Baking with CBD oil: sweet CBD recipe

The cannabidiol market is fast-growing and many people are beginning to embrace CBD products and integrate them into their daily lives. Although research into CBD is fairly limited and more research is yet to be done, its products are increasing in popularity.

Among the most common ways of consuming CBD is through foods and beverages, allowing the consumer to enjoy the benefits of CBD in a delicious product. Learning how to cook with CBD can be helpful for someone who wishes to begin their own dispensary and sell CBD edibles. Baking with CBD oil is increasingly becoming popular for several reasons. Keep reading to learn how to integrate CBD into favorite recipes and take homemade creations to a whole new level.


What is CBD?

Burstein (2015) gave an overview of what CBD is. CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical compound known as cannabinoids present in the cannabis or marijuana plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a more popular cannabinoid that has psychoactive properties and causes a sensational high feeling. Consequently, CBD lacks intoxicating characteristics and thus doesn’t cause a high feeling. Cannabis sativa comprises two main species; marijuana and hemp. Although both species contain CBD, hemp has it in a higher percentage with very low THC levels compared to marijuana. Therefore, hemp is the primary source of CBD oil.


Why you should Cook with CBD

People prefer cooking or baking treats with CBD oil for various reasons instead of ingesting directly. You can ingest CBD oil by typically placing it under the tongue or dropping it into the mouth via a tincture. You can still enjoy the benefits of CBD by cooking with it occasionally. Additionally, CBD isolate powder works marvelously in simple recipes and is a fun way of adding your dosage to delicious, healthy treats. Teterycz et al. (2021) showed that Hemp oil can be used for cooking.

A major reason why most people enjoy cooking with CBD oil is simply that they like to grab and go when it comes to their CBD dosage. It’s quite satisfying to have a daily CBD in the form of healthy and yummy treats that you’ve prepared. You can savor every bite or sip a favorite drink while knowing that you’re also reaping the benefits of CBD. For example, most people especially enjoy their CBD breakfast foods and smoothies since they find the idea of eating their CBD more pleasant than taking a dose of oil tincture in the morning.


Tips for Cooking and Baking with CBD Oil


Be Conscious about Heat

Although it’s perfectly fine to heat CBD oil through the baking process, be careful about the heat. CBD oil should not be cooked over direct heat since exposing CBD oil to direct heat can change its composition. You’ll notice reduced efficacy if you let the CBD oil get too hot. You may not realize the reduced efficacy until you physically detect the reduced potency. Avoid exposing the CBD oil to direct heat.


Be Careful with Dosages

Do not just measure with your eyes how much CBD you think should belong to a recipe. It’s important to know how many servings you’re whipping upper recipe. Additionally, carefully measure the amount of CBD needed for each serving. For example, some people prefer the drizzle method even in the making of larger batches simply because they enjoy being able to control exactly how much CBD is being administered per serving.


Baking With CBD Oil

According to King (2019), baking with CBD will help ingest it by infusing the potential health benefits of the product into palatable sweet treats. The same study suggested that CBD acts as an appetite suppressant which might be helpful for those looking to lose weight. CBD does not work well with heat, so use it in recipes that don’t need a lot of heat to bake. Despite heat limitations, there are several amazing recipes for baked goods.

CBD can be baked but be careful about the temperature setting on the oven. Very high temperatures can alter the potency of the oil. CBD oil should not be viewed the same as cooking oil such as olive oil, sunflower oil, or avocado oil. When CBD oil is heated it becomes bitter and it’s more delicious and beneficial when utilized as a finishing oil. You’ll achieve better results when using CBD oil as a drizzle or blended element. Below is a recipe to try to take the baking to the next level.


CBD Infused Cream Cheesecake Bites and Cookies

Varvara et al. (2021) showed that a sugar-free CBD recipe makes for a delicious and creamy dessert with the added crunch of cacao and almonds, especially for cheesecake lovers.


Ingredients for the Cookie Base

  • Half cup almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 full drops of broad-spectrum CBD oil
  • Half tsp. vanilla extract
  • Half cup almond butter
  • Half cup cream cheese
  • One tbsp. baking powder
  • One egg
  • One tbsp. coconut oil
  • Cream cheese filling
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • A pinch of vanilla bean paste

Procedure

  • Preheat the oven to 300F
  • Mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Add the coconut oil and egg into the mixture until well mixed
  • Place the cookies on a parchment paper-covered sheet. They should measure approximately 1-2 inches in width when pressed down.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until they are crispy
  • Let the cookies cool down to room temperature. They become crispier as they lose heat. Don’t be alarmed if the cookies are still a little soft as soon as you take them out.
  • Mix the other ingredients in a bowl with a mixer until smooth
  • Mix in half the crumbled cookies and stir until combined
  • Take one tablespoon of cheesecake filling and place it on top of the cookie crumbles. Subsequently, spread the cheese cream on the cookies to ensure that they’re fully covered.
  • If you don’t want to wait for too long, transfer your cheesecake bites into the freezer for an hour and serve chilled.

Conclusion

The inclusion of CBD oil in foods is a simple way of getting the dosage without getting bored. CBD infusions won’t make you high like marijuana edibles since their THC content is legally supposed to be less than 0.3%. While CBD is relatively new and unproven, it has a lot of potential in the food industry. The market is rapidly growing and legalization and ease of regulations could push CBD into becoming a lucrative product. Most people who like to eat their CBD prefer no-bake recipes since they can be assured that their CBD’s potency isn’t being reduced or interfered with in any way. Try the recipe shared when curious about how to enjoy CBD oil. Use high-quality and high efficacy CBD oil to obtain full benefits.


References

Burstein, S. (2015). Cannabidiol (CBD) And Its Analogs: A Review Of Their Effects On Inflammation. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 23(7), 1377-1385.

King, J. W. (2019). The Relationship Between Cannabis/Hemp Use In Foods And Processing Methodology. Current Opinion In Food Science, 28, 32-40.

Teterycz, D., Sobota, A., Przygodzka, D., & Łysakowska, P. (2021). Hemp Seed (Cannabis Sativa L.) Enriched Pasta: Physicochemical Properties And Quality Evaluation. Plus One, 16(3), E0248790.

Varvara, R. A., Szabo, K., & Vodnar, D. C. (2021). 3D Food Printing: Principles Of Obtaining Digitally-Designed Nourishment. Nutrients, 13(10), 3617.

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