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Do you have any good recipes using raw honey?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 13, 2012 at 8:19 AM

I've seen a lot of delicious-looking recipes that utilize raw honey, but most of them involve baking, which seems counterproductive if you would like to keep it raw (I think it's somewhere around 120 degrees that it pasteurizes, which is surely below the internal temperature of most baked goods). Does anyone have any favorite recipes incorporating raw honey? Or is there not much else to be done besides occasionally sneaking a spoonful right from the jar?

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on June 15, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Mmm - pumpkin, spice, and honey sounds excellent.

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at 08:05 PM

The chocolate pudding recipe looks delicious - thank you!

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at 08:03 PM

That sounds great! I had some fantastic lavender honey with goat cheese the other day, I can imagine it with pear and berries. Nom! I did the local raw honey during an extended vacation and it really helped - I had never had an allergic response to anything, but parts of Florida really did me in. The honey seemed to lessen my symptoms.

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at 07:59 PM

This looks good, but I am trying to avoid pasteurizing the raw honey by cooking it (and destroying the nutritive value).

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Great idea...perhaps even with a little pastured butter, too. Mmm!

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at 07:53 PM

I like the idea of the snack with nuts. Reminds me of baklava, which I do enjoy a lot. I'm envisioning some sort of cinnamon-mixed chopped nuts-raw honey dessert - phyllo dough free. Would be great for an occasional snack. Thank you!

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at 07:52 PM

Good idea - most of those things don't need cooked, or the honey can be added at the end. Thanks!

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

That sounds delicious.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Oh yeah! I once made a fruit salad that called for honey in the dressing. Good call!

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Ooooooooh. Yum!

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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at 07:50 PM

This sounds yummy...oddly enough, I totally forgot about the prospect of yogurt plus honey, probably because in the form you can buy at the store is not so good for you - but I do make my own Greek yogurt - sounds divine! I am also a sucker for cinnamon on anything.

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at 06:29 PM

I did that with boneless pork ribs yesterday...I added red pepper flakes too. Sweet, hot, and sour perfection.

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at 03:48 PM

I second the Greek yogurt suggestion. When I'm craving a dessert, I'll freeze the Greek yogurt with a honey topping (it turns into a nice hard shell). Almost reminds me of creme brulee!

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:05 PM

Don't know if you do dairy or not, but if you do, you can drizzle honey over Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Yuuumm....even better with honey and cinnamon!

You could make a dip for plain grilled chicken or pork -- maybe just add a little honey to regular mustard?

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(1239)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:48 PM

I second the Greek yogurt suggestion. When I'm craving a dessert, I'll freeze the Greek yogurt with a honey topping (it turns into a nice hard shell). Almost reminds me of creme brulee!

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 15, 2012
at 07:50 PM

This sounds yummy...oddly enough, I totally forgot about the prospect of yogurt plus honey, probably because in the form you can buy at the store is not so good for you - but I do make my own Greek yogurt - sounds divine! I am also a sucker for cinnamon on anything.

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on June 13, 2012
at 11:41 AM

Here's my favorite paleo honey recipe (if you want to call it a recipe):

  • A big spoonful of almond butter.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Sprinkle with raw coconut flakes.
  • Insert into pie hole.
  • Repeat if necessary.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Ooooooooh. Yum!

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on June 13, 2012
at 01:33 PM

I make a mean smoothie with frozen raspberries, coconut milk, carob, cinnamon, ice, and raw honey. Blend until smooooooth and yummy.

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

That sounds delicious.

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on June 13, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Honey is good for flavor in many salad dressings - both savory and for fruit salads - if you can handle the sugars.

Honey lime dressing - olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt Honey mustard - Olive oil, cider vinegar or lemon juice, mustard, honey Thai or Vietnamese salad dressings usually call for some sugar - substitute in honey.

Use for sweetener in fresh lime or lemonade. Mix it into the juice before adding water and chilling. Don't drink too much.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Oh yeah! I once made a fruit salad that called for honey in the dressing. Good call!

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on June 13, 2012
at 02:35 PM

I mix it with dijon mustard and dip bites of chicken in it, have it with yogurt sometimes, (not a big yogurt eater) salad dressings like Karen suggested, blend it into a smoothie- I like kefir with pumpkin, honey and pumpkin spice.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Mmm - pumpkin, spice, and honey sounds excellent.

E55906cdb6839a23fd740ad85d160cc8

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:29 PM

I did that with boneless pork ribs yesterday...I added red pepper flakes too. Sweet, hot, and sour perfection.

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on June 13, 2012
at 11:11 AM

The only times I use it:

Breakfast (or later day) smoothies Homemade "raw" energy bars (cocoa nibs, nuts, honey, coconut, etc) Big glob over top of some raw nuts (mostly a small handful of walnuts) as a snack at night. Mixed with a little cinnamon ceylon for sore throats/sicknesses Tea (that I let cool down a bit first)

I agree. It seems counterproductive to bake with seeming as it'll be heated at a incredibly high heat level. Sure, it'll retain SOME nutrition.. but nothing compared to consuming it raw. It only seems to make sense used SOLELY as a sweetener vs. nutrient adder when used with baking/high heat.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 15, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I like the idea of the snack with nuts. Reminds me of baklava, which I do enjoy a lot. I'm envisioning some sort of cinnamon-mixed chopped nuts-raw honey dessert - phyllo dough free. Would be great for an occasional snack. Thank you!

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on June 13, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Use a tiny amount in any condiment calling for sugar- BBQ sauce, salad dressing, jerky marinade, etc.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Good idea - most of those things don't need cooked, or the honey can be added at the end. Thanks!

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E55906cdb6839a23fd740ad85d160cc8

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:27 PM

I like a teaspoon with half coconut oil and half raw honey. Also a goat cheese puck with raw honey and fresh berries or pear slices is one of my favorite treats. If you really wanna get crazy...I make crepes with whatever non wheat flour I have on hand (my latest batch was flax meal) and top them with butter, raw honey, and whatever else looks good. I try to get local raw honey to help with allergies and the local economy. I've also dipped toasted walnuts in raw honey. I bet uncured plain bacon would even be good too.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 15, 2012
at 08:03 PM

That sounds great! I had some fantastic lavender honey with goat cheese the other day, I can imagine it with pear and berries. Nom! I did the local raw honey during an extended vacation and it really helped - I had never had an allergic response to anything, but parts of Florida really did me in. The honey seemed to lessen my symptoms.

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on June 15, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Cook a sweet potato, remove the peel and mash it. Add honey and cinnamon.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Great idea...perhaps even with a little pastured butter, too. Mmm!

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on June 15, 2012
at 05:23 PM

I've made some tasty no bake raw chocolate pudding and no bake snack bars with raw honey. Both came out great!

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 15, 2012
at 08:05 PM

The chocolate pudding recipe looks delicious - thank you!

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on June 13, 2012
at 02:53 PM

this is a daily part of what I call my Gatherer Berry Bowl (mix a berries + toasted flakes):

Ingredients: 7 cups raw unsweetened coconut flakes • 2 cups of chopped mixed nuts of your choice • 1/2 cup of flax seed • 1/3 cup honey • 1/3 cup coconut oil • 1 tbsp vanilla extract • 1 tsp salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 300°F 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients 3. In a small skillet, combine coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and salt 4. Over low-medium heat, simmer the mixture until mixed well and frothing 5. Allow the mixture to cool and pour into the mixing bowl 6. Mix dry and wet ingredients well 7. Spread contents evenly into a deep baking dish 8. Bake until golden brown, stirring the contents every ten minutes (usually takes 4-5 10-minute intervals)

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:59 PM

This looks good, but I am trying to avoid pasteurizing the raw honey by cooking it (and destroying the nutritive value).

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