These healthy cannabis peanut butter cookies are the same delicious cookies you love, but are suitable for many more diets as they are dairy-free, gluten-free thanks to cannabis-infused coconut oil and cassava flour, making these cookies healthy cannabis edibles to support your overall health.
Healthy Cannabis Peanut Butter Cookies
Are you interested in using cannabis to improve your health?
Many of my clients prefer cannabis edibles for the simple reason that they are better for you than smoking (you avoid those nasty lung problems), but a lot of cannabis-infused recipes out there can be bad for you in other ways.
Theoretically, you could transform any peanut butter cookie recipe into a cannabis-infused peanut butter cookie recipe by simply substituting cannabis-infused oil or cannabis-infused butter for regular oil or butter. However, that may not get you the best overall results.
Why Eat your Cannabis?
Using edibles means you aren’t getting any of the nasty side effects of smoking, and results in you absorbing cannabinoids more slowly and thoroughly.
This is particularly important if you are using CBD for its health effects, like to manage anxiety. Also, you don’t end up smelling like cannabis and can enjoy your edibles in front of others without people realizing you’re medicating.
You can buy edibles, including healthy ones, but as with so much else, it’s cheaper to make your own. Just make sure to keep them in a separate jar.
Also, be aware that because of the slowed absorption, if you’re eating edibles to get high some people have been known to overdose because they think nothing is happening, so they have just a little more, a little more, then pow.
Despite that, edibles are generally better for you than smoking. However, if your edibles are chock full of sugar, are those gummies (no nutritional value there!), or contain ingredients that are bad for you, then you’re doing it wrong.
Cannabis should not be the healthiest ingredient in your edibles, but it often is. Cannabis gummies are one of the most popular ways to indulge, especially recreationally, and we all know about candy…
To enjoy your CBD in a healthier manner you should consider making your own edibles, and even your own cannabis-infused oil from scratch (it’s not that hard). This also makes sure that your edibles don’t inadvertently contain something you happen to be allergic to or have had problems with in the past.
Bluntly, cannabis-infused food doesn’t have to be junk food; but it can still be a tasty treat that you enjoy at multiple levels.
Why These Peanut Butter Cookies?
These peanut butter cookies use cassava flour, making them gluten-free, and they also work with the Paleo diet if you use seed butter in place of peanut butter (cassava is not a grain, but a tropical root vegetable).
You can generally get cassava flour at your local Whole Foods or even Wal-Mart, or you can order it online. Check your supermarket first though; with the growing popularity of the Paleo diet, it’s become a lot easier to get.
This recipe is also dairy-free. For people who are trying to manage high amounts of inflammation, it’s best to avoid both gluten and dairy. You can always adjust the recipe as needed if you do not need to be dairy or gluten-free.
The recipe includes cannabis-infused coconut oil as an alternative to dairy-based cannabutter. If you want the full effect, don’t forget to decarboxylate your raw cannabis first. You can also use this oil as a substitute for cannabutter in any edibles recipe.
In other words, this recipe is accommodating to more diets than “normal” peanut butter cookies, whilst still being absolutely delicious and a great vehicle for your CBD or cannabis.
Again, you can use any peanut butter cookie recipe, but this recipe is healthier, especially for people with dietary restrictions
Don’t like (or can’t eat) peanut butter? You can also make this recipe with homemade hemp seed butter.
We also have a lot more recipes available, be sure to download my Free Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan With Tips For Using CBD Oil for more.
Craving the cookies? Here’s the recipe in all of its glory. You can print it out for your convenience.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a mixing bowl with a mixer on medium, cream together the coconut sugar, cannabis-infused coconut oil, and the peanut butter.
- Add to creamed sugar mixture: the egg, 1 cup of cassava flour, baking soda, and salt. With a hand mixer on low, gently the incorporate dry ingredients.
- Turn the mixer to medium and mix until a dough is formed. The consistency of the dough should be able to ball up and hold shape. If the dough is too loose, add the reserved cassava flour 1 tablespoon at a time, and mixed in to reach the proper consistency.
- Using your hands, create a dough ball approximately 1" and place on a clean baking pan with 3-4 inches of space between the dough balls and the edge of pan.
- Flatten the dough balls once with a fork, then turn the fork 90° and flatten again to create a crosshatch pattern.
- Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and allow pan to cool on a cooling rack.
- Enjoy the cookies warm or wait till they cool and store in an airtight container for a later time.
*When balling the cookie dough by hand it is recommended to wear a pair of oil resistant gloves, as cannabis can be topically absorbed through the skin.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g