The answer is absolutely yes!
Adding essential oils to your favourite recipes makes it easy to incorporate their health benefits on a daily basis. You can use them in place of herbs in many different recipes. The point that you want to remember is that they are extremely concentrated so a drop or even a toothpick swirl may be more than enough. If you like experimenting with different recipes I say go for it! Experiment away! Here are a few tips to help you make your experiments a success.
Typically baking requires more oil flavouring than cooking does. For example. You may use 2-3 toothpick swirls of oregano in spaghetti sauce, you might use 2 or 3 drops when baking an Italian loaf of bread.
Substituting oils for herbs:
½ teaspoon dried herbs= 1½ teaspoons fresh herbs= 2-3 toothpick swirls essential oil
Substituting oils for citrus:
1 teaspoon lemon extract=1/8 teaspoon lemon essential oil=16 drops
Not into experimenting? This is one of my favourite tried and true breakfast recipes…and so easy to make:
Baked Heavenly Oatmeal:
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup raw coconut sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
2 cups non dairy milk
1 drop doTerra Cinnamon or doTerra Onguard essential oil
1 large egg
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Variations can be added:
½ cup toasted chopped nuts
½ cup plumped raisins
2 bananas cut up and line bottom of pan with berries (cut sugar to 1/3 cup)
1 ½ cups berries
Apple Cinnamon – chop up 2 apples and simmer in the milk. Increase sugar to ½ cup and use cinnamon essential oil as noted above
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Butter an 8×8 baking pan or oven safe skillet. If using bananas. Layer first. If not, spread dry ingredients evenly in pan. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry. Shake gently to distribute the liquid.
Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes until golden and set. Top with one of the following: sweet cream, cinnamon sugar or butter.
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