Marijuana Pancakes

Dad's Marijuana Pancakes

September 17, 2018

Dad's Marijuana Pancakes

My dad had never been a great cook, or even a good one for that matter. The only thing I remember making for us when we were kids is pancakes, usually on the weekends, which is not a very common thing back in Iraq, especially in the 80's. Something his ex-girlfriend taught him when he was getting his PhD from Indiana University - Bloomington. 

My dad was diagnosed with cancer mid 2016 and passed away early 2017. Short time before he passed away. Despite his social morals, he surrendered to his pain and agreed, after a lot of convincing, to experimenting with Marijuana. Part of me was excited that I will finally get high with my dad, which I think one of the best social activity every parent and his or her adult child should experience.


I decided to make him his own recipe with a stoner twist. And I remember very well how he felt afterwards. I think it was the first time he felt that comfortable and relaxed since he was diagnosed, and the last time before he passed away. We watched a Recount. It's a two hours movie! For a cancer patient, it's a long time without feeling agitated from sitting down, exhausted and wanting to lay down.

This recipe is in memory of my dad. I've never had his approval all my life, but I know he passed away proud of me. Rest in peace, Baba.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup THC infused butter (you can use our 1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I prefer whole, but dairy or non-dairy, it's up to you)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Making the Batter Instructions


  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and the salt in a bowl
  • Melt the cannabutter in the microwave and set it aside
  • Warm up the milk, on the stove or in the microwave. You don't need it hot. You should be able to dip your finger in it for 10 seconds no problem. 
  • Whisk the egg, melted marijuana butter, the warm milk and the vanilla extract in a separate ball.
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mix
  • Now pour the butter and milk mixture into the well.
  • Whisk until everything is combined. The warm milk and melted cannabis butter will help to smooth the mixture with no lumps.

 Cooking the Marijuana Pancake Instructions


  • Heat a lightly buttered pan (you can use regular butter) to medium-high heat
  • Wait for the pan to be hot enough, then pour a 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. 
  • When the top of the batter is bubbly, flip the hot cake over & cook on other side until lightly golden brown. That's cooking each side for 3-4 minutes. 

Enjoy with a drizzle of organic syrup and powder sugar. 


Ayad Maher is a Cannabis Industry Entrepreneur, Blogger & Activist. eCommerce Specialist and Owner of a 420 Life Style Website; Monroe Blvd, an online smoke shop; 421Store, and an online CBD store; GoodyCBD.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016, around the time I attempted the recipe for the first time, it was also around my dad's birthday. The recipe has been revamped and updated as needed for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

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