Readers of this site know I don’t normally cook with convenience foods, but this recipe for marijuana monkey bread is an exception. I first had it years ago at a potluck breakfast (minus the pot) at a campground I was staying at in Michigan. Everyone was going crazy for it, so I asked the hostess if I could share her recipe for a travel article I was writing about the area. She happily obliged. Of course, I have since medicated it!
The recipe could not be quicker or easier to make. Assuming you have cannabis infused butter on hand, it goes together in 5 minutes the night before, then you just pop it in the oven the morning for unbelievably decadent and delicious medicated hot marijuana monkey bread (think ooey gooey cinnamon bread).
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabid sativa plant, whish is also known as marijuana or help, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
So you’re saying CBD won’t get me high?
Nope. The cannabis plant is made up of two main players: CBD and THC. “CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so what that means is you won’t have any effects like euphoria,” says Junella Chin, DO, an osteopathic physician and a medical cannabis expert for cannabisMD. “You won’t feel sedated or altered in any way.”
There are two possible exceptions to this. The first is that some people, for unknown reasons, just react differently to CBD. According to Dr. Chin, about 5% of people say they feel altered after taking CBD. “Usually they’re the same people who have side effects from Advil or Tylenol,” she says. You never know how your body will react to any new supplement, so when taking CBD for the first time, do so safely under supervision.
It’s also crucial to buy third-party-tested CBD for quality assurance (more on this later). Because the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, it is possible to buy a product that is more or less potent than advertised, or even contains small amounts of THC.
A note about the Dosing on this recipe!
This recipe will have about 25 mg THC per serving IF you made your marijuana butter from average cannabis (10% THC) and used 1/2 ounce of marijuana to make 1 cup oil. To adjust the dosage up or down to meet your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with and the amounts you used to make your oil.
Make the canna-flour
- Place cannabis on a rimmed baking sheet in a 240°F oven for 45 minutes to activate the THC (decarboxylate). Allow to cool.
- Transfer cooled cannabis to a food processor or a clean coffee grinder. Process the cannabis until it becomes a very fine powder.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place until ready to use. Use within 3 months for optimal freshness.
Use the canna-flour
To use, replace up to ¼ (25%) of the flour the recipes calls for with your cannabis flour. Sift the regular flour and cannabis flour together right before using in your recipe to blend the two together. Sifting together is very important for consistent dosing throughout your baked goods.
- When cooking with canna-flour, do not exceed temperatures of 340°F
- Since the plant has a strong flavor, you may need to increase the other strong flavors in your dish to balance out the taste
- 7 grams of cannabis at 15% THC will yield about 100 servings of 10mg THC
Marijuana Bread Recipe
By making marijuana bread, you can store it and use it whenever simply by freezing it. The bread will allow you to make things such as dinner rolls, wraps, and even pizza. I really wanted to share the pizza recipe but figured that the bread should be explained first.
What You’ll Need;
3 Tblsp Of Cannabutter (In 1/2″ Pieces)
1 1/2 Cups Water
2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
1/4 Nonfat Dry Milk
1 1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Finely Crushed Marijuana
3 Tsp Granulated Sugar
4 Cups Bread Flower or All Purpose Flour
The first step is to proof the yeast that you’re using in warm water with 1/8 tsp of sugar mixed in with equal water to the yeast. Give it ten minutes. You should see the yeast releasing large bubbles around the edges. Separately, in a bowl, mix together the dry milk, the sugar, the flour, and the marijuana together. Use your hands, as this won’t crush up the flour. It’ll keep the mixture light and fluffy.
In the center of the dry ingredients, make a well. Add all of the wet ingredients to the dry mix by pouring it in to the well. Mix everything together with your hands, punching the dough for 15 minutes. It should begin to form a smooth ball. If you deem the mixture too wet and sticky, you can add extra flour. If it’s too firm, slowly add water.
After you’ve successfully achieved the right consistency, cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place. The dough should rise to at least twice it’s size. This recipe makes two pounds so be sure that you have a good sized bowl that will fit the dough once it rises.
If you’re making an actual bread, you can keep reading. If not, you can store your bread dough in the freezer for future use. This is the bread that you’ll use for pizza if you decide to make it!
If you’re planning on continuing to make a loaf of marijuana bread, you can either add your dough to a loaf pan or break it up in to pieces to make rolls. After putting your dough in whatever pan you choose, cover it and allow it to rise again about double in size. Take your marijuana butter and spread it over the top of the bread. Cook the loaf at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until the crust turns golden brown.