Honey Recipes: Harness the Energy Booster and Savory Sweetener

Try these honey recipes to increase energy, cure a sore throat or to sweeten a favorite meal. From baked brie to muffin recipes, from almond biscotti to cornbread stuffing, all of these recipes are made with honey and all are delicious.

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Honey is the perfect ingredient to sweeten or change up any old meal into a hearty honey recipe.

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A variety of honey recipes demonstrates how nature’s sweetener can become a vital, versatile and varietal ingredient in your cooking repertoire.

Honey is much more than a topping for toast, biscuits or waffles. It can add sweetness and flavor to any dish.

Be sure to use locally produced honey; it’s full of pollens and antioxidants beneficial to those who consume it, particularly folks with allergies. Honey is also the perfect cure for a sore throat, an energy booster, and acts as a thickener for sauces, dressings and dips. Use slightly less than you would sugar, since honey is sweeter.

For centuries, people have used honey as a way to soothe the irritation of a sore throat; it’s also a means of easing a cough. In fact, a study from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine found that honey may provide better relief than an over-the-counter cough suppressant.

From the National Honey Board (NHB) come these tips for an energy booster:

• Add honey to a bottle of water for energy during a workout.

• Mix peanut butter and honey, or honey and light cream cheese, to use as a dip for fresh fruits and veggies.

• Honey also travels well, so it’s perfect for lengthy activities or tournaments.

However you decide to add honey to your menu, remember that children younger than 1 should not be fed honey, but it is safe for adults and older children.

The following honey recipes from the National Honey Board illustrate the versatility of this flavor-adding, energy-releasing, throat-soothing, natural and fresh sweetener.

Honey Recipes

Appetizers:

Baked Brie Recipe
Cheese Dip Recipe With Fresh Fruit
Sweet and Spicy Wings Recipe

Baked Goods:

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
Honey Almond Shortbread Recipe
Recipe for Zucchini Bread With Honey

Breakfast:

Quinoa Breakfast Recipe
Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe
Banana Bread Pudding

Condiments:

Chocolate Sauce Recipe
Honey Spread With Apricot Recipe
Favorite Homemade Hummus Recipe

Desserts:

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe
Easy Bread Pudding Recipe
Sweet Honey Topping Recipe
Honey Whipped Cream Recipe
Honey Almond Biscotti Recipe

Main Dishes:

Broiled Chicken Breast Recipe
Roasted, Boneless Leg of Lamb Recipe With Honey Glaze
Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

Salad Dressings:

Easy Salad Dressing Recipe
Classic Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe
Citrus Pesto Sauce Recipe
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe
Zippy Honey Dressing and Marinade Recipe

Side Dishes:

Honey Baked Red Onions Recipe
Honey Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Sweet Cornbread Recipe With Honey
Honey Baked Beans Recipe

Soups:

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe
Sweet Potato Soup Recipe