Expert Edibles: Mary Jean "Watermelon" Dunsdon's Gramola

Vancouver’s iconic weed pin-up and activist shares her recipe for granola with a twist

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      There are a lot of ways to spice up a traditional granola recipe—fresh fruit, yogurt, chia seeds, compote. For baked baker Watermelon, the best way to add a kick to this hearty snack is with bud. In her latest video, she takes viewers through a step-by-step recipe to make “Gramola”: granola, with half a gram of weed in every serving.

      “It’s wholesome, it’s hearty, and it’s a bit of a party!”


      What you’ll need:

      • 9 grams of shake flower or 4.5 grams of weed
      • 1/3 cup of coconut, peanut, or grapeseed oil
      • 4 cups of rolled oats
      • 1 cup of kasha
      • 1 cup of chia seeds
      • 1 cup of hemp hearts
      • 1 cup of mixed nuts (Watermelon’s recipe uses ½ cup of walnuts and ½ cup of peanuts)
      • ½ cup of dried fruit (Watermelon’s recipe uses raisins)
      • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
      • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
      • Pinch of salt
      • Baking dish
      • Frying pan

      Watermelon's "Gramola" recipe makes 18 servings.

      Mary Jean "Watermelon" Dunsdon is a Vancouver-based cannabis advocate, baker, and entrepreneur. In 2002, Watermelon produced her first of many cooking show titled Baked n Baking. Others came later titled Baking a Fool of MyselfWatermelon's KitchenBaked with Mary Jean, and Infused. The small business owner of two imported candy shops and one marijuana bakery she spends most of her days perfecting recipe techniques, hula hooping, sampling liquorice, and nude sunbathing.