Honey Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are all the rage! What better way to add to your favorite pudding, than to add some all-natural sweetener! Honey can be the perfect addition to many of your breakfast options. It is the perfect way to get your fill of “sweet” early in the morning.

YIELD: Makes 4 servings


2 T


2 cups

coconut milk

6 T

chia seeds

1/2 tsp.

vanilla extract

Fresh berries


Combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla and honey in a medium bowl. Mix well until the honey has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferable overnight.

Stir well and divide the pudding into individual portions.

Serve with fresh berries. Add granola, if desired.

Source: https://www.honey.com/recipe/honey-chia-seed-pudding

Grilled Chicken Satay with Honey Peanut Sauce

The National Honey Board has done it again with this yummy recipe for chicken satay!  Most people think they can only find chicken satay at restaurants, but you can make it at home too!  It’s the perfect dish for parties and entertaining.  There is honey in the chicken marinade and the sauce so you can’t go wrong.  Give this a shot the next time you’re hosting people at your place.

Grilled Chicken Satay with Honey Peanut Sauce

YIELD: Makes 24 appetizer portions or 4-6 main dish servings


For Chicken Satay Skewers:

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into long strips (about 1 oz. each)

24 skewers (soaked in water if wooden)

For Marinade:

2 T olive oil

2 T reduced sodium soy sauce

2 T honey

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

For Honey Peanut Sauce:

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. sesame oil

2 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 T red chili sauce

fresh limes for serving


Mix the olive oil, soy sauce, honey and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Cut the chicken into strips and toss in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Whisk together all the ingredients for the Honey Peanut Sauce and set aside at room temperature to let the flavors meld.

Preheat the grill to medium-high and thread the chicken strips onto the skewers.

Grill the chicken satay skewers for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Remove from heat and serve warm or room temp along with Honey Peanut Sauce and fresh limes.


You can cut the chicken and prepare that marinade and sauce up to 2 days ahead for party prep.


Source: https://www.honey.com/recipe/grilled-chicken-satay-with-honey-peanut-sauce

Add A Sweet Honey Twist To Your Classic BLT

Honey is not just a great topping for sweet treats, it’s a wonderful addition to your savory classics! Switch it up and add this amazing twist to a bacon B.L.T. Name something that sounds better than a Honey Bacon B.L.T…we’ll wait!

Honey Bacon B.L.T

YIELD: Makes 4 sandwiches


12 slices

-thick-cut bacon

1/4 cup


1/2 tsp.

-ground coriander

3/4 tsp.

-cayenne pepper

8 slices

-Sourdough bread


8 tsp.


8 pieces

-green leaf lettuce

12 slices

-Beefsteak tomato




,fried to desired doneness

1/2 cup




Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bacon slices on prepared baking sheet.

Combine honey, coriander, and cayenne pepper. In increments of 20 seconds, heat in microwave until just melted.

Using a pastry brush, baste melted spiced honey over bacon slices. Flip and baste other side.

Roast for about 15 minutes until crisp (may be a bit shorter or longer depending on fattiness).

To Assemble:

On one slice sourdough toast, spread 2 tsp. mayonnaise.

Top with 2 pieces green leaf lettuce, 3 slices tomato, 3 slices Spicy Honey Candied Bacon, and 1 fried egg.

Spread 2 T avocado mash on second slice sourdough toast and place on top of sandwich to close.

Slice diagonally, serve.

Source: //crocketthoney.com/recipes/

Honey Lemon Avocado Dressing

We found this extremely easy dressing recipe from the National Honey Board that sounds so delicious! It’s a honey lemon avocado dressing that has very few ingredients almost no cook time! You can easily use all organic ingredients, and it’s healthy! Try this dressing on salads, Latin foods, wraps and more!

Honey Lemon Avocado Dressing


1 avocado

2 T lemon juice

2 T red wine vinegar

2 T honey

2 T extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup cilantro chopped


Combine all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

The versatility of this dressing is endless. It can be used in salads, meats, tacos, or whole grains.


Source: https://www.honey.com/recipe/honey-lemon-avocado-dressing

Holiday Honey Apple Gingerbread Cake

Are you heading out to a holiday party this weekend?  Having guests over for dinner or just simply hosting Christmas?  We’ve got the perfect dessert for you to make!  This honey apple gingerbread cake is perfect for the holidays, and your friends and family will be impressed that you did it all from scratch!  Check out the recipe from the National Honey Board below and then give it a shot!

Honey Apple Gingerbread Cake

Source: National Honey Board

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


For Honey Apple Gingerbread Cake:

3 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

2 sticks (16 T) unsalted butter at room temperature

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

1 cup buttermilk

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. ground ginger

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. ground cloves (optional)

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. salt

2 apples peeled, diced and tossed with 1 T of flour

For Honey Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature

1/2 stick (4 T) unsalted butter at room temperature

1/4 cup honey

zest of 1 lemon

4 cups powdered sugar

pinch of sea salt

For Honey Caramel:

1/4 cup sugar

1 T honey

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 T butter

pinch of sea salt


Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour four 6″ x 2″ cake pans (or do 2 at a time if you don’t have 4 pans.) Tip: I used baking spray with flour in it and added a strip of parchment paper to each pan for easy lifting.

Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the eggs and brown sugar. Mix in the butter, honey, molasses and buttermilk.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (if using), baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet batter until combined and then stir in the apples.

Divide the batter into 4 equal parts and fill each prepared cake pan.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and then lift each layer out by the parchment or invert onto a plate. Allow to cool thoroughly before frosting.

While the cakes are baking, make the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, butter, honey, lemon zest, powdered sugar and salt until smooth.

To make the caramel, add the sugar and honey to a heavy bottom pot and, on low heat, allow to melt. Be careful not to let it burn. Pour in the heavy cream and whisk until smooth. Stir in the butter and salt.

Assemble the cake by spreading about 1/4 cup of frosting between each layer. Some will drip out when you put the next cake layer on top. When all the layers are assembled, use an offset spatula to spread the dripped frosting around the sides of the cake.

Dip a few small Lady Apples in the caramel as decoration if you like. Or just serve the honey caramel on the side so people can drizzle some over their cake slice.

Source: https://www.honey.com/recipe/honey-apple-gingerbread-cake

Thanksgiving Honey Brined Smoked Turkey

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  Are you looking for a new way to prepare the turkey?  Look no further!  This recipe is delicious and easy to follow!  Your turkey will be a hit with your guests!  Since Thanksgiving is next week, we thought we’d share the recipe now so you can be prepared.  If you are seeing this after Thanksgiving, that’s ok!  We think this would be delicious for Christmas dinner, too!

Honey Brined Smoked Turkey

Courtesy of Alton Brown

Total: 13 hr
Active: 15 min

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Level: Easy


  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 pound honey
  • 1 (7-pound) bag of ice
  • 1 (15 to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets removed
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing turkey


Combine the hot water and the salt in a 54-quart cooler. Stir until the salt dissolves. Stir in the vegetable broth and the honey. Add the ice and stir. Place the turkey in the brine, breast side up, and cover with cooler lid.. Brine overnight, up to 12 hours.

Remove the turkey from the brine and dry thoroughly. Rub the bird thoroughly with the vegetable oil.

Heat the grill to 400 degrees F.

Using a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil, build a smoke bomb. Place a cup of hickory wood chips in the center of the foil and gather up the edges, making a small pouch. Leave the pouch open at the top. Set this directly on the charcoal or on the metal bar over the gas flame. Set the turkey over indirect heat, insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast meat, and set the alarm for 160 degrees F. Close the lid and cook for 1 hour.

After 1 hour check the bird; if the skin is golden brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking. Also, after 1 hour, replace wood chips with second cup.

Once the bird reaches 160 degrees F, remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 1 hour. Carve and serve.


Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/honey-brined-smoked-turkey-recipe2-2203632


Honey Oat Cereal Bars

Do mornings get a little rushed at your house leaving minimal time for breakfast?  This recipe might be your solution!  Instead of grabbing a cereal bar or pastry from the supermarket shelves that’s filled with tons of sugar and ingredients you can’t pronounce, this cereal bar is better alternative.  It can even make a great snack!  Try it out by following the recipe below.  You could even substitute the toasted oat cereal for other things like oats or nuts!

Yield: 12 bars



Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the oat cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl.

Combine the butter, brown sugar, honey and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute, then carefully stir in the vanilla. Add the cereal mixture and stir to coat completely.

Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer. Allow to cool and set, about 1 hour, before cutting into squares.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/honey-oat-cereal-bars-3106376

Honey-Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

Looking for something new to make for dinner?  Try this Asian-style entree with honey as a main component!  You will be sure to wow your family or friends with presentation and taste!  It involves easy prep and a short cook time so you can’t go wrong!  Try this yummy dish from the National Honey Board this week!

Honey-Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

YIELD: Makes 4 servings


1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
2 inches (about 2 teaspoons) fresh ginger grated
4 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral cooking oil
1 pound pork tenderloin cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound (about 2 cups) green beans trimmed and cut in half
cooked brown rice for serving


In a small dish, combine the honey, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic. Set aside.

Add the oil to a large skillet or wok set over high heat. When hot, add the pork. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Push the pork the the sides of the pan; add the green beans to the center. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beans and pork are cook through, another 3-5 minutes.

Stir the sauce into the pan; cook 1 minute. Immediately remove from heat.

Serve over brown rice.

Source: https://honey.com/recipe/honey-ginger-pork-stir-fry

Lemon & Honey Goat Cheese Spread

Our mouths are already watering.  This spread makes the perfect snack, appetizer or side for bread or crackers with a meal!  The ingredients are rather simple, but when they all come together it makes for a yummy treat you will not be able to get enough of! This recipe makes enough to feed 8 so feel free to double or triple the measurements if you want to make this for your next party!  You could maybe even try using different cheeses that are similar to goat cheese!

Goat Cheese Spread with Lemon and Honey

YIELD: 8 servings


8 ounces fresh goat cheese
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic grated
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, oregano, sage, lavender, or other herb that matches the herb in the honey (optional)


Place the goat cheese in the bowl of a food processor and add 2 tablespoons of the honey, the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, ½ teaspoon of the lemon zest, ⅛ teaspoon of the black pepper, and the salt. Pulse until creamy and well blended. Transfer to a small, shallow serving bowl and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.

Sprinkle the spread with the remaining ½ teaspoon of lemon zest and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and sprinkle with the fresh herb.

Serve with crackers or crostini as a nibble with drinks or a cup of tea.


Source: https://honey.com/recipe/goat-cheese-spread-with-lemon-and-honey

Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Wings

Summer time is perfect for grilling and barbecues with family and friends.  At your next party, try this new chicken wing recipe that incorporates honey!  They’re spicy and tangy and sweet all at the same time.  Plus, honey sriracha wings are a nice change from BBQ or buffalo wings.  Try this recipe soon!

Honey Sriracha Grilled Wings

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


2 cups – honey

4 lbs – fresh chicken wings

3 cups – rice wine vinegar

¼ cup – Sriracha

2 tablespoons – salt


Place wings in a large bowl and rinse with cool water. Add rice wine vinegar, sriracha, salt and ½ of the honey. Fold to incorporate all the ingredients and coat the wings evenly. Using the slow and low method of BBQ’ing, set grill temperature to 225-240 degrees. If using coals, let them burn off and move over to one side of the grill. Place the wings on the grill, cover with a lid and cook for 12-14 minutes before turning once and letting them cook for an additional 15-18 minutes. Open the lid and turn the wings one more time. Brush the remaining honey onto the wings. Let the wings cook for 5-8 more minutes, remove from heat and serve them up hot and juicy!

Source: https://honey.com/recipe/honey-sriracha-grilled-wings