Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lemon Blueberry muffins (with doTERRA Lemon Oil)

I have used essential oils for cleaning and sanitizing for over a decade.  I have also made bath oils, salts and bombs and used the oil aromatically.  I just recently made the switch to doTerra and LOVE these products.   The brands I had used previously were not Certified Pure Theraputic Grade and therefore did not have as many uses.  Since switching to doTERRA, I have learned new ways, every day, to use my oils!!  There really is an oil for everything.

I have used the Lemon oil in my water and also in the allergy shot, but had not cooked with it yet.  I had used it to clean my fresh fruits, but not added it to any fruit dishes.  This had to change.  All I could think about was that wonderful lemon flavor with some delicious blueberries.  So I decided to keep it simple and start with a classic blueberry muffin.  A basic recipe, nothing fancy.  I would just add the lemon oil and see how they turned out.  Since I had never cooked with the oils, I wasn't sure how strong the flavor would be so it was all a guessing game for me.  This time I only used two drops of the Lemon oil.

doTerra Lemon Blueberry Muffins

The muffins had a delightful flavor with  hint of lemon coming through.  I think for a true lemon blueberry muffin, you should probably use four drops.  I will try this next time and update with how the flavor compares.  The blueberries are almost ripe.  I can not wait to try some more blueberry lemon combinations!!

Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and add liners to muffin pans.  You can make mini muffins, just watch them and take out a little earlier than larger muffins.

3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 TBSP Baking Powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 stick melted butter
1 Cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-2 1/2 Cups of Fresh or frozen blueberries
2-4 Drops of doTerra Lemon Oil

Mix the flour, sugar, powder and salt in a large bowl.
make a small well and add 2 eggs, whisk them slightly, then add the melted butter, vanilla and milk.  Stir until mixed.  Add the blueberries and doTerra Lemon Oil and stir again.

Fill 3/4 full and bake for about 16-18 minutes.  About 12-15 for mini muffins.   Test with a toothpick to make sure they are done.  Remove from muffin tins to cool and enjoy!!

If you would like to try doTERRA oils please click the page link at the top of my blog to be directed to my doTERRA page for more details!!!   I LOVE my OILS!!!!!