Baking scrumptious CBD-infused brownies isn’t too complicated, but there are several tricks that you need to follow in order for them to turn out perfect.
Cooking with CBD oil is very new, and most people still haven’t got the hang of it.
There are three important aspects that you should have in mind:
- CBD gets damaged by heat
- How much CBD should each brownie have
- Fat helps CBD to become active
Once we go over these basic rules, we will also share with you our yummy CBD brownie recipe.
CBD Gets Damaged by Heat
This is the most important aspect, because if you expose the CBD to excess heat, it will evaporate, and you’ll end up with completely regular and somewhat boring brownies.
CBD is a cannabinoid, and each cannabinoid has its unique boiling point. Science figured out that the boiling point of CBD is somewhere between 320°~356° Fahrenheit.
Since brownies are baked at 350°F, this means that exposing CBD to such viscous heat will boil it.
For this reason it’s much smarter to pour the CBD oil on top of the finished and not-so-scorching brownies, and apply the topping once they’ve absorbed the oil.
How Much CBD Should Each Brownie Have
The standard dose for each brownie is around 20mg of CBD.
Our recipe will have 12 servings, which means that we’ll require 240mg of CBD.
It’s important to understand that different CBD oils have different quantities of CBD in them.
For this recipe, we’ll be using our ultimate CBD oil, which has 60mg of CBD in one dropper.
Once we do the math, we figure out that we’ll need 4 droppers to get to 240mg of CBD.
If you’re using a less-potent CBD oil, like for instance our advanced CBD oil (which has 40mg of CBD in one dropper), you’ll require 6 full droppers to get to the 240mg mark.
CBD dosing might seem a little intimidating at first, but it’s nothing that a calculator and a couple of minutes won’t conquer.
Fat Helps CBD to Become Active
The way you consume CBD (eating, vaping, sublingual) determines how much CBD ends up in your bloodstream, which determines how powerful the effects will be.
As it turns out, eating CBD is not the most effective method of consumption, but science has figured out that eating fatty foods with CBD increases the overall potency of its effects.
Since brownies are hedonistic and decadent by nature, they can be considered as a perfect ally which will certainly amplify the effectiveness of CBD.
Now that we got the nerdy stuff out of our way, it’s time to focus on the recipe.
How to Make CBD Brownies
You’ll be needing these ingredients:
- ¼ c. of flour
- 1 teaspoons of salt
- ¼ c. of cocoa powder
- ½ c. of choco-chips
- 2 sticks of butter, cut into pieces
- ½ c. of granulated sugar
- ½ c. of brown sugar
- 5 eggs (at room temperature)
First of all, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Butter your baking pan, and line it with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, whip together cocoa powder, flour and salt.
Make a double-boiler by placing a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and add the butter and choco-chips.
Stir over heat until the chocolate chips have completely melted. Once you’re finished, remove the bowl from the heat, and mix in the sugars.
Start adding eggs one at a time, while stirring after each addition.
Add the cocoa powder/flour/salt mixture to the chocolate mixture, and mush the ingredients until everything is nice and combined. Once that’s done, pour the mixture into the baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes.
Once the brownies are baked, let them cool for a while before pouring the CBD oil on them.
As we mentioned you’ll require around 240mg of CBD for this recipe, and the dropper will allow you to drip the oil evenly all over the brownies.
Peanut Butter Topping
For an additional level of pleasure, you can also make a creamy peanut butter topping.
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter
- ½ cup of powdered sugar
Place the peanut butter into a heatproof bowl, and microwave it on high for about 30 seconds.
While the peanut butter is still hot, add the melted butter and sugar, stir everything together, and pour the mixture over your brownies.
You can always tweak our recipe to better suit your unique taste, just make sure not to expose the CBD to any excess heat.