Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread with Medicated Brown Butter Glaze

October 5, 2021 by Angela Laufer

If you’re looking for a sweet and versatile cannabis edible, this brown butter glaze made with Canna-butter, is the perfect addition to your cannabis cookbook. It makes this cream cheese-filled pumpkin bread a wonderful, lightly medicated dessert bread, AND you can even utilize this glaze by drizzling on pancakes, crepes, fruits, or candied nuts… the options are delectable and limitless!

**Before you start making recipes using cannabis-infused ingredients, it is important to be able to calculate how many servings you will be making, and the amount of THC in each serving. The advised medicinal amount of THC for an edible serving in the state of Arkansas is 10mg, although a good starting point for ingesting cannabis edibles is to limit yourself to less than 5mg THC; even less if you are new to THC-infused food. Use our dosage calculator to help calculate the potency of your servings. **

Did you know? Pumpkin is believed to be rich in vitamin A and encourages the absorption of fats. Both pumpkin and sweet potatoes have been known to contain complex carbs that boost serotonin and enhance the absorption of the various oils and terpenes in the spices. And while on the topic of terpenes, pinene being one of the main terpenes found in pumpkin, acts to help us focus and stay alert. It influences the part of the brain responsible for regulating depression and mood; has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, helps prevent the growth of cancer cells, and acts as a bronchodilator.

Step 1: Prepping Your Ingredients & Bread Pan

This recipe involves a 3-step process: pumpkin bread, cream cheese filling, and a medicated brown butter glaze. I would “high”ly recommend gathering all your baking supplies and dishes and separate them into their 3 steps/sections for expediency and confidence moving forward, and with all ingredients ready at the hand. (:

Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Lightly spray cooking oil into -or grease- a 9×5 bread loaf pan before flouring it. This step is crucial, so you can turn your pumpkin bread out without it sticking to your pan, once it’s baked and slightly cooled.

Step 2: Making the Bread Batter

In a large bowl, add the first 10 ingredients, through ground nutmeg, and whisk to combine.

Note: **This recipe makes a lightly medicated end-result, as only the glaze is medicated. (If you are making an entire edible dinner, the lightly medicated dishes would not be overpowering and surpass the “medicinal serving” amount of THC, once each dish is eaten, digested and absorbed.) If you are interested in having a stronger serving dosage in this pumpkin bread, you may also use liquid-form infused coconut oil in this step, in addition to medicated glaze.

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don’t overmix; set aside.

Note: Folding your ingredients and not overmixing allows the batter to expand and rise during baking, by incorporating its gasses. Your dough will then coagulate into a stronger network that can support the heavy weight of sugar, shortening, and glazes. It can also allow your bread to rise higher and creates a looser crumb when it is baked, which are all desirable qualities in the best pumpkin breads. (:

Turn about one-half of the batter out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula and pushing it into the corners and sides as necessary; set aside.

Step 3: Making the Cream Cheese Filling

In a large bowl, add all the cream cheese filling ingredients and whisk to combine.

Evenly pour filling mixture over the bread, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula and pushing it into the corners and sides as necessary.

Step 4: Bring It All Together & Bake

Top filling with remaining pumpkin bread batter, smoothing the top very lightly with a spatula as not to disturb the cream cheese layer, pushing batter into corners and sides as necessary.

Bake for about 48 minutes or until the top is domed, golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs. Careful not to get the bread confused with the cream cheese layer, as that layer will not get totally solid.

Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out and letting cool on a wire rack or cooling plate.

Step 5: Salted Brown Butter Glaze

Make sure to start by sifting your powdered sugar. After sifting, add into your powdered sugar, salt and cinnamon.

In a 1-quart stainless steel saucer, melt butter and brown sugar over medium-low heat. Add the rest of your wet ingredients -milk and vanilla extract-. Increase heat to medium and simmer for a few minutes, continuously stirring with a heat-resistant spatula. Remove from heat.

Add your powdered sugar mixture into your milk and vanilla mixture, and whisk until smooth.

Slowly drizzle glaze evenly over the top of pumpkin bread, letting it drip down sides. Allow glaze to set for 10 minutes, then slice bread with a cake knife, and serve.


Note: I made my medicated brown butter glaze with White 99 flower, a sativa-heavy strain grown by BOLD. You may be able to find flower, concentrates, infused honey, and infused grapeseed oil which could all be incorporated into your home edible-cooking, and may be found at your convenience via online ordering, in same-day pick-up, at Plant Family Therapeutics.

Cooking with Cannabis-Infused Ingredients:

A good starting point for ingesting cannabis edibles is to limit yourself to <5mg THC; even less if you are new to THC-infused food. It can have the tendency to be a lot stronger, more intense, and can differ drastically from smoking it. For one, the effects can take anywhere from a half-hour to 3 hours to fully metabolize, depending on an individual’s unique body and metabolic rate. In addition, because the THC is digested through your liver, and can therefore more readily cross the body’s blood-brain barrier, the high can be stronger and last longer.

With that said, your edible’s potency depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked, to the potency of your starting product, as well as taking into consideration if your strain was Indica or Sativa leaning. To test the potency and effect of your finished product, try a small amount to begin with, and see how that dose affects you after an hour or so. Titrate your dose as desired, and you can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes.

**Check out our dosage calculator for help in calculating your edible’s dosage @:**

Happy Cooking!

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