Vegan Dandelion Cookies

dandelion benefits


Nothing says summer like dandelions, right? If you don’t think the bright burst of yellow coming up in your lawn is a beautiful thing, then you may want to pluck those nutrient-rich weeds out of your lawn and get the healthy dandelion benefits with tasty food and drink!

The following recipe is for a wholesome batch of cookies, but you should also check out Garden Therapy for the full scoop on the benefits of dandelion greens, roots and petals where you’ll also find a good how-to on making dandelion tea.

You will just be using the petals for this recipe. To easily remove the petals (This will be a fun activity with your kids!), hold the yellow flower with the finger of one hand and then pinch the green base of the flower with the other hand, releasing the yellow petals from the base.

Be sure that the dandelions you forage have not been treated with pesticides or sprayed with fertilizer.


Vegan Dandelion Cookies

Course Dessert


  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or 1 mashed banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup freshly picked dandelion flower (yellow petals only)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Melt coconut oil over low heat on the stove. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Remove the flower petals as described above and shake the petals into a measuring cup to fill to ½ cup.
  • Mix the oil and sugar together, then add the applesauce or banana and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in the oats, whole wheat flour and dandelion petals.
  • Place by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.`
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  • Move to rack to cool and enjoy the dandelion benefits of these cookies!


dandelion benefits


See more easy recipes for kids to make in the Kids Quick Cook article series page.

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