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Sweet Recipes Using Honey
When creating a culinary masterpiece in the kitchen, or maybe just a sweet treat, using common ingredients is a plus. Who wants to go to the store with a long list of ingredients. A jar of honey is a must have for any well stocked pantry. We all know it tastes great dribbled over biscuits or when a spoonful is added to tea. But, there are many honey recipes to try. These are sure to spark some culinary ideas for your next meal plan.
What makes honey such a good partner in the kitchen? For one thing it is a natural sweetener, made by bees from plant nectar. Nothing artificial is added to real pure honey.
Often the plant nectars are all lumped together and we call this polyfloral product – Wildflower Honey. But, when bees work a large percentage of a single nectar source we get varieties such as Clover, Buckwheat or Sourwood Honey.
It can be paired with many different types of food and is wonderful in baked goods. And, if you store honey properly, it never spoils. No wasted money here!
Hint – one of the keys to keeping honey fresh and ready to use is choosing a honey storage container with a tight lid – especially when buying in bulk.
In fact, raw honey has many uses that go far beyond the kitchen. It is a popular ingredient in many healthy and beauty products. But, lets not forget the kitchen – for that is where honey really shines.
Quick Honey Chicken Recipes
Chicken is one of the most popular types of meat dishes prepared world-wide. Almost everyone has cooked chicken in one way or another.
Whether you are interested in deep frying, baking or stir-fry, there is a honey chicken recipe to fit your style of eating.
Honey Chicken Stir Fry
Need a quick dinner that is easy to make and healthy too? This Honey Chicken Stir Fry with savory sauce will encourage everyone to eat their vegetables. I paired it with rice but you could also use noodles or another vegetable. The honey added moisture to the recipe but it was not overly sweet.
Baked Honey Chicken Tenders
Another great way to enjoy chicken is straight from the oven. But, getting that well-done, but still moist baked chicken is not always easy.
This recipe is one of my favorites for the oven – Baked Honey Chicken Tenders. They are flavorful but not too strong for picky eaters.
Perfect for those of you who hate soggy breading on tenders. Crispy, moist and delicious, your family will love them.
If they begin to get a bit too crisp before they are done, cover them with tinfoil for the last few minutes.
Shrimp and Honey Recipe
This delicious stir fry honey recipe will have the gang asking for seconds and maybe thirds. Shrimp, honey and lime team up with a little butter and garlic to create an awesome dish.
I served this with pasta and parmesan. Give Honey Lime Shrimp Stir Fry a try!
Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops
I’m personally not a big pork fan but many folks do enjoy a nice juicy pork chop. This fast easy recipe adds a little extra flavor to grill chops.
This simple ingredient list features honey, garlic and soy sauce. Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops are delicious on the grill but you can bake them too if you prefer.
Dessert Honey Snack Recipes
The sweet, golden goodness of honey can not be left off the desert menu. After all, honey is the ultimate natural sweetener when used straight from the jar or in cooking.
Here are just a few honey dessert recipes that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Be warned in advance that you may find yourself making them more and more often.
Chocolate Honey Caramel Turtles
These are just almost too good – seriously? They look complicated but are actually very easy to make. Like many candies, they come out better when the humidity is not very high.
Using pecans, chocolate and caramel made with honey, these fun and delicious turtle candies are a crowd pleaser.
Express your friends and family with Honey Caramel Turtles. A delightful treat when your sweet tooth has a serious craving for chocolate and caramel.
Honey & Peanut Butter Cereal Snacks
Okay, it may not be the healthiest option but sometimes there is no time for breakfast. A handy cereal snack to eat on the run may be just what you need. Even better, they can be made ahead of time and frozen.
Honey & Peanut Butter snacks is made using plain Cheerios cereal. Of course you can use varieties but you will be added more sugar and calories. Create them in any size you wish. A 1/2 cup serving size is easy to manage when eating on the road. A quick simple recipe that anyone can make.
Honey Roast Almonds
Almonds are a healthy snack and very good tasting straight from the bag. They also go well when added to other dishes or added to salads. But sometimes you might want to dress them up a bit?
When you want something really quick and really delicious, reach for this Honey Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt Recipe.
Oh boy, talk about tasty – and yes they do have fat but its mostly healthy fat. A nice snack option and they will keep in a sealed container for several weeks – but trust me – they won’t last that long!
Crispy Honey Cookies
Baking cookies is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. Well sugar cookies have met their match. Besides – who doesn’t love a bee shaped cookie?
Of course you can use regular cookie cutters to make these Crispy Honey Cookies but the bee shapes are so cute. The recipe uses honey instead of regular sugar for sweetness.
Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Honey Bites
These small snack bites combine the healthful properties and tempting flavor of peanut butter, oatmeal and honey.
They are delicious and provide a boost of energy for an afternoon pick up. Easy to make, they store well in the freezer.
Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Honey Bites do freeze well, but you can still eat them frozen. Do not put them there to hide them from yourself – it does not work.
During the warming months, you may want to reduce the amount of honey just a bit to make them less sticky. However, this will result in a drier end product.
Peanut Butter Honey Cookies
The peanut butter extravaganza continues with these Peanut Butter Honey Cookies.
They are the perfect answer for those of you wanting to feed your craving for peanut butter. This recipe makes a firm cookie that has body and lacks the greasy feeling that so many peanut butter cookies have.
It is so nice to use honey instead of regular sugar when possible. Although, honey may be better for you – remember it is still a sugar- use in moderation.
Honey Yogurt Berry Pops
Looking for a cool, sweet treat? You don’t have to visit the ice cream isle at the market. You can make your own. These cool ice pops with no regular sugar added are healthy treat.
Don’t let the heat of Summer get you down. Make your own Honey Yogurt Berry Pops featuring Greek Yogurt and avoid the empty calories found in some many cool snacks.
Blueberry Syrup Made With Honey
We have several blueberry bushes that “thanks to the bees” produces a lot of berries. I struggle to find ways to use the berries and not make too many cobblers!
What a great way to utilize fresh blue berries! You don’t have any fresh berries? No worries. This recipe works great with frozen blueberries too. Grab a few cups of berries, a lemon and a little water – viola – Homemade Blueberry Syrup with Honey.
Honey Grilled Pineapple Rings
There is just something festive about grilling – especially when the weather is nice. One of our favorites is grilled pineapple.
This Honey Glazed Grilled Pineapple Recipe is quick and easy to fix and sure to please.
Homemade Honey Apple Butter
Got a few extra apples sitting around? Or maybe you are in the mood for a new spread to use on those bagels or biscuits? Make your own Honey Apple Butter Crockpot Style.
This recipe makes up to 6 half pints of homemade honey apple butter. It’s a great item to make for yourself or to give at Christmas. You can take it through the canning process for long term storage or keep in the frig to eat right away.
Baking with Honey
Honey is a fan favorite when it comes to baked goods. The use of honey in a recipe helps make baked products more moist.
Honey Cranberry Cookies
Let’s face it, sometimes you just really need a cookie….right? These cookies have great flavor and will satisfy your cookie craving. Featuring nutritious cranberries Honey-Cranberry Cookies may become a holiday favorite.
Honey Blueberry Scones
Are you a lover of fresh baked scones? If so, you really need to try my Honey Blueberry Scone recipe. It features nutritious blue berries and raw honey. It is truly a taste explosion in your mouth.
Blueberry Honey Oatmeal Muffins
Sometimes you just need a muffin – and these moist Blueberry Honey Oatmeal Muffins are a great choice. Not too sweet and filled with nutritious whole foods, they are great right from the oven.
You can make them ahead and store in the freezer too. A quick way to have breakfast on the go. They are not too sweet so depending on the tartness of your blueberries you may adjust the sweetness.
Dehydrated Pineapple with Honey
Dehydration is a useful form of long term food storage. One popular snack is to make dehydrated pineapple slices with a honey dip or glaze. The honey adds a bit of sweetness to the dried fruit and helps prolong freshness too!
Final Thoughts on Cooking with Honey Recipes
Those who follow a strict vegan diet to not eat honey. But some members of this lifestyle do include honey in the menu.
Go forth and explore, you can find honey recipes for every taste preference. And, don’t forget to try different varieties of honey as this too affect the final flavor of your food.