Sourdough Banana & Zucchini Bread


Another resolution I have is to improving my sourdough baking. I wanted to bake a sourdough bread loaf but the winter has been particularly cold this time and my starter is taking ages to show any signs of activity. So I ditched that idea and decided to bake a sourdough quick bread with bananas and zucchini. The oven spring in the loaf was awesome and we got a fabulously soft and delicious loaf. Do try it.


Adapted from here

Makes one 9″ loaf


3 tbsp Unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup Sugar

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup Mashed bananas

1/2 cup Sourdough starter

1/2 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Orange zest (Optional)

1 cup Whole wheat flour, sifted

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Baking soda

1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup Tutti fruiti / nuts

1/2 cup Unpeeled, shredded zucchini



  • Cream the butter and sugar till it is light and fluffy
  • Add the egg and beat into a smooth mixture
  • Stir in the mashed bananas, sourdough starter, orange zest and vanilla
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • Add the flour mixture to the sourdough mixture
  • Add the zucchini and tutti fruiti and mix together to form a batter
  • Grease a 9″ loaf pan and pour the batter into it
  • Set aside for 20 minutes
  • Preheat the oven at 175C
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean
  • Unmould the loaf and cool on a wire rack
  • Enjoy!


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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Srivalli Jetti says:

    IMHO there is nothing more you should improve, maybe improve the mode of transporting these to madras..:)..this bread looks too goodSowmya!

  2. Looks at those slices!! I really need to do something about baking more breads at home. I ought to have made that resolution and taken up this theme!

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Omg, those slices are super tempting, seriously i want to prepare sourdough starter to bake some sourdough bread at home..

  4. usha says:

    oh my, your breads are amazing. Loving all the breads you have been posting recently.

  5. Kalyani says:

    ummm.. the combo of zucchini and banana and nutmeg is amazing ! sourdough would have taken it to the next level

  6. OMG, those slices of bread look so tempting.

  7. Pavani says:

    Wow, that sourdough zucchini bread looks soooo moist and delicious. Love how inviting it looks studded with nuts and tutti-fruitty.

  8. Jayashree says:

    The bread looks beautifully browned and the texture looks great.

  9. I wish I could tackle the sour dough starter. Soon I am going to be asking you tons of question about the sour dough. This is such a great looking loaf of bread!

  10. That’s looking absolutely stunning

    1. Sowmya:) says:

      Thank you so much. So nice of you to drop by this blog

  11. oh wow the texture looks amazing – perfect with a cup of tea

  12. Nisha Ramesh says:

    Thats amazing Sowmya. 🙂 I wish I could do it one day !

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