It’s said that your first meal is the most important part of the day. It’s the meal that jumpstarts your metabolism and gives you the energy boost you need to be productive. However, some cannabis consumers would argue that their morning smoke session is the most important part of their day. It too boosts your energy and provides the added benefits of neutralizing any physical and emotional disturbances like anxiety and pain.
Both of these activities have a large impact on your day, so why not enjoy them together? By using cannabis-infused recipes, you can elevate your brunch game and your day.
Keep reading for some of the best cannabis-infused brunch ideas!
You can turn any food into an edible if you have a decarboxylated cannabis product such as cannabutter or infused oil. Some dispensaries have these items in stock but it’s not a common find. To avoid the runaround, you can infuse these ingredients at home by following the instructions found here.
You can incorporate cannabis into your waffles in two ways. The first way would be by making your typical “just add water” waffles and topping them with cannabis-infused syrup. The second way would be by making a waffle mix from scratch using cannabis-infused oil.
Cannabis syrup can be purchased at select dispensaries.
Here is an easy waffle recipe!
2 large eggs
1 ¾ cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cannabis-infused vegetable or olive oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Start by whisking your eggs until light and fluffy. Continue by whisking in the rest of your wet ingredients.
Next, gradually mix in your dry ingredients.
Once fully mixed, you can add the batter to a greased waffle maker. Bonus points if you grease it with your infused oil!
Quiche is one of the most iconic brunch meals. It includes the typical breakfast ingredients like eggs and lunch favorites like veggies. More so, it can be customized to your taste.
For an easy quiche, grab the following ingredients:
- 1 premade refrigerated pie crust (this will be a pre-rolled dough)
- 6 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons of cannabutter
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
- 1 cup of your favorite breakfast meat
- 3 tablespoons of chopped green onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
Some additional ingredient options include:
(Add these ingredients by the half cup)
1) Preheat your oven to 375°
2) Roll your pie crust into a 9” pie plate.
3) Whisk your ingredients and pour them into the pie
4) Bake for 35 minutes or until the center is set
5) Let cool for 10 minutes and serve!
Oatmeal is the perfect brunch idea for anyone looking for something that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. With quick oats, you just add a cup of water or milk to each ½ cup of oats and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
Oatmeal is not a very “elevated” meal until you talk toppings. You can add just about any fruit, nut, or berry to the bowl and it will taste great. Brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon also help add some flavor to the mix.
Consider trying some of these oatmeal toppings:
You can turn your oatmeal into a cannabis-friendly dish by adding cannabutter instead of regular butter!
You can’t have brunch without a refreshing drink, and luckily, there are many cannabis-infused options out there.
You can find THC or CBD drinks at select dispensaries, or you can make your own.
At the dispensary, you might find:
At home, you can infuse some of your favorite drinks by adding decarboxylated cannabis products such as oil or tincture to your beverage.
Croissants are one of those food items that can be incorporated into any meal. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time, croissants can be dressed up to match the meal and your herby appetite.
Here’s what you will need:
- One can of croissant dough
- Filling ingredients
If you are looking for a sweet pastry, consider using chocolate chips, apples, or berries. For a more savory pastry, consider ham and cheese, pepperoni and cheese, or ricotta and roasted red peppers.
Regardless of what you want to stuff your croissants with, making them follows the same process.
1) Chop your fillings
2) Unroll your croissants and separate each individual triangle
3) Scatter your filling across the croissant. Make sure the filling bits are evenly spaced apart and about ½ inch from each edge (for easy rolling)
4) Roll your croissants
5) Cover the top of each croissant with melted cannabutter
6) bake as directed!
You can also fill croissants with your favorite spreads such as peanut butter, Nutella, and jam.
Any meal can be turned into a cannabis-infused dish as long as you have the right cannabis products. When you make a recipe that calls for oil, replace it with cannabis oil, if it calls for butter, replace it with cannabutter. If you have a recipe that does not call for fat, you can elevate the dish with tinctures.
When making edibles, it is important to remember that potency is dependent on how much infused product is added to each recipe and divided into each serving.