Lavender Dandelion Cookies


These are not a traditional cookie. These vegan cookies are great for backpacking and travel very well.

dandelion cookies on plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 small cookies


  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup steel cut oats

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 8 large dandelion blossoms, yellow petals only

  • teaspoon dried lavender flowers

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¾ cup water, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, flax, chia seeds, and dandelion petals in a bowl. Crush lavender flowers with fingers; add to flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract and enough water to create a moist dough that holds together when squeezed. Portion dough into 6 cookies and arrange on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are dry and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from baking sheet.

Cook's Notes:

These are more like a healthy snack than a dessert. It's fun to give people a dandelion cookie because people get all weird about eating a weed. Be sure to gather unsprayed dandelions and use only the yellow petals; the green part is bitter.

I use an ungreased Calphalon cookie sheet. The cookies will stick to the pan slightly, but they're easier to remove when cooled. You can use egg instead of flaxseed, and milk instead of chia seed and water. To get fluffier cookies, use less oats, more flour, add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and cut in 2 teaspoons butter. I use steel-cut oats; rolled oats will yield a softer texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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