Honey Recipes – Sweet and Savory Ideas

Honey is making a comeback. The sticky, golden, natural sweetener makes for a great add-in – whether you’re putting together a savory dish or a dessert, baking or cooking. In fact, you can use honey for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and these recipes prove it! Start the day with homemade vanilla and honey granola. Once lunchtime rolls around, make a salad and use honey-balsamic vinaigrette to pour on top. For dinner, go all out with honey-roasted carrots, sticky honey-soy chicken wings, and Sue Bee honey sweet potato casserole. Don’t skip dessert! Finish off the day with perfectly sweet honey flans.

Homemade Vanilla and Honey Granola

Forget the store bought variety! Make your own using this homemade vanilla and honey recipe from Inspire Taste. Start by melting together butter, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and a dash of salt. Pour this mixture over old-fashioned oats (not instant) and sliced almonds. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You can also mix in dried fruit once cooled. Use as a topping with yogurt or just eat straight!

Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

For lunch, whip up this honey-balsamic vinaigrette from Martha Stewart to drizzle over a nice, big salad. In a bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. That’s it. To make it a meal, add grilled chicken.

Honey-Roasted Carrots

Carrots love the sticky goodness of honey. Add a nice roasting and the honey caramelizes over the carrots giving them a kid-pleasing appeal. To make this recipe for honey-roasted carrots from Epicurious you’ll need plenty of fresh carrots peeled and chopped into thirds. Next, toss them in a combination of olive oil and honey before baking at high heat. Serve warm.

Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Does your family love chicken wings? Then try this sticky honey-soy chicken wing recipe from The Food Network. Marinate the wings in a bath of soy sauce, ginger, cilantro, garlic and lemon juice. Next, saute in a mixture of olive oil, butter and honey. You can pair the wings alongside rice to make it a meal.

Sue Bee Honey Sweet Potato Casserole

Side dish or a dessert? This honey sweet potato casserole from Sue Bee is a bit of both (it’s even good cold for breakfast!). To assemble the dish, soften sweet potatoes by placing them in boiling water. Drain and mash, then mix in honey, brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, vanilla and seasonings. Spread into a casserole dish before topping with miniature marshmallows and streusel.

Honey Flans

With a creamy, custardy texture these honey flans from Southern Living are bound to become a favorite at your house. The dreamy dessert is made using sugar, honey, sweetened condensed milk, milk, eggs, egg yolks and salt. During baking, the custard separates from the sauce so that when you turn them out onto each plate there’s a honey topping on each one. Mmm.


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