Buckwheat Sourdough Discard Banana Bread


One of our favorite uses for sourdough discard is this tender banana bread. Remember it's best the next day, so try to refrain from slicing into the loaf right away.

Buckwheat Sourdough Discard Banana Bread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (120 g)

  • cup buckwheat flour (40 g)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 to 3 medium)

  • ½ cup sourdough starter discard (140 g)

  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup plain Greek-style yogurt

  • 2 eggs, room temp and lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8x4-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients (through baking soda). Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Store at room temperature up to 2 days or store wrapped bread in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10098mg 50,490%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 157mg 3%
Folate, total 17.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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