Banana bread is amazing — but add chocolate chips and the amazing element of sourdough to the mix and YUM!

This is the perfect recipe for your sourdough starter discard. You’ll love the tangy sweetness of this bread when you slice into it.

How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Don’t you just love Banana Bread?

So comforting and delicious and it’s hard to imagine that you can make it better, but you can!

This recipe is a fun alternative to the traditional banana bread with the sourdough starter and chocolate chips thrown in.

Make sure you feed your starter before you make the bread.

You’ll want a recently fed and ready starter for this recipe. [Want to make your own sourdough starter? Click Here.]

It creates a light and airy texture to the crumb which is a nice change from usually heavy banana bread.

Other Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Extra ripe bananas
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • An Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda

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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Extra special and delicious! All the wholesome goodness you want in banana bread and them some 😉

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of freshly fed sourdough starter
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 over ripe bananas at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips


In one bowl, combine the wet ingredients together.

  1. Cream the sugar, vanilla, egg and butter together
  2. Mash the bananas and add them to the creamed ingredients
  3. Mix in the sourdough starter

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

  1. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into a 9x5inch bread pan prepped with with non-stick cooking spray.

  1. Bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until done — insert a toothpick and it should come out clean.
  2. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.


  • Use mini semi-sweet chocolate chips if you want smaller chocolate chip pieces
  • Can be made into 4 mini-loaf pans — reduce bake time by 5 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Baked Bread
  • Cuisine: American
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