POT BROWNIES? More like Haute brownies. If you’re on a CBD kick – like the rest of us – you’ll flip for this sweet collab from two of our fave wellness brands: vegan resto mini-empire By CHLOE and NYC’s clean green beauty haven, CAP Beauty.
The duo joined forces to create the ultimate plant-based chocolate treat using CAP’s adaptogenic CBD oil, The Daily Hit — and we’re sharing the exclusive (non-intoxicating) recipe for these CBD brownies below!
Our fave Right Coast-dwelling food writer, Kat Odell tried the brownies firsthand and reports back..
WHAT I ATE: By Chloe x CAP Beauty’s cannabis-laced CBD brownies.
WHY I ATE IT: I am fascinated with CBD – which is the nickname for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that won’t get you high, as compared to THC, which will. Right now, modern medicine is increasingly dedicating resources to studying the positive wellness impact that CBD and other compounds within cannabis have on humans, which is extremely exciting, since the plant is linked to an ever-growing laundry list of health benefits.
WHY YOU NEED IT: Because not only is this guilt-free brownie devoid of animal ingredients, it likewise will help curb anxiety and mellow you out, thanks to a dose of CBD.
The popularity of CBD infused recipes has been on the rise. The reason they’re becoming popular is that people need to dose their CBD on-the-go or just want to enjoy the taste of it. Another reason for the popularity is that CBD recipes provide the medicinal and therapeutic properties of cannabis without the psychoactive effects. This article will teach you how to make CBD brownies right at home.
Before you make this recipe, we recommend scrolling to the bottom of this article. You will find a potency calculator that you can use to calculate and find a dosage you want. Do this prior to making the recipe so you know how potent each serving will be! This will help you properly dose your homemade CBD brownies.
Here is What You Will Need
This recipe contains one ingredient you probably won’t find in your kitchen or at the grocery store. That ingredient is CBD butter. Don’t worry though, CBD butter can easily be made at home in just a few minutes.
CBD Brownies Potency Guide
We recommend calculating the potency of your homemade edibles prior to making them. You will need to know the amount of CBD in 1 cup of your butter to find the potency of your CBD brownies. If you need to find this number, check out our CBD butter guide. The potency calculator you will need is at the bottom of that article. Use that calculator to find the potency of your CBD butter.
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
2 cups cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 cup apple sauce
½ cup agave
1 cup almond milk
1 ½ cups sunflower oil
3 Tbsp The Daily Hit or another high-quality CBD oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups mini chocolate chips
6 Tbsp cocoa nibs
Combine all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
In a separate container, combine and mix all wet ingredients.
Combine the wet into the dry and stir with a hand whisk until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
Pour the batter onto two 9″ x 12″ paper-lined and lightly oiled baking pans. Top with the cocoa nibs.
Bake at 325F for 12 minutes.
Allow brownies to cool and cut each sheet into 12 portions.
What is it doing in food?
CBD is normally sold in combination with a base oil, such as olive or coconut, as a supplement, vape, gel to be applied to the skin, and more recently, in food and drink.
Is CBD a miracle cure?
“there is no good scientific evidence that these consumer products have any real benefits.
“Many of the CBD products available on the high street contain so little CBD that you would need to consume vast quantities to even approach some of the doses that are administered in clinical trials of medicines”, concludes Sumnall.
Is CBD safe?
According to a report from the World Health Organization, CBD doesn’t exhibit the effects indicative of substance abuse or dependency in humans, like THC can, and has relatively low toxicity. “To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD”, it says.
Do CBD works well on Food?
“CBD tends to work well in foods with a stronger, earthy taste, such as chocolate and coffee”, says Meg Greenacre, head chef at Erpingham House in Norwich. “I’ve been inspired by menus in London to create a delicious CBD brownie for our customers here.