What makes these delectable treats even better? They are gluten, dairy and casein free, can easily be made lower fat and vegan, and give you the very concentrated benefits of the naturally anti-depressant and detoxifying Wild Orange in every bite! Gluten free, you say?! They are probably really dry and tasteless, right? Wrong! Just try to eat one without smiling - I double-fudge dare you!
1 box of Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownie Mix (sub in your favorite brownie mix, if you like. Just be sure to follow the package directions).
1/4 c. Organic, virgin coconut oil plus a little for greasing the pan
2 eggs (sub 6 Tblsp. applesauce to lower the fat and go vegan)
5-7 drops döTERRA Wild Orange essential oil*
1. Mix your batter by hand or with a mixer until ingredients are well incorporated.
2. Add your essential oil and mix well. (NOTE: It is best to make a small well in the middle of the batter and drop the oil in. Then cover it with batter before mixing. This way you don't end up with most of your oil on the spoon or mixer blade).
3. Bake according to package directions. Remember to pay attention to the time and temperature for your size and type of pan and adjust for your oven. I find that I usually need a bit less time than suggested, so start with less and bake a little longer if needed.
4. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting, if you can resist the temptation to dig in right away.
*These brownies also taste great with döTERRA Peppermint essential oil, but reduce to 1-3 drops. Peppermint is intense!
**There are many brands, both less expensive and more costly than dōTERRA, of essential oils on the market. In my experience using many of these brands, the dōTERRA oils are of the highest quality. Each oil is sourced organically from the parent plant’s country and region of origin (and/or region best suited for cultivation) and distilled with the highest standards of purity and safety. There is currently no regulatory purity rating system in place for essential oils. In order to ensure the highest product standards, dōTERRA registered its own trademark, Certified Therapeutic Grade™. This is currently the highest rating for purity and safety of essential oils in the world, and only dōTERRA offers oils of this grade. The dōTERRA oils are the only essential oils on the market suitable for internal use.