How to Make Weed-Infused Monkey Bread
Published on 12/30/22
It's never been easier to make a delicious, home-cooked meal than it is these days. Gone are the days when humans needed to rub two sticks together to make a fire or had the vast majority of recipes hidden behind expensive cookbooks full of highly technical culinary jargon. These days, making something delicious likely means you pulled up a recipe online, headed to your local grocery store to grab the various ingredient you didn't already have, and followed the recipe's directions. For most, it really is just that simple!
At the same time, the world of legal cannabis has exploded into mainstream popularity as well. Over the past few decades, cannabis has gone from underground illicit drug trade fueled by sketchy burnout growing a few plants in their broom closet to a legal, legitimized multi-billion dollar legal industry in the U.S. alone. The vast majority of Americans have access to legal cannabis, and an overwhelming majority of the public support it being fully legalized and normalized, so it's clear it's a matter of when and not if cannabis is legalized.
So with cooking and cannabis both being as accessible as they've ever been, it only makes sense for the two to overlap, right? Well, if the sales numbers for edibles are accurate, there's absolutely a market for some homemade cannabis-infused treats! If you're looking to save some money and end up with a tasty treat that's delicious and potent, then we here at Where's Weed have your back with a sticky, sweet monkey bread recipe!
In this piece, we'll break down the benefits of putting in the effort to learn how to make some cannabis-infused treats of your own, then break down step-by-step how to craft a tasty and cannabinoid-infused monkey bread that will make you popular at any potluck (pun intended)!
The Basics You'll Need for Monkeybread
Before we get too in-depth with the nitty-gritty details of making a cannabis-infused monkey bread of your own, you'll need to check around your kitchen pantry to see if you have some essential ingredients and supplies.
Here's a quick breakdown of some of the most important basic build-blocks you'll need to make a cannabis-infused monkey bread of your own:
- Frozen dinner rolls
- A box of butterscotch pudding mix
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of cannabis-infused butter
- A large bundt pan
If you're a newbie to cooking with cannabis, you'll likely have noticed a single item on this list of essentials proving a bit more difficult to find than the rest. After all, you know where to find milk, eggs, and sugar at your local grocery store, but the cannabis-infused butter section seems to be missing.
That means you'll need to go about making your own. While that seems like an imposing task on paper, infusing some cannabutter of your own is not only budget-friendly but pretty easy and effective too!
Cannabis-infused edibles tend to be more potent and last longer than smoking, allow for more consistent and reliable dosage, and make cannabis consumption healthier overall compared to smoking or vaping, but it's also budget-friendly!
Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed have gone in-depth on it before. For a comprehensive refresher on how to infuse butter and why it'll save you money in the long run, click here!
Once you have some infused butter, you can start making your cannabinoid-infused monkey bread from scratch.
A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Make Weed-Infused Monkey Bread
Now that you've assembled your ingredients and the specific pan you'll need, it's time to craft a cannabis-infused monkey bread of your own!
Step 1: Prep Your Kitchen and Ingredients
Doing some prep work before you start cooking and preparing your monkey bread will go a long way toward making your cooking process smoother and shorter in the long run.
First, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees, so it's ready for your monkey bread to bake right away once you're finished prepping it. Make sure to grease your baking pan lightly so your monkey bread comes loose from the pan once it's done.
Lastly, add some sugar and cinnamon into a ziplock bag and shake to combine the two ingredients. This cinnamon sugar mixture will become an essential building block for your monkey bread in later steps, so set this aside nearby for later.
Step 2: Start Constructing Your Monkey Bread
Now that you've gotten the necessary prep work out of the way, it's time to get down to business making your monkey bread!
To get started, you'll pop open those cans of frozen dinner rolls and cut them up into quarter-sized pieces. Once those pieces are broken apart into chunks, drop each individual chunk into your cinnamon sugar mix and give it a shake. Once each piece is coated with cinnamon sugar, stack the dough into your bundt pan, building out the shape of a typical monkey bread.
While assembling your monkey bread, toss both your regular butter and infused butter into a pan to melt. You'll want to use low to medium heat, just enough to melt the butter into liquid but not burn it in the process. If you time it right, your butter should be nice and melted by the time your monkey bread pieces are all assembled in the pan.
Once your butter is totally melted down, throw the remainder of your sugar in and give the mixture a whisk.
Step 3: Coat and Bake Your Bread
Now that your bread is assembled and your cannabis-infused butter and sugar mix is done, it's time to combine the two for the final step in your monkey bread-making process together into one.
Once the two are combined, go ahead and pop the whole mixture into the oven to bake for around 30 to 35 minutes. Once that time passes, make sure to set your cannabis-infused monkey bread aside on a rack to cool before serving your tasty and cannabis-infused treat!