If you love peanut or almond butter and really love cannabis, then why not bring the perfect combination together. But butter is not only delicious but it’s a great way to infuse cannabis in very day meals. Cannabis-infused nut butter can be the base of many types of meals
In this article we will review 2 methods to create Marijuana Nut Butter:
The Easy, Store-Bought Method
If you’re a really foody, then you may consider this cheating but for those on the go that want to create a fast solution, this is the perfect fit. We are going to simply mix our favorite nut butter with Cannabis infused oil. This is the quickest and easiest way to make delicious and effective Canna-nut butter.
In this day and age of allergies, there are many nut butter types that you can experiment with such as peanut, almond, sunflower, soy, and even pea butter.
- Packaged nut butter (chose your favorite nut butter. The typically ones are peanut butter or almond butter)
- Cannabis-infused oil
- Buy your favorite nut butter from the store.
- Stir in cannabis-infused oil (coconut or any nut oils are great mediums), assuring 1 dose of oil is mixed with 1 serving (usually 2 TBS) of nut butter.
Note: My most recent food discovery is powdered peanut butter, which is dried peanuts and coconut sugar. To make this into medicated nut butter, simply add enough water to 1 serving of powdered peanut butter to form a thick paste and then stir in 1 dose of medicated oil. This is a lower calorie option with 85% less fat, so if you’re trying to avoid added oils in your diet, this method equalizes the oil content by replacing peanut oil with cannabis-infused oil.
The Harder, Longer, Homemade Method
This can be challenging depending upon the quality of your food processor, but as is always the case with homemade, it can be tailored to exactly fit your dietary and nutrient needs (think raw nut butter). Also, aside from the inherent difficulty in converting nuts into paste, the actual cannabis infusion is very simple.
Put your nuts in the food processor (stop snickering). Process for about 20 minutes, scraping down the sides periodically to ensure even blending. To make this process easier, grind as many nuts as the processor will take and/or roast the nuts beforehand. Roasted nuts can be bought from the store or you can spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 °F for around 10 minutes, being sure to stir them around once or twice to avoid burning. If you want to keep this recipe raw, use raw nuts and skip the roasting. Raw nuts will take longer to process and will result in butter with shorter shelf life.
For nutella you will want to use hazelnuts, which you may want to peel before processing (or purchase peeled). Hazelnut skins are generally removed before cooking because of their bitterness and roughness, but the skin may have beneficial health effects, so it’s really your preference. Skinning can be tedious if you want to keep the hazelnuts raw, but if you don’t mind heating the nuts, it can be done rather simply by boiling the hazelnuts with baking soda.
Stir in cannabis-infused oil (coconut or any nut oils are great mediums), assuring 1 dose of oil is mixed with 1 serving (usually 2 TBS) of nut butter.
Fold in any additional flavors, avoiding any liquid additions as they will reduce shelf life. Great options are cinnamon, cocoa powder, or vanilla bean (either powder or paste, not liquid extract). Play around! For Nutella, you’ll want to add cocoa powder and vanilla bean to your hazelnut butter. Many recipes call for added sugar, but 1 cup of hazelnuts does already pack 5 grams of sugar — it’s up to you!
And there you have it..
Now that you have a delicious cannabis infused spread, it’s time to enjoy it.
You can smear it on toast, crackers, crepes, waffles, pancakes, etc. You can even add it other savory dishes where peanut butter is common such as Peanut Butter Satay, green been with nut butter, and much more. We put 200 recipes from around the internet that leverages cannabis. Many use some kind of Cannabis infused butter or nut butter in their cooking.
Your canna-butter will only stay fresh for 12 or so hours before it starts losing it’s potency. Many folks will freeze their edibles in order to keep them longer and most nut butters can be frozen for up to 2 years!
Article originally created in 2016, updated April 2020 with the latest resources and additional information to help you make great tasting cannabis nut butter.