Cornbread is a classic recipe that most people will have made before. It has even been called a cornerstone of Southern United States Cuisine!
With that in mind, you might not be surprised to learn that marijuana-infused cornbread recipes are springing up all over the place. The cannabis community has found a love for this delicious baked good, and it might even replace the humble pot brownie as a staple.
In this recipe, we run through everything you need to know to make the best cannabis cornbread, including our tips for cannabutter, which is used as one of the staple ingredients.
What Is Cornbread?
Cornbread is, historically, an authentically American dish. The indigenous peoples of the United States have been using maize (corn) for thousands of years, well before Europeans arrived on the continent. When the colonists settled, the Native Americans introduced them to cornmeal, and the Europeans quickly devised ways to use it in recipes that mimicked the grain breads from home.
Cornmeal is coarser than flour, so cornbread has quite a different texture. It also contains plenty of butter, making it moist and tasty (in some cases, it is even served with butter on the side). Many people enjoy cornbread with a good chilli con carne recipe.
DID YOU KNOW? Cornbread is a traditional American dish, dating back to pre-colonial times.
The cornbread made in the south and in the north can vary quite drastically. In the south, cornbread traditionally contains no sugar, but northern cornbread varieties are cakier because brown sugar is often added. In some instances, the cook will add extra ingredients like pork rinds, corn kernels, or jalapeno peppers.
Our WayofLeaf weed cornbread recipe features sweet, buttery cornbread (with plenty of THC!) for a delicious traditional taste – and a satisfying high. To make it, though, you’ll first need a high-quality cannabutter, which can be made from the strain of your choice (below we highlight a few of our favorite strains for this recipe).
The Best Marijuana Strains for Cornbread
The perfect strain for your cannabis cornbread recipe will depend on your preferences, and the overall effects that you’re after. In our opinion, a sweet sativa is the best option.
The sweetness will leech into the bread and deliver some sugary notes, while the sativa effects will have you uplifted and energized with every bite.
Crucially, you want to get a strain that’s sweet, without being too fruity.
Here are our recommendations:
Originating in South Africa, Durban Poison is a classic cannabis strain renowned for its energizing effects. It’s an uplifting sativa with an average THC content of 21.5% – newbies will need to exercise caution here, but this is a great strain for edibles.
Admittedly, Durban Poison does have some citrusy undertones, but the strain also carries spicy vanilla flavors that make it perfect for adding to cornbread.
Ice Cream Cake
Another sweet strain is Ice Cream Cake, descended from Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. All three of these strains are perfect for sweet baking recipes like this cornbread. Ice Cream Cake, in particular, offers vanilla flavors combined with a sweet dough. It melds perfectly with this canna cornbread recipe.
After using Ice Cream Cake, you will likely feel relaxed and euphoric. It provides an uplifting yet calming high, so it’s one to enjoy at any time.
Making the Cannabutter for Your DIY Cannabis Cornbread
Cannabutter is simple to prepare, but you’ll need to set some time aside. First, grab your favorite cannabis strain (we discuss some of the best strains to use in the section below).
The first step is to decarboxylate your marijuana. This means heating it to activate the cannabinoids, turning the THCa and CBDa into THC and CBD, respetively. This step is vital in making any effective edible.
Preheat your oven to about 245˚F, and add the marijuana buds to a baking tray. Place it in the center of the oven for 35 minutes. Make sure you turn the buds halfway through to decarb them evenly. Once they’re done, you can use a hand grinder to grind them up coarsely.
Now, it’s time to make the cannabutter.
You’ll need 1 cup of butter for every 1 cup of ground cannabis, along with a cup of water. Melt the butter in a large crockpot over low heat, then stir in the water. (The water serves to stop the butter from burning and sticking).
Next, stir in the cannabis buds, then leave the mixture to simmer for about 3 hours. You’ll need to stir regularly and keep the heat low, ensuring it never boils. It might take a while, but it’s a pretty low-effort process.
At the end, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a clean jar or container. Stick this in the refrigerator for an hour or so until the butter sets, then drain out the water. The water may form on the bottom, so you can remove the butter with a knife to do this. Then, store the butter as normal.
Congratulations, you now have some delicious cannabutter! You’re now ready to get started on your cannabis cornbread recipe…
How to Make Canna-Infused Cornbread
One last thing to make sure of when preparing your cannabutter is that you calculate the correct dosage based on your tolerance levels. The last thing you want is to “green out” by making it too strong!
- 2 tablespoons cannabutter, melted
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cornmeal
- 2 /3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Grab a 9×13 inch baking pan and grease it or spray with cooking oil.
- Take a large mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, add the melted butter and cannabutter, milk, and eggs. Whisk these together.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir it together until well-combined.
- Then, transfer the batter to the baking tin. Level it out, then place it in the center of the oven for 35-45 minutes.
- When ready, cool on a baking tray before removing from the pan. Serve by cutting into 12 even squares.
Final Thoughts on Cannabis Cornbread
This cannabis cornbread recipe is super simple, and incredibly tasty. It’s basically the perfect cannabis edible!
Once you’ve mastered the recipe, you can play around with it a little. For example, you can totally alter the traditional cornbread flavor profile by removing the sugar and adding in jalapeno slices as a substitute.
As for foods that go good with cornbread, you’ve got to try this recipe with our delicious cannabis chilli!
As always, make sure you use edibles responsibly and take the time to work out the correct dosage.