Honey is a much more versatile ingredient than many people give it credit for, and can be used in almost anything from main courses to desserts and even some tasty drinks or cocktails. It’s a great way to add sweetness without pouring in loads of sugar, and it tastes great too. So get ready to start “buzzing” around your kitchen after you get a few ideas from this list. You will need to find your own specific recipe for each one, because there are so many variations to choose from that simply can’t all be given here.
1. Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham
Who knows how it was discovered, but the fact that honey and bourbon go so well together should go down in history as a culinary marvel. Using equal parts honey and bourbon, with molasses and Creole mustard, it will definitely be a winner at your next family function. Try this honey bourbon ham recipe or find your own elsewhere!
2. Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders
This is a very simple and kid-friendly recipe that you can make fairly quickly, and you probably have what you need at home already. They’re relatively healthy too because they are baked, but still crispy on the outside because of the coating. Not enough honey-ness for you? Serve them with more BBQ sauce and honey as a dip!
3. Honey Roasted Carrots
This is a great choice for people who just can’t seem to get their kids interested in vegetables no matter what they try. The recipe calls for unpeeled baby carrots, with a bit of greenery left intact, along with honey and other tasty ingredients. Obviously you should leave out the bourbon if you’re making it for kids, and in this recipe they substitute it for apple juice.
4. Honey Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Everyone likes cake. Well, almost everyone. If you like sweet things, and upside down things, why not combine your passions in to this delicious cake? This one uses up a lot of honey, a whole can of pineapple slices (or fresh if you prefer), and it is sure to satisfy even those with an insatiable sweet tooth.
5. Apple Pie in a Glass
Yes, you can now drink an apple pie… almost. This is a cocktail made with ingredients that attempts to mimic the taste of a good old fashioned apple pie.
1 ¼ oz Spiced rum
3 oz Apple cider
½ oz Cinnamon schnapps
2 scoops Vanilla ice cream
1 ½ oz Honey syrup (half honey, half hot water)
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy then garnish with a dusting of cinnamon.
Considering all of the health benefits involved, it is best to use natural raw honey whenever possible. Now that you’ve got a bunch of ideas on what to make you may be wondering where to buy raw honey, so check out Bloom Honey or just look wherever you normally buy your natural food! It’s actually quite cheap compared to a lot of the other trendy new artisanal foods that are popping up all over the place these days.