This dandelion flower syrup recipe is a great treat from the weeds in your yard and it is so easy to make. Every spring I love seeing the dandelion flowers with their beautiful yellow.
Dandelion Flower Syrup Ingredients
Dandelion flowers are a source of antioxidants and they help relieve depression. They also help with pain from headaches, backaches, stomach cramps, and menstrual cramps. Dandelion petals also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 which are also good for the eyes. Learn more about their health benefits. The most important ingredient thin this dandelion flower syrup recipe are dandelion flowers.
Pick your dandelions before mowing the lawn for your dandelion flower syrup or digging them up for dandelion coffee. Or go out into the country and pick them in the wild away from pollution. Never use ones that have been sprayed with weed killer. My hands get all yellow from the picking.
Maple syrup is a healthy sweetener for your dandelion flower syrup. Yummy maple syrup is thick gooey syrup poured lavishly on pancakes. Even though it is a superfood, it is sugar and that means it is not good to eat too much of it. I was happily surprised that it has some interesting health benefits. It is full of antioxidants that help fight inflammatory diseases protecting your health from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Maple syrup aids digestion and is great for the gut.
When researching this tasty sweetener, I was happily surprised that it has some interesting health benefits. This means we can include small amounts in our food. Here is a favourite maple syrup of mine.
Escuminac Unblended Maple Syrup Canadian Grade A – Extra Rare – Pure Organic Single Forest – Smooth Velvety 16.9 fl oz (500ml)
This pure award-winning maple syrup is produced exclusively with sap harvested during the first days of the run. Exceptional syrup with a smooth, velvety texture. It is light in the mouth, featuring a subtle caramel and honeysuckle bouquet with a hint of cinnamon and a lingering flavour.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Time to make your dandelion flower syrup.
Dandelion Flower Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup dandelion flowers
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- Wash the dandelion flowers and spin dry them like you would lettuce.
- Cut their base to detach the yellow petals from the green leaves; you only want the petals as the green part is bitter. You can do this by hand but it is faster with a knife.
- Place the flowers in a pot with 1 cup of water; I always use filtered water.
- Mix well until all of the petals are covered with water.
- Bring the pot to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
- Then simmer on very low heat for 25 minutes.*Strain the liquid from the flowers into a second pot.
- Add the maple syrup and stir till melted.
- Now mix in the lemon juice.
- Let it cool and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator; the maple syrup acts as a preservative.
- Enjoy your dandelion flower syrup on some pancakes. See the dandelion flower pancake recipe below.
I hope you enjoy your ‘Dandelion Flower Syrup Recipe’.
Here Are Some Great Recipes With Dandelion Flowers
Make Dandelion Flower Cordial – The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case! This dandelion flower cordial a tasty refreshing beverage on a summer day. It is very easy to make too.
Check out Dandelion Flower Cornmeal Pancakes – This recipe really is my version of pancakes as you will notice that it has no milk or eggs in it. I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities. Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.
More Dandelion Recipes
Dandelion Tea: Make this dandelion tea using the leaves of the dandelion — this is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to use a dandelion. You can easily make a dandelion tea by drying the leaves from the plants which are full of nutrition.
Dandelion Smoothie: After almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your dandelion smoothie palatable. Make a healthy but still drinkable smoothie for yourself.
When we see dandelions in the spring it is time for a Spring Cleanse
Have you done your spring cleanse yet? Our toxic environment and unhealthy lifestyles, make our cleansing systems overworked. Learn the 10 benefits and 8 tips to get you going.
I know most people do not always get around to doing all the great tips in the article linked to above, so I have put together a very friendly easy Spring Cleanse at a highly reduced price for my readers.
I recommend doing a gentle spring-liver cleanse which is easy on the body and you can still continue with your life.
You can also learn how to plan and prepare super healthy meals with my
2-5-30 Healthy Diet Online Courses.