This gluten-free, vegan optional, no-sugar-added cannabis banana bread is currently topping the list of my favorite things. It’s so tasty and the texture is incredible.
There’s no processed sugar, wheat or dairy in the recipe (unless you want to use it and it’s what you have on hand… feel free to substitute).
In my humble opinion, most edibles are just too sweet. In the commercial edibles world, sugar seems to be king, but I personally believe that it messes with the cannabis experience by putting you on a glucose roller coaster that ends in a crash.
Don’t get me wrong. This cannabis banana bread is still sweet (especially if you decide to add chocolate chips), but it won’t make your teeth feel like they’re going to shake loose or give you a sugar high induced headache.
If you want more control over dosage, you can make this bread with regular coconut oil and shmear some cannabis coconut oil right on it. Sprinkle a little salt on top and have yourself a delightful summer afternoon cannabis banana bread.
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Anywho! Now that we’ve gotten past all of the essentials, it’s time to get knee-deep in some cannabis banana bread!
This was one of the easiest and most satisfying recipes that I’ve made recently and I’m so excited to share this cannabis banana bread with you. I’m working on getting processed sugar out of my little world and this is an easy recipe to use liquid sweetener in. I used local honey, but if you’re a honey-free vegan, feel free to use maple (like Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup, Grade B, 32-oz.) or agave.
This recipe uses 1/3 cup of cannabis coconut oil. My oil is usually about 30mg per tsp which makes this recipe approximately eight, 60mg servings. Always test your oil in advance to figure out what dosage works for you. For measurement’s sake, it’s best to test in 1 tsp intervals. Start low and go slow. It can sometimes take several hours for the full effect to set in, and taking too much can be a total day-ender.
Cannabis Banana Bread
Let’s talk substitutions real quick. I haven’t tested any of these first hand, but I’d like to share some general substitution guidelines for you to experiment with using what you have in your own kitchen. I’ll be trying the paleo version next time I make this because I’m getting a sneaky suspicion that paleo edibles are where it’s at when it comes to avoiding peaky blood sugar and yet getting a peaky cannabis experience.
For conventional banana bread substitute:
1/3 Cup Green Monster Oil = 1/3 Cup Cannabutter
1/2 Cup Honey = 3/4 Cup Sugar + 1T Water
1 3/4 Cups Gluten Free Flour = 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
For Vegan-Style Cannabis Banana Bread Substitute:
For Paleo-Style Cannabis Banana Bread Substitute:
1 3/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour = 1 3/4 Cups Paleo Flour Blend
Cannabanana Bread Recipe
1. Preheat oven 325° Fahrenheit (165° Celsius). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan (like this gorgeous Le Creuset one)
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat:
1/3 Cup Melted Green Monster Oil (Cannabis Coconut Oil)
1/2 Cup Honey
2 Flax Eggs/Chicken Eggs
1/3 Cup Warm Water
3. Stir in:
1 Cup Smashed Bananas
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4. Then add:
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
5. Slowly stir in:
1 3/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
until just combined.
6. (OPTIONAL) Fold in:
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips, Walnuts, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, etc…
7. Bake for approx 60 minutes or until golden on top and cooked all the way through. Insert a toothpick (or a chopstick if you’re desperate) and check to see if it comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes (if you have that kind of self control). Move to a cooling rack for 30 minutes before slicing… Or if you’re us, just slice it in the loaf pan while it’s still warm and pass it around.
8. Enjoy! Don’t forget to holla in the comments section below and let me know what you’d like to know more about. I want to cover cannabis cooking topics that you actually want to read about.