The Great Honey Round-up

September is National Honey Month, and there is a lot to celebrate when it comes to nature’s liquid gold. Whether you love it as a nutritive sweetener, sources of powerful antioxidants, or a powerful remedy for wounds and illnesses, it seems like there is little honey can’t do. For more on the science and considerations behind honey, check out my Nature’s Liquid Gold post. To celebrate, I’ve put together a HUGE collection of honey recipes for your experimentation and enjoyment. We’ve got food, drinks, personal care products, and medicinal recipes, so something for everyone!

Honey Food Recipes

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Creamy Pan-Fried Peaches with Cinnamon and Honey
photo courtesy of The Rising Spoon

The first thing we usually think of when we think of honey is amazing, sweet, and sticky food. Whether it’s salad dressings, BBQ, or desserts, this a versatile ingredient that goes well pretty much anywhere. Give some of these recipes a try!

Grilled Honey Garlic Salmon (Simmer to Slimmer) – paleo, AIP (swap the black pepper and chili pepper for ground ginger), GAPS, Whole30
Blackberry Honey Ice Cream (Recipes to Nourish) – paleo, AIP (omit vanilla extract), vegetarian
Dairy-free Rhubarb Gelato with Easy Rhubarb Sauce (Paleo Gluten-Free Guy) – paleo, diary-free, nut-free, AIP with egg yolk reintroduction
Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes (Raia’s Recipes) – paleo, AIP, vegetarian
Sweet Potato Custard (Florentissimae) – paleo, AIP
Honey Ginger Shrimp Bowls (Rally Pure) – paleo, AIP
Honey Lavender Oven Baked Apples (A Squirrel in the Kitchen) – paleo, AIP
Creamy Pan-Fried Peaches with Cinnamon (The Rising Spoon) – paleo, AIP
Rosemary-Honey Chicken with Smashed Cauliflower (Eat Beautiful) – paleo, AIP (omit mustard and pepper), GAPS, Whole30
Baked Honey Ginger Pork Ribs (Healing Autoimmune) – paleo, AIP, Whole30

Honey Drink Recipes

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Russian Honey Tea
photo courtesy of A Clean Plate

Packed with antioxidants and a refreshingly light sweetness, honey makes a great addition to both hot and cold beverages, both old favourites and new ideas.

Carob Hot Chocolate (Florentissimae) – paleo, AIP
Honey Ginger Syrup (Tasting Page) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Russian Honey Tea (A Clean Plate) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Honey Sweetened Lemonade (Texan Erin) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Honey Rhubarb Water Kefir Soda (Raising Generation Nourished) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Raw Honey Limeade (Creative Living) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Strawberry Ginger Switchel (Recipes to Nourish) – paleo, AIP
Honey-Sweetened Elderflower Champagne (Raia’s Recipes) – paleo, AIP, GAPS
Ginger-Blackberry Twisted Mule Cocktail (Savoring Today)
Iced Lemon Tea (Cathy’s Gluten Free) – paleo

Pine and Honey Moisturizing Lip Balm
photo courtesy of Learning and Yearning

Personal Care Products

Honey is known for nourishing the tissues around it, making it an excellent choice for personal care products. Give some of these a try next time you’re in need of a little extra pampering.

Manuka Honey Lip Scrub (Turning the Clock Back)
Pine and Honey Moisturizing Lip Balm (Learning and Yearning)
Homemade Lip Scrub (Whole New Mom)
DIY Sugar and Honey Vanilla Lip Scrub (Fit as a Mama Bear)
Honey Cinnamon Mask (A Girl Worth Saving)
DIY Lip Scrub (The Rising Spoon)
Green Goddess Spirulina Face Mask (The Pistachio Project)
Whipped Honey Body Butter (Fit as a Mama Bear)
Homemade Honey Face Wash (Mommypotamus)
Handmade Honey Salt Scrub (Living Well Spending Less)

Honey for Healing

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Elderberry Syrup
photo courtesy of Healthy Christian Home

As well-known as honey is for its culinary and topical uses, it’s gaining popularity for its medicinal uses, too. With powerful antimicrobial effects, it has been valued for its healing properties since ancient times.

Lemon and Ginger Honey for Fighting Colds and Flus (Hillsborough Homesteading)
Holistic First Aid Kit (Dr. Kristi Corder)
Fire Cider (Wellness Mama)
Simple Elderberry Syrup (The Healthy Home Economist)
DIY Honey Cough Drops (Honey Homestead)
Super Tonic Cold Remedy (Healthy Christian Home)
How to Use Honey to Treat Pinkeye (Eat Beautiful)
DIY Homemade Burn Cream (Nourishing Joy)
DIY Sore Throat Spray with Honey and Clove (Paleo Hacks)
Homemade Healing Boo-Boo Cream (Living Simply)

Whether you’re just beginning to dabble with honey or are most experienced honey connoisseur, there is likely to be something new on this list worth trying. Try one or try them all, and enjoy honey’s many and varied benefits!

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  1. Raia Todd

    So many amazing recipes! Thank you for including a couple of mine. 🙂

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