By: Heather Burton
It's that time of year again where the warmth of family, friends, and cheer keep you cozy during our frosty season. Some of us, myself included, get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season so much that we miss the season entirely.
Depending on the strain you add, you may find welcoming side effects such as calmness, happiness, and of course a healthy appetite.-Tis' the season after all
This recipe will help you get into the festive spirit and out of the hectic holiday hustle. There is nothing more classic than gingerbread when it comes to Christmas, so with a little ingenuity I transformed my holiday favorite my children love into a holiday breakfast side us adults can indulge in.
Hey, if you're going to spike your eggnog with rum, your coffee with liqueur, or your OJ with champagne, you might as well spike your breakfast with a healing dose of cannabis.
🍃 Prep time: 15 minutes (excluding maple syrup) 20 minutes cook time
🍴 Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients: Cannabis Infused Maple Syrup
- 7 grams of your favorite cannabis strain
- 20 ounces of maple syrup
Ingredients: Festive Gingerbread and Cannabis Pancakes
- 1 tbs. baking powder
- 2 tbs. cannabis infused coconut oil or melted cannabis butter
- ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup flour (whole wheat)
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (cannabis infused)
- 1 cup milk (whatever you have)
- 3 tbs. unsulphured molasses (the gingerbread flavor intensifies with darker molasses)
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Optional: garnish with nuts
Directions for Cannabis Infused Maple Syrup
First, in order to bring our your herb's THC potency, is bake your cannabis in the oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-45 minutes.
Break your cannabis into smaller pieces and place in pie tin, a cake pan, or a cookie sheet if you don't have the former and cover it with foil.
Once your cannabis has been lightly toasted set up a double boiler, which is a pot with some water in it, and a bowl over that pot. This is going to heat your maple syrup to the correct temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add your herb to a cheesecloth pouch, which will make removal much more simple. Place the cannabis filled cheesecloth into the hot maple syrup.
Now it's time for the waiting game. It takes a minimum of two hours for infusion. Ensure you are frequently checking your mixture to ensure the water in the pot of your boiler has not evaporated.
Remove the cannabis and squeeze every single delectable drop you can out of it. Once it has cooled drizzle over your gingerbread pancakes.
Directions: Festive Gingerbread and Cannabis Pancakes
As always, if you are using a griddle preheat it to the correct temperature: 350 degrees.
Start by grabbing a small bowl and mixing all your dry ingredients: baking powder, cinnamon, flour, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
In a separate small bowl combine the wet ingredients: butter,eggs,maple syrup, milk,molasses, and vanilla extract. Whisk or beat your wet mixture well and then incorporate dry mix until there are no visible lumps.
If you are taking the traditional route, heat your pan of choice on medium-low heat. If you can hear a sizzling sound when you drop water on the pan that means it's ready to go.
Grease your pan if it is not non-stick, give your mixture one last little stir and dollop one third of your batter onto the pan.
Wait until you see tiny bubbles and no shine on the outer side of your pancake, then flip it. Cook on the other side for roughly two minutes, or until bottom is a light golden brown.
If your mix ever becomes too thick you can always add a splash of water or milk to thin it out.
Drizzle your delicious pancakes with some cannabis infused maple syrup and serve them straight away or keep warm in your oven set at a low heat.
Repeat until batter has ran out or until you have had your fill ensuring your heat is set correctly for pancakes that are soft on the inside and crisp on the edges.
Have you tried this cannabis gingerbread pancake recipe? Share your experience by commenting below.
Author: Heather Burton
Heather lives with her husband and two children in beautiful British Columbia. Her passion has always been to enhance the lives of others by helping them reach their own personal goals and accomplishments. Content management is her specialty, and writing is what she does best. Her love for helping others lead her to the cannabis scene where she saw an immense gap between patients and medicine that can help them.