Favorite Natural Flavoring

natural flavorings imgNatural flavoring or extracts are a staple in my kitchen. I love how they can transform a recipe into a whole different direction, or add an exciting boost to an otherwise boring meal. I asked my readers what their favorites natural flavoring brands and extracts are, and these are the great ideas that were shared:

Our Favorite Natural Flavoring Brands

So far, I’ve not been able to find any of these locally with the exception of a few of the Sweet Leaf flavors in my Kroger organic section. I’m adding my Amazon affiliate link which is where I like to order natural flavors.

  • Frontier Organic– Rachelle gets this brand and also the Simply Organic brand through her Frontier Co-op for great prices. Cyndi loves their Maple flavoring in Maple Pecan Scones.
  • Flavorganics– Jordan especially recommends their peppermint & hazelnut and finds them at Vitacost.
  • Olive Nation– Shannon & Julia are big fans.
  • Simply Organic– Patti loves their Madagascar vanilla in…everything!

And a special mention of Sweet Leaf organic, which are flavored stevia sweet drops. They come in several flavors. I’ve tried and enjoyed their vanilla creme, grape, tangerine, and hazelnut flavors.

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My Favorite Brands & Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite flavors, and the recipes I love them in:

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My Favorite TOTALLY Natural Flavor Boosters

And for REALLY natural flavors, here are the foods that I use to impart loads of flavor to recipes without resorting to extracts:

  • fresh or dried mint leaves- add these to a tea pitcher for a refreshing kick of mint.
  • freshly frozen ginger- I chop into thumb size pieces and store in the freezer. I add fresh ginger to Asian inspired recipes, spiced chai teas, and more.
  • organic citrus zest- contains the essential oils which adds loads of flavor to drinks, sauces, and more.
  • fresh lime or lemon juice. Fresh, y’all. Or frozen. :)
  • cocoa powder- I never understood the need to have chocolate flavoring when I can use real cocoa or chocolate!
  • cold brewed coffee concentrate- my summer go-to for fresh iced coffee, but it’s also great to add depth of flavor to chocolate recipes.
  • vanilla beans: I add these to a bottle of rum and make my own vanilla extract!

What are your favorite natural flavor brands or flavors?
Can anyone point me to a good natural rum flavoring for my frozen eggnog shake?

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