeze it for a longer shelf life. 
  • You can pair this delicious bread with coffee, tea, or any of your favorite shakes.


Sourdough banana bread is a delightful treat that combines the goodness of sourdough with the sweetness of ripe bananas. Not only this, be it any occasion, by following this step-by-step guide, you can create a moist and tangy loaf that’s the perfect loaf for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. So, roll your sleeves, fire up your oven, and enjoy the delightful flavors of homemade sourdough banana bread. Not only this but if you want to give someone a treat or if you are the host and inviting people to your party, then offering them this delicious bread cake is a must. The sourdough banana bread is not only delightful but also ultimate when it comes to following up the entire process, because, at last, it gives joy and complete satisfaction. 

The act of mixing up the ingredients together is really an artistic approach if you are a cake or baked bread, as in if you love baking. When you blend the flavors and textures into a seamless symphony, each scoop of your flour, with that of a dollop of honey and, along with that, a pinch of cinnamon, is like adding notes to a culinary composition together. So go ahead and bake this amazing banana bread to enjoy the most. 

 Feel free to check out my other recipes for banana bread, like Cinamon Banana Bread, protein Banana bread and others and enjoy the goodness of yummy food.