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How to Use Raw Honey

By Honey Blog

Raw honey is nature’s golden elixir. Its rich taste, nutritional benefits and versatility make it an essential ingredient in every pantry. From a delicious and natural sweetener for your tea or coffee and culinary masterpieces to natural remedies and beauty rituals, raw honey offers endless possibilities. Let’s explore some ideas on how to use raw honey and maximise its benefits.

Honey as a natural sweetener for tea and coffee

Honey is the perfect choice to enjoy a healthier version of your favourite hot beverage. Start by adding a small amount of honey and adjust the sweetness to your liking.

It is important to note that when using raw honey in a hot drink, the heat can destroy some of its beneficial qualities. So it is recommended to add honey to your drink after it has cooled down slightly.

Raw honey is considered better alternative to sugar as it contains more nutrients and antioxidants that can benefit your overall health.

If you are looking for a natural sweetener to add some sweetness to your tea or coffee, Acacia Honey is a great option. The medium sweetness and unobtrusive taste can complement your hot drink without being too overpowering. 

Honey in Baking

Sweeten your baking with Nature’s Golden Treasure: Raw Honey.

When it comes to baking, using the right sweetener can make all the difference. While sugar has long been the go-to choice, raw honey is a healthier and more flavourful option.

Raw honey is a natural sweetener that can be used in many baking recipes. Raw Honey not only adds sweetness but also imparts a unique flavour to your baked goods. Imagine making a cake with a gentle touch of lavender (using Lavender honey). Transforming your usual recipes into a culinary delight

You can also add honey to pancakes or waffle batter.

When using raw honey in baking is important to adjust the amount and consider reducing the amount of liquid in the recipe, as raw honey adds moisture to the batter.

With a little experiment and some creativity, you can create delicious and unique baked treats using raw honey as a healthier alternative to sugar.

Raw honey is a healthier option for baking as it provides natural sweetness and extra moisture to your recipes, without the empty calories of refined sugar.

Salad Dressings and Marinades 

Raw honey might be a great option if you are looking for a touch of sweetness and depth of flavour in your marinades and dressings. Raw honey’s complex flavour and texture can take your favourite recipes to new heights.

Some ideas to get you going would be:

Honey Dressing – Whisk raw honey with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and your favourite herbs to create mouthwatering dressings.

Honey Marinate – Marinate chicken, seafood, or vegetables in a blend of raw honey, garlic, and soya sauce for an unforgettable experience.

Teriyaki sauce with raw honey – Try traditional Japanese Teriyaki sauce with raw honey instead of sugar. Providing natural sweetness and healthier options. Teriyaki sauce is perfect for grilled chicken or roasted vegetables.

Raw honey can enhance the flavours of your marinades and dressings while providing additional health benefits compared to processed sugar.

Boost Your Breakfast with Raw Honey

One of the best and easiest ways to boost your breakfast is with raw honey. Raw honey provides energy and is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Here are some ideas on how to boost your breakfast with raw honey.

Oatmeal – A bowl of oatmeal is a healthy and filling breakfast option. Add a spoonful of raw honey on top to make your breakfast superb.

Morning Smoothie – Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrients in one delicious glass. Adding a spoon of raw honey to your smoothies can help balance out any bitterness from other ingredients, and of course, it adds its benefits to the nutritional profile of your morning smoothie.

The classic spread on toast. A slice of whole-grain toast spread with raw honey makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast. Our creamed honey would be an excellent option for this.

Boost Your Yogurt – Yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and probiotics. The creamy and pure taste of yoghurt pairs perfectly with raw honey’s rich and sweet flavour. It is a quick and easy breakfast or snack that keeps you energised. This combination provides an excellent source of protein, probiotics and antioxidants, making it a healthy and delicious choice.

Raw honey is a natural energy booster that is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to your morning meal.

Snack Ideas with Raw Honey

Honey Nut Energy Bars – Combine nuts, dates, and a touch of honey to create energy-packed, bite-sized treats.

Honey Glazed Almonds – Roast almonds with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of sea salt for a delightful sweet, and salty treat.

Honey and Avocado Toast – Spread ripe avocado on whole grain toast and top it off with a drizzle of raw honey.

Honey-infused fruit salad – Combine various seasonal fruits and drizzle with raw honey for a refreshing and naturally sweet snack.

Honey-Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates – Fill pitted dates with cream cheese and a drizzle of honey for a delightful combination of flavours and textures.

Honey-infused Chia Pudding – Mix chia seeds, almonds, milk and honey, then let it sit overnight for a nutritious snack.

Raw honey in snacks can provide a natural source of energy. And satisfy your sweet cravings without the artificial additives found in many processed snacks.

Honey Infused Drinks 

Replace shop-bought iced teas, lemonades and fizzy drinks with homemade lemonade, iced tea or honey water.

Iced tea with honey is the perfect refreshment on a warm summer day. It cools you down and provides a sweet and refreshing taste. You can use different teas like black tea, green tea, or herbal tea to make your own favourite iced tea.

Honey lemonade is yet another delicious healthy drink. Lemon is a natural detoxifier, and honey has antioxidants too. Mixing them makes a perfect healthier option for lemonade. You can check some recipes here: How to Use Honey in the Summer

Simple honey water – Another delicious and healthy drink. Mixing honey in water provides an instant energy boost and hydrates the body. It is an excellent drink at any time or during physical exercise.

Raw honey in drinks not only adds sweetness but also brings added nutrients and antioxidants to your beverage.

Natural Honey Remedies 

Beyond its culinary uses, raw honey has been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Raw honey was used in 500 among 900 Egyptian remedies.

Homemade cough syrup is always on hand, especially during the cold months – mix raw honey with lemon juice and ginger for a homemade cough syrup that can soothe your throat and calm your cough.

Honey Lemon Water – Refreshing glass of honey lemon water is the perfect way to start the day. Combining honey, lemon, and water helps detoxify your body, boost immunity, aid digestion and promote glowing skin. Just mix a tablespoon of raw honey and the juice of half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. You will feel energised, refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Honey for Sleep Aid – Honey and warm milk. Heat a glass of milk and add a spoonful of raw honey for a good night’s sleep. This traditional bedtime remedy can help you relax and sleep better. The best honey to use is Lavender, as it is known to act as a natural relaxant.

Wound healing – Raw honey’s antibacterial properties make it an effective remedy for minor burns, cuts and scrapes. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and cover it with a bandage.

Raw honey’s antimicrobial and antioxidant properties make it a superior choice for natural remedies over processed sugars and synthetic ingredients.

Beauty Care with Raw Honey

Natural skincare – Raw honey is a moisturiser that can help combat acne, soothe skin irritation and promote a youthful glow. Apply a thin layer of raw honey to your face, leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Natural Face Mask – Honey and avocado for moisturising. Mix raw honey with mashed avocado for a hydrating face mask.

Honey Lip Balm – Revitalise and soothe your lips with the pure essence of raw honey. Take a small amount and gently apply it to your lips. Allow the honey to sit on your lips for several minutes, allowing the natural emollients to penetrate into the skin. 

Hair Nourishment – Revitalise your hair by mixing raw honey with coconut oil. Apply the mixture to slightly wet hair, and leave it for 30-40 minutes. Rinse throughout. 

Whether you are using it as a sweetener in your morning cup of tea, adding it to your favourite recipes or natural remedies, Raw Honey is a versatile and delicious natural ingredient that can enrich your well-being and culinary experiences.

By experimenting with different varieties and exploring their unique flavours and benefits, you can embark on a culinary journey that inspires creativity and delights your taste buds.