If you’re looking for a smoke-free alternative to consuming cannabis, you may want to consider edibles. Weed edibles can provide you with a long-lasting, relaxing high sans cough. (Edibles also offer a discreet way to consume cannabis in case any Nosy Nancys are hanging around.) Even so, edibles do have some drawbacks. 

Overconsumption, for example, can cause cannabis-induced psychosis, resulting in confusion, paranoia, and hallucinations. This is particularly true for older adults. To avoid consuming too much cannabis, most experts recommend starting with 2.5 mg and working your way up as the standard edible serving size (5 mg) may cause some discomfort (including anxiety and a fast-paced heartbeat). 

With that in mind, here are eight cannabis recipes to get you started (besides brownies).

Wake and Bake Recipes 

Canna Veggie Frittata 

This Canna Veggie Frittata is fluffy, filling, and nutritious. (It’s also super quick and easy to make.) The original recipe calls for spinach, bell peppers, onions, and cannabis oil, but you can add other veggies and meats (e.g. ham, bacon, sausage, etc.) to the mix to make this wholesome recipe your own.  

Cannabis-Infused Red Velvet Pancakes 

In the mood for something a little more decadent? Consider whipping up a batch of cannabis-infused red velvet pancakes. All you need is ½ cup of cannabis-infused butter, buttermilk, one egg, some all-purpose flour, organic cane sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, a splash of red food coloring, baking soda, salt, and powdered sugar. 

Cannabis-Infused Brioche French Toast 

Speaking of decadent, this cannabis-infused brioche french toast recipe (which includes a generous helping of strawberry jam and premium cannabutter) is sinfully delicious yet surprisingly simple to prepare. 

Slow Cooker Cannabis Oatmeal 

Oatmeal has been proven to increase satiety, reduce the risk of heart disease, and lower blood sugar levels. It’s also gluten-free and loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. What’s more? Oatmeal is cheap—it’s the ultimate breakfast staple. Cannabis oatmeal is a versatile recipe. You can make it with flax, raspberry jam, and peanut butter like this Reddit user did, or you can take the easy route and toss all of your ingredients in a slow cooker for a mess-free (and stress-free) meal. 

Cannabis-Infused Edible Recipes
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Recipes for the Midnight Munchies 

Jalapeño Pot Poppers 

The munchies bring on a whole new type of hunger: Suddenly, anything that’s crunchy, cheesy, salty, or creamy sounds irresistibly satisfying. Luckily, these Jalapeño Pot Poppers (infused with canna-cream cheese) check each box. 

Cannabutter Popcorn with Ranch Seasoning 

Cool Ranch Doritos are the snack of choice for many stoners. (Doritos are salty, crunchy, and delicious, after all.) However, there are other Cool Ranch-esque snacks out there. Just take a look at this cannabutter popcorn recipe. It’s got it all—ranch seasoning, salt, and cannabutter. Not into ranch seasoning? Check out one of these seasoned blends: Cheesy Ganja Garlic-Herb, Sativa Siracha, or Sinsemilla Cinnamon. 

Cannabis Hummus 

Hummus is a healthy and versatile snack (pair it with pita, chips, or veggies) packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s also gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. And, similar to the cannabis-infused oatmeal we mentioned earlier, hummus helps improve your digestive health and maintain blood sugar levels—that’s why we included this cannabis hummus recipe on our list.  

Raspberry-Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds (e.g. something sweet and savory), this raspberry-pear grilled cheese recipe should do the trick. To make this gourmet snack, you’ll need four slices of bread, some organic raspberry jam or preserves, one organic pear, four slices of Munster cheese, and a smidgeon of cannabis-infused butter. This recipe serves two and only takes a few minutes to make. 

Cannabis edibles aren’t for everyone. If you’re new to cooking with cannabis, start with something you’re already comfortable making and move on to more complex recipes from there. It’s also essential to properly label and store any leftover edibles in safely, especially if there are children in your home. Now, with that info in mind, cook and get baked!