If you’ve visited the grocery store in the last few weeks, you may have noticed that the baking section is a more popular than usual. The large bags of all-purpose flour are flying off the shelves and you might get the last container of poppyseeds if you’re lucky.
Now that so may people have more time on their hands and the world has slowed its pace, people who’ve never baked in their lives are giving it a shot (we may know something about this from personal experience).
So in keeping with the new changes in our world, and in the interest of a little lighthearted fun, we found some great recipes for baking with hemp.
Benefits of baking with CBD:
- Long lasting effects
- Fun and easy!
If you’ve already been using hemp oil, you probably have some around the house that you can add to recipes (if not you can try ours here). And if you have hemp flower around, we found a great recipe for making hemp butter to add to your baking.
The most important thing to remember is that the hemp needs a fatty base ingredient to be effective. So if you already have hemp oil, you’re good to go! If you’re using flower you’ll need to infuse your butter or oil first.
How to make CBD butter:
1 cup of butter or oil of choice
1 cup of hemp flower
- Decarb the hemp. Preheat your oven to 245ºF. Place hemp flower on a non-stick, oven-safe tray. Cover the tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Insert the tray into the oven and set a timer for 45-60 minutes (about 50% longer than THC flower, if you’ve seen other recipes online). Older, drier hemp may require less time.
- Grind. Grind the decarboxylated hemp coarsely with a hand grinder.
- Melt the butter. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of butter into a stock pot or saucepan. Simmer on low and let the butter melt. Adding water helps to regulate the temperature and prevents the butter from scorching.
- Add the hemp. As the butter begins to melt, add in your coarsely ground cannabis product.
- Simmer. Maintain low heat (ideally above 160ºF but never exceeding 200ºF) and let the mixture simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture should never come to a full boil.
- Strain the hemp butter. Set a funnel on top of a jar and line it with cheesecloth. Once the butter has cooled off, pour it over the cheesecloth funnel and allow it to strain freely. (Tip: Squeezing the cheesecloth may push more bad-tasting plant material through).
- Refrigerate the jar of butter. If excess water forms at the bottom of the jar, you can remove the solid butter with a knife and drain the water out. (The butter will need to refrigerate for about an hour before removing the water.)
After you’ve done this, you can use the butter in any baking recipe you want! Try using a combination of hemp butter and regular butter if you’re not sure about dosage. It may take a few tries to get the perfect amount in your cookies or brownies.
Baking with hemp oil:
Since dosage can be tricky with hemp butter, we like using pre-made hemp oil. This way you’ll know exactly how much is in each serving.
Here’s how to add CBD oil to any recipe:
Whether you have a brownie mix from the store, or your grandma’s cookie recipe, here’s how to add CBD hemp oil for the best effect:
Let’s assume you have a 30ml bottle of full spectrum hemp oil with 1500mg. This means you’ll have 50mg/mL. A good place to start is adding 200mg to a typical recipe.
All you have to do is add the hemp oil at the same time you would add your regular cooking oil, substituting your hemp oil. If it’s way over the 200mg, or you just want to add less hemp oil, try a combination of regular and hemp oil.
Once you know how many milligrams of CBD are in your recipe, divide that by the number of servings, and you’ll have your dose per serving.
While we hope we can get back out and about soon, we also hope you finds some extra time to try these recipes during this crazy time. If you bake something yummy with our full spectrum oil, send us a picture and we’ll share it on our social media!