Lavender Lemon Oat Cookies

Lavender Lemon Oat Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350

Melt 1/2 cup of butter or substitute (do not use coconut oil)

Once cooled add in one beaten egg and…..

1 TBSP of brown rice syrup.

In a separate bowl add together…….

1/3 cup of’sugar

1/2 tsp of baking powder

1/3 cup of almond flour

1/3 cup of white rice flour and

1 cup of rolled oats coarsely ground in a coffee grinder with some whole grains still left. If you are using quick oats no need to grind them.

Stir until mixed and moist.

Gently add in…

1 tsp of fresh whole lavender flowers

1 tsp of finely chopped lavender leaves

1 TBSP of lemon zest

Use a large spoon to form individual mounds and bake them for 15 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Makes 16


Lavandula is in bloom all over town. If it does not grow in your yard, I bet you have neighbor with some to spare. This year there is an overabundance to harvest. Lavender is known for its amazing smell. The pure essential oil is used for burns, cuts, tight muscles, rheumatism, edema, eczema, hair loss, acne, fungal infections, earache, cold sores, and insect bites/stings. This plant contains numerous volatile oils, many of which are powerful anti-microbials. It was used in WW 2 for wounds and parasites. It was burned for bubonic plague to prevent the spread of the disease. Steam inhalations, baths, and infusions have been used to treat chest infections, asthma, dizziness, insomnia, digestive issues, colic, fever, colds, flu, strep, yeast, vaginal infections, bad breath, headaches, fatigue, stress and anxiety. Lavender has a history of being present at birth and death because of its calming nature. The flowers are edible and can be used in baked goods, and other sweets. You will find this herb in many gifts and beauty products. Contraindications: During pregnancy. Do not use the essential oil internally. Do your research on using the pure EO on a frequent basis externally (including in creams and shampoos).

How do you love to use lavender!

Published by blackbirdsbackyard

My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using "plant spirit medicine" and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America. Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone's birthright.

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