Spring season is in full swing. It’s the time of the year when New Year’s resolutions are either still going strong or a distant memory. No matter what category you fall into, it’s never too late to incorporate more healthy eating into your routine. If you’re looking for a healthy snack that will also satisfy your sweet tooth, then consider an oatmeal raisin cookie infused with cannabidiol (CBD).
With less sugar than chocolate chip cookies, the combination of oats and raisins in this recipe offers more protein and a good source of fiber. Oats in particular are high in beta-glucan, a fiber known to reduce appetite and slow digestion, making them great for weight management.
Raisins are rich in essential minerals including magnesium and potassium, which help maintain muscle health. Raisins also contain polyphenolic phytonutrients, which fight free radicals and thereby help prevent damage to cells.
In order for our bodies to fight off free radicals and stay healthy, it’s necessary to consume antioxidants, substances that fight oxidation. Raisins, oats and CBD are all rich in antioxidants. The way CBD promotes its antioxidant effects is by interacting with the endocannabinoid system’s (ECS) CB2 receptor, which is responsible for the healthy regulation of neurons in the brain.
While oats and raisins don’t interact with the ECS, consuming them along with CBD is an easy way to give your body a healthy boost of vitamins and nutrients. By infusing a simple oatmeal raisin cookie with a hemp CBD tincture, you can turn an ordinary snack into nourishment that actively supports your health.
Another advantage to baking a batch of CBD-infused oatmeal raisin cookies is that they’re a discreet way to consume without feeling high. So, you can enjoy these cookies any time of day. They’re an excellent option in the morning or as a mid-day snack, as raisins can provide an increase in energy, and the oats can help maintain fullness.
Add your favorite CBD tincture to this easy-to-follow recipe for a simple and yummy treat.
Ingredients for CBD Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies**
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1–2 droppers of CBD tincture of your choice*
How to Make CBD Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix butter and sugars together until fluffy. 3. Mix in egg.
- Add in vanilla extract.
- In a separate large bowl, mix oats, flour, baking soda and salt until blended.
- Add your CBD tincture to the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture.
- Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
- Stir in raisins until mixed evenly.
- Scoop out tablespoons of the cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden brown.
- After baking, let cookies cool for 2–5 minutes before enjoying.
*Feel free to adjust the CBD dose to your liking.
**To make this recipe vegan, substitute butter with a vegan margarine and replace the egg with a ripe banana or flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water).
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