Cooking with Cannabis: Cannabis Coconut Oil
Cannabis-infused coconut oil is a versatile cooking oil that can be used for many goodies. Coconut and cannabis are a perfect pairing because of the fatty acids present in coconut oil. Fatty acids aid in the absorption of cannabinoids, allowing more of the cannabinoids you consume to be available for uptake in your body.
These recipes are potent and intended to be consumed in small quantities. For an extra-strength cannabis coconut oil, double the amount of flower or FECO in each recipe.
Editor’s Note: The following recipe is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.
Cannabis Coconut Oil, FECO Recipe
- 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut oil
- 1 gram FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) also known as RSO (Rick Simpson Oil); for extra strength double the amount of FECO
- Heat oven to 220 degrees
- Combine coconut oil and FECO in oven-safe container
- Warm in oven for 15 minutes or until fully melted
- Remove warmed mixture and stir for 5 minutes or until thoroughly combined
- Place container in refrigerator to solidify
Cannabis Coconut Oil, Flower Recipe
- 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut oil
- 4 grams cannabis flower; for extra strength double the amount of flower
- Heat oven to 230-250 degrees
- Break up cannabis flower and place it on baking sheet in oven for 30 minutes
- Add decarboxylated (baked) flower to coconut oil in an oven-safe dish
- Place dish back in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Strain the oil with the flower through a cheesecloth
- Discard the cannabis flower once strained
- Store the filtered, infused cannabis oil in the refrigerator
An easy way to utilize this infused oil in any number of recipes is to replace a portion of the called for oil, with the cannabis coconut oil.
For example, if a recipe calls for 1/4 cup of butter, one could use 1 Tablespoon cannabis coconut oil, and 3 Tablespoons regular butter. By not substituting the entire amount of oil, the recipe will be less potent, and you may be able to enjoy larger serving sizes.
Have fun and use caution when trying out new recipes. Remember to always label your goodies, especially if you’re leaving them on the counter to cool.
No one likes to be surprised by the brownie they just enjoyed, but when you get cannabis dosing right, it can be the sweetest treat.
Kathryn Cannon is an experienced Plant Medicine Integration Specialist, Cannabis Coach, and community herbalist. She founded Terra Uma LLC to empower clients to optimize performance, mental health, and overall wellness with cannabis, and other plants and fungi. Kathryn is also the founder of a lifestyle medicine center and urban farm in Portland, Oregon, and a cannabis collective and coaching practice in Washington, DC.
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