You'd be hard pressed to find a more delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas. I love the sweet-tart cranberries nestled amid the moist sweet banana flavored cake in this Cannabis Banana Bread recipe. But you could also substitute chocolate chips (pictured below), or chopped nuts. Or mix and match.
This cannabis banana bread is even delicious without any mix-ins at all.
You can use this recipe to make 1 large infused cannabis banana bread, baked in a 9X5X3-inch loaf pan.
Alternately it can make 16 cannabis banana bread muffins (in 16 muffin-tin cups). I've based the dosing information below based on one large loaf cut into 10 pieces, so adjust downward if you make muffins.
I use cannabutter to medicate this recipe. Check out my Making Marijuana Butter tutorial for directions on how to make it.
Freezer Friendly Cannabis Banana Bread
Wrap baked marijuana banana bread, either whole or in individual portions, in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature or heat in a toaster oven and enjoy.
A note about the Dosage for the Marijuana Banana Bread recipe
Each of the 10 slices of cannabis banana bread in this recipe will have about 30 mg THC per slice IF you made your marijuana butter from average cannabis (10% THC) and used 1/2 ounce of marijuana to make 1 cup butter.
To adjust the dosage for your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with and the amounts you used to make your butter, be sure to take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Course that will teach you how. Or use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (see below)
Marijuana Banana Bread with Cranberries
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour plus more for dusting pan
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups mashed bananas about 2 large or 3 medium bananas
- 1/4 cup sour cream or plain full fat yogurt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cannabis infused butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries or chocolate chips, or mixed nuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan with butter and dust with flour, tapping out any excess.
- Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Combine mashed bananas, sour cream or yogurt, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, beat cannabis butter, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in eggs one at a time until fully combined.
- Add banana mixture and beat until just combined, about 30 seconds.
- Add dry ingredients in 2 batches, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as necessary, until fully incorporated. Batter will be thick.
- Fold in mix-ins, if using.
- Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan smoothing out the top with a spatula.
- Bake for about an hour, rotating halfway through, until top is deep brown and starting to crack, sides are starting to pull away from pan, and a tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean (except for melted chocolate, if using).
- Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before running a butter knife around the edges to loosen then inverting onto a serving plate. Let cool completely before slicing…if you can hold out that long.
I have a question! Can I use all cannabis infused butter instead of 1/4 cup of that and a 1/4 cup of regular??
Yes you can use all cannabis butter. Those recommendations are for dosing, but you should always, always, always adjust the dosing in any recipe to suit your needs as everyone is different.
can i use infused MCT oil to sub butter?
I have not tested that, but in theory, it should not be a problem.
I have a question about the 10% THC you state is used for this recipe (the Cranberry Banana Bread). I look at the label on the can of medical marijuana flower (Indica) that I have and I see 2 percentages… one for THCa and one for THC. Usually, the THCa is the higher number and the THC percentage is much lower. Example: on a 3.5 g jar of Indica flower, the label states the THC as .478% and the THCa as 20.225%. How do I derive the percentage of THC for this recipe from this particular flower??? thank you
Excellent question. Calculate the percentages based on the THC-A. The reason you see more of that than THC is that the cannabis is raw AKA not decarboxylated. I will assume you will decarb before making your infusions or cooking with it, which will convert most of the THC-A to THC. So really the reading for THC-A tells you the potential THC content once it is decarbed. Find more details about decarboxylation and how to do it here.