Ultimate CBD ‘Pot’ Brownies

POT BROWNIES? Well not quite what you’re thinking! All the benefits of CBD  wrapped up in a divinely chocolatey gooey brownie without any of the illegal substances. CBD-laced treats are growing in popularity, have you made anything delectable with added benefits? 

I’ve personally been experimenting with CBD oil, and have noticed a significant difference in my mood and stress levels. I usually add it to my evening tea or cacao, but thought it could be a nice inclusion in something sweet for a mellowed out treat.

Chocolate is a natural anti-depressant and mood enhancer, as is hemp oil, so this seemed like a fitting couple. There is a very small amount in the brownies, but enough to give a small effect and this is the perfect recipe for a chilled night in with friends or your loved one.





  • 45g dairy-free dark choc chips
  • 50g walnuts


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150ºC and prepare a square baking pan with baking paper or a light coating of coconut oil. Melt the dark chocolate and oil together until set aside to cool completely. Beat the aquafaba and sugar together until light and fluffy (it takes a while). Add in the aquafaba, apple cider, vanilla and CBD oil. Then fold in the melted chocolate.
  2. Sieve together all the dry ingredients or whisk lightly to break up any lumps. Mix the dry and wet ingredients until just combined, don’t over mix. Add in the choc chips and crushed walnuts (save some walnuts for topping before baking).
  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and sprinkle over the remaining walnuts.
  4. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, at 30 minutes check to see if it is still gooey inside by pricking a knife in the centre – if it is bake for 5 minutes and check again – until the knife comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  6. Brownies can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container – they also freeze well. But it will be tough not to eat the entire batch in one sitting.




 CBD Oil Benefits

The fatty acids in hemp oil offer certain health benefits. For example, the oil contains sitosterol, which can help lower cholesterol.
It also contains tocopherols, which have antioxidant properties to help prevent your cells from damage, and anticancer agents, according to the “Journal of Nutraceuticals, Functional and Medicinal Foods.”
– Hemp oil also contains a 3-to-1 ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, which can help lower your risk of cancer, inflammation, and blood clots, the “Journal of Nutraceuticals,
Functional and Medicinal Foods” reports. Fatty acids also promote normal brain function. It also contains a unique protein called globule edestin which is similar to globulin in human blood plasma. Hemp seed oil possesses powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Hemp is also considered to be the most balanced oil for nutrition found in nature and it is easily digestible, too. All of this combined together, provides many wonderful benefits for health as well as beauty, inside and out.

  • Monique
    Posted at 10:19h, 25 February Reply

    Hi there… how much baking powder and bicarb does one need to use please? Thanx!

    • Kerry Haarhoff
      Posted at 18:32h, 06 March Reply

      Hi Monique, 1 tsp of each (we’ve updated the recipe to reflect this).

  • Renske
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 February Reply

    This looks yummy!
    What size baking tray did you use? Hie many does it yield?

    • Kerry Haarhoff
      Posted at 18:30h, 06 March Reply

      Hi Reneske, the baking tray used is a standard 20×20 tray and should yeild around 9 brownies

  • Jim Dunham
    Posted at 15:15h, 31 March Reply

    Great Stuff.. It seems, you have researched a lot before posting the blog. Thank you for sharing such a important information, as rarely people know this use of CBD. I know about CBD but not aware the CBD can be use in this way as well.

  • Christo
    Posted at 18:14h, 03 June Reply

    Looks yummy, like the traditional oat brownies. Lasts only half a sitting. Just one problem though, I cannot eat ANY sugar as I have candida. How can I adapt the recipe since the sugar makes the tacky part?

    • Kerry Haarhoff
      Posted at 18:56h, 03 June Reply

      Hi Christo, you can swap out the regular sugar for coconut sugar at the same amount

      • Christo
        Posted at 11:58h, 04 June Reply

        Thank you Kerry. I am looking for more recipes and foods like this to increase my energy intakes. I can eat chicken breast, eggs, sweet/potatoes and leafy greens and so on, but need some real muscle power as I am still active. Physical work is a natural way to keep fit and I would like to get into gardening again, have an eye on going Permaculture.

  • Liza Shay
    Posted at 20:08h, 26 September Reply

    CBD oils are excellent for anxiety, pain management and many mental health problems and this delicious brownie recipe shows how much easier it can be to consume them!

  • Mandy
    Posted at 12:41h, 05 November Reply

    Hi there,

    Any alternatives for the aquafaba?

    Thank you.

  • Elison
    Posted at 10:53h, 03 January Reply

    these looks so yummy..need to make & test them

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