Brrr. It’s cold and snowy and I’m a lazy lump who doesn’t feel like doing anything but baking and then eating it. Moms...ever wish someone would take of you, feed you a yummy lunch and tuck you in for a nap? That’s where I’m at today. The Tank is at zero. So, today I will listen to my body begging for rest and not ignore the signals. January always seems to catch up with me.
Huck a buck is a bread that is baked in a Waldorf Early Childhood program. It is soooo good right outta the oven! Usually I slather it in honey butter and top with some sliced apples. But today I was craving pumpkin. And I have a recipe for pumpkin butter is was dying to make using my essential oils to bump up the flavor.
Did you know you can use food grade essential oil’s to amplify flavor of your food? There’s only one brand that has it on the market. Young Living. For years I bought food flavoring for brownies and frosting and such at places like Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table. Now I can just use my oils!
I used the recipe from the Essential Edge news magazine that Young Living puts out. Here is the recipe:
Ingredients needed for apple pumpkin butter
One 15 ounce can pumpkin
1 3/4 of a cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 of a cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
One cinnamon stick
1 inch piece of freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 drops each of cinnamon bark vitality oil, clove vitality oil and nutmeg vitality oil from Young Living
Bring the pumpkin, apple sauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and grated ginger to a simmer in a large sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter thickens, about 45 minutes. Add vanilla and essential oils. Simmer on low for 10 minutes until the butter is desired spreadable consistency. Pour into clean jars, cover and refrigerate. Spread on toast, dip apples into it or eat by the spoonful!
Huck A Buck!!!
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.