fbpx
How to Make Dandelion Bread (With Pictures)

How to Make Dandelion Bread (With Pictures)

Nearly every part of the common dandelion, from its brilliant yellow petals, to its roots have been foraged throughout history for food, drink and medicine.

A rich source of beta-carotene, dandelions are also packed with vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, potassium and zinc.  Young dandelion leaves are fantastic to eat raw and the roots can be roasted, ground and used in place of coffee.  Dandelion extract and tincture is used all over the world to treat ailments from high blood pressure and diabetes to liver complaints.

Dandelions are so easy to gather and it’s worth finding out how many ways you can use them.  Pick them somewhere that hasn’t been sprayed with herbicides and is not too close to busy roads.  Your own garden is probably perfect!

Give them a quick wash and shake before using to be on the safe side. This recipe is easy for the kids to help with and tastes great.  Although it’s called Dandelion Bread, in truth it’s closer to a loaf cake.  Not too sweet, it’s delicious spread with honey and maybe topped with a thin slice of cheese.

You’ll need:

  • A good handful of clean dandelions to make up around 1 cup
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup honey

 Method:

#1. Cut the yellow part of the flower away from the stem. How to Make Dandelion BreadIt’s easiest to simply slice across the flower head where the petals meet the green part.  It doesn’t matter if you have a little green in there as well.How to Make Dandelion Bread#2. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Place the flour, baking powder and dandelions into a large mixing bowl, together with a pinch of salt and stir lightly.How to Make Dandelion Bread#3. Next, whisk the oil, egg, milk and honey together until combined.How to Make Dandelion Bread

Add honey. How to Make Dandelion Bread#4. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir roughly until incorporated but not over-mixed. How to Make Dandelion BreadHow to Make Dandelion BreadHow to Make Dandelion Bread#5. Line a loaf pan with baking parchment and pour the batter into the pan, then bake for 15 minutes before lowing the temperature to 350 F and baking for a further 20 minutes.How to Make Dandelion Bread#6. Leave the loaf to cool a little in the pan before removing and serving in slices while still just slightly warm. How to Make Dandelion BreadHow to Make Dandelion Bread

The loaf is tastiest served immediately but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  It’s possible to freeze the loaf, but it’s best to do so while still whole.  You can improve the taste and texture of frozen dandelion bread by rewarming it in the oven before serving.

If you’ve gathered more dandelions than you need, try dipping the heads in pancake batter and frying in a little oil with the heads face down in the pan and the stems in the air.  The kids will love them drizzled with honey!

Forget trying to beat the dandelions in your yard; the bees love them and this free foodstuff has the potential to become a valuable, nutritious and delicious part of your diet.

You may also like:

How to Cook Spring Nettles

New Invention 12X More Efficient Than Solar Panels (Video)

5 Home Remedies for Diarrhea

How To Prepare Medicinal Pickled Garlic

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Please Spread The Word - Share This Post

22 Comments

  • Sharon B Conard Posted April 8, 2020 3:41 pm

    ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE THANK YOU! I WAS WONDERING IF THESE WILL REMAIN IN WEBSITE. FOR FUTURE USE. OR IF THERE IS A WAY TO SEND THEM TO MY EMAIL FOR SAVING.

  • The Lost Herbs Posted April 10, 2020 12:28 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate it. The recipes will remain on the website. Bookmark this page and you will find it whenever you need it.

    God bless!

  • Jeane Posted April 10, 2020 5:39 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I must try dandelion loaf.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:31 pm

      Hi Jeane,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Please let us know if you liked it.

      God bless!

  • Jenna Soemer Posted April 13, 2020 5:10 pm

    Looks good! Will definitely make it soon!

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:32 pm

      Hi Jenna,

      Thank you so much for kind words. Please let us know if you liked it.

      God bless!

  • Jennifer McDermott Posted April 13, 2020 5:20 pm

    Do you have anything for buttercups?! I really look forward to trying this once the dandelions rear their heads this Spring in Vermont. I ask about buttercups because they are the plague in horse pastures that are over grazed and compacted. They are toxic to horses and squeeze out the good grass.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:37 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for your comment. We do not have an article on buttercups yet, but you can check this article about this herb:
      http://www.eattheweeds.com/buttercups/

      God bless!

    • Kate Posted May 17, 2020 1:23 pm

      All parts of the Buttercup are also poisonous to humans as well.

  • Shirley Audetat Posted April 14, 2020 3:43 pm

    This will be a different recipe for the garden club next time we meet. Thank you

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:39 pm

      Hi Shirley,

      Thank you for your comment. Please let us know if your garden club liked it.

      God bless!

  • Denise Eshelman Posted April 15, 2020 1:03 pm

    This looks wonderful, but we are gluten free. Any recipes for gf dandelion bread?

  • Mary W Posted April 21, 2020 7:29 pm

    I just finished my daily cup of dandelion tea. It is a diuretic but puts more nutrition in than it removes so is great refreshing drink. I boil water for a couple cups, then add the petals and steep for 5-10 minutes. Add whatever sweetener you like for a really refreshing and tasty drink. Dandelions, mullein, and usnea are a must have in my home.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:47 pm

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing this information! These three plants are a must-have in my house as well.

      God bless!

    • Carol A Kelley Posted May 23, 2020 9:27 am

      Hi Mary, may I ask how you use mullein? I have a beautiful mullein plant but don’t know what to use it for. Thanks in advance.

  • Ellen Achenbaugh Polson MT Posted April 28, 2020 6:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I get tons of dandelions and have made sure there has been no pesticides on them for eight years now. This and the bread will be a great experiment.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted April 29, 2020 3:49 pm

      Hi Ellen,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Dandelions are indeed a great resource. Let us know how the experiment went. 🙂

      God bless!

  • Edith Posted May 4, 2020 11:40 pm

    Hello there ! I just made the dandelion bread (during stay at home orders) and gathered 1 cup of whole flower heads, which gave me a 1/2 cup of petals (with a little of the green bits as you mentioned). Was it 1 cup untrimmed dandelions, or 1 cup trimmed petals?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted May 15, 2020 10:53 am

      Hi Edith,

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      You should use one cup of untrimmed petals.

      God bless!

  • The Lost Herbs Posted May 15, 2020 10:51 am

    Hi Saddlebag,

    Thank you so much for your comment.
    I am glad that you liked the article.

    God bless!

  • Carol A Kelley Posted May 23, 2020 9:29 am

    Hi Mary, may I ask how you use mullein? Thanks in advance.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy