Cook With Me: Elderflower Bread

elderflower bread on a white table

Eating healthy and delicious food – besides fitness – is my absolute jam! I just love to eat but I don’t love to eat everything. Not so with this incredibly yummy elderflower bread recipe. The perfect moist but yet fluffy texture is something I just can’t get enough from.

I’ve always been a very picky eater, at least that’s what my entire family always tells me. I don’t agree at all. It’s just that I have very high standards when it comes to what I put into my body. My body is my temple after all, and it has to provide me shelter for a couple of years to come so I might as well treat it right.

Nevertheless, I’m always looking to introduce my tastebuds to new flavors and textures. Sometimes a gurl just needs a little change of (food) scenery. If you know what I mean. That’s when I turn to Pinterest (you know my all-time favorite search engine) to look for new inspo.

elderflower bread front view

Since I always have so much fun thinking of new recipes or adding my healthy dust on regular ones, I thought I’d take you along on my kitchen experiements.

That’s how the idea for my new YouTube series called ‘Cook With Me’ came about. Once a week, you get to join me in my kitchen as I wipe up a new healthy recipe creation.

We are starting off with Elderflower Bread!

elderflower bread slices

During quarantine baking Banana Bread was all the rage. As much as I love a good old Banana Bread, I wanted to try something new (you know as an MG I get bored easily). Then I saw elderflowers blossoming all around me and first thought I wanted to make elderflower syrup. But then I realized just how much elderflower blooms you needed for that (like a craaazyyy amount!). That’s when I thought of turning the blooms I had into elderflower bread!

The star of the show is definitely the banana flour I used for the first time. I came across banana flour via and was surprised to find out that it’s also available in Germany (it usually takes a few years before food trends make it over the big pond).

Wanna know if this turned into something edible? Then join me in my kitchen below!

Elderflower Bread Video Tutorial

Inspired to try it for yourself now? Find the recipe below:

elderflower bread with copper measuring cups besides on a white table

Elderflower Bread

Elderflower blooms give the classic banana bread recipe a creative new twist.

  • 2 cups oat flour ((or simply ground rolled oats))
  • 1 cup banana flour
  • 1/2 cup natural coconut yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup ((add more if you want it a little sweeter))
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 2/3 cups egg whites ((or add 1 large or 2 medium sized eggs))
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk ((I love Nilk))
  • 1 pck. baking powder
  • 1 handful elderflower blooms
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste ((you can also use vanilla extract))
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/170°C,

  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Add wet ingredients and the elderflower blooms and mix until you receive a smooth batter. Love to use my Kitchen Aid for this.

  4. Add a little bit of coconut oil to a 8×5-inch laof pan. Pour batter into the pan.

  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. This lets the bread set a little bit.

  7. Serve warm with natural peanut butter and your favorite jelly. For a savory version, simply add avocado, tomatoes or a fried egg.

Soooo good with natural peanut butter and jelly!

elderflower bread with two slices on a small white plate. One slice has peanut butter on it and a gold knife is laying on top.
sweet bread with peanut butter on small white plate decorated with elderflower

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My boyfriend requests elderflower bread at least once a week now 😀 Share your creations with me @madeleinestanev

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3 responses to “Cook With Me: Elderflower Bread”

  1. I feel like anything elderflower is so foreign to Americans. Ever since I started traveling to the UK I have been HOOKED. Always a good flavor. Thanks for sharing!


    1. It is so good! Never knew that it was uncommon to use in America. I also just started experimenting with it this year. What have you made with it so far?


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