Sourdough Breads

Healthy Sourdough Discards Banana Bread

Using your sourdough discards to make this healthy banana bread is a great way to use them and I guarantee you will love it! This sourdough discards banana bread is super moist, soft and you won’t even notice it doesnt have refined sugars.

Plus this recipe is super healthy as it only uses whole wheat flour and no refined sugar…. would that mean we can eat more? let’s think we can haha

Before we get into the recipe let me explain what are sourdough discards…

What are sourdough discards?

When you feed your sourdough starter, you only use few grams to create the next active batch to bake… so everything that is left behind is a sourdough discard.

What can you do with your sourdough discards?

You have 3 options, you can either:

  1. Dump it
  2. Share some grams with family/friends so they can feed it and have a sourdough starter – sharing is caring!
  3. Use it to bake this healthy sourdough discards banana bread

How should I store my sourdough discards?

After feeding your starter, put your discards in a glass container and keep adding discards every time you feed your starter in the same one. There is no need to keep them separately.

Have in mind that the longer your discards sit in the refrigerator, the more sour they become. That is why I recommend using them in maximum 2 weeks.

Remember that…

Sourdough discards are just your sourdough starter without being fed! so you can always perform a feeding and get it active again!

More sourdough discard recipes?

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Can I substitute the flour in this sourdough discards banana bread?

Yes! but only for whole grain spelt flour or all purpose flour.

Can I substitute the Maple Syrup for something else?

Yes! you could substitute it for honey.

Can I add nuts or berries to this sourdough discards banana bread recipe?

Yes! that would be delicious, feel free to add 1 cup or berries or chopped nuts.

Healthy Sourdough Discards Banana Bread

The most delicious way to use your sourdough discards, using whole wheat and no sugar
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: bread, Snack
Keyword: banana bread, sourdough, sourdough discards
Author: Vituperio


  • Medium size bowl
  • Spatula
  • Loaf pan 9×5'' (approx)


  • 1 cup Sourdough starter discards
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Bananas ripe (2 units approx)
  • 1 unit Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil


  • In a bowl, add the liquid ingredients and mix with a whisk
  • Combine all the dry ingredients and add to the liquid until you have no lumps.
  • Spray a pan loaf or a 6 muffin tray.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top
  • Bake at 375°F for 35-40 min and enjoy!
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More sourdough discard recipes?

Click here to check out all my sourdough recipes!

Click here to check out my favorite sourdough discard brownies!

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