How to Make Infused Vegan Peanut Butter: Marijuana Recipes
Published on 9/17/21
One of the biggest movements today is the idea of plant-based living, which is attempting to not only save our deteriorating planet but also to ensure that your body is receiving clean fuel. Vegan-everything is popping up at every single turn, as there are vegan deserts, cosmetic products and cafes that are only gaining popularity. Veganism isn't always approachable for everyone, but if you've been wanting to get creative with being plant-based and have wondered how to make edibles with weed look no further. Vegan edibles are perfect for anyone!
Unfortunately, you can't just throw your favorite strain of cannabis right into a recipe and feel all of those fun, tingly and psychoactive feelings that comes from weed. A process called decarboxylation needs to occur, which is where specific amounts of heat, time and light transform your weed into a cannabinoid you can feel. THCA is the precursor to THC, and through this process, there is a removal of a carboxyl ring, which then allows your body to absorb the transformed THC.
How to Make Edibles Properly: Dosing 101
Edibles are all fun and games until you get to this part of the process. This is not an exact science and there are so many factors to consider, so remember the golden rule of less is more. Dosing is so paramount because our body metabolizes edibles differently compared to smoking, creating a more potent and longer-lasting high. If you're doing things without a dosing calculator, here are a few tips. Knowing your THCA percentage is key and using a classic edible recipe that requires one ounce (28 grams) for every cup of butter or oil allows for smoother numbers. Remember, there is generally a 90% potency retention rate from THCA to THC.
Weed-Infused Vegan Peanut Butter
When thinking about how to make easy edibles, having a vegan, cannabis peanut butter can open the door for many tasty treats. For this recipe, you'll need 2-3 grams of cannabis, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 cups of dry roasted peanuts, 1 tablespoon of vegan honey (yes, it exists!), and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Maybe you've learned about how to make cannabutter, but today is all about the oil.
Step-by-Step Process to Vegan Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter
- Preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grind up your weed into fairly small pieces, so they heat thoroughly. Place in an oven-safe bowl, add the coconut oil and cover with foil.
- Heat for 35 minutes, allowing for decarboxylation to take place.
- Grab a cheesecloth or some sort of strainer and strain the oil to rid it of the plant matter.
- Take the weed-infused oil and place it into a food processor or blender and mix in the peanuts, salt and vegan honey or any sort of natural, vegan sweetener like stevia.
- Process for 4 to 5 minutes, or until smooth.
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