Lavender Butter Recipe

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If you are a lavender lover, an easy way to add lavender flavor to any of your baked goods is to replace the butter in your recipe with lavender butter. The recipe for lavender butter is so easy that it is almost a stretch to call it a recipe!

Culinary lavender [paid link] adds a unique and springy flavor to any dish, and I think it truly shines in desserts.

lavender butter with culinary lavender
I recommend you try replacing the butter in my lemon cupcakes with lavender butter for the freshest spring dessert imaginable. It would also work really well in my raspberry scones.

Lavender butter is also great on hot rolls and when served alongside breads and pastries at a brunch. I learned from Kelly at Sounding my Barbaric Gulp that lavender butter is great on artichokes, too! As another idea, consider maple butter as a delicious alternative for putting on breads and pastries.

If you’re into lavender, I also recommend my lavender shortbread – you can adjust the level of lavender as you see fit.

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Lavender Butter

How to make lavender butter for spreading on bread of cooking/baking with.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chill time 8 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 102kcal
Author Stefani



  • In a food processor, cut the lavender into the butter until it is fully integrated. Wrap the lavender butter in parchment paper and store in the fridge.  
  • Refrigerate overnight to give the flavor more time to absorb into the butter.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 5mg
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  1. Stefsays:

    Food Rockz – Lavender chocolates sounds increadible! Stop by and let me know how they turned out!

    Creampuff – Thanks so much!!

  2. creampuffsays:


    I can’t wait to try this recipe! You have a great blog!

  3. Food Rockz Mansays:

    I’ll definitely try this. I’m awaiting the arrivial of some culinary grade lavender from Hood River right now, which I ordered to make some lavender molded chocolates. In fact, I think I’ll flavor the ganache with your lavender butter. Thanks!

  4. Stefsays:

    Nupur – Thanks!

    Lysy – The cupcakes are live now.

    TW – Hah! That sounded good until you got to the mom’s lotion part.

    Mara – Good luck! Let me know how it goes.

    Carrie – Aww. That’s so sweet! Glad you like the site. That link sounds really tasty! Let me know how the Forrero Rocher’s turn out.

  5. Carriesays:

    Hi Stef –
    I am new to your site, and LOVE it. I just ordered hazelnut extract for the Forerro Rocher cupcakes. You have such great ideas and I love that your cupcakes look cute, but you concentrate on the flavors. In this months Bon Appetit, there is a recipe for Chocolate Honey Tart that calls for culinary lavender.Also graham crackers (although chocolate flavored) I thought the cupcake genius could use it as inspiration to create a cupcake.

  6. Marasays:

    What a fabulous idea!!! I was thinking about lavender cupcakes recently…I’m trying this. Thanks!

  7. Tempered Womansays:

    totally can’t wait~ sound really good!
    I’ve tried the lavendar. Let’s just say it is still a work in progress for me. Recent flop was lavendar and orange blossom angel food. Tasted like My Mom’s Lotion angel food- hah!

  8. Lysysays:

    This sounds gorgeous – can’t wait for the pear and lavender cupcakes!

  9. Nupursays:

    What a great idea for a special brunch!

  10. Stefsays:

    I updated the post and you have been properly credited! I’ll have to try it at some point.


    Hey, Stef!

    I am the lavender fanatic. I usually just crush a pinch or two over a couple tablespoons of butter, melt it over low heat, then dip artichoke leaves in it. SO GOOD! ;-)

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