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Alternatives to dairy and meat such as vegan cannabutter and oil make it easy to please vegan guests looking to enjoy a good buzz. This holiday season, invite your vegan guests to an unforgettable meal full of various vegan soups, salads, desserts, and more they’ll love. If you’re looking to round out your Christmas meal offerings, check out these four vegan-friendly cannabis-infused recipes.


Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Wake up to the smell of fresh and sweet pumpkin spice pancakes infused with marijuana. These pumpkin spiced pancakes set the tone for the rest of the special and festive day. Christmas morning never felt so good with this vegan marijuana recipe from Herb.


  • 1 cup vanilla soymilk
  • ¼ cup marijuana-infused coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • ½ tablespoon vegan butter


  1. Combine the milk with the lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk. Let the mixture sit for five minutes.
  2. Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium-size bowl and set aside.
  3. Mash the bananas in a large bowl until the consistency is smooth. Add the infused oil, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and milk mixture to the bananas and whisk until combined.
  4. Heat up a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until there are no lumps in the batter.
  6. Lightly butter the skillet and add the mixture into the skillet (about ¼ cup each) and cook for five minutes on each side. Turn over each pancake when the batter begins bubbling.
  7. Top off the pumpkin spice pancakes with a bit of agave nectar or maple syrup.

Infused Gravy

Christmas shares many side and main dishes with other holiday meal ideas such as roasted turkey, ham, and other meats. Substitute your main meat-based dishes with a variety of vegan Christmas dinner recipes. Completer your dinner spread with this marijuana-infused gravy recipe from HelloMD.


  • ½ cup vegan cannabutter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped sage
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 thinly-sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Combine the vegan cannabutter and onions in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onions thoroughly until they are translucent and the butter is melted.
  3. Slowly add the flour while whisking into the mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, black pepper, sage, and soy sauce into the mixture and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Let the gravy cook for a couple of minutes until it’s thick and creamy.

No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread flavors are a classic choice during the holiday season. These vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free gingerbread truffles are a scrumptious snack that can hold you over in between meals. Check out this simple, Christmas-ready recipe from Wake + Bake that only takes 15 minutes to make.


  • 2 cups walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 6-8 dates
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons marijuana-infused coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅛ cup shredded coconut


  1. After chopping up your choice of nut in a food processor, add all the ingredients until they are completely combined and have a dough-like consistency.
  2. Roll the mixture into small truffle balls.
  3. Roll the truffle balls in the cup of shredded coconut until they’re covered.

CBD-Infused Egg Nog

Nothing warms you up during the winter like the wide range of hot drinks available during the holidays. From the creamy and rich hot chocolate to the boozy mulled wine, there’s an infused drink that’ll satisfy any taste buds. The holiday egg nog can easily be transformed into a vegan delight. Check out this vegan egg nog made with non-intoxicating CBD from Cannabis Cheri.


  • 2 cups raw hemp milk
  • 4 cups frozen Thai coconut meat
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons organic raw chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 drops of CBD tincture (appx. 64mg CBD) or more
  • ⅛ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients except nutmeg into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Fill two glasses full of mixture, sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve.

These are but a few of the many vegan marijuana recipes possibilities that exist. Feel free to experiment with ingredient amounts and introduce vegan alternatives into common cannabutter and infused oil recipes. Just ensure you follow safe dosing practices while making cannabis-infused dishes this season.

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