The best recipe for simple and delicious Cannabis Brownies made using either cannabis-infused coconut oil, cannabutter, or cannabis sugar. No fancy ingredients, just your classic, delicious, medicated brownies that are ready in just 25 minutes.
Let’s make Cannabis Brownies!
If you’re finding this recipe through a random search, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
After combing the internet for a perfect cannabis brownie recipe, I realized that it didn’t exist, so I sought out to create it.
Many recipes are too complicated and inaccurate, and I wanted something simple I could share with you and my Cannabis Compass Online Course students.
Instead of making this complicated, I’ve set out to make this the easiest guide for how to make cannabis brownies with simple infusion instructions and four alternative infusion options.
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Option #1 – Make cannabis oil or Cannabutter first
Mastering just one of these recipes will help you make more recipes beyond just brownies.
If you have never made either of these recipes before, be sure to:
- Click here for my guide to making cannabis coconut oil
- Click here for my step-by-step instructions for making cannabutter
THC dominant cannabis flower is the most preferred starting material, but you can also use CBD hemp flower, or even leaves, trim, and shake.
I also have instructions on how to make these brownies with full-spectrum CBD oil at the end of this post.
Should You Use Butter or Oil For Your Cannabis Brownies?
Learning how to discover your own personal cannabis preferences is something I teach inside my Cannabis Compass Online Training Course.
Either way, they perform nearly the same when baking and can be made the same way following the same methods, and used nearly interchangeably in any recipe.
Option #2 – Make Cannabis-Infused Sugar
OptIon #3 – use CANNABIS Flower
Alas, some impatient friends don’t want to wait the 4 hours to make an infused oil and insist on adding cannabis flower buds directly to the batter.
While it’s not my favorite or the most palatable way to make brownies, it will still work.
However, it’s important to note that you must decarboxylate the dried cannabis flower before adding it to the batter in order to reap the full benefits of activated CBD and THC.
If you skip this step, your brownies will not be as strong as you desire, or many not produce any intoxicating effect at all.
Option #4 – MAKE BROWNIES WITH THE LEFTOVER PULP
It’s not my favorite way to make brownies, but yes, you can absolutely add the leftover cannabis pulp from making butter to your brownie mix.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a lot of nuances when it comes to cannabis edibles, which is exactly why I put together this Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles.
This guide will answer all of your questions about cannabis edibles in general.
This Guide to Edibles covers:
- The Importance of Decarboxylation
- Understanding Edibles Delayed Onset
- Exploring Why Edibles Can Be More Potent
- Determining Final Product Potency
- Safety Considerations for Consuming THC Edibles
- Why Edibles Are Both An Experiment & Commitment
- Dosing Recommendations for Beginners
Below you will find questions and answers specific to this cannabis brownie recipe.
Can I just use a BROWNIE box mix?
Yes, you sure can!
A typical Betty Crocker brownie mix calls for ½ cup or ⅔ cups of vegetable oil.
How much Cannabis should I use?
How do I make potent Cannabis brownies?
Your final milligram dosage of either CBD or THC will be entirely dependent on the strength of the material you start with.
When it comes to edibles, remember: the better the bud, the better the budder.
You can also adjust the amount of cannabis flower used to make your oil or butter.
How do I find the final dosage of each brownie?
It’s important to know that estimating the final potency of cannabis edibles is nearly impossible unless you know the percentage of CBD or THC in the material you start cooking with.
If you purchase your flower at a dispensary, it will state the % THC, making the process much easier.
From here, you can input your information into an online calculator that will help you guestimate your final concentration.
If you don’t know the potency of your starting material, the final potency can be anyones guess.
What are the effects of Cannabis brownies?
This paired with our own unique physiology means we will all experience the effects differently.
Some of the most common effects include a feeling of intoxication or being ‘high’, sleepiness, drowsiness, happiness, pain relief, and more.
Additionally, some people will not feel the effects of edibles at all, as covered more in-depth here in my Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles.
How long do CANNABIS brownies take to kick in?
It can be difficult to determine your ideal dosage when orally consuming cannabis because the onset of the desired effect is significantly delayed in comparison to sublingual, topical, or inhalation consumption.
Orally ingested cannabis is slower to take effect, with the typical onset time ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, or even longer, depending on the individual.
While the effects of edibles are delayed, they tend to manifest stronger and last longer with a peak onset of noticeable effects setting in between 1 to 3 hours post-consumption.
The effects of cannabis edibles can last anywhere from 6 to 8 hours or more and vary gratefully from person to person.
Will making Cannabis brownies make my house smell?
If you already have the oil or butter prepared and are not actively decarbing or infusing, and simply just making brownies, the smell will be significantly reduced.
How long do cannabis brownies last?
In my house, 24 hours!
But in all reality, these cannabis brownies have the same shelf life as any other brownies and should be consumed or frozen within 7 days to prevent spoilage.
What if my dog ate my Cannabis brownie?
As silly as that sounds, its 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.
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour*
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter*
- 1 cup white sugar (or cannabis-sugar)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- *Optional toppings: nuts, chocolate chips, sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Grease an 8"x8" metal baking pan and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 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.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, cream together the cannabis oil (or cannabutter), white sugar, and brown sugar.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed sugar and beat on medium speed for one minute (note: the color of the mixture should lighten a bit).
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low until everything is well incorporated.
- Transfer the batter to a greased baking pan. Lightly tap the pan to even out the batter.
- Optional: add any topping as desired, like sea salt.
- 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. Unlike making a cake, the toothpick does NOT need to come out clean. 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.
- If you can wait, allow the brownies to cool for 30 minutes. Enjoy and repeat!
*Cannabis coconut oil is easier to work with at room temperature or when it is melted, as compared to refrigerated. Just don't melt it in the microwave!
*When measuring flour or cocoa powder; we recommend you use a spoon to transfer the flour from the container to your measuring cup and then leveling out with a flat edge, like a butter knife. This helps prevent packing and makes for better brownies.
*For even FUDGIER brownies, use a 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour instead of 3/4 cup.
*Optional: Your brownies can be topped with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or flaked sea salt before baking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
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