5 Pinnable Lavender Recipes That’ll Tempt Your Taste Buds and Please Your Nose

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Lavender recipes create more than scented bath products. This flower plays a fragrant part in many edible recipes, and did you know that there are lavender growers abound in the Texas Hill Country? If you’ve never thought about adding lavender to both sweet and savory concoctions, maybe these recipes will convince you to try.

1. Lavender Latte

Lavender Recipes Latte

Photo: Pinterest/Fox and Briar

Sweet, creamy, and exotic, this lavender recipe from Fox and Briar serves as a different twist on an after-dinner coffee. Dried lavender flavors the sugar syrup that sweetens this latte. When you make your own lavender syrup, you’re in control over the strength and sweetness of the mixture, and you can make extra syrup to speed preparing your lavender latte the next time you get a craving.

2. Honey Lavender Cheesecake

Lavender Cheesecake

Photo: Pinterest/Sprinkles for Breakfast

Lavender does not always pair with drinks. Try honey lavender cheesecake from Sprinkles for Breakfast. Pairing the honey with lavender creates a subtle flavor that enhances rather than overpowers the cheesecake. This recipe uses lavender extract, which you can find in specialty stores, online, and at area lavender farms.

3. Lemon Lavender Glazed Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Photo: Pinterest/Style at Home

Shortbread cookies make the ideal treat to enjoy with tea. This lavender recipe from Style at Home hits the spot when you want something that has a subtle flavor and isn’t too sweet. Lemon juice adds a burst of citrusy goodness while enhancing the aroma and flavor of the lavender. Serve these as part of a light afternoon tea or as a summery dessert.

4. Lemon Lavender Bars

Lemon Lavender Bars

Photo: Pinterest/Five Little Homesteaders

Lemon and lavender pair naturally together, but if you really love lemon and want more of a lemony punch than in shortbread cookies, perhaps Five Little Homesteaders’s refreshing lemon bars will hit the spot. Whether you call them lemon squares or lemon bars, these treats with an extra dash of dried lavender, make an ideal summer dessert. They taste light and have the bright citrusy flavor that complements so many summer meals.

5. Honey Lemon Lavender Chicken

Lavender Recipes

Photo: Pinterest/Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Are you looking for savory lavender recipes? Sumptuous Spoonfuls offers this chicken that uses fresh lemons and lavender to create a flavorful main course. Though it may not seem obvious, chicken and lavender pair well together. The French have done it for years by adding lavender to the traditional herbes de provence spice blend, which flavors all types of poultry, fish, and meat.