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.
Most of the time, you can bind your CBD oil with butter or coconut oil.
- Why CBD oil has to be infused with a fat or oil before being cooked
- How to make CBD butter and CBD nut butter
- How to use CBD butter
Let’s start with the basics:
What's in this Guide?
Why Does CBD Need Be Infused with Fat or Oil?
Since there are a number of reported CBD benefits and its popularity is soaring, you might decide to use a method that’s different from simply dissolving drops under your tongue.
- Not sure how best to take CBD? Our guide, How to Take CBD Oil, should answer your questions
However, you need to ensure you do it in a way that ensures the best possible CBD bioavailability and effectiveness, otherwise you might end up wasting your CBD oil.
Heating CBD a little can increase its effectiveness, but heating it too much – such as when baking or cooking with CBD oil – can ruin it.
As a result, you need to bind your CBD oil with fat to protect it from extreme heat.
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.
Coconut oil and butter also have low smoke points and are easy to burn, which is why they are ideal for combining with CBD oil.
First up, if you’re new to CBD oil you might want to check out our quick video about the best way to take CBD oil:
How to Make CBD Butter
Let’s start out with the most basic way to quickly make up CBD butter for cooking:
You will need:
- 2 cups of high quality, grass fed butter
- 1 cup of water
- 20ml of organic 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 on your stove and leave for 2 hours to gently melt and infuse
- 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 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 oil 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.
- Check out our favourite recipes for CBD cakes
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?
If you’re going to use CBD butter with your hot drink, we highly recommend ensuring it is unsalted.
Cooking with CBD Oil
Just like regular cooking, cooking with CBD oil 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.
However, make sure you read our top tips for cooking with CBD oil because small mistakes such as overheating can mean wasting your CBD.
If you’re ready to start cooking with CBD oil yourself, our 30-day happiness guarantee means you have nothing to lose!