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If you are a beekeeper, you know that there is nothing quite as satisfying as harvesting your own honey. And what better way to enjoy your hard-earned bounty than by whipping up some delicious honey recipes in your kitchen? Whether you prefer sweet or savory, there are countless ways to incorporate honey into your cooking and baking.

 My favorite Recipes:

  • Homemade granola
  • Muffins, breads, and cakes
  • Honey Butter
  • Honey Vinaigrette
  • Honey Mustard
  • Honey Salmon Glaze
  • Honey candy

 

Homemade Honey Granola

Use honey as a binding agent and sweetener for homemade granola. Mix with oats, nuts, and dried fruit for a healthy and delicious snack.

What You Need:

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cup raw nuts and/or seeds (you can use multiple types of nuts)
  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • ½ cup  honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup dried fruit of choice
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon
  4. Pour in the oil, honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coated.
  5. Pour the granola onto your pan and spread it in an even layer.
  6. Bake until lightly golden, about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring halfway.
  7. Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes).
  8. Top with the dried fruit and optional chocolate chips. 
  9. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. The dried fruit can freeze solid, so let it warm to room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

 

Muffins, breads, and cakes

Honey can be used as a substitute for sugar in many baking recipes, such as muffins, breads, and cakes.

 

Honey Butter

One of the simplest and most popular honey recipes is honey butter. All you need is some softened butter, honey, and a pinch of salt. Mix it all together until it’s smooth and creamy, then spread it on toast, muffins, or biscuits for a sweet and indulgent treat.

 

Honey Vinaigrette

Whisk together honey, olive oil, vinegar, and Dijon mustard for a delicious salad dressing.

 

Honey Mustard

Another classic honey recipe is honey mustard. Combine honey, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper to make a tangy and sweet condiment that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for pretzels or veggies.

 

Honey Salmon Glaze

For a more complex and impressive dish, try making honey glazed salmon. Simply mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger together, then brush it onto some fresh salmon fillets before baking them in the oven. The result is a succulent and flavorful meal that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

 

Honey candy

Boil honey with sugar and water to create a delicious and addictive honey candy that’s perfect for snacking.

If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with honeycomb candy. This crunchy and sweet treat is made by heating honey, sugar, and water until it reaches the hard crack stage, then stirring in baking soda to create a foamy texture. Pour the mixture onto a greased pan and let it cool before breaking it into bite-sized pieces.

 

 

These are just a few of the many honey recipes that you can create using your beehive harvest. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, there is something for everyone to enjoy when it comes to cooking with honey. So go ahead and get creative – your taste buds will thank you!

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