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Flapjacks with Apricots, Honey and Pistachios

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A tasty and nutritious snack that is also easy to make. The apricots, Honey, and Pistachios combination makes a delicious treat-filled flapjack.

Perfect for a healthy breakfast or satisfying snack, the combination of the natural sweetness of the apricots with the rich flavour of honey and the satisfying crunch of pistachios, these flapjacks will surely delight your taste buds.

Plus, with wholesome ingredients like oats and nuts, it is a snack you can feel good about enjoying at any time of the day. So let’s dive into this irresistible apricot, honey and pistachios flapjacks recipe and get snacking!

Ingredients:

  •  140g butter
  • 175g rolled oats
  • 75g chopped pistachios
  • 140g dried chopped apricots

Cooking instructions:

  • Put butter and honey in a small pan, then heat gently until melted.
  • Tip oats, pistachios and apricots into a medium bowl. Pour over the melted butter mixture and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a 20cm x 20cm greased and lined baking tray and cook at 160C/140C fan/gas 4 for 35-40 mins. Remove and cool in tin, then slice into preferable slices. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You have the perfect snack for a tasty treat packed with wholesome ingredients. Easy to make and the combination of apricots, honey and pistachios makes this flapjacks irresistible. So why not give this recipe a try and take your snacking to the next level? Your taste buds will thank you!

How to Use Honey in the Summer

By Honey Blog

As the long-awaited summer finally reaches the UK, the temperature starts to soar and feels like summer. The lovely sunny weather allows us to enjoy more outdoor activities and get plenty of vitamin D.

However, with the change in the temperature, our body’s needs for the type of food and drinks also changes. During warm sunny days, one of the main things we need to take care of is to stay well hydrated.

While there are many drinks and beverages that can help to satisfy our thirst, have you considered adding honey into your summer diet?

Honey is not just a delicious natural sweetener; it also offers a wide range of benefits that make it an excellent addition to your summer diet. 

It is a rich source of antioxidants, enzymes, and nutrients that can strengthen your immune system and boost your energy.

You can use it to make refreshing beverages like honey lemonade, honey iced tea, or honey watermelon smoothie. It also makes an excellent topping for fresh fruits, yoghurt, or granola, adding a burst of sweetness and flavour to your snacks.

Stay cool and healthy with these fresh ideas on how to use honey in the summer.

Honey Lemonade

Ingredients:

– 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)

– 2/3 cup honey

– 6 cups water

– Lemon slices and ice for serving

How to make:

  • In a large jug, whisk together the lemon juice and honey until the honey is fully dissolved.
  • Pour in the water and stir until well combined.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness if needed by adding more honey.
  • Chill the lemonade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • Serve over ice with a slice of lemon, if desired.

You can also add mint leaves or sliced strawberries for a refreshing twist.

Honey iced Tea

What better on a hot summer day than a refreshing glass of iced tea? But why settle for a simple shop-bought iced tea full of synthetic preservatives and sweeteners when you can make your own natural and healthy iced tea with the healthy sweetness and flavour of pure honey? Here is how to make a simple yet delicious and healthy iced tea recipe that is sure to satisfy your thirst and taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 6 black tea bags
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice

lemon slices and mint leaves

How to make:

  • Bring 8 cups of water to boil in a large pot.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags and stir the honey until dissolved.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add the lemon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Pour into a jug and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.

Enjoy your refreshing honey iced tea!

Honey Water

Honey and water is a simple and refreshing drink that has been enjoyed for centuries; This simple drink is made by combining honey and water to create a natural, delicious and hydrating drink as an alternative to sugary drinks. With its many benefits and delicious taste, honey water is a great way to stay hydrated and energised during the day. This is one of our favourite summer drinks at Real Raw Honey. Trying it with different honey varieties, but our favourite is water with Lavender Honey. It tastes just amazing and the lavender keeps you calm on busy days 😀.

How to make:

  • Bottle of water or large jug,
  • add favourite honey to taste.

Enjoy!

Honey is a versatile food that nature has given us to live stronger and better. Honey can be used in various ways during each season to enhance flavour and provide a range of benefits. Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or natural remedy, there are many creative ways to add it to refreshing drinks, topping for fresh fruits, yoghurt, or granola, adding a burst of sweetness and flavour to your snacks. So get creative and experiment with new ways to use honey in the summer.

Honey and Banana Smoothie

By Honey Recipes
This delicious smoothie recipe combines the sweet and creamy taste of bananas with the natural sweetness of honey, mixed with protein-rich yoghurt and a nutritious blend of seeds. This smoothie is bursting with goods, making it the perfect way to kick start your day or to enjoy as a snack.

This easy and delicious Honey & Banana Smoothie with Seeds Mix and Yogurt is sure to become a new favourite in any smoothie lover recipe book.

Ingredients:

2 banana
1 tbs preferable seeds mix
2 tbs raw honey (we used Wildflower Honey)
300ml yogurt
20ml water  

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Drink with a smile! 😊

Brie and Pear Puff Pastry with Raw Honey

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Indulge into a delightful combination of flavours with this easy to make Brie and Pear Pastry drizzled with raw honey. The creamy brie cheese, the delicate sweetness of ripe pears and the natural goodness of raw honey in every mouthwatering bite.

Whether you are hosting a family gathering looking for an appetizer that will impress or simply looking for an easy and quick snack this Brie and Pear Puff Pastry with Raw Honey will not disappoint.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 pears
  • 160g Brie cheese
  • 150g walnuts (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 a cup of honey (around 150ml)
  • 1/2 pack of puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk 

How to make:

Step one: Cut pears and Brie cheese into slices.

Step two: Cut puff pastry into two (horizontal cutting )and cut 3 pieces of one of the pieces. Cut slightly around the corners to make a bed in the middle for the pears and cheese.

Step three: Put in a row a piece of pear and piece of brie cheese until the slice of the puff pastry is covered in the middle. Brush the corners with yolk. 

Step four: Bake for 15mins on 200°

Once ready, add chopped walnuts and drizzle with raw honey. We have used raw wildflower honey.

The taste is incredible. The puff pastry is soaked in pears juice from the baking and it pairs fantastic with the cheese! 

You will be amaze how good the ingredients combine together, topped with chopped walnuts and raw honey will definitely make your mouth watering! 

Enjoy! 

 

 

Baked Apples with Cottage Cheese and Honey

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A healthy desert recipe that will leave your taste buds delighted. This recipe adds a twist to traditional baked apples by filling each apple with a creamy and crunchy mix of cottage cheese and walnuts, then drizzling it with a delicious raw honey.
 
This recipe is a flavour treat and packed with protein and fiber making it the perfect guilt-free indulgence for any time of the day. So grab you ingredients and let’s get baking! 
 
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 200g cottage cheese
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 150g walnuts
  • 4 red apples
  • 4tbsp honey (to drizzle)
  • 1tsp cinnamon to sprinkle once ready
 

How to make Baked Apples with Cottage Cheese and Honey

 
Step one: Add to a bowl cottage cheese, 1tsp cinnamon and 150g walnuts. Combine all ingredients well.
Wash 4 apples and remove only the middle with a knife or a spoon.
Once removed, stuff the apples with the mixture.
 
Step two: Line a pan with parchment paper and add the apples.
 
Step three: Bake at 200C for about 35mins until golden and soft. If you prefer them soft like purée will need additional baking time.
Once baked let it cool slightly.
 
Step four: Sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle with raw honey. (we used Forest Herbs Honey) Serve while warm!
 
With the simple and easy to find ingredients, this recipe is very easy and can be prepared in an hour. Whether you are looking for a quick, healthy snack or a scrumptious home made dessert the sweet and tangy flavours of the apples, combined with rich and nutty flavours of the stuffing will make you to repeat. 

Oat, Banana and Carrot Bars with Real Raw Honey

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These Oat Banana and Carrot Bars are a delicious and nutritious, perfect for a pre-made breakfast or midday snack. Made with rolled oats, mashed bananas, grated carrots and the natural sweetness of honey they are the perfect balance of sweet, tender and chewy.

These bars are also packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, making them a great option for anyone looking for a healthy and satisfying snack. Plus they are easy to make and last a good few days stored in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 2banana
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1tbsp yogurt (per serving)
  • 1tbsp honey(to drizzle)
  • Fresh fruit (to serve, optional)

How to make:

Step one: Mash bananas and add all ingredients except grated carrots and mix well. Then add the grated carrot and mix again.

Step two: Line a pan with parchment paper. Pour the mixture and spread out evenly.

Step three: Bake at 200C for about 30 minutes or until golden. Once baked let it cool and cut into pieces.

Step four: Add a piece into a bowl, 1tbsp of yogurt and fresh fruits.

Drizzle with honey and enjoy a guilt-free treat that you can feel good about eating.