This one was definitely an experiment. As we are finishing up our homeschool dandelion unit, I was trying to come up with one for fun treat to make the girls.
I have a tried and true basic almond flour muffin recipe that we use often :
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla powder*
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
Mix all together, put in an oiled muffin tin, bake at 350 for about 15 min. If you are wanting to add anything in, a 1/2 cup of pretty much any add in works great.
* You can sub vanilla extract. We use vanilla powder because one of the kiddos has a corn allergy and all commercial vanilla extracts are made with corny alcohols. The powder is spendy for sure, but it’s just one of those things we can’t skimp on. Vanilla beans are quite expensive these days, but I do plan on getting some and making a safe extract in grape alcohol. It’ll be a costly project up front, but I think will end up costing less over time and will be safe for the little miss.
With this batch, I used 1/2 cup of dandelion petals (just the yellow part) as our add in. Admittedly, as I was filling the muffin pan, it looked thicker than normal and I was afraid they were going to be super dry. And gross.
BUT they weren’t! They were totally a hit! The girls gobbled them right up.
These muffins pair wonderfully with a story and a cup of tea 🙂
So far we’ve infused dandelion petals in oil for making lip balms and skin cream, tea to drink and to make dandelion gummies, and now muffins. What fun things have you created with dandelion flowers?