BY JULIAN LABAGH
Photo by John Daniel Powers
Safer-at-home activities range from catching up on TV shows you missed to streaming workouts to regrowing scallions in a jar. But the single, most popular hobby right now happens to be baking — it’s why you can’t find flour anywhere and sourdough starters have become the new trend in lieu of yeast. That said, should you happen to have some flour and can’t be bothered to do a elaborate, time-consuming baguette project, pivot to another trend: banana bread.
Of course, this is far from your standard banana bread recipe. Yes, a fresh slice is delicious but think about how much better it could be as an edible. It’s a matter of swapping out your regular butter for cannabis infused butter. You can use this recipe to make your own and adjust the dosage to your liking. Our banana bread recipe uses 150mg of cannabis flower to produce slices that are 15mg each if you want a reference. Enjoy!
¾ cup of sugar
1 stick of cannabutter (recipe here)
2 large very ripe, brown bananas (3-4 if small)
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
One banana, sliced in half lengthwise (optional, for decorating the top)
If you don’t have cannabutter, begin by infusing a stick of butter with 150mg of cannabis via this recipe. This can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for all of your cooking needs.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the softened butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs.
In a separate bowl combine bananas, milk and vanilla. Choose fully brown bananas, as they’re the sweetest and ideal for this recipe. Mash them up but keep it slightly chunky for added texture in your bread.
Fold the mix into your fluffy butter, sugar, and egg bowl.
In a clean, new bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stir to combine. You want the majority incorporated but you don’t want to over mix — it won’t be as fluffy and delicious. A few lumps are okay.
Pour mixture into an 8 inch loaf pan that’s either been greased or lined in parchment paper.
Place half of the sliced banana, sliced side down on top. It’ll make the bread look extra fancy but you can also skip this step.
Bake for 1hr to 1hr 15mins. You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool and enjoy!