Everybody loves a good brownie. Brownies are one of the most popular homemade desserts in the nation! They are delicious and easy to make at home, making them an efficient and scrumptious choice for any baker. That’s also why brownies have often been a go-to option for CBD edible lovers. The decadent and rich flavor of a brownie mixed with the beneficial properties of CBD makes this snack even more appealing.
If you are interested in creating this traditional dessert with a twist, you have come to the right place!
Benefits of CBD Edibles
CBD brownies, and other CBD edibles, give consumers a unique way to ingest this powerful cannabinoid. Other methods, such as CBD capsules or CBD oil often range from bland to flavorless. Not to mention, they don’t help pacify that sweet tooth appetite! There is no definitive “best” way to take CBD, it really all depends on the consumer’s specific needs or preference.
While vaping or sublingually ingesting CBD can result in faster effects, eating a CBD edible will provide the longest-lasting effects. This is because vaping and sublingual use bypass the digestive system and liver, offering the consumer a quicker and stronger effect. Meanwhile, edibles must travel through the digestive system. Subsequently, edibles take longer to kick in, but also provides a longer window of relief when it does begin to take effect.
CBD brownies can come in a variety of flavors, giving consumers a plethora of options. If you don’t like chocolate, you can get vanilla brownies! Get experimental and add fruit or cream to your CBD brownie mix, the options are endless. Although some vapes do offer flavors, a cloud of vapors could never compare to the luscious and mouthwatering taste of a warm brownie!
Cooking with CBD
Cooking with CBD can be exciting and is not relegated to just the brownie. CBD oil can be used when making cookies, pizza, candy, salad, sauces, and more. CBD oil mixes easily with dressings and creams as well, making it a great addition for dips and drizzles. Some consumers enjoy putting CBD oil on their homemade pizza, while others prefer placing a few drops on their ready-made delivered pizza.
It really depends on what you would like, although those using CBD oil in homemade recipes should be cautious of the heat. CBD will begin to evaporate and lose potency at levels of heat that are too extreme: make sure to keep your oven’s temperature lower than 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Make Your Own CBD Brownies
An important part of making CBD brownies is deciding what type of CBD to use. When making this dessert, you may use CBD oil or CBD isolate. CBD oil can be full-spectrum or broad-spectrum.
Picking Your CBD for Brownies
To break them down simply, full-spectrum contains all of the compounds in the cannabis plant, including THC. On the other hand, broad-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the compounds in the cannabis plant, excluding the THC. For CBD to be federally legal, it must come from hemp that contains no more than 0.3% THC.
The negligible amount of THC in full-spectrum oil is not enough to get you high. Instead, it helps to improve the entourage effect. The entourage effect is when all of the compounds in cannabis work together to provide the highest form of benefit. As the name implies, CBD isolate contains only CBD.
If you are looking for the highest form of benefit, try full-spectrum CBD oil. If you are looking to still experience the entourage effect, but cannot indulge in even a minuscule amount of THC due to your career, broad-spectrum CBD oil is best. Lastly, if you just want the purest form of CBD and don’t mind missing the entourage effect, pick up some CBD isolate.
Ingredients for CBD Brownies:
If you want to make your own brownies at home, here’s a CBD brownie recipe you can try! Making your own CBD brownies can be a fun experience to incorporate CBD and you can add as many chocolate chips or fudge as you want! Remember to have measuring tools available!
- 1 large or medium bowl
- 1 baking pan or tray
- Parchment paper or pan grease
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil or coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- If using CBD Oil: 10 ml of 300mg Cheef CBD Tincture for a regular dose
- OR 10ml of 600mg Cheef CBD Tincture for a strong dose
- If using CBD Isolate: 1/4 gram of Cheef CBD Isolate for a regular dose
- OR 1/2 grams of Cheef CBD Isolate for a strong dose
Directions for Baking CBD Brownies:
- Preheat your oven to 300°F
- Mix the oil, CBD oil, vanilla extract, and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until blended.
- Crack the two eggs and stir their contents into the bowl as well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together (chocolate chips if you have them). Stir until blended.
- Now, combine the content of both bowls into one.
- Stir well.
- Pour the newly made batter into a 9×9 sheet pan or baking tray. Make sure to grease the pan or tray or use the parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the corners crisp to your personal satisfaction.
- Remove the pan or tray from the oven and allow the brownies to cool before cutting.
- Enjoy your CBD brownie one by one!
What Are the Effects of CBD Brownies?
A CBD brownie offers consumers the beneficial effects of cannabidiol. Cannabidiol interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS’ main function is to regulate the body and keep it in perfect balance. This is known as homeostasis.
For example, when you get cold your body shivers to force the skin to warm up. Or, when you are overheating, your body sweats to cool you down. These are examples of how homeostasis works in the body. The ECS helps to modulate digestion, inflammation, pain, mood, anxiety, stress, sleep, and more. All of these processes are integral in keeping your body top form.
Your ECS produces its own natural cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. Their main job is to help send and receive signals that alert your ECS on how to regulate your body. CBD interacts with these receptors and influences them to create more of their own natural endocannabinoid.
In this way, CBD influences the overall health and functionality of the ECS. In order to balance pain, inflammation, sleep, anxiety, and much more, you must have an ECS that is functioning at its very best! CBD is known to promote a sense of relaxing calm, or tranquility, in large doses. However, smaller doses of CBD have been discovered to influence a sense of acute attentiveness. Of course, you must try CBD to see how it affects your body specifically. Always start with a smaller dose before incrementally increasing it until you have reached the desired level of relief.
When Will I Feel The Effects Of CBD Brownies?
There are a few factors that can affect how long it takes for the benefits of CBD brownies to kick in. Typically edibles will take around 30 to 60 minutes to take effect. However, factors like your weight, tolerance, fatigue level, last meal can affect the onset times. Here’s how:
- How much you’ve eaten: If you’ve already eaten, it may take some time for your body to digest and process that food first before moving on to the brownie. You may want to eat the brownie before a meal and during.
- Potency: A more potent CBD product could potentially kick in faster than a product containing a lower concentration of CBD. If you consume a concentrated CBD product, you might experience the effects quicker.
- Metabolism: Your metabolism can also influence how long it will take for the CBD to take effect. The CBD could kick in earlier or later, depending on how fast you tend to digest and process food.
How Long Will CBD Edible’s Effects Last?
One of the benefits homemade CBD brownies can give consumers is long-lasting effects. Edible CBD products typically last longer, on average, for about six to eight hours. That lets you enjoy relief throughout the day without needing another edible.
Some people process CBD slower than others, so be patient when taking CBD edibles. After you eat a brownie, if you decide you might want to take more, try waiting for around about 30 minutes to an hour first so you can determine if the dose of CBD has taken effect yet.
Can I Eat Too Many CBD Brownies?
Studies have shown that CBD is well-tolerated by most people, with almost no risk of overdosing. This study states that it would take up to 1,500 milligrams for a toxic dose. Like with anything in life, moderation is key! Even if those double chocolate CBD brownies are delicious, remember to stick to the non-CBD version. It’s also important to learn your recommended CBD dosage.
If you do end up taking too much CBD by accident, you might experience some minor side effects. However, not to worry because they’ll usually go away in a few hours! Some of the possible side effects are:
- Slight fatigue
- Upset stomach
- Dry mouth
Depending on the brownies, they might also contain high sugar. While this shouldn’t be too large a concern for most people. You might gain a couple of pounds here and there; just make sure you stick to your diet. If you want more information on the maximum amount of sugar one can consume in a day, check here!
How Long Are CBD Brownies Good For?
After making CBD brownies, the last thing you want is for them to go bad before you can enjoy them. Luckily CBD brownies have some longevity and will stay fresh for around 4-5 days in your pantry. If you want to preserve your brownies longer, refrigerating them is an easy method that will allow your brownies to last up to two weeks of freshness. For a much longer storage time, you can even freeze your brownies! When frozen, your CBD brownies should stay fresh for as long as six months.
Why Choose Cheef Botanical’s CBD
Our CBD at Cheef Botanicals is the brand of choice for its organic ingredients, all-natural processing, and potency! Our products have been met with high praise on user testimonials and have garnered attention from news sources like LA Weekly, Fox News, Ministry of Hemp, and many more!
Enjoy the nurturing benefits of CBD with the deliciously rich flavor of a brownie using our premium line of hemp-derived CBD products, and you’re sure to be baking more often. If you need to restock on premium Hemp Flower, CBD Oil, or any other variety of CBD products, take a stopover to Cheef Botanicals; we would be proud to have you as a part of our family.
Are CBD Brownies Legal?
Yes, CBD brownies are legal. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized all hemp-derived CBD across the nation. As long as CBD is sourced from the hemp plant, which contains no more than 0.3% THC, it is legal. However, different states may have further rules and regulations. For example, in California and Colorado, where THC is legal, CBD products may contain more than 0.3% THC. Please check your state’s specific regulations when it comes to CBD use before purchase.
CBD brownies make a delicious treat for those who are looking to combine the benefits of hemp with the taste of a decadent dessert. Make sure to have measuring tools so that your homemade recipe comes out to your exact preferences. Have some fun with our recipe, you may always add more vanilla or cocoa powder, or sprinkle in some fruits or nuts for an added twist. The only goal here is to have fun while making a healthy and nutritional dessert for your enjoyment!