Baked goods: cooking with cannabis oil

By Shauna Hunt

When recreational cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17, pot infused edibles will not be included. That will come with legislation sometime in 2019.

The Canadian edibles sector is expected to hit somewhere between $12 and $22 billion once the market is in full swing.

Until then, you won’t be able to buy edibles in store and any (waking and) baking will have to happen at home.

From salads and smoothies to morning glory muffins, cannabis oil can be used in almost any recipe and more and more people are snacking on, rather than smoking pot, as a healthier way to consume marijuana.

Sarah Medel, a registered nurse and director of patient education for GrowWise Health tells CityNews, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to cannabis dosing.

“Start low and go slow,” she says. “This means start with a low dose to see how you react and then increase the dose if needed. Remember it can take up to two hours to feel the effects of cannabis oil” she says.

“Know the yield” is another important step in baking edibles at home.

“Calculate how many individual doses you want for each baked good. 12 doses for 12 muffins” advises Medel.

Amanda Lapidus, a registered dietician of Amanda Lapidus Nutrition says how you stir the ingredients is another vital step

“As an extra safety measure, we will mix the oil and cannabis oil into the dry ingredients and thoroughly stir for a couple minutes to make sure the cannabis oil is properly distributed. You want each muffin to have the same dose,” she says

On today’s menu were fall morning glory muffins, but Lapidus says cannabis oil can be added to just about anything

“You can look at a recipe that already has oil in it, you can just mix in your cannabis oil as well,” she says.

But what will it taste like? Mendel says look for oil that is an MCT.

“Medium chain triglycerides based oils are more readily available. It’s basically derived from coconut and is more mild and neutral and will taste better then added for food,” she says.

See the full recipe below:

Baking With Cannabis_muffin Recipe Sept 24 18 by CityNewsToronto on Scribd

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