Delicious Lavender Recipes – Lattes, Lemonade and Sugar Cookies
Did you know that you can use lavender in recipes? This herb isn’t just used to make your home smell better, or just an ingredient in your nighttime tea. Lavender is quickly becoming a favorite recipe for baking due to its fresh, floral tastes.
Not only does this plant bring an exciting flavor to the table (pun intended!), but it also has tons of benefits that you may want to take advantage of. Be sure to click here to read about all the benefits of lavender, including how it can help relieve anxiety, get better sleep, and how it can even help with migraines.
What does lavender taste like?
We all know what lavender smells like, and if you’ve had lavender tea you probably have some idea of what it tastes like. But if you haven’t, in its simplest form, I could say lavender tastes like Spring.
Or, you could say it tastes like a fresh mix of mint and rosemary with a light floral flavor. It can add a touch of freshness to the food that you bake it in or the drinks that you mix it with. Below are some of my favorites recipes containing lavender. Give each one and try so you’re not missing out!
*Note that when you are cooking or using an essential oil that you are going to ingest, be sure that your essential oil is pure, organic and unadulterated. These should be therapeutic or food grade essential oils.
Lavender Sugar Cookies
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup palm shortening
- 1 ¼ cups raw cane sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 ¼ cups almond flour
- 4 tsp dried lavender flowers
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 375º.
Whip together your butter, shortening and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add your eggs beat the mixture. Add in your almond and vanilla extra and continue to beat until the entire mixture is smooth.
In a medium bowl mix your flour, lavender, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add in your butter mixture, gradually beating together.
Use a spoon to scoop 2 tsp fulls of cookie batter onto a non-stick baking sheet (you can use parchment paper to line your pan if need be). Place your cookies into the over and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
Remove the cookies from the over and let cool before serving.
Smooth Lavender Latte
For this recipe you will need a milk frother and an espresso machine.
- 2 oz of brewed espresso
- 4 oz of steamed almond milk
- 1-2 drops lavender essential oil (to taste)
Brew your 2 oz of espresso and add to a 8 oz coffee cup. Froth your almond milk and add your drops of lavender essential oil. Gently pour your froth milk into your coffee cup so that it blends together with the espresso. Feel free to garnish with fresh lavender. Enjoy!
Refreshing Lavender Lemonade
- ½ cup raw organic honey
- 12 cups water
- 2-8 drops lavender essential oil (to taste)
- 8 organic lemons (juiced)
On a stovetop heat your water to warm it and add your honey. It does not have to be too hot, but just warm enough to melt the honey.
Once your honey has dissolved remove the water from the heat and add your lemon juice and your lavender oil drops.
Place in fridge to chill and serve over ice. You can also add a few sprigs of fresh lavender to your lemonade for presentation.
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