Best Buds 420 Brunch

By: Morgan English

Over the last few years as recreational cannabis has taken over the west coast, so have the fancy cannabis events… especially for 4|20. Now, I never mind a nice event and I’ve attended quite a few fun ones, but this year all I can think about is going back to how it used to be for 4|20. Sometimes it isn’t about the big event or getting dressed to the nines. Sometimes it’s about good food and great company (and some really really great weed). So this year, 4|20 is for best buds. The way it used to be, just a little more elevated, of course.

A few of my go-to brunch favorites are pancakes, avocado toast, and anything that can involve whip cream. I let that dictate the menu, and added CBD to everything because why not?! Now, these recipes may seem a little fancy, but I promise they aren’t. You can scoop up everything you need at your local Target or Trader Joe’s, even the frozen pancakes! No need to overcomplicate hosting friends; always go for the easy option.

As you may notice, I made everything bite-size portioning for the food. I personally love this because it makes it easier to eat and hang out on the couch while the joints bump around.

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Now, on to the menu! Up first, my personal favorite, CBD Nutella Pancakes. You can find me making these weekly from now on if I’m being honest.

CBD Nutella Pancakes

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon Bare CBD tincture

  • 1 cup Nutella

  • Frozen silver dollar pancakes (I always use Trader Joe’s brand!)

  • Strawberries

  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Scoop one cup of Nutella and one tablespoon Bare CBD into a bowl, mix until completely combined

  2. Slice strawberries into quarters

  3. Heat pancakes in the microwave as directed

  4. Spread Nutella on pancakes and stack in 3’s

  5. Add a strawberry on top

  6. Dust powdered sugar over all the pancakes and dig in!

A true millennial brunch staple: Avocado toast, but with CBD. I mean really, is it even a brunch if there wasn’t avocado toast??

Bite Size CBD Avocado Toasts

What you’ll need:

  • 4 avocados

  • ½ lemon

  • 6 slices of bread

  • Salt and pepper  or Trader Joe’s “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning

  • Red chili pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

  1. Slice avocados and scoop the insides into a medium sized mixing bowl, add Bare tincture to avocados and squeeze a lemon over the bowl

  2. Toast slices of bread

  3. Using a fork, mash the avocado and tincture together

  4. Scoop some avocado smash onto the slices of toast and use the fork to flatten it out evenly across the bread

  5. Sprinkle the desired seasoning on top

  6. Slice into triangles and enjoy!

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If you know me, you know I love my homemade CBD whip cream. I also love offering one option that doesn’t have any CBD mixed in beforehand. This led me to the easiest food option ever, fruit cups with a side of CBD whip cream.

Fruit Cups with CBD Whip Cream

What you’ll need:

  • Mixed berries

  • Whipped cream (store bought or homemade is fine!)

What you’ll need for the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon Bare CBD tincture

Directions:

  1. Place mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for 15 minutes

  2. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl

  3. Mix on high speed until medium peaks appear

  4. Add Bare tincture, using a spatula fold the whipped cream around the Bare until combined

  5. Put the berries in individual serving cups with the CBD whip cream on the side

All that’s left is setting out some joints and blowing up some balloons! Happy 4|20, my friends.


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