One of the main reasons CBD products are gaining popularity is that they come in many forms, serve different purposes and have numerous potential benefits. Many people prefer to take CBD orally, which gives them a wonderful opportunity to complement their favourite recipes with it. Thanks to its unique earthy… Easy, simple cannabis brownies made using cannabis coconut oil or cannabutter. No fancy ingredients & ready in just 25 minutes.
Everything You Need to Know About CBD Brownies
One of the main reasons CBD products are gaining popularity is that they come in many forms, serve different purposes and have numerous potential benefits. Many people prefer to take CBD orally, which gives them a wonderful opportunity to complement their favourite recipes with it. Thanks to its unique earthy taste, CBD is becoming a secret ingredient that can enrich and add intriguing flavours to many dishes.
Today, we have decided to share our three all-time favourite CBD brownie recipes. You can adapt them to the particular CBD products you’re using, whether it’s CBD oil or CBD isolate. You can also make CBD butter by following one of our simple recipes. This will make the process of incorporating CBD into your chocolate dessert a lot easier. Are you ready? Let’s go for it!
1. Some things to know about CBD brownies
First of all, let’s make it clear once and for all that CBD brownies and space cakes are not the same thing. Although both are infused with cannabis extracts, CBD brownies contain very low to zero amounts of THC extracts of weed plants, while space cakes are infused with extracts of marijuana plants that are rich in THC. Therefore, you are unlikely to feel a strong high feeling after eating CBD brownies. Plus, if you don’t appreciate the taste of CBD oil, you can infuse your brownies with CBD isolate that has no flavour or psychoactive potency at all. This way, you can get the beneficial effects of CBD while fully enjoying your favourite meals.
2. How much CBD can I add to CBD brownie?
The CBD dose you choose largely depends on two main factors: The number of servings per brownie and your or your guests’ tolerance. Let’s say you decide to add 10-20 mg per slice because your guests have never tried edibles before or you need this specific amount to complete your daily intake. If your baking mould fits four brownie slices, multiply 10-20 by four to get around a 40-80 mg CBD dose for your entire cake. Serve only one slice per person to avoid side effects from overdosing.
3. Vegan CBD brownies
Chocolate can be tricky and unpredictable. If you don’t know how to melt it properly, it can easily overheat. You may not even notice it right away, but an unpleasant surprise will await you in the end. This recipe is for those who don’t have time to prepare a water bath or find the perfect temperature. You will need regular cocoa powder, flax seeds to replace the eggs, and very little time. And guess what? It works flawlessly!
- 50 g of flour;
- 30 g of cocoa powder;
- 80 g of coconut oil;
- 10-20 mg of CBD oil, CBD powder or cannabutter;
- 50 ml of soy milk;
- 70 g of sugar;
- 14 g of ground flax seeds;
- 3 tsp. (1.5 g) of salt;
- 1 tsp. (5 g) of vanilla.
- Soak ground flax seeds in 5 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes.
- Mix coconut oil and a CBD ingredient of your choice. Incorporating CBD with fat is essential for optimal absorption.
- Mix all the ingredients, including the flaxseed mixture, and let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Bake in the centre of a preheated oven at 180 °C for 14-17 minutes.
- Let it cool to room temperature for about 10-20 minutes.
4. Learn to melt chocolate: a water bath or bain marie
Some people who cook with chocolate have asked how they can turn solid chocolate into a smooth substance that is easy to use in cooking and add to their favourite dishes. In this section, we will teach you how to melt chocolate and the most effective ways to do it.
Actually, there are two ways to melt chocolate: in a water bath or bain marie. For both of these methods, the key element is boiling water. We recommend you start with the first method and, if you are not satisfied with the result, switch to the second one. Let’s review both methods in more detail.
Method #1 — Melting chocolate without adding boiling water
All you need is a heat proof bowl containing solid chocolate, a dry cooking spoon or vane, and a pot of simmering water.
- Place the bowl of chocolate in the pot of simmering water. This should be enough to start melting the chocolate because the product is very sensitive to heat and you don’t need to wait for the chocolate to reach 110 to 120 degrees Celsius.
- You should avoid getting any moisture into the chocolate as it will cause the chocolate to seize. In this regard, make sure that all the utensils you are using are moisture-free. We recommend that you avoid using wooden spoons.
- Use clean and dry utensils to gently stir the chocolate until it’s nicely melted and smooth. After a few minutes of stirring, the chocolate will be completely melted and shiny.
- The next step is to remove the chocolate from the heat. It is very important to wipe the underside of the bowl because there is moisture there that you do not want to get in your chocolate.
- When you are melting chocolate, make sure you never cover the bowl as this will cause condensation to drip into the chocolate and make it seize.
And that’s it. You now have a perfectly melted chocolate that you can add wherever you need it. Fortunately, if your chocolate does seize, there is no need to worry as we have an excellent solution for you. It’s time for method number two.
Method #2 — Melting chocolate by adding boiling water
So, you followed all the steps of the first method, but unfortunately, the chocolate has seized. In this case, the second method is for you. All you need is a bowl containing the seized chocolate, a corolla and a pot of boiling water. It can be confusing, but yes, what got you into this mess really does help.
- Take a teaspoon of the boiling water, add it to the bowl with the seized chocolate, and stir with a corolla. Continue stirring until the chocolate becomes silky and thin.
- Repeat as necessary to get a better result. You can add a few more teaspoons of boiling water each time.
- When the chocolate has a lovely silky and shiny texture, you are done. It is perfect for adding to your favourite dessert.
We hope you will find these directions useful and that you won’t throw away your chocolate the next time it seizes. Now, let’s move on to our favourite CBD brownie recipes.
5. Classic CBD brownies
This classic CBD brownie recipe is perfect for true chocolate lovers and those who like to experiment. Feel free to add your favorite nuts, cinnamon or mix the cannabutter with coconut butter. You might also want to add some ice cream on top of the brownies when serving.
- 250 g of chocolate/chocolate baking chips;
- 1 packet (7.5 g) of vanilla sugar;
- 80 g of sugar;
- 60 g of flour;
- salt to taste;
- 150 g of cannabutter;
- 3 chicken eggs.
- Melt the chocolate (broken into pieces) together with the cannabutter.
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture turns white.
- Add flour, vanilla sugar and chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into a mould lined with baking paper, and bake at 180 °C (thermostat 6) for 15 minutes.
- Put it in the fridge to harden and take it out a few minutes before tasting.
There you go! Bon appetit!
6. CBD brownies with pecans/walnuts
If you don’t have time to make cannabutter, here is another simple way to infuse your brownies with CBD. All you need is CBD oil or CBD powder (isolate). We wouldn’t recommend using CBD tinctures, as they usually contain additional flavours or essential oils that might not go well with the recipe. When mixing soft butter and a CBD ingredient of your choice, take your time to get a perfectly blended mixture so that the compounds spread evenly throughout the dough and each slice has more or less the same CBD potency.
When choosing the kind of nuts to complement your brownies, keep in mind that walnuts can add a bitter flavour to them. The solution is to roast the walnuts and gently remove the thin skin that causes the bitterness.
- 200 g of chocolate/chocolate baking chips;
- 50 g of flour;
- 80 g of sugar;
- 50 g of pecans/walnuts;
- 150 g of butter;
- 10-20 mg of CBD oil or CBD powder;
- 4 chicken eggs.
- Mix the butter with CBD oil or CBD powder.
- Melt the chocolate with the butter, either in a water bath over low heat or in the microwave on the ‘defrost’ setting.
- When it is completely melted, mix and add sugar, eggs (one by one), flour, and then the lightly chopped pecans.
- Mix well and pour into a 20 cm square mould (lined with baking paper).
- Place in a preheated oven at 180° C for 25 minutes.
- Let it cool for about 10-20 minutes and cut into squares.
Voila! This addition to your delicious dessert is ready!
7. Final thoughts
Don’t forget that it is very important to listen to your body’s needs. If you have a craving for chocolate, then you should definitely enjoy some. Moreover, when consumed in moderation, chocolate can be beneficial for your health. You can play around with different doses of the products in the recipes, but make sure you pay attention to the amount of CBD you add. Follow our blog for more interesting content about CBD and related topics, and check out the hashtag “recipes” to find other ideas for cooking with CBD.
Easy Cannabis Weed Brownies
Published: May 19, 2020 · Modified: Aug 11, 2022 by Emily Kyle · This post may contain affiliate links, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
An easy, straightforward recipe for ooey-gooey pot brownies ready in as little as 30 minutes; no fancy ingredients or special equipment required. Learn how easy it is to make these delicious brownies with different options like cannaoil, cannabutter, cannabis sugar, concentrates, and more.
- A tried-and-true weed brownie recipe with over 1,000 positive reviews. No fluff, just the good stuff!
- Infusion options include: cannabutter, canna oil, cannabis sugar, concentrates, decarbed flower, and more.
- Use this batter as the perfect blank canvas for your favorite toppings like chocolate chips or sea salt.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
If you’re finding this recipe through a random internet search, welcome; I’m glad you’re here!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect cannabis brownie recipe, this is it. I’ve created something delicious yet simple to share with you and my Well With Cannabis Community.
If this is your first time making edibles, have no fear, this is the most straightforward guide, complete with step-by-step photos and simple instructions.
In this post, you will find my easy recipe, must-know tips and tricks, alternate infusion options, and thoroughly answered FAQs so you can make your pot brownies perfectly the first time.
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- ¾ cup all-purpose flour: white, all-purpose, AP flour works best in this recipe
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder: When measuring flour or cocoa powder, use a spoon to transfer the flour from the container to your measuring cup and then level it out with a flat edge, like a butter knife. This helps prevent packing and makes for better brownies.
- ½ teaspoon salt: or to taste
- ½ teaspoon baking powder:don’t confuse this for baking soda
- ½ cup cannabis butter: The first step is to make this ahead of time. Start with my guide to making cannabutter in a crockpot or an Instant Pot. You can purchase flower from my shop, if needed. The cannabutter should be softened to room temperature for the best results. This makes all the difference in the creaming process. You can substitute cannabis coconut oil here, but it should be room temperature. You don’t want to use melted butter; you want to be softened. Learn how to safely soften cannabutter here.
- 1 cup sugar:I use both white and brown sugar in this recipe, but you could substitute cannabis sugar if you want
- ½ cup brown sugar:if you don’t have any, use 1½ cups of white sugar in total
- 2 large eggs: farm fresh
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract: for taste
- Optional toppings:feel free to add nuts, chocolate chips, caramel, or sea salt
- Infusion options: you can infuse this recipe in many different ways. Find them under the Alternate Infusion Optionssection below
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
The Step-by-Step Process
- Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8″x8″ metal baking pan and set it aside.
- Step 2 – In a medium-sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Sift the flour and the cocoa powder to remove any lumps, then add the salt, followed by the baking powder. Set aside.
- Step 3 – Cream the cannabutter, granulated white, and brown sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer.
- Step 4 – Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed sugar.
- Step 5 – Beat on medium speed for one minute (the mixture’s color should lighten a bit).
- Step 6 – Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Step 7 – Beat on low speed until everything is well incorporated.
- Step 8 – Transfer the batter to the reserved greased baking pan. Lightly tap the pan to even out the batter.
- Step 9 – If you want to add any additional toppings, add them now.
- Step 10 – Place the pan in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. The time will depend on your oven and your brownie consistency preferences. Test the finished brownies with a toothpick* (see notes below).
- Step 11 – If you can wait, allow the pan of brownies to cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack before cutting them into squares and removing them from the pan.
- Step 12 – Enjoy these easy pot brownies over ice cream, in a Sundae, topped with dark chocolate chips – and repeat!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
These delicious pot brownies have the same shelf life as any other brownie. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to seven days. After seven days, individually wrap them in parchment paper and then saran wrap and place them in the freezer to prevent spoilage. They can last a very long time in the freezer. Additionally, storing these brownies in an air-tight container with a slice of bread will keep them soft and moist. Learn more about how to store edibles here.
Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options
As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something. Below we will explore the different ways you could infuse these special brownies.
Cannabis Oil or Cannabutter
This is the most popular way to infuse. Choose among these popular staple recipes: coconut oil, cannabutter, kief cannabutter, MCT oil, or even olive oil.
You can adjust the amount of butter or oil used alongside regular butter or oil to control your dose if needed.
Once you have your cannabis-infused oil or butter prepared, you can use it anywhere fat is called for in a recipe.
You can also use your Grandma’s sacred brownie recipe and the oil or butter called for with your infused option.
Making your oil or butter at home also allows you to choose what type of cannabis flower you want to use. THC dominant cannabis flower is the preferred starting material, but you can also use CBD flower, CBG flower, or even kief, leaves, trim, or shake.
You can make these brownies with cannabis-infused sugar; swap the infused sugar for white or brown sugar. You could also use both infused oil or butter and infused sugar for extra potent brownies.
Easily make these brownies with concentrates. All can work for this recipe, from CBD distillate or CO2 oil to shatter or wax and FECO or RSO. Just be sure to check if your concentrate needs to be decarbed first. Then, mix the concentrate with ½ cup of regular butter or organic coconut oil, and then prepare the recipe according to the instructions below. How much you will add is up to you and your taste preferences; 1ml or 1 gram is an excellent place to start.
If you want to use an alcohol-based cannabis extract in this recipe, be sure to evaporate the alcohol and make FECO first. If you want to use an oil-based tincture, use it in place of the butter or oil mentioned above.
While it’s not my favorite way, you can add decarbed weed or decarbed kief right into this recipe and the flour mixture. Learn more about the decarboxylation process here. Just be mindful of adding the correct dose for you, especially if you are not a regular consumer of edibles.
Leftover Cannabis Pulp
If you want, you can add the leftover cannabis pulp to your brownie mix. Add a ¼ to ½ cup of the leftover pulp to the chocolate mixture as an additional ingredient. Note that the plant matter may affect the final texture of this easy pot brownie recipe.
Notes and Expert Tips
- Pro tip: A good brownie is fudgy, but for even FUDGIER brownies, use a ½ cup of all-purpose flour instead of a ¾ cup. Skip this if you prefer cakey brownies.
- Baking note: All ovens bake at different temperatures; 25 minutes is an average baking time. Some ovens will bake quicker, so check your brownies for your desired doneness with a toothpick. The toothpick does NOT need to come out clean, unlike making a cake. Making fudgy brownies will leave deliciousness on the toothpick. Just verify that what is in the toothpick doesn’t have a batter consistency, which would indicate that the batter needs to bake a bit longer. Adjust accordingly to find your perfect texture.
- Know your dose: If you have never had homemade edibles before, it is essential to note that they are different than other consumption methods. Edibles will likely affect you differently than inhalation, topical, or sublingual application methods. Your experience may also be different if you use an Indica or Sativa strain. Additionally, edibles take 30-minutes to several hours to hit and can last 6-12 hours, so don’t reach for that second helping so quickly! You want to make sure your high time is a good time If you accidentally get too high, check out these solutions here.
- Be safe: I know marijuana edibles are the hot new thing to try, but I want you to be safe. One of the most important things about cannabis edibles is to follow the golden rule, start low and go SLOW! Keeping your mg of THC low is the best way to stay safe. Do not eat an entire batch of marijuana brownies in one sitting, no matter how much you love the flavor of your homemade weed brownies.
- Be prepared: Learn how to easily make the staple recipes needed to infuse this recipe, like cannabutter and cannabis sugar, with my Cannabis Cookbook
Frequently Asked Questions
I want you to feel amazing, like Martha Stewart, making the best marijuana brownies. So, if you have a little bit of reading time available, here are some of the most common FAQs about making these delicious cannabis brownies that I get from my Well With Cannabis Community.
Yes, you sure can! A typical box of brownie mix calls for ½ cup or ⅔ cup of butter or vegetable oil. Just swap that vegetable oil for ½ cup or ⅔ cups of your infused butter or oil and follow the package instructions as listed.
It might. However, the smell will be significantly reduced if you already have the oil or butter prepared and are not actively decarbing or infusing.
Cannabis edibles affect every person differently because of our unique endocannabinoid systems (ECS). This, paired with our physiology, means we will all experience the effects differently. Some of the most commonly reported effects include a feeling of intoxication or being high, sleepiness, drowsiness, happiness, pain relief, and more.
To determine how many milligrams of THC will be in your final batch, you need to know how much weed to add when making oil or butter. You can use my flower or oil ratio guide to determine what’s best for you. This recipe calls for a half-cup of oil or butter, which breaks down to approximately ¼ ounce of flower used to make this recipe. Of course, the potency will depend on the strength of your flower, so feel free to use my edibles dosage calculator for a closer guesstimate.
Your final milligram dosage of either CBD or THC will entirely depend on the strength of the material you start with. If you make your product with trim or shake, it will be less potent than if you make your cannabis oil or butter with premium, high-quality flower or kief. Remember, the better the bud, the better the butter for edibles. You can also adjust the amount of cannabis flower used to make your oil or butter. For example, while the traditional ratio is 1 ounce of flower to 1 pound of oil or butter, you could use a ratio of 1 ounce of flower to ½ pound of oil or butter for a more potent final product. Additionally, adding cannabis concentrates can quickly increase potency.
If you purchase your flower at a dispensary, it will state the % THC, making it easier to determine the final milligrams. If you know that number and how much bud you’ve used in grams, you can input your information into my online dosage calculator to help you guestimate your final dose. You can calculate the dose for the entire batch of brownies or just a single serving. But, of course, if you don’t know your starting material’s potency, the final strength can be anyone’s guess.
As silly as that sounds, it’s a legitimate question that gets asked more times than I’d like to admit. Dogs do well with CBD, but they don’t do great with high amounts of THC. If your dog eats your cannabis brownie, I urge you to call your vet for further recommendations.
How to Determine The Dosing
Want to get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions? Try our popular edibles calculator!
Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.
Want To Make This Easier? Use A Machine!
If the process of decarbing and infusing feels like too much work, an all-in-one countertop device may be a perfect all-in-one solution.
My personal favorites? The LEVO and Ardent FX, but you can review the most popular infusion machines here.