Gluten-Free Dandelion Fritters the Kids Will Love!

Foraging with children is one of my favorite things to do and here in Michigan the wildcrafting season is in full swing! The chickweed, purple dead nettle and plantain are begging to be picked, but the real star of our yard right now is the sunny Taraxacum officinale – dandelion!

Every part of dandelion is edible and packed full of vitamins and essential nutrients. We gather their roots in the fall, leaves and blossoms in the spring. After a long winter here in Michigan, we need all the help from our plant friends that we can get. But honestly the kids don’t really care about the health benefits – they are in it for this delicious golden treat!

I’ve tried a lot of combinations, but this gluten-free dandelion fritter recipe (with a side of dandelion butter) has been is the most loved. If you try it out, let me know how it worked for you and your family!


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Gluten-Free Dandelion Fritters

  • Author: Nicolette M Sowder
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Gluten-free dandelion fritters with dandelion honey butter



  • ¼ cup of coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ cup of dandelions (separate yellow petals from green stems and leaves)
  • Your choice of oil for cooking (I used coconut oil)


1. Collect ½ a cup of dandelions, measured after separating yellow blossom from green stems 
2. Mix dry ingredients: coconut flour and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl mix milk, eggs and honey and add to dry ingredients.
4. Add dandelion blossoms to the batter and combine.
5. Add a generous amount of oil to your skillet and fry each fritter on medium to low heat.
6. Serve with a side of dandelion butter and enjoy!

More Dandelion Connection

Keep creating while the dandelions last with the recipes and activities below. Please share if there are any traditions your family loves to do each year when the dandelions appear.

Your Woman Gone Wild,




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