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Lemon Gluten Free Muffins

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Looking for a gluten free breakfast idea? Lemon gluten free muffins are quick to make and delicious to eat! Made with almond flour and lemon essential oils, this easy muffin recipe is perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Gluten Free Lemon Muffins made with essential oils

 

Now that my family has stopped eating wheat, finding snacks has been tricky.  I’ve been reading everything I can about baking and cooking with gluten free substitutes for wheat.  I was desperate for something healthy, but sweet that my daughter, Ella, would eat. She loves wheat based food and has had a hard time adjusting.  I decided that a simple muffin recipe would be a good place to start.

Almond four is a great alternative for gluten free baking.

 

I made these muffins with almond flour.  One of the trickiest part of going wheat free is figuring out what kind of flour to use when I want to bake.  There are a number of wheat free flour mixes and baking mixes available, but after a little research, I discovered that the rice flours can send your blood sugar soaring.  Since keeping blood sugar low is one of the main reasons to avoid wheat, I’ve opted to use almond and coconut flours.  Almond flour is not cheap, so I made the recipe for only 6 muffins. I don’t want to be throwing away quality food that doesn’t get eaten!  You can double this recipe and make 12 muffins.

Young Living Lemon Essential Oil

 

I also decided to use lemon essential oil to flavor the muffins.   As another step in my journey to living a healthier life, I’ve been using essential oils and I love them! Make sure to check out the amazing essential oil starter package I’m offering to my readers! I was curious about cooking with the oils and I love the flavor it gave the muffins.  Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings. Young Living oils are safe to ingest!

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Once the batter was made, I filled 6 muffin cups almost full.  I was concerned that the muffins would rise much because of the lack of gluten and I was right.  They did rise and a few rose over the top of the muffin liner but I was fine with that.

Gluten free and tired of eggs for breakfast? Check out this easy muffin recipe made with essential oils!

Three out of the four of us thought the muffins were delicious! My daughter is proving to be very stubborn.  The muffins are a bit more dense than a muffin made with wheat flour, but they are still full of flavor.

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If you are new to essential oils, make sure to check out this amazing essential oils offer I have just for Growing Up Gabel readers!

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If you are gluten free make sure to check out my gluten free waffles and gluten free pancakes recipe!

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If you want to know more about what you can do with essential oils check out my Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm, Homemade Shaving Cream and Caramel Apple Wassail recipe.

 

Yield: 6

Gluten Free Lemon Muffins

Gluten Free Lemon Muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except coconut and lemon oils to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl add the Lemon Oil to the melted coconut oil. Then add the mixture to the large bowl.
  3. Stir ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour batter in to 6 regular sized muffin cups lined with paper liners. You'll want to fill the tins up at least 3/4 of the way full, if not more to get a full muffin.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
 

 

YL Oils in Starter Kit

I first started exploring essential oils about 3 years ago.  The first company I ordered from was Young Living.  I ordered a very basic kit just to test the waters.  I honestly was a little bit lost and had no idea how to use the oils I’d purchased. I spent hours trying to research how and why and when to use the essential oils it was very frustrating.

Then in early 2014 a friend of mine convinced me to try them again but with a different company. She held my hand and taught me how and when to use the oils. She provided me with the resources I needed to learn how to properly use essential oils. I began to see how powerful oils are and how they are created to work perfectly with our bodies. It is funny that the media talks about essential oils like it is a new trend – people have been using them for thousands of years. I had another friend send me all the Biblical references she had found for oils!

There are lots of places you can buy essential oils, but I really love how Young Living is a trusted source and a pioneer in bringing the use of therapeutic oils to the United States. I have also done my research and the amazing deal I can offer you in the Premium Kit is hands down the best one available on the market. You won’t find a better deal or a better oil.

YL Premium Kit

In the Young Living Premium Starter Kit you will receive:

  • A diffuser (the actual diffuser may change based on availability, but you will get one!) so you can diffuse oils in your home. I put off buying a diffuser for an entire year just because they are so expensive! So to get one in the kit at this price is a steal.
  • 11 everyday oils (5 ml each) including peppermint, lavender, lemon, Thieves, Joy, Maleluca A, Stress Away, Frankincense, Pan Away & Purification and Citrus Fresh with a rollerball.  You will also receive sample you can give away to friends and family!
  • Product guides and other information from Young Living.

Reference Guide

But I don’t want you to be lost like I was when I first started! So I’m also going to send you an amazing educational packet to help you get started on your essential oils journey.  This packet is yours at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! This packet includes:

  • A amazingly helpful Essential Oil Starter Guide – It will either be the Essentials Oils Reference Guide that retails for $17 or Essential Oils Pocket Reference that retails for $25.  Both books have over 400 pages packed with essential oil information.
  • The Essential Oil Starter Guide is a gorgeous 20+ page booklet that covers uses for each of the essential oils in the starter set.
  • 3 Laminated Information Sheets:  Baby/Kids, First Aid & Pets
  • Access to the Oil Nation FB page (and others, if you are interested) where you can interact with and ask questions of other oil users.
  • You will also have access to an introductory email course covering essential oil basics. This course is just basic information emailed to you every few days over a few week period to ease you in to essential oils.

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If you are ready to buy a starter kit, then be sure to sign up as a wholesale member (with one of the premium starter kits) through the instructions below to take advantage of these freebies.

Before you get started be sure to write this number down: 1335174

1. Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information.

2. Be sure the “Wholesale Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices.

3. Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 1335174 (so that I can send you your freebies!)

4. If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes). They need a Social Security Number or an EIN because if you make $600 or more per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail (which is required by law). Young Living will never share this info with anyone.

5. Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit (and that’s the one where you get all of the freebies!) Those are the oils that I use almost every single day! You can get the kit that’s $150, or you can get a kit for $160 with an even nicer essential oil diffuser!

6. I’d recommend skipping the Step 3 (Optional) part of the sign-up process. I’ll send over an email with more details on that part of things after you sign up (if you’re going to be purchasing products monthly then it’s a great program that will give you credit back with each order and save you on shipping costs).

7. Go through the checkout process.

8. After you sign up, send an email to me at camille@growingupgabel.com letting me know that you signed up through this promotion and I’ll send out your FREEBIES!! It may  take up to 5 business days to get everything sent to you but I try to get it out quicker.

BONUS Step 9 (COMPLETELY Optional!) If you would like to earn bonus oils this month, then get your order total up to 190 PV (different products have different point values). You could get the Start Living With Everyday Oils kit and automatically have 100 point value… then you’ll just need 90 more points to get the bonus oils. For example, you could grab an extra bottle of Thieves Oil at 33.75 points, 15 ml bottle of Lavender at 23.5 points, 15 ml bottle of Lime at 11 points, and the 14.4 ounces of Thieves Household Cleaner at 22 points (just pour one capful of the concentrated Thieves cleaning solution into a spray bottle and it lasts for a really long time!) All of those items will bring your total points up to $190.25 which will qualify you to get the monthly Young Living BONUS oils! (This step is completely optional!)

IMPORTANT: This promotion is only available when you sign up with the sponsor ID and enroller ID as #1335174! Also, if you recommend this promotion to a friend (or group of friends) and they sign up too through this promotion then please let me know (camille@growingupgabel.com) so that you can get credit for referring them. :)

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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does signing up make me a “distributor”?

Nope! You are not required to sell anything at all to anyone. When you become a wholesale member, you get a special link that you can share with friends and get credit from their purchases, but there are no minimum sales amounts at all. In fact, 90% of the wholesale members in Young Living don’t do the business side at all. They are buying from Young Living because of the quality alone.

Am I required to make a minimum purchase each month?

There are absolutely NO minimum monthly purchase requirements. To remain a wholesale member, you have to make $50 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership. But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50 purchase, you can reinstate your wholesale membership discount by just placing a $50 order.

If you do find yourself making regular purchases each month, then Young Living has a rewards program (called Essential Rewards) where you can make a nice percentage back in product credit each month on all of your purchases. So that’s a neat program to join if you find that you *want* to purchase regularly (but it’s not a requirement for being a wholesale member).

Why should I buy from Young Living instead of other essential oils companies?

It does seem like a new essential oils company pops up every day, doesn’t it?

I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.

Young Living was the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

Young Living also was the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.

With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.

I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company.

How will I know which oils to use for what?

One of the benefits of getting a starter kit through this promotion is that you also get to join our private Facebook group that’s specifically for questions about essential oils!

The reference guide that I’m giving away as part of this promotion is also a HUGE resource. You can look up almost anything in it and see which essential oils and supplements can be helpful.

Does Young Living only sell essential oils?

The answer to this one was surprising to me when I first got my starter kit! Young Living actually has an entire line of personal care products, supplements, meal replacements, energy drinks, and more! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but there’s a wide variety of products available.

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8 Comments
  • Scarlet
    February 25, 2015

    I absolutely love Young Living essential oils. They are the best! Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  • Joanne
    February 15, 2015

    Hi Camillle- I am on a lower carb diet, and always looking for recipes that use almond and coconut flours.
    These lemon muffins look perfect, and I like that you made your recipe for a smaller quantity.

    • Camille
      February 16, 2015

      Hi Joanne! Until I know if my people will eat them – I make less! 🙂 It’s always easy to double it next time. Enjoy!

  • Kristin
    February 28, 2014

    Those sound delicious! I love lemon, and I’ve been thinking about getting I to essential oils. I also know plenty of people who are trying to cut out gluten. This recipe sounds fantastic! If you get a chance we’d love you to link this up at {Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday – this recipe would be perfect for so many of our regulars! Thanks!

    • Camille
      March 1, 2014

      Thanks, Alyssa! I love my oils and I feel so great being wheat free.

  • Miz Helen
    February 28, 2014

    I just love the lemon flavor for your Muffins, it reminds me of Spring. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Natasha in Oz
    February 23, 2014

    I’m cutting carbs and am following a Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) diet so am so pleased I found your recipe-it’s perfect! I’m pinning it right now.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share this at my Say G’Day link up which is back after a bit of a break. This would be a great addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
    http://www.natashainoz.com

    • Camille
      February 23, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by Natasha!