If you’re looking to cook with CBD oil, the first thing you need to do is infuse CBD into some form of fat.
Ingredients based on oil or fat are the best carriers for CBD, and this also makes it super easy to add the ideal amount of CBD to almost any recipe without fundamentally changing the taste.
The most popular ways to achieve this are to make CBD butter or CBD coconut oil.
Today we’ll be taking you through some tips on how to make high CBD butter as well as point out some useful CBD butter uses so that you can get really creative in the kitchen.
Let’s start with the basics:
Why Must CBD Be Infused with Fat or Oil?
Since CBD has been linked to such a wide range of health benefits, if you decide to take in a method that’s different from simply dissolving drops under your tongue as recommended, you need to ensure you do it in a way that ensures the best possible bioavailability and effectiveness, otherwise you might just be wasting your CBD oil.
Since the human body is designed to be able to digest fats efficiently, and CBD binds well with fats, this is typically the perfect way to achieve that.
It’s also true that slightly heating up CBD can increase its effectiveness, while heating it up too much can ruin it. Coconut oil and butter also have low smoke points and are easy to burn, which is another reason they are ideal for combining with CBD oil.
How to Make CBD Oil Butter
Let’s start out with the most basic way to quickly make up CBD butter for cooking:
CBD Butter Recipe
You will need:
- 2 cups of high quality, grass fed butter
- 1 cup of water
- 20ml of Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Then, simply follow these steps:
- Chop the butter into small, equal sized cubes
- Add the butter cubes, water and CBD oil to a small pan
- Turn onto the lowest heat and leave for 2 hours to gently melt
- Remove from the heat and leave to cool until room temperature
- Refrigerate to use as and when you need!
CBD Infused Nut Butter/CBD Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
CBD infused peanut butter or almond butter is also a great treat if you’re planning on making cakes, peanut butter brownies or other sweet, addictive treats.
CBD Peanut Butter Recipe
You will need:
- 450g peanut butter, almond butter, or whichever nut butter you wish to use
- 30ml full spectrum CBD oil
- A dash of olive oil
How to make it:
- Line your saucepan with the olive oil
- Pour in the peanut butter and CBD oil
- Put over a medium heat
- Stir gently for around 8-10 minutes, ensuring that the peanut butter doesn’t burn or stick to the pan
- Leave to cool while gently stirring
It really is that easy!
You can now use your CBD nut butter in any recipe that uses nut butter, or simply add it to toast, sandwiches and more!
This provides a simple, tasty and easy way to enjoy your CBD dosage on a daily basis.
Now that you know how to make CBD butter and peanut butter, what should you do with them?
How to Use CBD Butter
The possibilities are endless, from melting your CBD butter over cooked vegetables or corn on the cob, to baking CBD brownies or cakes, or even simply adding it to toast or sandwiches!
Let’s take a look at a few of our favourite applications of CBD butter:
Making CBD Cakes
CBD cakes are among the tastiest and most enjoyable ways to get your CBD intake. From large sponge cakes and chocolate cakes to CBD cupcakes, red velvet cake and more, almost any cake recipe that includes butter, coconut oil or any other form of fat can be customised to use CBD.
Making CBD Brownies
Similarly, CBD brownies are one of the most popular ways to take cannabidiol, in part due to the historic association between cannabis and brownies, and also because they’re just so good!
We have assembled a list of CBD brownie recipes including simple ones that you can throw together with a brownie mix packet, and more advanced ones that you can impress your friends with, if you have the time.
CBD Tea or Coffee
Adding butter or coconut oil to tea or coffee may sound strange to some of you, but this is growing in popularity as a way to get slow-release energy from your morning coffee. MCT oil is also a popular addition to hot drinks and is extracted entirely from coconut oil.
Why not go the whole hog and add CBD to the mix, turning your morning cup of joe into a borderline superfood?
Take a look at our guide to CBD tea and start your day off the right way!
Cooking with CBD Oil
Just like regular cooking, CBD cooking is a huge world with unlimited possibilities. If you can add butter, oil, or other healthy fats to a recipe, then you can add CBD to it.
To learn more about how best to cook with CBD oil, what decarboxylation is and why it matters, and how to make delicious CBD cookies or a CBD bulletproof that will propel you through your morning like a hurricane, take a look at our in-depth post on CBD oil cooking.