CBD is becoming more common and used than ever before, including in food. Below, we talk about the basics of CBD oil, why you should consider trying it, and how to bake with CBD oil.

What Is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a cannabis concentrate extracted from the plant and mixed with a carrier oil, typically one high in fat like hemp seed or coconut oil. CBD is just one of the more than 100 cannabinoid compounds in the cannabis plant.

However, CBD has no psychoactive effects like we know cannabis can produce since it doesn’t contain any THC compound. Since there are no THC and psychoactive effects from CBD, it’s federally legal—although some states outlaw it, so check your local regulations before use. There are two ways to make CBD oil for cooking and baking: purchase a tincture of CBD and mix it with a carrier oil or buy a pre-mixed CBD oil.

Why Should I Bake With CBD Oil?

Many people now consume CBD daily, adding it to drinks like coffee, tea, or smoothies or even cooking meals with CBD oil. CBD offers consumers many benefits as a natural remedy, including relieving chronic pain, mitigating mental anguish, and reducing insomnia symptoms.

CBD is a rare tonic that helps users physically and mentally by affecting the body’s endocannabinoid receptor activity and reducing inflammation. Many users rave about CBD’s ability to help them sleep, so naturally, it makes for the perfect addition to any baked good or dessert. If you want your desserts to have a wellness and mental relief twist, consider baking with CBD.

How Do I Bake With CBD Oil?

So, you want to try CBD oil, but how do you bake with it? First, you’ll have to get your hands on some CBD oil. As we discussed, some people create their own CBD oil by mixing a tincture with a carrier oil, but since tinctures are so expensive and you must dilute it to bake with it, we recommend purchasing pre-mixed CBD oil.

Once you’ve got the CBD oil, it’s as simple as mixing it into the recipe and using it, not unlike any other ingredient the recipe calls for. The only critical thing to remember is the heat—excessive heat can destroy the wellness properties of CBD, so we recommend never using it in a baking recipe that calls for more than 350 degrees of heat.

What Should I Bake With CBD Oil?

There’s practically no limit to what you can bake with CBD oil; you just have to be creative enough! People have made virtually every kind of baked good with CBD oil you can think of, and you can find recipes online for CBD versions of:

  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Bread loaves
  • And more!

One easy and fun way to add CBD to many baked goods is to create homemade CBD whipped cream and add it to your desserts! Whatever your sweet tooth enjoys, you can find a CBD recipe somewhere.

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.