Banana chocolate chip bread recipe (with CBD)

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Banana chocolate chip bread beats the odds with its sweetness and deliciousness. You can boost its value by adding CBD oil, which studies find therapeutic. Here is everything you need to know about making banana chocolate chip bread at home, including the ingredients, equipment, and method.

There are many recipes you want to explore at home and increase their value by adding CBD oil. Many people cannot resist the chocolate chip recipes for how creamy they are. Exploring the banana chocolate chip recipe is one way to take advantage of the incredible ingredients. Meanwhile, the hype around CBD oil has increased, and it has become part of the mainstream. You can cook and bake with CBD oil, and many brands have incorporated CBD into baking oils. This blog shares the banana chocolate chip recipe with CBD, a typical case of using CBD-infused baking oil.


Understanding CBD

Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing CBD at the federal level, CBD has formed the headlines. With such growing popularity, it is critical to understand CBD. What is CBD, and why do many relate to it? According to Bauer et al. (2020) and Massi et al. (2006), CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in hemp and cannabis plants. Such compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, and CBD is one. Of the 140+ cannabinoids, CBD stands out for its non-psychoactive properties. Unlike THC, another cannabinoid, which is psychoactive and intoxicating Schlienz et al. (2018), CBD does not have the 'high' effect. Besides, Watt and Karl (2017) stated that CBD is therapeutic, and the cannabinoid seems to gain more popularity for the claimed therapy.


CBD Edibles

There are many ways to explore the claimed benefits of CBD. You can administer it topically or sublingually, ingest, or vape it. Ingesting CBD means taking CBD edibles like savory foods, drinks, beverages, and desserts. CBD desserts like cookies, bread, and brownies are among the most sought and bought CBD products. Besides, you can easily find them in the shops and food stores, or prepare them at home.


Banana Chocolate Chip with CBD- Why Prepare It?

You could explore many recipes at home, including the banana chocolate chip with CBD. Making such CBD-infused banana chocolate bread helps you have full control over the ingredient list. Besides, it is a creative way to remain active while taking full advantage of CBD oil. You can use CBD oil and add a few drops to the dough, but you can also go for baking oil premixed with CBD. Here are the equipment, ingredients, and instructions for preparing banana chocolate chip bread with CBD.


Equipment/ Tools

Preparing banana chocolate chip bread with CBD takes the following tools;


  • A kitchen hand mixer
  • A mixing bowl or two
  • Measuring cups
  • An oven
  • A bread pan, preferably the 5' by 9' one

Ingredients

The following ingredients are critical and part of the banana chocolate chip bread with CBD recipe;


  • ½ a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 1/8 cups of brown sugar to add flavor to the bread
  • 2 cups of all-purpose baking flour
  • ½ a cup of canola/ vegetable or MCT coconut oil to boost the bioavailability of CBD and fasten the results
  • 5 ml of CBD baking oil
  • 2 tablespoons of dairy milk, although you can also do almond milk if you want dairy-free options
  • ¼ tablespoon of table salt
  • 10 mg of baking powder to allow the dough to rise
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to enhance the flavor

Procedure

With the ingredients and equipment above set, follow the procedure below to prepare banana chocolate chip bread with CBD;


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Put the MCT oil (or any oil of your choice), sugar, and egg in one bowl and mix evenly
  3. Put the baking powder, CBD baking oil, and granulated sugar in another bowl and mix consistently for homogeneity. You can add a little at a time instead of putting the three ingredients all at once and avoid overbeating the eggs
  4. Add the mashed banana, milk, and vanilla extract to the mixture above and mix continuously for 2- 3 minutes
  5. To make the bread presentable, add a few chocolate chips on top of the dough and press them inside gently to stop them from falling off
  6. Grease your bread pan with oil, pour the dough into it, and smoothen the top to allow even baking when the time is right
  7. Put the dough, now in the pan, in the oven
  8. Set the timer to 55 minutes which is the approximate time it should take the banana chocolate chip with bread to cook fully
  9. When the 55 minutes elapse, check the bread. Poke it with a knife or a toothpick continuously, and it if moves freely without sticking, it should be ready to eat
  10. Watch out for raw dough as you poke it. If the dough has not fully baked, allow another 5 or 10 minutes. It might take up to 70 minutes to cook the bread, depending on the dough
  11. When it is fully baked, remove it from the oven and put it on the rack to cool
  12. Cut the banana chocolate chip bread with CBD oil and enjoy it

Caution: Do Not Overbeat the Eggs

The eggs are a critical part of the banana chocolate chip recipe. They add color to it, and since they have natural emulsifiers, they prevent staling. When mixing the eggs with other ingredients, beat or whip for 2- 3 minutes. Overbeating the eggs may ruin the quality of the bread, so be careful.


Conclusion

Banana chocolate chip with CBD is one of the best recipes to prepare. It takes about 70 minutes to prepare the dough and cook the bread, and you are assured of enjoying the therapeutic CBD without feeling its taste and earthiness. Besides, using CBD baking oil instead of pure CBD oil lightens your work since you don't have to fumble calculating how much CBD you need.


References

Bauer, B. A. (2020). What Are The Benefits Of CBD–And Is It Safe To Use?. In Mayo Clinic.

Massi, P., Vaccani, A., Bianchessi, S., Costa, B., Macchi, P., & Parolaro, D. (2006). The non-psychoactive cannabidiol triggers caspase activation and oxidative stress in human glioma cells. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS, 63(17), 2057-2066.

Schlienz, N. J., Lee, D. C., Stitzer, M. L., & Vandrey, R. (2018). The effect of high-dose dronabinol (oral THC) maintenance on cannabis self-administration. Drug and alcohol dependence, 187, 254-260.

Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.




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