Marco's Gluten Free Weed Brownies Recipe (with Almond Better)

April 02, 2024

Yield: 16 brownies.

This is the best weed brownie recipe of all time, or at least that's what I think.

Edibles don't need an introduction in the marijuana community. For those who don't have easy access to quality weed brownies, even if they live near a dispensary, I say go homemade. They'll taste better, and you'll have better control over how much cannabis you put in there. I suggest using a full 3 grams of cannabis for this recipe. However, if you try it and feel it's too strong, you can always use less.

Got this weed brownie recipe idea from a coffee shop I worked at in Alexandria, VA. The chef was Italian-Moroccan, and he whipped up the recipe himself. The taste and texture are unlike any brownie I've had before. I started playing around with the main ingredients, using cannabis-infused almond butter instead of regular almond butter, and made a few other tweaks here and there to accommodate the new ingredient, cannabutter.


  • 2 cups of canna-almond butter. I’m all about that Kirkland Creamy Almond Butter life. Peep our 1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe (just a heads-up, don’t forget to decarb your weed).
  • Shoot for infusing about an eighth of weed (3.5 grams).
  • 4 tbsp flaxseed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 cups coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

step by step weed brownies recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by setting your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. It's crucial not to exceed 340 degrees when baking with cannabis because high temperatures can degrade THC, reducing the potency of your edibles.

  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients listed in your recipe, except for the chocolate chips. This typically includes your canna-almond butter, flaxseed, eggs, salt, baking soda, coconut palm sugar, and cocoa. Mix these together until you have a uniform batter.

  3. Fold in Chocolate Chips: Now, gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter. To do this, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and use a spatula or a large spoon to gently fold them in. The folding technique involves scooping the batter from under and gently turning it over the chocolate chips, ensuring they're evenly distributed without overmixing or crushing the chips.

  4. Prepare the Baking Tray: Grease an "8 x 8" baking tray to prevent sticking. Then, pour the batter into the tray. Make sure the batter is spread evenly and is about 1 inch deep across the tray.

  5. Bake: Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. This initial baking time allows the brownies to cook through.

  6. Cool Then Bake Again: After the first 25 minutes, remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes. This slight cooling period helps the brownies to set a bit before you finish them off with another round of baking. After cooling, bake them for an additional 10 minutes. This two-step baking process can help achieve the right texture and ensure that the center is fully cooked.

  7. Freeze Before Cutting: Once done baking, let the brownies cool down to room temperature. Then, before cutting them into pieces, place the tray in the freezer. Freezing the brownies makes them easier to cut into neat, even squares without crumbling.

  8. Storage: For best results and to maintain potency, store the brownie squares in the freezer in an airtight container. They can be enjoyed cold, or you can let them thaw for a few minutes before eating for a softer texture.

    Remember, when trying a new edible recipe, start with a small portion to gauge its potency and how it affects you, especially if you're experimenting with the amount of cannabis.

Guide to Safely Enjoying Homemade Edibles

When trying an edible you've made for the first time, it's crucial to approach the experience with caution and patience. Edibles can be significantly more potent and have longer-lasting effects than smoking or vaping cannabis. The effects of edibles also take longer to kick in, which can lead to overconsumption if you're not careful. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Start Small: Begin with a small piece of your edible, even smaller than you think might affect you. For brownies, this could mean starting with a quarter or half of a square, depending on the total amount of cannabis used in your batch.

  • Wait and Observe: After consuming a small piece, wait at least 45 minutes to an hour to observe how you feel. Unlike smoking, the effects of edibles take longer to manifest because the THC must pass through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream.

  • Reassess After Waiting: If you don’t feel much after an hour, it’s tempting to consume more, but proceed with caution. Sometimes, it can take up to two hours for the full effects to be felt, especially if you've eaten recently. Consider waiting a bit longer before deciding whether to consume a little more.

  • Adjust Dosage in Future Batches: If you find the initial dose too strong, adjust the amount of cannabis in your next batch accordingly. It’s easier to increase the dosage than to deal with the discomfort of having consumed too much.

  • Individual Tolerance Varies: Remember, everyone's body chemistry is different, and so is their tolerance to THC. Factors like your metabolism, body weight, and previous cannabis use can all affect how you respond to edibles. There's no "one-size-fits-all" recipe or dosage. Listening to your body and adjusting accordingly is key.

  • Be Patient and Safe: Finally, make sure you’re in a safe, comfortable environment when trying edibles, especially for the first time. Having someone with you who is experienced with edibles or who remains sober can also add a layer of safety and reassurance.

The key to a positive experience with homemade cannabis edibles is starting low, going slow, and being patient. This approach will help ensure that you don't consume more THC than you can comfortably handle, avoiding an experience that could turn you off edibles altogether.

Stay toasty my friends.

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