Easy Dandelion and Honey Quick Bread

This dandelion bread is an easy recipe that tastes great as a snack or side to any meal. With a subtle honey flavor, this bread is simple and a great basic quick bread recipe to follow.

dandelion bread wrapped in a kitchen towel
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Why I love this dandelion bread recipe

I’m not normally a big fan of foraging around outside, but after trying my mom’s dandelion jelly I just knew I had to try more things with these little yellow flowers. I mean, why not- they’re FREE and growing like crazy outside right now.

What I really love about this quick bread is that it’s a very subtle flavor, meaning that you can serve it with just about anything. If you’ve never had the yellow head of a dandelion, just know that they taste a lot like honey.

This recipe has honey in it too which helps to draw out the flavor of the dandelion, but honestly, we’re loving it for the pretty looks and the health benefits. Dandelions get a bad rap but they’re pretty good for you and your body.

Serve this bread with some butter alongside a nice dinner, or add a drizzle of more honey or jam if you want a sweeter snack- it works both ways!

ingredients needed for dandelion bread

Dandelion honey bread ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Dandelion Florets
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey
  • Egg
  • Milk

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crumb shot of the dandelion bread

Tips for making dandelion honey bread

Dandelions- several very important things to note first and foremost. Don’t use any sprayed with pesticides, you want to keep them as “organic” as possible for health concern reasons.

We used the flowers growing in our own yard and we have never sprayed anything out there. We do however have dogs which brings me to my next tip- washing.

Washing the dandelions is important. After picking them, trim the stems with a pair of scissors right under the green bulb part. place them in a colander and rinse. This gets off the initial bugs, dirt, whatever.

During the recipe, a step will have you blanch them. Which is a fancy word to say boil for a minute and then put in cold water. This cooks and kills anything growing on the flower as well as helps to make that green part less bitter. Eating it raw = bitter. eating it cooked= tastes like spinach. Interesting fact, right?

snipping the stems off of the dandelion heads

Why eat dandelions?

If you like fancy green salads you may already be eating dandelion and not even know it. A lot of salad mixes contain dandelion greens inside and if you had to compare the health benefits from a dandelion leaf to that of iceberg lettuce, it’s like night and day.

Dandelions are some of the healthiest greens you can put in your body. They are so nutritionally dense that they far exceed the benefits of kale or spinach.

They are full of vitamins, antioxidants, potassium, and work as a strong diuretic and blood detoxifier.

Seriously, as “weird” as it sounds to go outside and pick some dandelion weeds out of the ground, be weird and try something new. Your body will thank you. You can also have the kids pick your flowers if you don’t want to do it yourself. That’s one perk of parenting haha.

Also, my mother pointed out that they sell dandelion related vitamins and teas in store pharmacy’s so this saves you from swallowing a pills or drinking bitter tea guess. Saves you money too.

How to Make Dandelion Bread

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Trim the bulb and dandelion florets off of the stem, removing as much stem as possible.
  • Rinse the florets under running water in a colander.
  • Boil water in a small pot.
  • Add florets to the pot and submerge them all. Let boil 1minute.
  • Drain into a colander and rinse under colder water to stop the cooking process.
  • Squeeze out as much water as possible from the flowers.
  • Add the florets to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until almost no lumps remain. The batter will be fairly wet and lumpy.
  • Pour into a greased bread pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick can come out clean.
dandelion bread baked and on a cooling rack

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Dandelion Honey Quick Bread

This easy quick bread recipe has a subtle honey flavor but is just basic enough that you can serve it with anything. I love it with honey and butter!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dandelion bread, dandelion quick bread, easy quick bread recipe
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Equipment

  • bread pan
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dandelion heads (dry measure, before washing)
  • 1/4 cup cococnut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Trim the bulb and dandelion florets off of the stem, removing as much of the stem as possible.
  • Place the florets in a colander and rinse them uner running water. R
  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil and place the dandelions in. Submerge and let them boil for 1 minute.
  • Drain florets into a colander and then rinse under colder water to stop the cooking process.
  • Squeeze out as much water as possible from the flowers. I use my hand and follow up with a kitchen towel or paper towel.
  • Add the florets to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. You want to break up the clump of flower you just created in the last step.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until almost no lumps remain. The batter will be fairly wet and lumpy, but flowers should be the lumps, no dry pockets of flour please.
  • Pour the batter into a greased bread pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick can come out clean.
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Nutrition

Serving: 10g | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.6g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 18.6mg | Sodium: 130.2mg | Potassium: 261.9mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 7.1g | Vitamin A: 35.9IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 104.1mg | Iron: 1.6mg
How to make this easy dandelion quick bread. It's a simple and easy recipe to use up those yellow flowers growing outside. Believe it or not there are a lot of health benefits from these little "weeds" and they actually taste pretty good!

You’re going to love how simple this dandelion bread recipe is. Let me know how you serve it, I’m curious to hear!

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