As a beekeeper, I know honey! These raw honey recipes are some of my favorite ways to cook with honey straight from the hive. Both sweet and savory, here are some healthy and fantastic ways to use Raw Honey in your cooking at home.
Show Me The Honey!
The end of September starts the honey harvest season on our homestead. I’ve been a beekeeper for 3 years now, and love seeing how much honey my hives produce throughout the spring, summer, and fall. I love using honey in both sweet and savory dishes! Honey is a great natural sweetener, and can be used instead of granulated sugar or other processed sweeteners.
A Few Notes About Raw Honey
Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized! We take our honey straight from the hive, and don’t process or subject it to high heat. Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe… it doesn’t have to be raw. That is just the way we like to keep our honey. Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods. Eat responsibly!
The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper! Check out a farmer’s market or farm stand near you – or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper’s near by. Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.
The BEST Raw Honey Recipes
Here is a list of some of our favorite recipes using raw honey. Sweet and savory, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! As always, if you make this Raw Honey Granola recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!
This raw honey granola recipe is simple, healthy, and satisfying on top of yogurt, ice cream, or a smoothie bowl. A great addition to breakfast or dessert. Gluten free, vegetarian, and refined sugar free.
This honey garlic tofu recipe is crispy, crunchy, and baked in the oven! The sauce is made with raw honey from our beehives. As a beekeeper, I am always looking for ways to develop new honey recipes… and this one is a favorite that will stick around our table for a long time!
This Raw Honey Mustard Dressing is a sweet and tangy dressing for salads, grain bowls, or roasted vegetables.
This sweet and sour red cabbage with raw honey is a bright and flavorful side dish! Made with healthy red cabbage and honey right from the hive! Great to serve along side any protein.
These Baked Caramel Apples are a healthy breakfast or dessert. Great with oatmeal, on top of ice cream, or just eaten plain! I never knew how wonderful apple picking was until I moved to New England! There are tons of local orchards here with many varieties of fresh apples to pick and choose from. This is a great raw honey recipe to use up those extra orchard apples!
This 3 Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette is my absolute favorite hands-down bean salad! I have actually been known to eat this for breakfast it is that good. And then eat it again for lunch… and then again for dinner, ha. Not even going to lie, this bean salad is where it’s at.
Honey garlic chicken nuggets are the grown-up dinner for the inner child in all of us. Crispy oven baked nuggets served with a sweet and tangy sauce! We rarely eat meat on our homestead, but when we do, we do it RIGHT! These baked honey garlic chicken breast nuggets are full of tender white meat in a sweet and tangy honey garlic sauce.
This filling high protein breakfast bowl combines apples, cinnamon, and granola into a breakfast bowl that will keep you full til lunch. This hearty apple cinnamon breakfast bowl combines fresh fruit, warm spices, healthy fats from nuts, and a rich creamy base of yogurt or cottage cheese to keep you full until lunch!
This raw honey mustard coleslaw is the perfect picnic side, pot luck dish, or salad for your summer BBQ. Its a little savory, a little sweet, and loaded with fresh vegetables for a bright crunch. One of the best raw honey recipes for a BBQ, pot luck, or party. Great as a side dish for any protein!
This honey mustard macaroni salad is the perfect picnic side, pot luck dish, or salad for your summer BBQ. Its a little savory, a little sweet, and loaded with fresh vegetables for a bright crunch. A delicious and easy twist on a macaroni salad… the raw honey in this recipes gives it a sweetness without any refined sugar.
This raw honey garlic sauce is a delicious, easy, 3-ingredient raw honey recipe! Great to serve with crispy tofu, chicken tenders, or over stir fry veggies & rice! This raw honey garlic sauce is sweet and tangy, and makes a fantastic dipping sauce. It’s lower in sodium that a lot of other honey garlic sauces out there… the secret is that we use Worstershire instead of a high-sodium soy sauce. This dipping sauce is super flavorful and goes amazing on proteins, veggies, or rice!