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Pot Cocoa = Hot Cocoa With Pot in it

4 ingredients

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The Mayans and Aztecs were drinking bitter ground up cocoa powder in hot water for, like, ever.
But then ole’ whitey came and ganked it.
Then that cracker put some sugar in it.
And then he made a pouch, printed some little blue mountains on it, and stuffed teeny marshmallows inside.
And our childhood memories were born.

Interestingly enough, both the Mayans and Aztecs also reportedly used cannabis, for, like, ever. (If you’re a word nerd… here’s an interesting study of the word Marijuana and its connections to ancient cultures)

And today, my cracker ass can put weed it.
And then we can get all high and talk about the injustice of the European settlement of the Pan-American territories.

Freedom at last.

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Baking with Cannabis: Chronic Cinnamon Rollies (GF, Dairy Free, Vegan Optional)

roll it up

If you ever want to impress someone, bust out some homemade cinnamon rolls. If you ever want to impress someone, and have them forget all about it in a few minutes, bust out these Cinnamon Rollies.

-Wake & Bake: a cookbook

The first time I made these tightly rolled cannabis infused cinnamon rolls, it was last November. We’d just moved to our new spot near Durango and we were trying our damndest to settle in. It’s the most ridiculous place I’ve ever lived in: a huge kitchen, fireplaces, a shit ton of windows, and hella acreage, and a sweet garden area in the back yard. While it was nice to know that we’d have a place to eat, live and sleep in, it was hard to believe that we really had a home.CinnamonRoll.CLUP2

Since the farmer and I had been together, we’d moved from Colorado’s oldest commune, to a yurt at an uptight B&B, to homeless in a Subaru BRAT, to a tent in the jungle, to a farm on Kauai, to a tent at a just-forming commune, to a quirky housesit where one of the bathroom doors was a projector screen, and back to homeless. In over a year-and-a-half, we hadn’t had the need for many material objects or any furniture.

The first couple of weeks that we lived here, we slept on camping pads, made bookshelves out of boxes, and filled each of the cabinets with something to make it seem like we lived here. Still, we’d wake up every morning feeling like squatters on an abandoned ranch. After awhile, we started to score items (I found a super sweet rototiller at a moving sale and they threw in a recliner for free), and it started sinking in that we’d actually be here for awhile.

But it wasn’t until our first Wake & Bake Test Kitchen Weekend that this house started feeling like a home. The book designer came over from denver. A few old friends from my Fargo days stopped in. And the house seemed warmer and full of life.

It all started with these Chronic Cinnamon Rollies… They were the first recipe developed in our new crib, and they fueled an amazing work party and an awesome afternoon nap.

They’re warm, spiced, not too sweet (if you want a sweeter roll, add more icing), and they make your house smell like a home… but not like just any home… like a home where people bake their own stellar, digestively progressive, weed food to settle into their new home kind of home… And isn’t that the kind of home we all want to live in?

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The Easiest Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Tutorial… On The Planet

the green monsta tutorial

You know what they say,

“Delete an entire website once, shame on you. Delete an entire website once, wait… Why didn’t you back that shit up?”

For those of you who are familiar with Wake & Bake: a blog, you know that there used to several helpful posts about cooking with cannabis… Until I accidentally deleted the whole damn thing without ever backing it up. So now, I’m back to share the one tutorial that’s completely essential in learning how to have your very own homemade-edibles-throw-down:

The Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Tutorial

This tutorial is the easiest on the planet. Sure, we can debate over decarboxylation and temperatures that destroy CBDs. We can talk about plunging the warm oil in a cold water bath to pull out impurities and improve taste, but that all comes later, in the Advanced Oil Tutorial.

If you’re already familiar with this process and have techniques that you’d like to add, please join the discussion in the comments section.

A couple of tips for beginners:

  1. Try to use organic shake or trim whenever possible.
  2. I made a huugge batch when I was making Wake & Bake: a cookbook. You can make smaller batches using a 1:1 ratio, making sure to use enough coconut oil to cover the weed completely.
  3. If your oil ever begins to smoke, remove from heat immediately and let it cool a bit before beginning the process again with your crockpot on the lowest setting.
  4. If you don’t have a crockpot, you can make the oil in a pot on the stove. Just follow the same instructions and make sure that your heat source is on low.
  5. You don’t have to finely grind up the cannabis ( I think it makes it harder to strain, and doesn’t improve flavor or potency), but break it up a bit before you add it to the coconut oil.
  6. Have fun! Don’t fret over your canna-oil when it’s in the pot. People on the internet make this much more complicated then it has to be. This is a simple process and it should be enjoyable, not stressful.

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Baking With Cannabis: Snickerdoodles



Sorry everyone! After I posted that sweet Snickerdoodles recipe this morning, and after I shared it with everyone, I went and accidentally deleted the entire Wake & Bake website.

Yes. I did that.

No. I was not baked.

It would have been more understandable if I was. The website is back up and running, but I lost all of the content from the newly founded Wake & Bake blog. It was a bummer, and I’m sorry about pushing a Snickerdoodle recipe on you and then pulling it out from underneath you ten minutes later.

So, while I don’t have the original post, I’m going to try and recreate it. Right here. Right now. It’ll be something like Tribute, by Jack Black.

This is not, the greatest post in the wo-orld.


This is just a tribute.

I crashed the site that held the greatest post in the wo-orld.


And this is a tri-ibu-uuute.

So, last night (pre-disaster), I talked to Larry Love on the entertaining and informative Medical Marijuana Radio. That guy is fan.tastic. He asked me for my favorite cannabis cookie recipe, and radio listeners around the globe got to listen to crickets chirp, and hear me mumble things about how hard it is to pick that kind of thing, until finally… I flipped through the book and landed on the infamous Snickerdoodle.

It’s my go-to when I’m baking with cannabis or without cannabis. What can I say? I was conceived, gestated and raised in the midwest where the Snickerdoodle is king… then I moved to Colorado and started putting weed in my food.

The Joy of Cooking (via Wikipedia) claims the word Snickerdoodle came from the bastardization of the German word Schneckennudeln, meaning “snail noodles.”

And doesn’t that shit sound appetizing?

Well, we’ve skipped the snails and added the giggles to these “Special” Snickerdoodles. Enjoy!

(The Green Monsta Oil is a cannabis infused coconut oil that I’ll be reposting soon. Until then, you can substitute any infused oil or butter)

cannabis snickerdoodle recipe

For some Special Brownie Points: What’s your favorite cannabis cookie?

*Disclaimer: This recipe is not intended for use in places where cannabis is still an illegal substance. Please support legalization efforts in your state or country. Always test the strength of your oil or butter. Always label your finished product.