Our latest adventure in the kitchen with dandelions is a yummy little cookie. These nutritious bites are just perfect balance of a tad sweet with a hit of floral and just enough oaty goodness that even the man of the house will devour them.
Dandelion & Lavender Cookies
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (purchase here)
- 1/3 cup raw local honey
- 2 pasture eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup white whole wheat four
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup yellow dandelion flowers
- 2 Tbsp lavender flowers
Whisk together coconut oil, honey, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined. Stir in oats. Finally stir in the dandelion petals and lavender flowers.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven on parchment lined cookie sheets for about 9-11 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.
The addition of the dandelion and lavender pack some extra nutrition into these little cookies. Dandelions are high in beta carotene, iron, calcium and vitamin A. They also contain lecithin which is good for the liver as it flushes out toxins. Lavender contain vitamin A and calcium as well as limonene which has been shown to promote weight loss and help prevent cancer. And really this are just lovely benefits because the flavor of these cookies is just plain yummy! No need to tell anyone they are good for you too.
Linking up with Make your own Mondays over at Nourishing Treasures.I shared this post over at the Homestead Barn Hop, a great place to share and find tidbits to help your little homestead grow.
You'll also find this post over at the Living Green Link-up Tuesdays.