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5 Incredibly Simple CBD Edibles Recipes [For the AVERAGE Cook!]

November 22, 2018

5 Incredibly Simple CBD Edibles Recipes [For the AVERAGE Cook!]

CBD edibles are one of the most common ways to consume CBD. Instead of having to contend with the oily quality of CBD oil, or the inherent problems associated with smoking CBD-rich cannabis, CBD edibles allow you to take your CBD dose as an enjoyable snack.

However, many CBD edibles for sale are often lacking in one important quality – taste. What’s the point of a CBD edible that doesn’t taste as good as possible?

It’s so much easier to make them yourself, at home! Everyone knows that food cooked at home is always better than anything you buy from the store, because it’s made with love.

Also, because you can add as much CBD as you want!

Here are 5 incredibly simple CBD edibles recipes that don’t require you to be a gourmet chef to make them. In this article, we will be looking at CBD recipes made using CBD-rich cannabis, so you know exactly what has gone into the extracting and cooking process.

How Do You Make Cannabutter?

Before we can take a look at the recipes, though, we need to understand the principle ingredient in edibles – cannabutter.

To make CBD edibles, you need a way to get the desired CBD into your food. Assuming you don’t want a bunch of cannabis buds in your finished product, you need to extract it somehow. For those using CBD oil in their recipes, you can likely skip this step, but cannabutter is by far the best way to get the exact flavor profile you want in your finished CBD edible.

Cannabutter is nothing more than melted butter (or any other fat you want!) that has had CBD heated within it, so as to extract it and attach it to the fats in the food.

To start, you need to pick your cannabis – choose a CBD-rich strain like Harlequin or Charlotte’s Web, so as to ensure you get as much CBD as possible.

Then, you need to decarboxylate it. This essentially just means you need to toast your cannabis buds in a hot oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the buds are decently cooked without being charred or burnt.

This is necessary to convert the cannabinoids in the buds to proper CBD, otherwise you risk not being able to get usable CBD in your finished product.
Next you make the cannabutter! Combine the decarboxylated CBD bud with the amount of butter you want to use (the more cannabis you use, the stronger the cannabutter will be) and an equal amount of water in a saucepan.

The water is incredibly necessary to ensure nothing burns, as butter has a nasty habit of burning when cooked for a long time.

Heat water, butter, and cannabis until the mixture is just simmering, and then keep it going for about 30 minutes. Once you’ve finished, you need to strain out the now-used cannabis buds and refrigerate the water/butter mixture.

After roughly two hours in the fridge have passed, the butter will have solidified, leaving the leftover water to pool at the bottom. Squeeze the contain you stored the mixture in and simply drain away the water!

What’s left is your cannabutter! You can now use this in a huge number of recipes, simply replacing the butter or other fats in a recipe with an equal amount (by weight) of cannabutter!

But what should you make? Let’s take a look at some recipes and make the best CBD edibles ever!

#5 Easy Cannabutter Cups

This recipe is the thing you make when you really can’t be bothered to sift flour, mix ingredients, or generally ‘cook’.

The texture of these simple cups might be slightly strange, as they are a simple and easy way to get your cannabutter in your system without having to deal with eating the butter on its own.

This recipe essentially combines your cannabutter (melted) with cocoa powder and sugar.

Mix together about 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, ½ cup of cannabutter and ¼ cup of sugar. You can also use maple syrup or even golden syrup if you’d prefer.

Mix this well enough until the sugar crystals dissolve and then put in the fridge until hardened. You can make these in handy cupcake wrappers for convenient snacking.

These have a dark, nutty taste to them that is heavily dependent on the quality of your cocoa powder, so don’t expect miracles from these; however, they’re super easy to make!

#4 CBD Pancakes

This is the perfect recipe for those looking to take their CBD edibles in the morning. After all, what better way is there to start a day than with homemade pancakes?

This recipe is a pretty standard American pancake recipe, except it uses melted cannabutter in the place of normal butter. To compensate for the somewhat noticeable taste of the cannabis, try and add extra maple syrup at the end!

Here’s what you need for enough pancakes for two hungry people:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted Cannabutter

Here’s what you need to do:

This recipe thankfully requires very little in the way of actual instructions. Combine all the ingredients into one big mixing bowl, being careful not to burn the egg with the melted cannabutter.

Whisk the mixture until all mixed together, but ever so slightly still lumpy – you don’t want to over-mix this!

After that, heat up your pan with a little bit of vegetable oil (or even just more cannabutter!) and let your mixture sit for 10 minutes.

Pour ¼ of a cup of batter into the frying pan, as many times as your frying pan will fit, and cook until the edges firm up and you begin to see little bubbles in the center.

Then, flip! Cook for a further 30 seconds or so until done, and then enjoy!

#3 CBD Space Cakes

Space cakes are the mainstay of all cannabis cooking – if you want to buy an edible, it’s more than likely to be a space cake.

Space cakes are basically a simple cake batter with cannabis-infused butter. Their simplicity allows the flavor of the cannabinoids to come through over any other flavor, like chocolate or vanilla.

To make this simple recipe, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar (substitute with ¼ cup close packed light brown sugar & ½ cup white sugar for more developed flavor!)
  • ¾ cannabutter

Making this recipe honestly couldn’t be simpler. Preheat your oven to 375˚F. Simply mix together the butter, eggs and sugar until a smooth mixture forms, then add the milk and stir again. Finally, sift in the flour and fold it in using a spatula until you can’t see any more flour.

Bake it in a 8 x 8 cake pan at 375˚F until the cake is completely set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. It should take around 25 minutes.

Simply slice the cake and enjoy! One large slice should be enough for your daily CBD needs, depending on your CBD dosage and the amount you used in making the cannabutter.

However, if you’re after something with a more chocolatey flavor…

#2 Brownies

Cannabis brownies are practically synonymous with cannabis culture – you can’t say you’ve ever had weed edibles unless you’ve had a brownie!

Brownies are a really simple recipe to make, as it’s basically just a lot of chocolate, eggs and flour all cooked until gooey.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cannabutter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Here are the instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix together the cannabutter and sugar until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and then whisk to combine.
  4. Add half the flour and all the cocoa powder, and then mix together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the other half of the flour and mix until completely smooth and no flour lumps remain.
  6. Bake at 350˚F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out dry.
  7. However, if you prefer your brownies more gooey, undercook them a little! You can check their doneness by gently shaking the pan – if they slightly shake in the center but all the outside of set, then you’re done!

#1 Cookies

Cannabis cookies are one of the oldest recipes in any cannabis cook’s repertoire. Everyone loves cookies, whether they be oatmeal, chocolate chip, or even raisin.

The key is the find the right balance between different sugar types; too much white sugar and the cookie tastes saccharine and too flat, whereas too much brown sugar and you get a darker, more intense flavor than feels overpowering.

The choice of filling is important as well – you can either use cut rolled oats, or chocolate chips. Be warned though, the oats will result in you feeling extremely full after just a couple of cookies!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened cannabutter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (this ratio of 2:1 white : brown sugar is what gives it this great taste!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Filling of choice: Either 1 cup of chocolate chips or 1.5 cups of rolled oats. If you prefer chocolate chips, consider mixing up the types of chocolate – use equal parts white, milk and dark chocolate for a complex, nuanced flavor!

And here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  2. Mix the cannabutter and the sugars together until completely blended.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and then whisk to combine.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and then add the dry ingredients to the wet.
  5. Mix it all together with a wooden spoon until it just starts to come together and you can still see quite a bit of flour. Once you’re at this point, add your filling and resume mixing until just combined; you don’t want to develop bread gluten!
  6. Bake at 375˚ for 10 to 12 minutes!
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