Cannabis Flour: Recipe And Uses
Cannaflour is super easy to make and just as versatile as cannabutter. Even better, it cuts down on the smell while making baked goods and other delicacies. Check out our super easy recipe!
Cannabis flour is a core staple of cooking with bud. Perfect the art, and you’ll have a potent “fairy dust” to sprinkle into all your favourite recipes. Like cannabutter, cannaflour is super easy to make.
The benefits? You get a real canna-bang for your buck without the intense odour of cannabutter. The negatives? There is a real ganja aftertaste in baked goods with this kind of flour.
The good news is that once mastered, there are no rules. You can add cannaflour to any recipe. It will also keep, if properly stored, for months. As a rule of thumb, try to substitute no more than ¼ of the flour requirement in your recipes with cannaflour. When it comes to edibles, remember, less is more.
In order to prepare your cannaflour properly, the cannabis itself must first be decarboxylated and ground finely.
HOW TO MAKE CANNAFLOUR
Prepping and storing your cannaflour is extremely important. The cannabis must be as dry as possible to prevent mould growth during storage. It is also important to remove stems and seeds before you begin. Leaving them in the mix can make the flour and your recipes taste very bitter.
TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS
- Cannabis flowers, stalks, and leaves
- Coffee grinder/blender
- Baking sheet
HOW TO MAKE
- Preheat your oven to 115°C
- Break up your cannabis flowers; If you are adding stalks and leaves, try to separate them
- Spread the ground cannabis over a baking sheet
- Bake for 40 minutes, stirring about every 10
- Remove the cannabis to cool
- Grind your cannabis in a food processor or blender until super fine
- Store in an airtight container in a dark, cool place
HOW TO USE CANNAFLOUR
There are two mindsets about how to use and store cannaflour. One is to keep the cannabis separate from flour until use in the actual recipe. Others call for mixing the flour and cannabis together before storage. In general, most people use twice as much flour to ground cannabis. In other words, a 2:1 ratio of flour to weed.
In recipes, however, substitute no more than ¼ of the total flour amount called for in your recipe with cannaflour. Otherwise, you will have edibles that may accidentally launch you into space.
BAKED GOODS AND OTHER IDEAS
Where to start with inspiration for your canna-kitchen? Try baked goods first. Muffins, cakes, and brownies are always a perennial fave. But how about space banana bread? Or THC-infused pretzels? THC doughnuts anyone?
But don’t just limit your imagination to breads and sweets. What about savoury dishes? CBD pasta and meatballs anyone? Or what about canna-meatloaf?
Experimentation is the name of the game. Let your creativity run wild!
Cannaflour is super easy to make and store. Even better, it produces recipes with the cannazing you want, without the smell of cannabutter.
How to make and use cannabis flour
A lot of people that are new to the edibles game turn to common ingredients like cannabutter or cannabis oil to make them, as it’s easy to make and to incorporate into some of the sweetest recipes out there. The thing is that the main reason so many edibles users turn to sweets is because it helps to cover up the flavor left behind by the cannabis concentrate, but there is a way around that, and it’s just as easy to make and use as long as the recipe you’re cooking calls for a bit of flour.
How to use cannabis flour
Using cannabis flour is just as simple as any other type of flour, as it is the same consistency and can easily be used to replace the called for flour in almost any recipe. Whether you want to make up a delicious loaf of cannabis-infused banana bread, if you’d prefer a deep and delicious pizza crust, this flour will do the job, and it won’t come paired with a noticeably strong taste like many other popular alternatives. You can make cookies, muffins, cakes, doughs, loaves of bread, and more, as almost anything is possible with cannabis flour if you put your mind to it.
Cannabis flour is made using plant materials, but there is a special step that is taken to activate the cannabinoids within called decarboxylation. This is where you raise the temperature of the flower just enough to convert the THCA into THC, which will leave you stoned and feeling great if eaten. Without this added step, you will not get high from foods made with your cannabis flour, and you won’t unlock the benefits of CBD either.
Making CBD edibles with cannabis flour
CBD edibles are all the rage these days, and it’s no wonder, as they can be helpful for so many things, but to make your own CBD edibles, you need to start with very specific cannabis or hemp flower. Since there is no way to selectively extract only one cannabinoid, and even CBD requires decarboxylation to come alive, you’ll need to begin with plant materials that contain mainly CBD. Otherwise, you will risk experiencing some of the psychoactive effects of THC.
How to make flour with cannabis
Learning how to make flour is a whole lot different than making cannabis flour, as technically it’s a blending of ingredients rather than making any one of them from scratch. There is no major arm work, as you won’t be pulverizing the flour from raw materials, which means that anyone can do it without any special tools. For this recipe, you’ll start out with flour and cannabis or hemp materials, and carefully combine them into a potent powder that is perfect for all different kinds of recipes.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 ½ cups
- ½ cup cannabis plant materials (make sure to remove any stems or seeds)
- 1 cup flour
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
· Storage container
Preheat the oven to 220°F.
Use a grinder to reduce the cannabis buds and leaves to a powder and then spread them across a baking sheet.
If you’re using dry cannabis plant materials, then bake them at 220°F for 25 minutes, but if you’re using a fresh batch, then they may need up to an additional 25 minutes.
Give the cannabis grind enough time to cool down and then dump it into a large mixing bowl along with the flour.
Use a whisk to gently sift the ingredients together until the green specs seem to be evenly distributed throughout.
Your flour is now done and can be poured into a storage container until ready for use.
A simple DIY cannamilk recipe
Milk is an excellent base of extraction thanks to its extremely high fat content, which binds perfectly to the powerful cannabinoids. .
Technically it’s a blending of ingredients rather than making any one of them from scratch.