Chocolate brownies recipe (with CBD)

CBD Oil

If you're of the idea that making CBD edibles is overwhelming, this recipe might be on your mind. Also, one of the best things with CBD is that you can take it in many ways, including chocolate brownies. Brownies are chocolate cake squares that often have a dense and fudgy texture. They are made with butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs, and flour. CBD brownies are baked treats infused with CBD oil. If you're not an advocate of CBD's taste or want to explore new ways of taking CBD, then CBD brownies are completely irresistible. CBD brownies are more than just a delectable dessert or anytime snack. By adding CBD oil into the recipe, you get to enjoy a myriad of benefits. The chocolate and rich brownies deliver all the flavor and texture you know and love, accompanied by the health advantages of CBD. Below is a recipe for you to enjoy.


Importance of CBD Oil In Your Chocolate Brownies

CBD oil is a short form of cannabidiol. CBD is a non-psychotropic natural substance extracted from the hemp plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn't give you a high. Souza-Junior et al. (2020) explained that it has anti-inflammatory qualities and has become commonly used for treating various ailments and conditions such as muscle pain, inflammation, acne, and epilepsy. However, research into CBD is shallow, and more human research is needed to validate these claims.

Consuming broad-spectrum CBD in edibles is an easy way to incorporate CBD into your daily regimen. Individuals can purchase pre-made edibles like CBD gummies, making your edibles using readily available CBD recipes as another fun way to ingest CBD. Each bite of CBD brownie gives you a good feeling of supporting your overall wellness. Spence (2017) explained that these delectable treats promote a sense of calm and relaxation, help provide alleviation from everyday stresses, and contribute to a balanced mood. Evans (2020), if you're experiencing minor sores and joint aches, maybe after a workout, CBD edibles can be a great post-workout treat. CBD can help with minor discomfort or muscle soreness after intense physical activity. CBD isn't legalized everywhere, so be aware of the local laws before creating CBD brownies.


Oil vs. Canna Butter for CBD Brownies

Generally, butter creates cakey brownies while oil creates fudgy brownies, and both are okay. Watkins (2020) explained that cannabutter is cheaper than store-purchased CBD oil, and you can freeze it till you're set to utilize it. Canna butter is made by mixing butter with CBD oil. For CBD oil, add the oil into the recipe besides the vanilla extract. Add the appropriate number of drops to reach your desired dosage. This recipe makes 36 bite-sized brownies.


Equipment Needed

Kitchen Scale to measure the dry ingredients. Although we’ve given measurements in tablespoons, a kitchen scale makes the brownies have a perfect consistency. Double boiler for melting butter, oil, cocoa powder, and sugar. A heatproof bowl set over a medium saucepan with boiling water does the magic. Square baking pan and parchment paper to ease the release of the brownies.


Ingredients

  • 140g CBD-infused cannabutter made with coconut oil or butter
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup walnut (optional)

Serves: 36


Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Layer the base and sides of a square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper to easily remove the brownies.
  • Place the cannabutter, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar in a medium heatproof bowl. Swap in vegetable oil or ordinary butter when using CBD oil for this step. Put the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and cook, continuously stirring, till the butter melts. Continue cooking until the mix is smooth.
  • Put off the heat and allow the mixture to cool until warm. Don't panic if the blend isn't smooth, as it'll even out again after making the brownie batter.
  • When utilizing CBD oil to the warm butter mix, add suitable drops and blend. Beat the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla. Stir well following each addition to blend. Next, add the flour and beat the batter to form a smooth mixture. If using nuts, fold them in.
  • Put the batter on the readied baking pan and layer the top to make a uniform layer. Let it bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • A skewer pressed through the center should come out clean. Allow the brownies to chill completely.
  • Afterward, lift them on two sides of the parchment to take them from the pan. Put them on a baking sheet or big plate and freeze them for thirty minutes to harden. Slice the brownies into about 36-bite-sized pieces using a sharp knife.

Storing CBD Brownies

Use waxed paper or foil to wrap each brownie and store it in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight package. The CBD in chocolate brownies is most stable in a cool, dark place. The brownies can go for up to two weeks when stored in the fridge and for up to six months when frozen.


Conclusion

Individuals should find this guide beneficial in making CBD brownies and some inspiration to bake. You can follow our recipe and add CBD butter to a packaged brownie mixture if you want a quick, easy way to make CBD brownies. However, it's absolutely exciting to try this fancy recipe and experiment if you have time. The taste, combined with the benefits you potentially receive from the CBD content, will have you coming back again and again. Also, you can add other additions like peanut butter to regular brownies, and they'll taste great. If you're concerned about the right dosage of CBD, the answer is that there's no exact right amount to use. A recommendation would be to start with a standard quantity of CBD and gradually increase the dose until you find optimal results.


References

Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. Fair Winds Press.

Souza-Junior, F. J., Luz-Moraes, D., Pereira, F. S., Barros, M. A., Fernandes, L. M., Queiroz, L. Y., ... & Fontes-Junior, E. A. (2020). Aniba candelilla (Kunth) Mez (Lauraceae): A review of ethnobotany, phytochemical, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, and neurological properties. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 11, 699.

Spence, C. (2017). Comfort food: A review. International journal of gastronomy and food science, 9, 105-109.

Watkins, J. (2020). Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home. Houghton Mifflin.




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