Brownies remain one of the top choices for infused foods. They are fast and easy to bake, and who doesn’t like chocolate! Not to worry if you aren’t a skilled baker as the recipe below is super simple. Below is everything you need to make brownies with canna butter.
Can you use a boxed brownie mix for infused brownies?
Yes! To make baking even faster and easier, feel free to use a boxed brownie mix. All you must do is follow the directions, which typically call for adding water, eggs, and oil or butter to the premade powder. Just use the same amount of infused butter or oil as the directions call for and you’re all set.
Can you use melted cannabutter for brownies?
Yes! If your cannabutter is melted, you can still use it in your recipe. You can also use an infused oil if you don’t have infused butter on hand. Coconut oil is the top choice for baking with infused oil.
Can you make edibles with cannabutter or oil?
For brownies, you can use either. For other foods, it depends on the recipe. It’s ok to swap the butter for oil in most baked goods recipes. However, butter is required for structure in some cakes, so it’s best to keep both on hand.
In terms of flavor profile, if you are going to use oil, most prefer coconut oil to olive oil for baking. Olive oil may be your preference for cooking, but it’s not the tastiest option for your brownies with canna butter.
How much cannabutter do I substitute for oil?
Most chefs suggest using equal parts when swapping butter for oil. So, if the recipe calls for a ½ cup of oil, you use a ½ cup of butter. However, some chefs suggest adding approximately 25% more butter. Another option is to melt your butter and measure it as a liquid.
How many sticks of butter for a half cup?
Most single-batch brownie recipes call for a ½ cup of butter. One stick of butter equals a ½ cup, or 8 tablespoons of butter. This is why many butter wrappers have a series of vertical lines down one side. Each line indicates one tablespoon.
If you are portioning butter from a larger container, skip the mess by measuring your butter in water:
- Fill a large glass measuring cup with ½ cup of water.
- Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to portion butter into the cup.
- Make sure the butter is floating and not touching the sides of the measuring cup.
- When the water line rises to 1 cup, you have ½ cup of butter.
How long does cannabutter stay potent?
Standard butter lasts for 1 to 3 months in the fridge, depending on the expiration date. However, the marijuana in infused butter only stays active for 3 weeks. However, you can freeze your infused butter to extend its life cycle. It stays fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months and remains active for 3 weeks after being defrosted.
Want to make brownies with canna butter and your butter is frozen? It takes about 8 hours to defrost in the fridge and 4 to 6 hours to defrost at room temperature.
Infused oils last 12 to 18 months. To extend the life cycle of both infused butter and oil, store them in the fridge. Or store oil in a dark bottle or in the cupboard out of direct sunlight.
Can I make my own cannabutter?
Yes! You can infuse your own butter, oil, and base-products at home. Thanks to the MagicalButter, it’s never been faster, easier, or safer.
Before the all-in-one MagicalButter, it took 13 hours to create your own infusions. Not to mention, the safety hazard of transferring the boiling butter during the infusion process. This electric teapot-sized appliance grinds, heats, stirs, and steeps your infusion in 1 to 2 hours. All you must do is add your ingredients, and if needed, strain it once it’s complete.
For easy baking, invest in a silicone butter mold so that your butter is pre-portioned in ½ cup sticks. Then wrap it in wax paper or parchment paper.
What if I don’t have cannabutter?
If you don’t have cannabutter, you can use infused oil or sugar. You can also stir in ¼ to ½ cup of leftover cannabis pulp. However, the pulp will impact both the flavor and texture. The milligrams per serving are also more challenging to estimate when you use pulp versus butter, oil, or sugar.
How to make brownies with Canna butter?
We share a basic brownie recipe below, but you can use any brownie recipe. All you must do is swap the butter or oil for cannabutter. The rest of the recipe remains the same. Have fun with it and experiment with different brownie recipes.
- Make two batches of brownies, one infused and one that isn’t. That way you can eat more chocolate without eating more marijuana.
- Bake brownies in a metal pan instead of glass for optimal texture and visual appeal. Also, reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees when baking brownies in glass. Or cook in a silicone pan placed on top of a cookie sheet. Cooking time is about 10 minutes less when cooking in silicone.
- Let your butter soften on the counter for about 45 minutes so that it is easier to mix.
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder of choice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup softened cannabutter or room temperature infused coconut oil
- 1 cup sugar (or infused sugar if you aren’t using infused oil)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8x8 metal or glass baking pan. If you are using silicone, it doesn’t need to be greased.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. If you prefer, you can sift the flour and cocoa powder to minimize lumps.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix the butter/oil and white and brown sugar with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture and mix for 1 minute.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sugar and egg mixture, while beating on low.
- Pour your brownie mixture into your baking pan. Gently tap the pan on the counter to ensure it’s even and reaches all four sides.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, minus 10 minutes if you are cooking in silicone.
- To ensure your brownies are baked all the way through, stick a toothpick in the center. If it comes out dry, it needs to bake a bit longer.
- Cool for about 30 minutes and enjoy your brownies with canna butter!
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