What should you do with your large tubers that you broke when they came out of the ground or that no longer have germs after separation or that you simply don't have a place to store them?

Make yourself some dahlia bread!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar (200g)
  • 1½ tbsp. teaspoon of vanilla extract (7.5ml)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. teaspoon baking powder (2.5 ml)
  • ½ tsp. teaspoon of salt (2.5 ml)
  • ½ tsp. teaspoon of baking soda (2.5 ml)
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peeled and grated dahlia tubers



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla and vegetable oil.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Stir in chopped walnuts, chocolate chips and grated dahlia tubers.

For loaf: Pour the mixture into a well-greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the dough comes out clean.

For small cupcakes, pour the mixture into a well-greased cupcake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes at the same temperature. This preparation is enough for 48 small cupcakes

Chef's tips

  • You will need 250 to 280 g of unpeeled tubers to make one cup of grated dahlias.
  • The tubers tend to oxidize quickly when peeled, put them in water to preserve them.
  • Dahlia bread and cupcakes keep very well in the freezer.

We found this recipe on Lobaugh's Dahlias website. We thank them for giving us permission to put it on our site.

Try it, it's excellent and have fun surprising your friends!

Sarah Beaupré