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Sorghum Flour Banana Bread

Sorghum flour banana bread is a banana bread recipe with a Southern (and gluten free) twist. So rich and moist that it's even better the second day!

Course Bread
Cuisine American Southern, Gluten Free, Southern
Keyword bananas, bread, breakfast, dessert, gluten free, holidays, snack, sorghum
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Calories 320 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 8 tablespoons salted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 bananas ripe or a little overripe
  • 225 grams sorghum flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter the inside bottom of a 9 inch loaf pan.

  2. Discard banana peels. Gently crush and chop the bananas, lightly mashing them together. Leave them chunky; do not squish them into paste or liquid. Measure out 1 3/4 cups of banana and set aside. (This does not have to be exact; you can use a little more or less.)

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.

  4. Add the 1 3/4 cups bananas, plus eggs, vanilla, sour cream, and melted butter. Mix thoroughly, scraping the bowl as you go, making sure there are no dry bits left in the batter. Scrape into the prepared pan and immediately place in the oven on the middle rack.

  5. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted deep into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out on a rack to cool completely. When the loaf is completely cool, you can serve slices or return the loaf to the pan for storage. To store, cover tightly in its loaf pan and leave in a cool dark place, like a closed pantry, to preserve freshness.

Nutrition Facts
Sorghum Flour Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.