Do you love banana bread as much as I do? Would you like to make cannabis banana bread without having to make canna-butter? I have the recipe just for you!
- 4 very ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup melted butter
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 5 ounces of chocolate chips
- 1 gram cannabis distillate syringe (flavored or flavorless)
- A pinch or two of salt
Before we get into the step-by-step directions of this recipe, let’s talk about the cannabis distillate syringe. If I were at work speaking to you as a Budtender, I legally could not tell you to use a distillate syringe to make edibles. Distillate syringes are concentrates that (legally) can only be marketed for dabbing due to their extremely high concentrations.
However, acting on my own outside of my workplace, I am legally allowed to share my experience using cannabis products in alternative ways. And since I’m not a fan of laboring over making canna-butter, the distillates provide a much simpler and faster option as long as it is used correctly.
I personally prefer the flavor and quality of Two Heads distillates:
The Two Heads distillate syringes are highly purified and have additional terpenes that mask the taste and smell of cannabis. You can easily find less expensive syringes by other companies, but they may not be as pure (they will be much darker in color due to remaining plant material).
When picking out a distillate syringe, I recommend paying attention to three things:
- The size of the syringe. I always use a 1 gram syringe simply for making my math/dosing easy. Keep in mind how many portions you want to make and how concentrated you want them to be (how much THC you want in each portion).
- The flavor. Make sure the flavor is something you will enjoy. If you’re making this banana bread recipe, you won’t be able to taste the flavor of the terpenes or the cannabis, but if you’re making something else and using this guide for reference then you might be able to taste the terpenes or the cannabis.
- The THC and CBD percentages. The percentages provided on the packaging will help you determine your portion sizes and their THC/CBD concentrations.
For this recipe, I purchased a 1 gram Blackberry Kush syringe with 84.19% THC and 0.18% CBD. Therefore, by using the entire syringe I will have 841.9mg THC and 1.80mg CBD in my loaf of banana bread.
To determine the portion size, I simply divided 841.9mg THC by even numbers until I reached approximately 20mg THC (which is a personal preference). If I cut the loaf of banana bread into 40 pieces, each piece will contain roughly 21.05mg THC and 0.045mg CBD.
Knowing how many pieces I needed to create helped me determine the pan I baked the bread in (it’s easier to cut 40 pieces in a long/wide baking pan than a traditional bread pan).
- Preheat the oven to 350º.
- Butter the sides and bottom of the baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mash the peeled, over-ripe bananas.
- Add the melted butter.
- Add the 1 gram of cannabis distillate. It is important to add this early in the recipe because of how thick and sticky it is. If you add it later in the recipe, you risk having it clump in the dough, which will lead to inconsistent THC/CBD portioning.
- Mix the bananas, butter, and cannabis thoroughly.
- Add the eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, and sugar.
- Mix the contents thoroughly.
- Add the flour and mix slowly.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Mix the contents thoroughly, then pour into the prepped baking pan.
- Place it into the oven and let it cook for 50-60 minutes (or until a toothpick or knife can be inserted into the center of the loaf and come out ‘clean’).
- Allow the bread to cool for approximately 15 minutes before cutting/portioning.
If you give this recipe a shot, let me know how it went in the comments below!