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 is significant. 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 take advantage of 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). That’s why CBD became such 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.
Read much more about CBD in our guide here.
Introducing Vegan CBD Edibles
People can consume CBD in various ways, depending on the format it is in. For instance, many people ingest it orally by placing a few drops of CBD oil under their tongue, while others vape or smoke CBD.
However, while these are some of the most common ways to get CBD absorbed into the body, they do not appeal to everyone. They can also be quite conspicuous, putting off anyone that wants 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 gummies, although many products have entered the market including honey, popcorn, cookies, and even chewing gum.
At the end of a hard working day, we all need something to relax. Meditation, taking a nap, or drinking herbal tea or even alcohol are ways to solve this problem. But nowadays, CBD-infused drinks are also a great choice. These kinds of drinks are ways to treat anxiety and make you feel relaxed, without any addictive effects.
CBD edibles have evolved over the last few 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 high, many brands are now more excited than ever and have begun pushing and investing in such products.
But what if you want to make your own vegan CBD edibles at home? 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 oils to consider when making edibles: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.
Full-Spectrum CBD contains cannabinoids, terpenes, and molecular compounds from the hemp plant. This type of CBD contains traces of THC (under 0.2%), and is often considered the most “whole” and beneficial type of CBD.
Broad-Spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids but without THC.
CBD Isolate is derived from industrial hemp and is pure, 100% 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.
You can make your own CBD oil at home, or buy it directly from one of our recommended shops on this website.
Perfect Vegan CBD Edibles Recipes
Here are three easy-to-make vegan CBD edibles recipes that you can make at home:
Pumpkin-Spiced Canna-Pancakes Recipe
What better way is there to start 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: 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 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 pick it up on Amazon or 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!
Vegan CBD Brownies
These vegan CBD brownies are perfect for helping you relax after 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 tablespoons 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.
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 anybody’s go-to edible that’s sure to satisfy. Here’s a quick and simple way to make vegan CBD peanut 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 (we suggest making your own or buying a good CBD oil)
- ¼ cup honey (85 g)
- Cupcake liners
- 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 perfect vegan CBD edibles. Which one tickles your fancy the most?