Honey Facts/ Recipes

Many of the most popular ways to enjoy this miracle food (which never needs refrigeration and never goes bad) include:

  • Honey in hot tea or coffee
  • Apples dipped in honey
  • Chicken dipped in honey
  • Pancakes / waffles with honey
  • Honey butter
  • Honey with strawberries
  • Biscuits with honey
  • Peanut butter and honey sandwiches
  • Toast with honey
  • Honey on cereal

Many people use honey as the main ingredient in marinades, add it to salad dressings, and substitute honey for sugar in baking.  Or, you can just take a spoonful whenever you need a delicious boost of healthy energy!

Honey never goes bad –and it should not be refrigerated.  If it crystallizes, as all honey eventually does, particularly raw honey, it can be slowly warmed over low heat. High heat (more than 120 degrees) will destroy the beneficial qualities of honey.  Put the jar in a pan of heated water on the stove and slowly heat it until the crystals disappear.  Be careful not to boil or scorch the honey.

Research has shown that raw honey is linked to relief from allergies, wound healing, and a multitude of health benefits.  Click here to access articles and links.

Visit the National Honey Board for wonderful recipes with honey.   Download and print ‘Quick Ways to Sweeten Every Meal‘ for more idea’s on using honey.

Substitution and Cooking Tips:

For best results, use recipes developed for using honey.  When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the recipe.  With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes.  When substituting honey for sugar in backed goods:

  • Reduce the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup for each cup of honey used
  • Add about ½ teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used
  • Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees to prevent over-browning.

A 12 ounce jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup. For easy measuring, coat measuring cup or spoon with cooking spray before adding honey.