As edibles become increasingly popular for medical cannabis consumers, more people are learning to make these tasty treats for themselves. But if this is your first time using infused oils, you might be wondering what to make with cannabutter.
In this CannabisRxHealth post, we cover what cannabis infused butter is, how it's made, and what to make with it.
The goal of this post is to make your infusions as easy as possible. So, let's get started!
What is Cannabis Infused Butter?
Cannabis butter is butter – most of the time, unsalted butter – that has been infused with cannabis. Your weed butter may be potent. However, it might be a little weak if you're not using it to heavily medicate.
There are a few ways to make weed butter. But for the easiest method, you'll take some regular butter, high quality bud, toss the bud in a food processor or grinder, and put it all in a slow cooker with a few cups of water on low heat for 12 to 16 hours. Cannabis decarboxylation is always an option, but not essential.
Regardless, your weed butter is what you'll use in your favorite cannabis recipes, some of which you'll likely find in this post. But, simply put, weed connoisseurs and newbies alike have the opportunity to use cannabis butter to create so many recipes!
Cannabutter Breakfast Recipes
Whether you're into sweet or savory dishes, breakfast recipes offer the perfect way to enjoy cannabis; especially if you're into waking and baking! However, you can also use one of these recipes for a breakfast for dinner cooking time or movie night.
Here are some great recipes for infused breakfast foods:
Cannabis-Infused Bulletproof Coffee
Coffee is always the perfect pick-me-up, and for those looking for an additional perk first thing in the morning, bulletproof coffee is always a solid option. This is a nice take on caffeine, and it gets even better with a little – or a lot of – cannabis.
Looking for a quick marijuana coffee recipe with minimal prep time? Whether you toss one tablespoon of butter or a few into your cup, here's how you make it with cannabis.
- 8 oz organic coffee
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 25 MG CBD oil
- 3 tbsp cannabutter
Step 1: Brew organic coffee.
Step 2: Place all ingredients in your blender.
Step 3: Blend on high for 10 seconds, or until the mixture is creamy and slightly frothy.
Cannabis-Infused Brioche French Toast
While the prep time might not seem worth it for most other recipes, for this french toast, it's certainly worth the investment. Some recipes don't live up to their cooking time. But for anyone who loves marijuana and french toast, this is a serious game changer.
Homemade edibles will never be the same after you experience this breakfast recipe. So start cooking and enjoy this marijuana french toast recipe!
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam, plus more for serving
- 1 tablespoon weed butter
- Four 1 1/2-inch-thick brioche slices
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- Fleur de sel
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Confectioners’ sugar
- Crème fraîche, for serving
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350F. Then, combine together your jam and medical marijuana butter. Slice a 2-inch pocket into the side of each slice of bread. Then, add a large tablespoon of jam mixture into each slice.
Step 2: Whisk your eggs with the cream in a bowl with your granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel.
Step 3: Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dunk each piece of bread in your egg mixture until saturated, and place it in the hot skillet to brown both sides of the bread before transferring to a baking sheet.
Step 4: Bake your French toast in the oven for around 5 minutes to cook them all the way through. Then, transfer to a plate, sprinkle confectioners' sugar atop, add a dollop of the crème fraîche and some strawberry jam, and serve immediately.
Love egg recipes and marijuana? Then you're going to adore this cannabis omelette.
Out of all the medical marijuana recipes we've tried, this cannabis omelette is one of the simplest – and tastiest – recipes we've experienced. Try it for yourself here and now, and see how this particular recipe compares with other homemade edibles!
- 8 eggs
- 1 pack of bacon
- 1 red pepper (cored and chopped)
- 1 cooking onion (peeled and diced)
- ¼ cup of grated cheese
- 3 teaspoons of cannabutter
Step 1: Fry the bacon, onion and pepper in a pan until cooked.
Step 2: Beat the eggs in a bowl with some salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the pan. Add your cheese to one side of it, making sure not to mix them together, then use your rubber spatula to gently lift the other side of the omelette when it is set, until golden brown.
Step 4: Remove your omelette from the pan. Then, add your weed butter to the pan. After it melts and starts to sizzle, fry your omelettes in the butter for around 3 minutes before flipping. Top with some grated cheese and serve immediately.
Blueberry Muffins with Cannabis Butter Streusel
Who doesn't love blueberry muffins? And if there's cannabis butter streusel on top, that's another reason to love them!
This cannabis recipe is super easy with barely any prep time. Plus, cooking time is minimal, so if you plan to try this recipe first thing in the morning, you'll have weed-infused muffins ready for breakfast fast!
Ingredients for Muffins:
- ¼ cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Ingredients for Streusel:
- ½ cup of sugar
- cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup of chilled cannabutter
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375F. Cream your butter and sugar, then add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Step 2: Combine your flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add these dry ingredients to your wet ingredients, as well as milk. You can also add the blueberries and gently combine everything at this point.
Step 3: Make your streusel topping by combining sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add your weed butter and combine with your fingers until it's crumbly.
Step 4: Grease your muffin tin or add cup liners. Spoon your muffin batter into the cups to fill them around half way full. Then, sprinkle your streusel topping onto each muffin before baking for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool your muffins on a metal rack before you serve them.
Veggie frittata recipes are a staple in some parts of the world. But for those looking for something tasty with minimal prep time first thing in the morning, this weed recipe will be one you'll find yourself cooking time and time again!
Not only does this veggie frittata taste incredible, but it can be a perfect not-sweet weed infusion. So, if you're someone looking for a savory cannabis breakfast recipe, make sure to try this one out!
- 8 large eggs
- cup of milk
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of cannabis butter
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- 4 ounces of feta cheese
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350F.
Step 2: Whisk your eggs and milk together in a large bowl, salt and peppering to taste.
Step 3: Heat your cannabis butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Toss your onion and red pepper in and saute to make the vegetables soft. Add spinach and stir until it wilts. Then, spread your veggies evenly in the skillet. Slowly add your egg mixture and sprinkle your feta over it.
Step 4: Keep the concoction on medium-low heat without stirring until your eggs start solidifying. Then, put your skillet in the oven and allow it to bake for 15 minutes. Turn your broiler on high for around two minutes or less. Then, take it from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Pancakes are a breakfast food we all know and grew up loving. But what about cannabis pancakes?
Yes, it's possible to make a cannabis recipe for pancakes and you're about to get it. Make sure you have some of the most desired toppings available – namely, fruit, chocolate chips, and maple syrup, to name a few!
- 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of white sugar
- 1 ¼ cups of milk
- 3 tablespoons of weed butter
- 1 egg
Step 1: Sift your flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder together. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients before pouring your melted cannabutter, egg, and milk. Then, stir until it's smooth.
Step 2: Lightly grease a frying pan and put it over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan at a time. Flip with a spatula once the pancakes begin bubbling. Serve hot and fresh with a bit of butter and maple syrup.
Who loves quiche? We all do! And this recipe is going to take your quiche and bring it to the next level.
Many quiche recipes exist, but this one makes it even better with a bit of weed butter. If you're looking for a quiche that's delicious and will get you medicated at the same time, this recipe is for you!
- 24 ounces of frozen shredded potatoes
- 1 cup of melted cannabutter
- 1 cup of cooked diced ham
- 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of heavy whipping cream
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425F.
Step 2: Remove as much water from frozen potatoes as possible by squeezing in a cheesecloth. Combine with melted cannabutter. Then, add it to an ungreased 10-inch pie plate and press it to the bottom and sides of the plate. Bake for 25 minutes.
Step 3: Once you remove the pan from the oven, layer ham and cheese over the potatoes. Then, beat your eggs and cream together in a separate bowl before pouring it over the ham and cheese.
Step 4: Bake for 30 more minutes and serve it warm.
Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Oatmeal is a staple breakfast dish, and while these recipes don't always seem so exciting, this infusion will certainly excite you!
Cannabis-infused peanut butter oatmeal takes the flavors you love and combines them with medical weed butter. You can barely taste the herb in this recipe, and you're going to love every bite!
- 1 cup of steel cut oats
- 3 ½ cups of almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of cannabutter
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 banana, sliced
Step 1: Bring almond milk to boil in a small saucepan. Add the oats and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook it uncovered and without the peanut butter until the liquid is fully absorbed. Add salt to taste.
Step 2: Add cannabutter, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and peanut butter to the oatmeal in a separate bowl. Stir and enjoy!
What to Make with Cannabutter No Bake
Cannabutter No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies
Who needs parchment paper anyway? If you're not baking, you certainly won't!
This recipe is one of those no bake recipes you'll wish you knew about sooner. It's simple, delicious, and doesn't have a fast coming expiration date. Keep this in mind as you're looking at no-bake weed edible recipes!
- 2 cups of sugar
- ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 ounces of unsalted butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of unsweetened, no-additive peanut butter (or any pure nut or seed butter)
- 2½ cups of oatmeal, instant or old fashioned*
- pinch of salt
Step 1: Lay a baking sheet down and have two large spoons ready to scoop.
Step 2: Combine your salt, sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and cannabutter in a medium sauce pot. Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring once to incorporate all ingredients.
Step 3: Wait until it reaches 230F and remove it from the heat. This should take around two minutes on medium-high heat.
Step 4: Add the vanilla, then add the peanut butter. Whisk in small batches to combine your mixture until it's thick enough to scoop but still shiny.
Step 5: Scoop the cannabis edibles onto wax paper and add some sprinkles atop the cookies immediately if you'd like. Then, allow them to cool completely before gently removing them from the paper. These can be stored in a seal container at room temperature for around a week or frozen for longer.
No Bake Fudge Cannabutter Recipe
Another no-bake cannabutter recipe, this fudge is nothing short of tasty! You'll find yourself eating this stuff by the spoonful, but be careful not to overmedicate!
If you love fudge as much as we do, try using some weak weed butter. The weaker the weed butter, the more you can tolerate without overmedicating!
- 2 pounds or 7 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 cup of cocoa (preferably, Hershey's)
- 1 pound of cannabutter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of peanut butter
Step 1: Melt the butter and peanut butter down in a medium saucepan. You can also use a double boiler. Add your vanilla essence.
Step 2: Combine your powdered sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Add your melted ingredients into this mix, too.
Step 3: Press the final product into a flat plan and put it in the fridge until it becomes firm.
Sweet Things to Make with Cannabutter
Brownies Infused with THC
Traditionally speaking, brownie edibles are the go-to. Here's a simple recipe that will combine your wet and dry ingredients perfectly to get incredible gooey medicated brownies every time!
And don't forget to lick the spoon!
- 1 stick of butter (unsalted)
- 1/4 cup of cannabutter
- 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
Step 1: Position your baking rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 350F. Lightly grease or butter your 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
Step 2: Using a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, melt your butter and cannabutter together. Add the chocolate and stir until it's mostly melted. Then, add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt. Stir everything until thoroughly mixed. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow it to cool a bit. The remaining chocolate will melt with the residual heat.
Step 3: Whisk your eggs in a large bowl until foamy. Then, whisk in your vanilla. Whisk your warm chocolate mixture into your eggs, but make sure the chocolate isn't too hot as this will result in chocolatey scrambled eggs.
Step 4: Combine the flour into your mixture gently until it's thoroughly mixed. There should be no clumpy flour, however, make sure not to overmix. Your batter should be perfectly thick.
Step 5: Pour your batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for between 20 and 25 minutes, or until you notice the top is beginning to crack with a glossy aesthetic. Once you remove from the oven, allow it to cool on a wire rack completely before you cut into it.
Cannabis Infused Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, and when they're medicated, that's even better! These are the perfect chewy cookies you've been craving.
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cannabutter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375F. Combine your flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Step 2: In another bowl, combine (cream) together your cannabutter, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Now add your eggs, one at a time, and beat well with each additional egg.
Step 3: Beat your flour into the mixture gradually. Stir your syrup in, followed by the chocolate chips.
Step 4: Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Then, bake for between 9 and 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow finished cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to finish cooling.
Chewy Cannabis Caramels
Caramels are one of the most delicious medicated treats. They're incredibly sweet, so you'll get a fantastic sugar high with these! But don't worry, they are perfectly safe to eat in moderation!
- 1 cup of cannabutter
- 4 cups of granulated white sugar
- 2 cups of light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 24 ounces of evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt for topping
Step 1: Line a 9x9" baking pan with parchment paper. Set this aside for later.
Step 2: Combine your cannabutter, sugar, corn syrup, and kosher salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium heat and stir continuously until the mixture starts boiling. This should take around 7 or 8 minutes.
Step 3: Slowly add your evaporated milk gradually. Keep the mixture at a constant boil as you're adding. This should take around 15 minutes to fully add each can of milk.
Step 4: Use a candy thermometer to measure and continue to heat until the mixture hits 245F. Then, remove the mix from the heat and add the vanilla extract.
Step 5: Pour your caramel into your prepared pan and top with some sea salt flakes. Then, refrigerate your caramels for at least a few hours, although overnight is the best option. After they cool and set, you can cut them into bite-sized pieces and wrap them individually in wax or parchment paper.
Cannabis Butter FAQ
How long to cook cannabutter in crockpot?
Simmer your cannabutter in a crockpot while maintaining a low heat. Keep the heat between 160 F and 200 F, allowing it to simmer for at least 3 hours. However, keep in mind, you can keep the cannabutter simmering for longer (up to 16 hours) if you add some water to your crockpot to avoid burning your budder. You don't have to stir constantly, but you can stir occasionally to keep it heating uniformly.
What is the cannabutter temp range?
Keep your cannabutter simmering between 160 F and 200 F. This is far less than the temperature at which THC begins to degrade. Once your cannabutter is made, keep in mind, you'll want to bake and cook it at lower temperatures to keep THC degradation minimal, as well.
Cannabutter vs cannaoil?
Cannabutter is made using butter while cannaoil uses coconut oil for extractions and infusions. Coconut oil is more saturated fat at 90%, making it a more effective cannabinoid absorber than butter, which has 63% saturated fat. Coconut oil also lasts longer, making it the better option.
Concluding on What to Make with Cannabutter
There's no doubt that you can do a lot with cannabutter. It's the perfect way to add another layer of depth and flavor to your popular dishes, such as brownies or cookies.
On top of that, cannabutter is also an effective method for adding CBD to your favorite recipes. Be sure to check out our other medicated recipes, too!
If you're just getting into medicating with edibles, cannabutter is the perfect way to start. It's one of the easiest infusion recipes you can make, and you only need butter and cannabis flower or concentrate to make it!
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