Fall is a great time for all the yummy things! You can do a lot of fun flavoring naturally with essential oils. Now, I wouldn't ingest just any brand of essential oils, but I trust Young Living, which has a Vitality line of essential oils that are safe for ingestion and do not have any other additives in the bottle, making it safe to take internally. Essential oils can give a powerful flavor and add to your wellness at this festive time of year! Check out these fun and easy fall recipes!
Yield – 8 mini loaves (6 inch by 3 inch)
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 43 minutes
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree, not flavored pie filling
4 large eggs
1/3 cup water
1 cup plain yogurt
2 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg essential oil
1 drop Ginger Vitality essential oil
4 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray pans with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. Stir and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, butter, pumpkin puree, eggs, water, yogurt, and all essential oils.
Blend until combined.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Scrape the sides often to make sure all the ingredients get blended in.
When they’re combined, switch mixer to medium and blend for two minutes on medium until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Divide the batter evenly among the loaf pans.
Place the filled mini pans on a large cookie sheet to make it easier to transfer them to and from the oven.
Bake for 43 – 48 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the bread.
DIY Thieves Caramel Apples Favors!
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of corn syrup
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter
10 drops of Thieves essential oil
8 to 10 apples
Add your sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and butter to a medium-low heated pot.
Stir to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot.
Once your caramel has reached 225 degrees.
Let the caramel cool for 5 minutes.
Add in the 10 drops of Thieves essential oils.
Cleaning your apples. If you haven’t tried the Thieves fruit and veggie wash, this could be a perfect time to try it.
Push a popsicle stick or lollipop stick in the middle of your apples.
Dip your apples in the caramel.
Place on parchment paper and place in fridge.
Once the apples are cooled, you can drizzle chocolate, nuts, or whatever you want on top. I wrap the apples in a clear bag and use them as party favors. I have also cut the apples into slices or balls with a melon baller and dipped them in the caramel sauce. I use the leftover caramel sauce on just about everything.
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