This cannabis-infused brownie recipe uses coconut oil as a butter substitution and base for a vegan cannabis butter
The first step is to make the “cannabutter.”
This cannabis-infused brownie recipe uses coconut oil as a butter substitution and base for a vegan cannabis butter.
Start by decarboxylating the marijuana.
The decarboxylation process is simple: spread marijuana out on a tray and place it in an oven preheated to 245 degrees for 30 minutes.
This is an essential step. Decarboxylation heats up the cannabis flower and allows the body to absorb the cannabinoids, essentially activating the cannabis. This process happens instantly when marijuana is smoked, but when making edibles it must happen slowly to preserve the product and not burn it.
The next and longest step is to infuse the coconut oil with the decarboxylated marijuana.
Throw the coconut oil and decarboxylated marijuana in a sauce pan and let it simmer on the lowest heat setting for three hours.
Heat on the lowest heat setting ensures your oil will be fully infused and that the baked marijuana will not burn.
Don’t leave the house or kitchen when you are infusing your oil. Three hours is a long time, but leaving your stove unattended is dangerous and could potentially start a fire.
After three hours your coconut oil will no longer be clear and will have a deep green color to it.
The next step is to separate the cannabis-infused oil from the actual cannabis. To do this, use a cheesecloth.
A regular strainer’s holes are too big and will leave you with little bits of marijuana in your oil. Using cheesecloth on top of a strainer is the best course of action and will ensure your oil is as pure as possible.
Next, measure out however much oil you need for your brownie recipe.
It’s important that the coconut oil does not sit out for too long or the oil will become dense and harder to incorporate into the mix. No worries if your oil does set up. Just reheat it.
As for eggs, almost every brownie recipe out there calls for them, but just like butter, there are some great substitutes you can use. Applesauce is a good substitute, which is what this recipe uses, but you can also use mashed-up bananas or yogurt.
½ cup cannabis infused coconut oil
1 cup white sugar
4 tbls of apple sauce, or mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Finally, mix all of your ingredients together, pour it out into a pan and put it into the oven.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes
Let stand in a cool place for 15 minutes
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