Who can resist this sweet, moist, and addicting cannabis banana bread with a sweet walnut streusel topping? This ultimate breakfast comfort food has been upgraded to include all the benefits of cannabis. Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious treat with many different infusion options!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I secretly think that I subconsciously allow my bananas to go bad just to have an excuse to make banana bread.

It’s sweet, perfectly baked, and infused with plenty of flower power *wink*.

My Well With Cannabis Community loves banana bread, and I do too! I created this cannabis-infused banana bread recipe with a delectable streusel topping. Yum!

In this post, we will explore how to make cannabis banana bread with multiple different infusion options, share my expert tips & tricks, and answer FAQs so you can make the ultimate banana bread that will impress even the harshest critics.


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Ingredient Notes

  • Cannabutter: The cannabutter needs to be softened to room temperature for the best result. It won’t cream together well if it is cold and hard. Completely melted is not ideal, either. You can substitute cannabis coconut oil here, but it should be at room temperature, too.
  • Sugar: I use white sugar in this recipe, but if you want, you could substitute cannabis sugar.
  • Bananas: Make sure they are nice and ripe – the more spots, the better!
  • Flour: Feel free to substitute this for any flour of choice; gluten-free all-purpose flour will make this recipe gluten-free.
  • Eggs: You can substitute this for a flaxseed egg if vegan.
  • Salt, Cinnamon & Nutmeg: To taste.

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

The Step-by-Step Process

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In preparation, preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 9″ loaf pans.

  • Step 1 – In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour through nutmeg.
  • Step 2 – In a medium-sized bowl, add the cannabutter and sugar. Cream them together with a hand beater.
  • Step 3 – Add the banana and vanilla to the creamed sugar.
  • Step 4 – Beat all ingredients until well incorporated.
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  • Step 5 – Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Step 6 – Mix well until combined, but do not over-mix.
  • Step 7 – Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  • Step 8 – Prepare the walnut streusel.
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  • Step 9 – Evenly divide the streusel topping among each loaf pan.
  • Step 10 – Evenly space the loaf pans in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Step 11 – Let cook on a baking rack for 20 minutes.
  • Step 12 – Slice and enjoy!

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

Storage Instructions

You can store this banana bread covered at room temperature for 3-5 days or store it in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.

Freeze any remaining bread that won’t be consumed by then.

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Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options

As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something. Below we will explore all the different ways you could infuse this recipe.

Butter or Oil

important for every cannabis kitchen, either of these two staple recipes, will cannabis coconut oil or cannabutter will work to make this banana bread. You can make these in either a crockpot or Instant Pot.

You will want to make sure you have one of these recipes prepared BEFORE diving into making this recipe. 

The process involves cannabis decarboxylation and then oil infusion, which takes approximately 5 hours.

Cannabis Sugar

You can make this recipe with cannabis-infused sugar if you have some on hand. 

Made from a cannabis tincture, cannabis sugar is easy to make and great to bake.

It is entirely up to you whether or not you want to use infused oil or sugar.

Additionally, you could use BOTH infused oil or butter and infused sugar together for an extra potent batch of bread.

Concentrates

You can also make this banana bread with cannabis concentrates like FECO.

First, check to see if your concentrate needs to be decarbed before consuming. If unsure, you can check out my guide to decarbing cannabis concentrates here

Once the concentrate is ready, you will mix it in with the butter called for in this recipe. Then prepare the recipe as described in the instructions below.

Decarbed Flower

You can use plain, ground, decarbed cannabis flower or decarbed kief to infuse into this banana bread. If needed, you can decarb in an Instant Pot.

You may notice a stronger, earthy flavor – but some people love the taste.

Simply follow these instructions for decarbing and grinding, and then add a tablespoon or two to the dry ingredients in this recipe.

CBD Flower or Oil

If you prefer to avoid THC, you can easily make this a CBD banana bread – or even a CBG banana bread!

Simply use CBD-dominant flower or CBG-dominant flower and add them in as the decarbed flower instructions below suggest.

You could also use homemade CBD oil or store-bought CBD oil in place of the cannabutter or oil.

Determine The Dose

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Notes and Expert Tips

  • This recipe makes two 9″ loaves. You can choose to slice this as thin or thick as desired. 
  • If you want to make smaller loaves, use three 3×5″ loaf pans in place of each 9″ loaf pan.
  • To prevent over-browning, place loaves in the center of the oven.
  • Butter or grease the pan and then dust them with a small amount of flour for easy removal of the end product.
  • Top each warm piece of bread with butter or cannabutter for an even better experience.
  • Looking for a vegan recipe? Check out these vegan banana muffins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis Banana Bread can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about Cannabis Banana Bread from my Well With Cannabis Community.

What are some toppings that I can use on this bread?

Cannabutter, cannahoney, butter with cinnamon, or even jelly & jam!

What are some gluten-free flour substitutions that I can use?

would be the best substitute.

What are some dairy-free substitutions?

A simple swap from cannabutter to cannabis coconut oil would do the trick!

How can I make sure my bread turns out soft and moist?

 Make sure you are using the proper ratio of flour to banana. That will make a world of a difference.

Is there a way to increase the banana flavor in the bread?

Yes! You can warm up the mashed bananas in the microwave before adding them to the mixture to bring out more of the fabulous banana taste.

Can bananas be too ripe for adding to the bread?

Never! There is no such thing as a “too ripe” banana for banana bread. Unless, of course, they are moldy and/or completely black.

What if I don’t have enough bananas for the recipe?

You can substitute some bananas for applesauce if you have that on hand.

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Cannabis Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel Topping

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The ultimate comfort food and now it has been upgraded to include all the benefits of cannabis. Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious treat complete with multiple different infusion options.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 2 9″ loaves

Ingredients  

Cannabis Banana Bread

Walnut Streusel Topping, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9" loaf pans and set them aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center and set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the sugar and cannabutter. Then, with a hand mixer, cream the ingredients until the mix is smooth, light, and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract to the bowl of creamed ingredients. Beat until well incorporated.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until well combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pans. Set aside.
  • If adding the optional walnut streusel topping, mix the crushed walnuts, flour, coconut flakes, and sugar well in a small bowl.
  • Pour in the melted butter and mix all ingredients together.
  • Top each loaf of bread with the streusel topping.
  • Evenly space the loaf pans in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a baking rack for 20 minutes before slicing and enjoying.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 2, 9″ loaves. You can choose to slice this as thin or thick as desired. 
  • If you want to make smaller loaves, use three 3×5″ loaf pans in place of each 9″ loaf pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 107mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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