How to Make Weed Pancakes

With the legalization of marijuana use across the globe, we also see a rise in cannabis edibles. These are food items made with cannabis concentrates or buds. And thanks to the advances in cannabis culinary art, people now get to enjoy a wide range of high-quality baked goods, mixes, beverages, and treats. One of the often-overlooked cannabis edibles, however, is pancakes. Knowing how to make weed pancakes is quick, easy, and perfect for beginners. 

The history of pancakes is thought to reach as far back as 30,000 years ago when researchers found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi, the iceman. Nowadays, pancakes are present in almost every culture – Canadians love their pancakes with maple syrup while the Japanese are known for their souffle-style pancakes. There are countless ways to make your breakfast staple exciting – people can add their choice of fruits, like blueberries and bananas, and others can always sprinkle in some chocolates to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings. For those who want to enjoy a sweet weed treat, weed pancakes are the way to go.

Here are some easy and fun recipes to enjoy your cannabis pancakes:

Simple Weed Pancake Recipe

What You Will Need

  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup cannabis-infused milk or cannamilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Two tablespoons baking powder
  • Two tablespoons sugar
  • One large egg
  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt

What You Will Need to Do

  • In a large bowl, mix together your all-purpose flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add in the pinch of salt. Once combined, make a well in the center and pour in your whole milk, cannabis milk, egg, and oil. Combine all ingredients together until the texture is smooth.
  • Heat your pan over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour or scoop the batter onto the pan. Wait to see bubbles on the surface before flipping the pancake over using a spatula.
  • Brown on both sides and serve hot with cannabis-infused syrup (optional).

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Weed Pancake Recipe

What You Will Need

  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup of cannabis-infused ‘milk or cannamilk
  • Two tablespoons of cannabis-infused butter or cannabutter
  • Two tablespoons of regular butter
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • One tablespoons baking powder
  • Three tablespoons sugar
  • Two tablespoons peanut butter powder 
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • Two large eggs
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate chips

What You Will Need to Do

  • In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, peanut butter powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, butter (cannabis-infused and regular), peanut butter, large eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine all ingredients in one bowl while stirring gently. Continue to stir until all ingredients are completely combined.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop batter onto the pan and sprinkle the batter with chocolate chips. Wait for bubbles to start forming before flipping the pancakes.
  • Cook the other side for a minute until you have a light brown or tan color. Serve with syrup of choice, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.

As you can see on the recipes above, when learning how to make weed pancakes, it also pays to know how to make cannabis-infused butter or cannabutter, cannabis-infused milk, or cannamilk, and cannabis-infused syrup. You ‘might not need all these on your pancakes, but you will need at least one of them. The important thing is to check on the potency of your ingredients to help you gauge the potency of your pancakes as well.

Cannabis-infused Butter or Cannabutter

Making this delicious and staple weed pancake ingredient can be a little tricky as the temperature can affect the degradation of THC and other cannabinoids in several ways. The key is to heat your cannabis slowly and at a low temperature. Make sure to also work with decarboxylated cannabis; otherwise, this will result in a weak, or worst, inactive finished product.

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup or 7 to 10 grams of powdered decarboxylated cannabis

What You Will Need to Do

  • Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cannabis buds on an oven-safe tray and cover them with a parchment paper. Place the tray inside the oven and set the timer for 40 minutes. Make sure to give your buds a light shake every ten minutes to ensure that heat is distributed across the surface areas equally. Once done, grind your decarboxylated cannabis into powder.
  • In a stockpot or saucepan, combine 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of water. Simmer on low heat.
  • As the butter begins to melt, gradually add your coarsely ground cannabis. Allow the mixture to simmer for up to three hours, making sure to stir it occasionally. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
  • After three hours, turn off the heat and let the butter cool off. Next, strain the cannabutter using a cheesecloth funnel and a jar. Make sure to drain out any excess water.
  • Refrigerate the butter, and it should be ready to use for your weed pancake recipe.

In order to check the potency of your cannabutter, try spreading at least ½ on a piece of bread or biscuit and see how this dosage you affects you. Decrease or increase your dosage as needed. Aside from the versatility of this edible, cannabutter can also be kept in the fridge for weeks without losing its potency.

Cannabis-infused milk or cannamilk

Just like the cannabutter, you will have to decarboxylate the cannabis first before adding them to your choice of milk. And unlike cannabutter, however, the shelf life of cannamilk is a lot shorter.

What You Will Need

  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup or 7 to 10 grams of powdered decarboxylated cannabis

What You Will Need to Do

  • Again, the first and very important step is to decarboxylate your cannabis and grind them into powder.
  • In a double boiler, heat your milk without letting it reach a boil. Gradually add the coarsely ground cannabis. Leave the mixture on medium heat for approximately an hour or two, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, strain the milk mixture through the cheesecloth strainer and into a container.

Cannabis-infused syrup

Canadians love their maple syrup on their pancakes, and this ingredient is also becoming a staple ingredient when it comes to pancake meals around the world. This is one of the tastiest and easiest cannabis edibles to make to date.

What You Will Need

  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 cup or 7 to 10 grams of powdered decarboxylated cannabis

What You Will Need to Do

  • Decarboxylate your cannabis. Place the decarboxylated cannabis in a cheesecloth and tie it up into a bundle.
  • In a double boiler, pour maple syrup into the top bowl and let it heat up until 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Submerge the cannabis cheesecloth in the heated syrup for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining syrup from the cheesecloth.
  • Allow the syrup to cool before serving.

Knowing how to make weed pancakes is a great way to turn the notch up for this breakfast classic. With a few simple ingredients and steps, you will make sure to start any day on a high note. And like always, make sure to consume cannabis responsibly and in a safe dosage.