Lemon Lavender Muffins

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It doesn't get much better than this lemon lavender muffin recipe, just in time for spring. This easy dessert uses simple ingredients to include honey, almond milk, butter, flour, lemon juice and zest and of course dried lavender buds. You'll want to take a look at the short video and step by step instructions for this easy to make and lovely dessert recipe at the Pinch of Yum site.

You might be surprised to know that you can use lavender in dessert recipes as a lovely way to add flavor. You’ll find lavender available both fresh and dried, often at the farmers' market in the summer months, and as a part of Herbes de Provence which is a mixture of pungent herbs to include rosemary, marjoram, lavender, thyme, and oregano. Lavender is an amazing herb to have in your culinary arsenal, but it can easily go towards tasting like potpourri if you’re not careful. This is something you want to keep in mind when you start to experiment with the herb. No matter what you plan to do with lavender, you want to make sure to buy the culinary lavender. Like coconut oil, lavender is a herb that is produced for uses other than cooking. Culinary lavender is a herb that is suitable for consumption while the ornamental lavender isn’t the best. And while lavender probably won’t kill you, you want to make sure that the variety is safe to eat.

It’s no fun biting into a piece of a cake recipe and coming away with a mouthful of leaves. So a good suggestion is to use lavender as an infusion, so you either want to grind it with some sugar for baked goods recipes or strain the lavender out of a liquid either cream or syrup before using it in your recipes. You’ll still get great lavender flavor without having the chalky chew. A little lavender goes a long way. If you are not following a dessert recipe that you trust, use wants to use lavender sparingly. Lavender has a flavor that is strong and can easily overwhelm baked goods recipes or savory dishes if you are too heavy-handed. When in doubt, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Lavender has a strong flavor, so you want to pair it accordingly with other assertive flavors in your recipes. In baking and dessert recipes, you want to be sure to use a light touch or balance its low notes with something such as lemon juice and zest. Herbes de Provence is great with lamb, or with a grilled recipe or roasted chicken. A few more recipe ideas to use lavender include infusing a simple syrup with a sprinkling of lavender and using it to sweeten iced tea, lemonade recipes, or even to flavor a meringue. Grind some lavender into sugar and use it in simple butter cookie recipes or infuse some cream for lavender-scented whipped or ice cream. You can make your dry blend of herbs and flowers, to include a mix of lavender, rosemary and mint and rub it on some lamb chops or chicken wings recipes before grilling. You can even candy the blossoms of lavender and use those to garnish. This lemon lavender muffin dessert recipe is the perfect way to experiment with the fragrant herb; you are sure to be pleasantly surprised.

You will find this lemon lavender muffin recipe at the Pinch Of Yum site. On the site, you will find dessert recipes, easy desserts, dip recipes, main dish recipes, side dish recipes, vegetarian recipes, soup and salad recipes and so much more. **

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