How To Make Perfect Vegan CBD Edibles For Daily Use: 3 Recipes To Do It At Home
For years, wellness practices have always included tried-and-tested staples, such as meditation, yoga, and aerobic exercises. Now add CBD to that list, the ultimate plant-based medicinal wellness product.
The potential impact of CBD on one’s overall health can’t go unnoticed. In particular, there’s been increasing use of CBD edibles, which have effortlessly claimed the top spot in CBD trends. This rising trend is largely because of the subtle and effective possibilities that these edibles offer to users that wish to dose on the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a compound that naturally occurs in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
Essentially, each plant found in the cannabis family has CBD, a component that can easily be extracted from the hemp plant.
Contrary to popular belief, CBD is a non-psychoactive component. This means that it doesn’t get the user high, unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC). It is because of this nature that CBD became a hit and is currently in demand. Furthermore, CBD is widely used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and disorders. It is also ideal for those that seek natural relief.
Introducing vegan CBD edibles
People can consume CBD in various ways, depending on the format it is in. For instance, some can ingest it orally by placing a few drops of CBD oil under their tongue. Vaping or smoking CBD is also very popular.
However, while these are some of the most common ways to get CBD absorbed into the body, they do not appeal to everyone. Furthermore, they can be quite conspicuous, putting off anyone that wishes to consume the products discreetly, especially in public.
A much more palatable way to consume CBD is by eating CBD edibles. These are often taken in the form of chocolate and gummy candies.
CBD edibles have evolved over the last couple of years to accommodate different dietary requirements. One of the latest entrants to the market is vegan CBD edibles.
As the popularity of vegan CBD products continues to reach an all-time peak, many brands are now more excited than ever and have begun pushing and investing in such products.
But what happens if you wish to create your own vegan CBD edibles at home? Before that, let’s take a look at some expert tips for making vegan edibles.
Tips for making vegan CBD edibles
There are three types of CBD to consider when making edibles: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids but without THC.
The CBD isolate is derived from industrial hemp and is purely CBD.
You need to consider the strength of the end-product when making CBD edibles. The first step involves calculating the milligrams in the tincture against the number of servings in your recipe.
For instance, for approximately 10 pounds of body weight, you need to add the standard dosage of one to six milligrams. Although experienced users can add a little more tincture per serving, it would be best to start at this range if you’re still a beginner.
We have identified and listed three of the most common, easy-to-make vegan CBD edibles recipes that you can follow from your home.
1 Pumpkin-spiced Canna-pancakes recipe
What better way is there to start off a crisp morning than with pumpkin-spiced cannabis-infused pancakes? These edibles provide everything that you’re looking for in both a CBD product and in a breakfast meal: they’re potent, soft, and fluffy.
You can easily eat an entire stack of these pancakes, especially when they are topped off with maple syrup and butter.
However, you may need to consider and adjust the potency depending on how many pancakes you plan to eat ‒ lest you risk going beyond the recommended dosage.
1 cup vanilla soymilk
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup walnut pieces, optional (if using, sprinkle on top of the pancake while in the skillet cooking)
¼ cup coconut CannaOil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tbsp agave nectar
½ tbsp earth balance butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2-3 very ripe bananas
For a better and more improved taste, the bananas need to be very ripe. If you can find one that has black spots, the better.
If you do not have a pumpkin pie spice with you, do not worry. You can easily make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with locally available ingredients. A recommended mixture would consist of:
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground allspice
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
A pinch of cardamom
Add soy milk and lemon juice into a small bowl and whisk together. Let sit for five minutes.
Add the flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt into a medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the CannaOil, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and soy milk. Whisk until fully combined, then set aside.
Place a large pan over medium heat, and as it heats up…
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined. Ensure there aren’t any lumps in the batter.
Lightly butter the pan (or skillet) and once the heat level is solid, drop the batter into the skillet (about ¼ cup each).
Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through.
Hold in a warm dish or oven.
Top with maple syrup and agave nectar, and enjoy!
2 Vegan CBD Brownies
These vegan CBD brownies are perfect for helping you relaxafter a long day ‒ besides dealing with the munchies!
Having friends over? Why not make these mouth-watering edibles and share them with your friends, as they also get to enjoy the benefits of CBD? They are easy to make and are made from locally available pantry ingredients.
Once made, it is recommended to store them in a freezer for longer shelf life.
4 cups of all-purpose flour
3 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups of cocoa powder
2 cups of applesauce
2 cups of mini chocolate chips
1½ tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
½ cup agave
1 cup of almond milk
1½ sunflower oil cups
3 tablespoons of CBD oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoon cocoa nibs
Add and mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl
Combine and stir the dry and wet ingredients. Whisk until evenly combined.
Add chocolate chips and continue to stir.
Pour batter into paper-lined and oiled baking pans.
Top this with cocoa nibs.
Bake for 12 minutes at 325F
Allow your brownies time to cool, and then cut them into portions.
3 Vegan CBD Peanut Butter Cups
Do you ever crave the tacky deliciousness of a peanut butter cup? If your answer is yes, this is the ideal addition to your CBD edibles selection!
Vegan CBD peanut butter cups are a stoner’s go-to edible that’s sure to satisfy ‒ all possible needs. Here’s a quick, and simple way to make butter cups that can help you relax and leave you satisfied.
1 cup creamy peanut butter, softened (240g)
¼ cup Canna-coconut oil
¼ tsp salt
12 oz dark chocolate(340 g)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon CBD oil, 100%
¼ cup honey(85 g)
hemp heart, for garnish (optional)
Line the muffin tin with paper liners
Add the dark chocolate (melted), vanilla extract, and CBD oil to a bowl and mix until even.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes
Add a scoop of peanut butter, honey, salt, and two tbsp Canna-coconut oil and mix them. Microwave for 15 seconds
Pour the mixture into a muffin tin, then place in the freezer for 5 minutes
Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer.
Put them in a freezer and leave until they’re firm. This should take approximately half an hour.
You’re free to add garnish or maple syrup to taste.
There you have it: three super-easy recipes for making the ideal vegan CBD edibles. Which one tickles your fancy the most?
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