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Lemon Lavender Tea Cake Recipe: gluten-free, dainty, melt-in-your-mouth treats!

Updated on December 14, 2014

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Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Makes 24 tea cakes


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp. dried lavender, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed almonds, (or just use almond flour again)


  • 2 medium-large mixing bowls (one for dry ingredients, the other for wet)
  • rubber spatula
  • 1 small bowl (for rolling cakes in almond powder)
  • grater (for zesting lemons)
  • mortar & pestle (for grinding dried lavender)
  • nut chopper (optional)
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • baking sheet(s)

  1. Combine coconut and almond flour in large mixing bowl. Add the sea salt and baking soda to this same bowl.
  2. Use mortar and pestle (or coffee grinder, or improvise) to crush the dried lavender into a fine powder. Add this lavender powder to the large mixing bowl.
  3. Zest two medium-large lemons into the large mixing bowl, combining it with the other dry ingredients.
  4. Now, in the other medium-large mixing bowl, you will combine your wet ingredients: add the lemon essential oil, honey, and vanilla extract.
  5. Since coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, you will need to melt it before adding it to the other wet ingredients. Once it is melted, put it in the mixing bowl.
  6. Mash up the banana and add to the wet ingredients bowl.
  7. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. With the dough you've created, use your washed hands to form small balls. They should be a little more than an inch in diameter.
  9. Once all the dough has been formed into balls, roll each one in the finely crushed almonds/almond flour to give them a finished texture. Place them on a baking sheet. It may take two baking sheets, depending on how many cakes you make.
  10. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, checking them occasionally. Remove the cakes from the oven when they are slightly browned.

Finished Product!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tea cake
Calories 45
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Sugar 1 g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


This is intended to be a healthy substitute for Russian Tea Cakes, which, although lovely, bring a lot of guilt with their powdered sugary addictiveness.

This recipe is also for people who like their lemon cookies really lemony, like me; so often, I find the lemon flavor in a lemon cookie is hardly detectable! The essential oil in addition to lemon zest punches up the lemon flavor for all you citrus-heads.

For a richer variation on this same recipe, add a couple tablespoons of any nut butter to the above recipe.



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