How to Make Easy THC-Infused Avocado Toast: Cannabis Recipes
Published on May 12, 2021
We know tons of millennials who cannot stay away from their beloved avocado toast. Heck, some are even willing to go broke for a good toast during that weekend brunch with friends. Something else that is near and dear to us is cannabis, so why not combine the two? If you've ever wondered how to make easy edibles, look no further than this step-by-step guide.
If you're new to the game of weed edibles, the decarbing process is paramount. Raw cannabis in fact doesn't contain large amounts of THC, instead, it is loaded with a wealth of THCA which is the precursor to the famous psychoactive compound. Since THCA is non-psychoactive, the decarboxylation process uses heat to remove a carboxyl ring from THCA, which converts it into THC. Decarboxylate your cannabis in just a few steps, by first preheating your oven between 220 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit and adding a layer of parchment paper to a cookie sheet. Grind up your cannabis and add to pan, then bake for 20-45 mins until it is golden brown.
How to Make Cannabutter
Learning how to make cannabutter is the most common way to make edibles. Once you have decarboxylated your cannabis, cool the cannabis to room temperature. Then, melt and mix 1 pound of butter with two cups of water in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Let this sit for two hours, making sure that the butter never boils. Next, strain the butter and let it cool for 30-40 minutes at room temperature then refrigerate overnight.
Dosing Your Edibles
When thinking about how to make edibles with weed, the tricky part is the dosing. First off, there is no exact science here and it important to note that edibles are generally more potent due to the way we ingest them, so be careful. Less is always more here! While there are dosage calculators out there, if you're trying things by hand - here are a few pointers. Know your THCA percentage, and for smooth numbers, use a classic edible recipe that requires one ounce (28 grams) for every cup of butter or oil. There is generally a 90% potency retention rate from THCA to THC.
There's one last side note for dosing edibles to remember (we told you it was tricky!). The strength of your treats also depends on the saturated fat content of your base. The higher the content, the more THC that will be retained during infusion. Butter is the most common base, which is what we'll describe below.
How to Make Edibles: Avocado Toast Edition
- Preheat oven to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, and no higher than 250 degrees. Grind your weed with a grinder so that the leaves are heated evenly.
- Place the cannabis on a baking sheet and throw it in the oven for 45 minutes.
- Spread cannabutter on the toast.
- Slice up your avocados and place them on the toast.
- Top the toast with anything of your choosing. We like chili flakes, a fried egg and a little bit of goat cheese.
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