Honey Lavender Coffee Syrup

Lately I’ve been experimenting with cutting grains and sugar out of my diet to help control autoimmune symptoms. It seems to be working pretty well for me! I’ve done 1 round of the AIP diet, although about halfway in I broke down and had a latte and BOY WAS THAT THANG SO DELICIOUS. I didn’t realize I missed coffee so much!

Fast forward a few weeks and I’m back to my daily cuppa. Mostly because 1. Everett has not been sleeping well, and 2. I have not been sleeping AT ALL because of his midnight wakefulness. But, I only drink my coffee with whole milk (rarely) or Milkadamia creamer now (basically all the time), and homemade paleo-friendly syrup, as opposed to way too sugared-up or a mocha. I'm looking at you, Starbucks.

I’ve been asked by multiple people now to share my Honey Lavender Syrup recipe. It’s not only delicious (makes a perfect London fog syrup!) but is naturally sweetened and is paleo/aip friendly. Follow the recipe below and tell me how you like to enjoy it!

Happy barista-ing! (Is that a word? haha)

Honey Lavender Coffee Syrup
1 cup of raw, unfiltered honey
1 1/2 cups of filtered water
2 tbsp of dried lavender buds
8 drops of lavender vitality oil from young living

Pour water and honey into a saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it is lightly boiling. Add the lavender buds and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half. Take off heat and stir in the lavender vitality oil. Let it cool, and transfer to a glass storage jar.

This syrup is a great addition to iced coffee, cold brew, a latte, or a London fog! I add about 2 tablespoons to my drinks, but you can add more or less on your sweetness preference.

recipe notes - I get my dried lavender buds from Natural Grocers and I get my lavender vitality oil from Young Living. I have experimented and made this syrup with store bought essential oils and it DOES NOT come out the same, or even smell the same. Young Living’s oil is 100% pure therapeutic lavender, whereas store brands are diluted with synthetics, and therefore not safe for ingestion. If you’d like to get a sample of Lavender Vitality, please shoot me a message and I’ll happily send you one!

Also - lavender buds can be a bit bitter. If your syrup is coming out bitter or has a “bite” to it, add 1-3 tbsp of extra honey and a few pinches of salt. Trust me, it works.