Even though it is officially fall, you might still be able to harvest some of the late summer fruits, vegetables, and flowers. So I hope some of you are still able to find some calendula flowers and try this simple, awesome, and healthy recipe. It is so much fun to let your kids pick flowers, take the leaves off, and throw them in the dough. No hesitation, just pure joy. It must be a wonderful day when we get to put flowers in muffins. – Yes, it is a beautiful day.
Calendula is often used as a medicinal herb but it is also a great edible flower to add to your food. The petals are high in flavonoids which help the heart to stay healthy. And of course, they are just fun to cook and bake with…
- ½ cup of (coconut) oil
- 1/3 cup of maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 pear or apple
- A handful of calendula flower petals
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A little bit of salt
Cut the apple or pear in small pieces. Take a little bit of the oil and lightly brown the pear pieces in a pan with the oil.
Mix all the wet ingredients together. Add the pear pieces and the calendula petals.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Spoon batter in greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean. Taste best when eaten right away but they store pretty well for a couple of days.
Happy early fall!
P.S. Don’t have any herbs growing nearby? Get ready for next year! We order our seeds here.