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 and Honey Quick Bread is a unique and delightful twist on traditional quick bread recipes. Made with dandelion petals and sweetened with honey, this bread offers a mildly floral and naturally sweet flavor that's perfect for those looking to explore new and creative culinary experiences.
The key ingredient in this quick bread is dandelion petals, which bring a touch of springtime to your baking. Dandelions are edible and have a mild, slightly earthy taste, making them an interesting addition to this recipe. The petals add a subtle floral aroma to the bread, giving it a distinctive character.
Honey plays a starring role in sweetening this quick bread, offering a natural and wholesome alternative to refined sugar. The honey complements the dandelion petals, enhancing the overall taste and providing a gentle sweetness that's not overpowering.
Baking a Dandelion and Honey Quick Bread is a fun way to embrace the beauty of wild edible plants and explore the world of foraging. It's an ideal choice for those who appreciate the simple pleasure of homemade bread with a twist.
Whether you're an experienced forager or new to the concept of using dandelions in your kitchen, this bread is a unique and delightful culinary adventure.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Simple flavor. What I really love about this quick bread is that it has 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 it tastes a lot like honey.
- Additional advantages. This recipe also includes honey, which enhances the dandelion's flavor. We truly appreciate it for its appealing appearance and the potential benefits it may offer. Dandelions are often misunderstood, but they can be beneficial for various reasons.
- It's a great snack or side dish. 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!
Dandelion Florets- Use freshly picked or dried organic dandelion florets. These should not have had any contact with pesticides.
Coconut Oil- You will need fats to keep the bread moist, and using coconut oil is a healthier way to do that, but vegetable oil can be used instead. Butter can be used but will make the bread denser.
Honey- Use raw unpasteurized honey for a stronger flavor, or use pasteurized honey for a more subtle flavor.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: First, find some clean dandelions (no pesticides, bugs, etc.) Trim off the heads of the flowers, and discard stems and leaves. Measure one cup's worth (can use up to 2 cups).
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8x4 bread loaf pan and set it aside.
Step 3: Wash the dandelions in a colander in cool running water to remove any possible dirt and bugs. Set aside.
Step 4: In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Step 5: Whisk to combine. Set aside.
Step 6: Add your dandelion heads to a small pot of water (just enough water to submerge the flowers).
Step 7: Boil for 1 minute.
Step 8: Drain into a colander under cold water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze out as much water as possible from the flowers.
Step 9: Add the florets to the dry ingredients.
Step 10: Whisk until combined.
Step 11: Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until almost no lumps remain. The batter will be fairly wet and lumpy.
Step 12: The batter will be fairly wet and lumpy.
Step 13: Pour into a greased bread loaf pan.
Step 14: Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick can come out clean.
Step 15: Let cool for 5 minutes before flipping onto a wire rack and cooling completely.
I like to top my bread with some melted honey butter while it's still warm. Yum!
🍴 Recipe Tips
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 concerns reasons.
We used the flowers growing in our own yard and we have never sprayed anything out there.
You can use "false dandelions" if you don't have true common dandelions available. According to Sources, there are no poisonous dandelion look-alikes and even the false dandelions can be pretty nutritious too.
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 dandelion honey bread recipe, a step will have you blanch the flowers. 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. While it tastes bitter when eaten raw, after cooking, it tastes more like spinach. Interesting, right?
This bread can be kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Or it can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.
If you enjoy fancy green salads, you might be consuming dandelion greens without realizing it. Many salad mixes include dandelion greens, and the difference in taste and texture compared to iceberg lettuce is quite noticeable.
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, and potassium and work as a strong diuretic and blood detoxifier.
Most parts of the dandelion are edible, but you should try to avoid eating as much of the stems as possible. this is because they contain a bitter milky substance which does not taste good.
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Dandelion Honey Quick Bread
- 2 cups All purpose flour ($0.16)
- 2 teaspoons Baking powder ($0.04)
- ½ teaspoon Salt ($0.05)
- 1 cup Dandelion heads, (dry measure, before washing) ($0.00)
- ¼ cup Coconut oil ($0.64)
- ¼ cup Honey ($0.56)
- 1 large Egg ($0.08)
- 1 ¼ cup Milk ($0.25)
- First, find some clean dandelions (no pesticides, bugs, etc.) Trim off the heads of the flowers, and discard stems and leaves. Measure one cup's worth (can use up to 2 cups).
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8x4 bread loaf pan and set it aside.
- Wash the dandelions in a colander in cool running water to remove any possible dirt and bugs. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Add your dandelion heads to a small pot of water (just enough water to submerge the flowers).
- Boil for 1 minute.
- Drain into a colander under cold water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze out as much water as possible from the flowers.
- Add the florets to the dry ingredients.
- 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.
- The batter will be fairly wet and lumpy.
- Pour into a greased bread loaf pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick can come out clean.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before flipping onto a wire rack and cooling completely.
- I like to top my bread with some melted honey butter while it's still warm. Yum!
- Choose unsprayed dandelions for organic and pesticide-free use.
- Trim dandelions below the green bulb and rinse in a colander to remove impurities.
- Blanch dandelions by boiling briefly and transferring to cold water to reduce bitterness.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.