Not just for the spa and in your diffusers, essential oils can become a staple in the kitchen!
Important Tip: When cooking with essential oils, you MUST use high quality, food safe oils. They are concentrated, so a little goes a long way…
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 drops Orange or Tangerine essential oil
- 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp orange juice
- 1 drop Orange or Tangerine essential oil
Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 12 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper or silicone baking cups.
In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream the butter and then add the sugars, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla and mix together. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until thick batter forms.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, add the milk and 2 drops of Orange or Tangerine essential oil. Pour the milk-oils into the batter and mix until smooth.
Gently fold in the fresh cranberries. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin and bake in the preheated oven for 22 to 24 minutes, or until muffins in the middle have cooked through. (If each muffin tin is really full from the batter, you might want to place the muffin tin on a baking sheet, in case the fresh cranberry juice spills over the edge. You don’t want it to burn on the bottom of your oven and make a smoky mess!)
Prepare the glaze in a small bowl by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, orange juice, and Orange or Tangerine essential oil together. Add a little more powdered sugar until reaches desired glaze consistency.
Let the muffins cool some before glazing and serving.