Zootly | WAKE & BACON: Quick and easy cannabis-infused English breakfast recipe

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If you’re looking to add some zing to your weekend wake & bake, look no further. Today, we’re combining our favourite things about the humble wake & bake in a glorious scramble of munchies that are absolutely to die for.

This wake & bacon recipe presents us with what is probably one of the easiest ways to create edibles in the comfort of your home (since you don’t need pre-ready infused oil). Using the powers of cooking and science, Zootly created a cannabis-infused English breakfast that will leave you fully prepared for a couch-locked morning…

Without further ado, Zootly gives you the ‘Wake & Bacon’ cannabis-infused full English breakfast!

brown kush on round clear glass bowl

Decarboxylation time

45 Minutes – What makes this recipe super simple is that there is no need to extract THC into an oil base. With the Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator available on Zootly’s online store, all you need to do is decarboxylate your weed and then use it directly – watch the short video below for more information. Sure you could do this in your oven, but to be honest, most ovens are not reliable and most people land up over or under ‘decarbing’ their bud.

Cooking Time

±30 Minutes


1 (double up for 2, and so forth)

  • Ground-up cannabis (check out the ultimate grinder here)
  • 1 packet of bacon strips (choose the option with the most fat)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of tomato (if you’re into that, the person who wrote this is not)
  • Baked Beans
  • 1 Pork Banger
Zoot Grinder – White Ceramic Coated 4 piece | Available on zootly.co.za
Cooking Equipment


Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius. Don’t set the temperature any higher than this. The THC will lose its potency if you decarboxylate at too high a temperature.

Decarboxylate your weed

The purpose of this step is to convert non-intoxicating THC-A into THC. We want to get high this morning, right? Place your ground up weed on the Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator (or baking paper in a baking tray and put it in the oven for 45 minutes). Watch how nifty the Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator is below.

Now it’s time to cook that bacon, baby!

After you’ve decarboxylated your weed, remove it from the baking tray and place aside. Place a fresh sheet of baking paper in the baking tray and pack the bacon strips from one packet across the tray. Sprinkle the ground up, decarboxylated weed over the strips, but be sure to use only half! You’ll need the rest for the other side.

Place the tray in the oven and cook until the upward-facing side is nice and crispy. Remove the tray from the oven and flip the bacon strips. Sprinkle the remaining half of the ground up weed over the bacon strips. Place it back in the oven and bake until crispy.

Weed101: How does this work?

The cannabis is infused into the fat that is excreted by the bacon as it cooks in the oven. When the bacon is cooked to the desired crisp level, remove it from the oven and place it aside.

You’ll notice that there is quite a lot of bacon fat left in the tray. If you’ve never truly understood the meaning of upcycling, this it it. Take that fat and use it to sizzle up your pork banger and scramble your eggs. And just like that, your English Breakfast has three cannabis-infused components!

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Add baked beans and tomato

Add baked beans and tomato for good measure, along with your cannabis-infused goodies and serve! If you still have some leftover fat after cooking up your bacon, sausage & eggs (in which case, snap! Let us know which bacon you used), toast your bread and dip that baby in the remaining cannabis goodness.

And there you have it! Your cannabis-infused Full English breakfast is ready to serve.

No Full English is complete without a cuppa Joe, though. This fry-up is best enjoyed with a cup of CBD coffee from the Healthy Coffee Guy, available at Zootlyin-store or online!

Check our more delicious cannabis-infused recipes on Zootly.co.za as well their exclusive range of edibles.

Zootly says “Bong Appetit!”
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