I just can’t get enough pumpkin this time of year, but I get tired of all the sugar that seems to go with it. This recipe gave me the pumpkin flavor I wanted without being too sweet. And it was oh so easy to infuse. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Corn Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup cannabis-infused oil
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl, stir flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and make a well in the center. In a small bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and cannabis oil (I used coconut oil).
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir just until blended; do not over mix. Fold in nuts. Divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin tin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
First, identify the percentage of THC in the strain you’re cooking with. Jessica Catalano [author of “The Ganja Kitchen Revolution” and chef for Cultivating Spirits] says on average, most strains have about 10 percent THC. Strains that have 15-20 percent THC are above average, and those with 21 percent THC or higher are exceptionally strong. If you can’t find online plant breeding information or cannabinoid lab tests for the strain, estimate at 10 percent THC.
You are starting out with a quarter ounce of marijuana, that’s 7 grams. An eighth would be 3.5 grams.
Every 1 gram of cannabis bud has 1,000mg of dry weight. If a strain has about 10% THC, ten percent of 1,000mg would be 100mg. So for cooking or baking at home, it is safe to assume that a gram of cannabis contains at least 100mg THC.
Using Catalano’s dosing measurement formula, you do the math accordingly to find out how much THC per serving. Take the amount of ground marijuana, convert it to milligrams and divide it by the recipe yield to determine a per-serving dose of THC. A starting dosage for beginners is 5 milligrams per serving (the Colorado-mandated serving size for marijuana-infused edibles is 10mg THC). Three grams of ground marijuana equals 300mg THC. 300mg divided by the recipe yield, (a classic cookie recipe makes 60 cookies) equals 5mg per cookie. If you want to be even more cautious with your at-home cannabutter cooking, 1.5 grams (150mg) marijuana divided into a 60-cookie recipe will yield 2.5mg a serving.
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