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The Best Recipe for Healthy Pot Brownies

Edibles are a popular choice of ingestion for many medical cannabis users who want to avoid the harmful effects of smoking. The effects of edibles come on slower than smoking and can last much longer, which also appeals to many. Plus, who doesn’t love a sweet treat?

You may not have access to pre-made edibles at your dispensary, but there are plenty of great and easy recipes that you can make at home

Let’s start with a tried and true classic: a pot brownie, with a healthy twist.

Before you get started making your brownies, you will need to make cannabis-infused oil. Check out our recipes on how to make your own canna oil and cannabutter.

Pot Brownie Recipe
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Ingredients for Healthy Cannabis Brownies

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This recipe:

  • Requires 15 minutes prep time
  • Requires 30-35 minutes cook time
  • Yields 16 servings of weed brownies

To get started, here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make your cannabis brownies:

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup cannabis-infused oil, melted if necessary
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 2 large room temperature eggs or substitute the water from a 15.5 oz can of chickpeas (aquafaba) for a vegan option
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut sugar or beet sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder – ideally 100% cocoa with no added sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  •  ½ cup unbleached or whole wheat flour. Oat flour can be used as a gluten-free alternative
  •  1/4 cup cacao nibs

Optional Ingredients

Feel free to make these fit your own style and preferences. Some delicious additions can include:

  • Shredded sweetened coconut
  • Almond extract
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (approx 177°C, or gas mark 4).
  2. Grease an 8×8 baking pan (use vegetable oil or coconut oil, not the canna oil in this step) or line with parchment paper or wax paper.
  3. If you’re using a coconut oil base for your canna oil, melt it in the microwave or on the stovetop and let cool slightly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix the cannabis-infused oil and coconut or beet sugar with a whisk until smooth.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and apple sauce and mix well
  6. Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  7. In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, salt, and flour.
  8. Slowly add the combined dry ingredients to the liquid mixture, mixing until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  9. Add the cacao nibs and mix until just combined. The batter should be thick.
  10. Pour the batter evenly into the 8×8 pan. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the batter, if needed.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes. For fudgier brownies, bake for 30 minutes. For more cake-like brownies, bake for 35 minutes.
    The brownies are done when you can put a toothpick in the middle of the pan and it comes out without any wet brownie batter.
  12. Let cool before cutting into 16 even pieces.

Pot Brownie Recipe

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How Do I Make My Marijuana Brownies Stronger?

The strength of the cannabis brownies depends entirely on the canna oil used in the batter. For stronger brownies, do not increase the amount of oil you’re using, as it’ll make the batter too wet. Instead, increase the potency of the canna oil itself.

You can also eat more to increase the effects you’ll experience. Remember to start slow, especially if this is your first time trying this recipe. You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less. It can take one to two hours for the effects to kick in, so make sure you wait after eating one before determining if you should eat a second serving.

You’ll also need to remember that the distribution of cannabis throughout the batter may be uneven to some extent, so you can get cannabis/THC “hotspots” – i.e. some of the brownies may end up stronger than others. This is another good reason to take it slow.

Each method of ingestion has its pros and cons, and cannabis-infused brownies are no different in this regard. Eating 10 mg of THC is different to vaping it, as the THC passes through the liver and turns into the more potent derivative of THC, 11-OH-THC. This can be useful for the long-term relief of chronic pain, but perhaps less useful for anxiety, where microdosing THC is preferable, especially when eating it (so about 2 – 3 mg).

How to Store Your Marijuana Brownies

Just like standard brownies, marijuana brownies are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They’re best when eaten up to two days after making them.

To increase the lifespan of the marijuana brownies, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge, but it’ll dry them out faster.

Enjoy Your Marijuana Brownies!

This recipe will get you started on the basics of making cannabis brownies, but feel free to experiment to make it your own! If you love peanut butter, add a peanut butter swirl to the batter or drizzle it across the top. If you really want to play up the coconut flavor from the cannabis-infused coconut oil, add sweetened shredded coconut to the batter. Experiment and enjoy your food!

Show us your culinary masterpiece on Instagram and tag us in the picture at @leafwell.co. We’d love to see how your brownies turned out!

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Written by
Sarah Locklund
Sarah Locklund - Outreach and Partnership Manager

Sarah is a cannabis professional that has worked in multiple areas of the industry for the past several years. She found her niche when she went to Philadelphia at the beginning of 2018 to work as a community educator and partnership manager for a multi-state dispensary group. Sarah has spent countless hours educating individuals on the medicinal value of cannabis and assisting patients in the process of gaining legal access. Sarah’s goal is to bring accurate cannabis information and useful resources to as many people as possible, and she is thrilled to work with a company that does exactly that.

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