• 75 grams (2/3 cup) flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 grams (1/3 cup) melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lavender Sugar

  • 110 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender


  • Madeleine Mold

    Essential for creating the classic shell shape. Ensure you grease it well with butter to avoid sticking.

  • Mixing Bowls

    Use one for dry ingredients and another for wet ingredients to keep things organized and efficient.

  • Pastry Bag or Tablespoon

    A pastry bag allows for more precise filling of the molds, while a tablespoon works just fine for a more rustic approach.

  • Cooling Rack

    Helps cool the Madeleines evenly, keeping them from becoming soggy on the bottom.

  • Grinder or Mortar and Pestle

    For making lavender sugar, so you can evenly grind the lavender into the sugar for a uniform consistency.


Step 1

1. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C). Grease the Madeleine molds with butter. Ensure even greasing to prevent sticking and achieve a golden crust.

Step 2

2. To make the lavender sugar, combine the sugar and dried lavender in a bowl. Grind the mixture with your fingers until well blended. Use a spice grinder for a finer lavender sugar blend.

Step 3

3. In a separate bowl, prepare the dough by mixing the flour, baking powder, dried lavender, eggs, melted butter, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Ensure the melted butter is not too hot to avoid cooking the eggs.

Step 4

4. Place the dough in the molds using a tablespoon or a pastry bag. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the Madeleines are browned and have doubled in size. To check for doneness, insert a wooden stick in the center; it should come out completely dry. For even baking, place molds on the middle rack of the oven.

Step 5

5. Roll the hot cookies in lavender sugar and place them on a rack to cool. For a glossy finish, brush with a simple syrup before coating with lavender sugar.


Ever wondered how to serve these delectable Lavender Madeleines to truly captivate your guests? Serve them warm with a lightly dusted lavender sugar coating for that just-baked sensation. They pair exquisitely with a cup of Earl Grey tea, where the citrusy bergamot notes harmonize beautifully with the floral lavender. Hosting a brunch? Place these Madeleines on a tiered cake stand alongside fresh fruit and a mimosa bar. The light and airy texture of the Madeleines contrasts perfectly with the juicy fruit, making for an unforgettable culinary experience. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, dip one side of the Madeleines in melted white chocolate and let them set before serving. The sweetness of the white chocolate enriches the delicate lavender flavor, creating a multi-sensory treat that’s both visually stunning and delightfully delicious. Perfect for special occasions or a simple, elegant afternoon snack.


For gluten-free Madeleines, substitute the regular flour with an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour or almond flour. Make sure to check that your baking powder is gluten-free as well. The result will be just as fluffy and flavorful, but easier on the tummy for those with gluten sensitivities. If you’re opting for a vegan version, replace the eggs with a flaxseed mixture (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water per egg), and use a plant-based butter and maple syrup instead of honey. You’ll still get that delightful lavender aroma and tender crumb that makes Madeleines so irresistible!


  • Why did my Madeleines stick to the mold?

    Ensure you thoroughly grease the molds with butter. Non-stick spray can also help. Be generous to prevent any sticking issues.

  • How do I know when my Madeleines are done baking?

    Look for a golden-brown color and a noticeable puff in the center. You can also stick a wooden toothpick in the center; it should come out dry.

  • Why are my Madeleines not developing the characteristic “hump”?

    Ensure your batter is properly chilled before baking. Also, make sure your oven is preheated to the correct temperature for that perfect rise.

  • Can I add other flavors to my Madeleines?

    Absolutely! Citrus zest or a touch of almond extract can add a delightful twist to your Madeleines, making them even more unique.

  • How can I store leftover Madeleines?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. They can also be frozen for longer storage; just thaw at room temperature before serving.

  • Can I make the batter ahead of time?

    Yes, the batter can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This can actually help develop those classic Madeleine humps!

Nutrition facts

Lavender Madeleines
Recipe Yield:12 Madeleines
Calories:Approximately 130 calories per Madeleine
Calories (Min - Max):120 - 140
Total Fat:6g
Saturated Fat:3.5g
Total Carbohydrate:16g
Total Sugars:11g