This is the best weed brownie recipe I have ever found and I’ve tried a lot of them. What is the secret to this one? One cup.
It uses one full cup of cannabutter so if you make weed brownies butter using my recipe (find it here) it is super easy to have complete control over the dosage. Cut your medical marijuana brownies into an even number such as 10 or 12 or 20 and its easy-peasy to divide by how much medicine is in one cup of cannabutter. So if you use 10 grams in one cup of cannabutter and cut 10 pieces, it would be too strong. Calculating by the strength of the butter takes all the mystery of dosage out of edibles.
Many people avoid edibles because of “that time” when they had an uncomfortably high experience. This is understandable since the go-to reasoning behind most marijuana brownie recipes has been “stronger is better.”
However, when applying cannabis medicinally this is often not the case. Many people want to take the edge off of anxiety, pain or control muscle spasms in order to function, so being doped to the nines is not the goal. A mild pot brownie edible can be just the right thing to help you sail through the day and unlike combusting cannabis, it lasts for hours.
Pot Brownies Brownie Mix
You might be one of the many people who want to control your dosage but don’t cook. The alternative is to make cannabis brownies from a brownies mix. There are several regular and gluten free brownie mixes on the market that you can purchase which will have the dry ingredients premeasured in the package or mix.
Simply buy one of these brownie mixes and use my medical marijuana butter recipe for the butter portion of your mix. Often brownie mixes use half a cup of butter but now you know how to calculate the dosage. Its that easy.
If making the butter is difficult for you for whatever reason, you can skip the cannabutter recipe and purchase a Magical Butter maker.
Having a Magical Butter maker allows you to still keep total control over your dosage without having to know the fine points of how to cook it. This kitchen appliance turns out a high quality cannabutter every time.
A super important detail is that the Magical Butter maker not only turns out perfect marijuana butter, but it can also make coconut and other oils, and infusions and lotions. It’s pretty sweet.
Also, if you are vegan and using non-animal fats for your cannabis recipes, the Magical Butter maker will allow you to infuse a number of different vegetable, seed and nut oils at a controlled heat. I just recently included this handy device in my survey of Best New Canabis Products.
Cannabis Brownie Considerations
There are a few reasons to make your own medicinal cannabis brownies rather than using a mix.
The first is that the following pot brownies recipe has less sugar than what is in most mixes.
Also, you can control the type of sugar you use by replacing refined white sugar with organic cane, xylitol, or erythritol if you are on the diabetes spectrum.
If you make pot brownies yourself you can control the quality of the ingredients and use nutritious quinoa or chick pea flours in the place of refined white wheat or rice flours.
How much you fuss over quality will depend on how often you consume pot edibles.
Folks who dose with an edible a few times a day might be more concerned about the total sugar intake than someone who eats a portion of a cannabis brownie to sleep or snacks on an edible to relax on the weekends.
As I’ve mentioned in other articles, you don’t want to undercut the benefits of using this medicine with low quality ingredients or applications. Get the most out of your medical marijuana by keeping your consumption methods clean and healthy.
Best Pot Brownie Recipe Ever
This easy weed brownie recipe produces a delicious deep chocolate fudgie brownie with a fairly crispy top. It separates from the pan cleanly and keeps forever.
Best Pot Brownie Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cups sugar — you choice of any granulated sugar on the market
- 1 cup gently melted cannabutter — or a butter substitute such as cannabis infused grapeseed oil
- 4 eggs — or an egg substitute such as ground flax
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or carob or 3oz. melted chocolate or carob
- 1/2 cup quinoa flour
- 1/2 cup millet flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour – or substitute 1 1/2 cups of traditional white wheat flour for these three flours
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
In a large bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients until well incorporated. You will have a canna-chocolate gooey slather. Add your dry ingredients on top of that minus the nuts.
The reason for this is that you want to work the baking power and salt through the dry ingredients as you are mixing them into the wet so that it is consistent through the mix.
Add the nuts last, or if you want to turn this into a Double Chocolate Pot Brownie recipe, add the same amount of chocolate chips instead.
If you want them to be chewier, swap the quinoa flour out for millet or sorghum flour. If you want them to be more fudgie, cut flour back by 1/4 cup.
Pour the marijuana brownie mixture into a rectangular baking dish that’s around 6″ x 9″ in diameter.
The pan size doesn’t have to be exact, but if you opt to use a standard square baking dish it makes the brownies deep enough that the middle has a hard time setting properly due to the amount of cannabutter in the recipe. I do not grease the pan, but you can if you have trouble getting them to release.
Bake at 350F for 35 – 45 minutes or until the middle is set.
Storage and Tips
This cannabis butter brownie recipe stores well in the fridge. I find that the potency increases over time with the least strength when they are warm out of the oven (but still so good!) and most strength at about one week later. Just another reason why these are the best pot brownie ever.
When cool, they can be cut up and put in a sealed container in the freezer indefinitely. If they are kept chilled, your marijuana brownies will not so much “go bad” as dry out and become crunchy. They will not lose their medicinal quality regardless.
There are people who say that using cocoa or carob powder preserves potency better than using chocolate or chips. This is because the powder will absorb the cannabutter you add to the pot brownie recipe whereas the chocolate already has fats in it that will melt into and dilute the cannabutter.
Personally, I don’t feel that there is enough chocolate in the recipe to make a difference, but go ahead and test it for yourself. I switch up the chocolate types as well as using carob and a carob/chocolate mix and don’t notice a difference.