Honey isn’t just a natural flavouring and sweetening agent; it is also a powerhouse of health and beauty benefits. Packed with high amounts of antioxidants and various nutrients, honey is an underplayed, yet very effective solution for our multiple health issues.

Poor immunity, weak digestion, high blood pressure, dull skin, dry, frizzy hair or something else; honey has an answer for most health problems. Get all the health benefits of honey by trying it in various sumptuous recipes. Experiment with these honey recipes and enjoy better health and amazing taste together!

10 Sumptuous Honey Recipes That You Can Experiment With

1. Honey Chicken 

Honey Chicken Recipe

Try this out-of-the-box honey chicken recipe. The unique combination of spicy flavour with a bit of sweetness will surely stimulate your taste buds! And yes, the recipe is filled with good protein, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, selenium and yet more. You can also try to prepare honey chilli chicken and honey garlic chicken with few twists in this recipe.  For all those who don’t eat meat, replacing chicken with potato fingers will give them a lip-smacking recipe, which is honey chilli potato. Honey chilli potato requires a similar preparation. Honey chilli potato is a delight for all the vegetarian foodies.

Time required: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg chicken (boneless) 
  • 1 tablespoon of cornflour 
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder 
  • ½ teaspoon of finely ground black pepper 
  • 3 teaspoons of honey 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 2 tablespoons of any oil (without scent) 
  • 2 teaspoon of chilli flakes (fried or roasted)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic & ginger paste

Steps:

  1. Start with process of marination. For this, take a bowl and mix all ingredients well. Marinate the washed and cleaned chicken with this mix. Let it rest for half an hour. 
  2. Sprinkle cornflour on the chicken.
  3. Fry the chicken in a deep pan. 
  4. Remove excess oil and garnish with fresh leaves of coriander. Your sumptuous crunchy honey chicken is ready to serve. 

2. Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

The glossy, golden and smooth look of this incredibly tasty honey mustard sauce will make you feel blessed. Making this sauce is quick and easy. Your delight will surely double when you find out that this recipe is packed with the health benefits of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and dietary fibre along with the goodness of honey. You can also use this sauce like honey mustard dressing in various dishes. 

Time required: 7 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of pure honey 
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder
  • ¼ tablespoon of fresh mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of Dijon mustard

Steps:

  1. Take a deep bowl and put all ingredients into it.
  2. Now whisk the ingredients gently till they turn into a fine and glossy texture. Your sauce is ready. Enjoy it with crispy potatoes, snacks and even chicken! 

3. Mixed Fruit Honey Shake

Mixed Fruit Honey Shake Recipe

Keep your energy levels high regardless of whatever you do or wherever you go! This wonderful recipe is a blend of fresh fruits with honey and gives you a soul-stirring experience. You would be surprised to know that this single preparation contains iron, magnesium, vitamins (B, C & K), potassium, minerals and protein along with health and beauty benefits. We bet, once you taste this shake, you will sip it in one go! And yes! You also get better immunity and glowing skin as a major benefit of this recipe!

Time required: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 bowl of strawberries
  • 1 cup of fresh milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of yoghurt 
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice 
  • A bowl of well-crushed ice

Steps:

  1. Peel & cut bananas into a few big pieces. 
  2. Put all the ingredients in the mixer jar and blend well till the ingredients get mixed well and turn into a smooth texture. 
  3. Serve the smoothie fresh and enjoy the yummy chilled bliss!

4. Honey Chilli Potato

Honey Chilli Potato Recipe

With a tangy, sweet and spicy taste, this recipe gives you the goodness of carbohydrates, protein and fibre also. 

Time required: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 300 gms of fresh potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 2 tablespoon of corn flour
  • 2 small garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 red chilli (chopped) 
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli sprinkles for garnishing

Steps:

  1. Boil six cups of water in a deep vessel. Wash and peel off the potatoes. Put the potatoes in the boiling water. Let the potatoes boil until they become a little soft but not completely soft. 
  2. Take a deep bowl and add red chillies, cornflour, garlic and salt in it. Mix all ingredients well and let them rest for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Bring out the potatoes from the boiling water and drain off excess water.
  4. Add the boiled potatoes to the bowl of mixed ingredients and toss gently so that the potatoes get a good covering of the mixed ingredients.
  5. Take a frying pan and heat some oil in it. Remember, the flame should be medium mode. Start frying the potatoes till they turn golden and crunchy. 
  6. Take out the potatoes on a kitchen paper roll once they are properly fried. 
  7. Take one teaspoon oil in a pan and sauté the chilli flakes and sesame seeds.   
  8. Plate the potatoes on a nice platter and drop the honey gently over them. 
  9. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and chilli flakes.
  10. Serve Honey Chilli Potato fresh and hot. Serving them late will bring in sogginess. 

5. Honey Cake

Honey Cake Recipe

While you enjoy this soft and slightly sweet moist cake, you get to enjoy a good amount of calcium, carbohydrates and good fat from this honey cake recipe. 

Time required: 90 minutes

Ingredients for cake:

  • ½ cup of milk 
  • 200 gm of curd
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of sugar powder
  • ½ cup of oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 

Ingredients for honey syrup:

  • ¼ cup of water
  •  ¼ cup of honey 
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Ingredients for the jam mix:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ cup of strawberry jam

Steps:

  1. Mix all ingredients of cake into a bowl and bake the cake at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes. Check the cake using a  toothpick and de-mould it.
  2. Prepare the honey syrup by boiling sugar and water for three minutes. Turn off the flame and add honey in it. 
  3. Pour the syrup on the cake gently. Let the cake rest for a few minutes. 
  4. Prepare the jam-mix by mixing the jam and honey in a vessel. Coat the cake with jam-mix and your sumptuous honey cake is ready!

6. Mango-Honey-Oatmeal Smoothie

Mango Honey Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Quench your thirst with this amazingly tasty smoothie! Loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibres, this smoothie will make you stay healthier and energetic even during the hot sunny days.   

Time required: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 glass of soy milk (you can substitute with regular or almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoon of honey 
  • 1 fresh mango (ripe)
  • 1 cup of strawberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted and ground oatmeal

Steps:

  1. Wash and cut mangoes.
  2. Wash and cut strawberries.
  3. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend well till they turn smooth. 

Add a few cubes of ice and enjoy your healthy and highly delicious smoothie! 

7. Honey Popcorn

Honey Popcorn Recipe

Caramelized popcorn not your thing? Add a twist to your entertainment time with honey-rich popcorn. This sunset yellow popcorn dipped in rich honey will instantly melt in your mouth.

Time required: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 big bowls of freshly popped popcorn
  • 2 cups of butter
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of honey 

Steps: 

  1. Take a pan and add honey, butter and brown sugar
  2. Put the pan on a low flame and keep stirring till the mixture starts giving bubbles 
  3. Turn the flame off and add the popcorn
  4. Keep flipping the popcorn gently until it gets the required coating
  5. Serve them hot before they turn soggy

8. Honey-Gooseberry (Amla) Sandwiches 

Honey Amla Sandwich Recipe

Give a boost to your immunity system and get radiant skin with these sweet and sour honey gooseberry sandwiches. The Indian gooseberry, known as ‘Amla’ in Hindi (scientific name Phyllanthus Emblica) is a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. You can also pack these sweet-sour sandwiches in your kids’ as well as your lunchbox.  

Time required: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • A bowl of fresh Indian gooseberries (not fully ripe)
  • 2 teaspoons of butter 
  • 4 slices of whole-grain bread 
  • 2 tablespoon of honey 

Steps:

  1. Start by washing the gooseberries and grate them. 
  2. Remove extra water from the grated gooseberries. 
  3. Put the grated gooseberries in a deep bowl and add honey to it. 
  4. Spread some butter on slices of bread and roast them slightly on the pan. You can also grill them. 
  5. Put a little butter on bread slices and grill until it takes a light brown colour.
  6. Now spread the gooseberry and honey mix on a slice of bread and cover it with another slice. Prepare the other sandwich in the same way with remaining slices of bread. 
  7. Cut the sandwich in your desired shape and enjoy the sweet-tangy taste. 

9. Honey Porridge 

Honey Porridge Recipe

Are you looking for a quick, healthy and delicious lunch recipe? Try this mouth-watering rich honey porridge. Full of fibre and minerals, this yummy recipe will also help you keep your weight under control. 

Time required: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl of broken wheat 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat flour 
  • A bowl of mixed dry fruits 
  • 1 tablespoon of clarified butter 
  • 1 tablespoon of jaggery 

Steps: 

  1. Roast broken wheat and remove it from the pan. 
  2. Now add clarified butter to the pan and roast the flour. 
  3. Add jaggery and half cup water in another pan to get thin syrup. 
  4. Add broken wheat and flour into the syrup. Keep stirring. 
  5. Turn off the flame and add honey as well as the dry fruits. It tastes best when served hot!

10. Rich Honey-Almond Milk Shake

Honey Almond Milk Shake Recipe

Load yourself with potassium, calcium and antioxidants with this amazingly flavoursome drink. It looks good and undoubtedly, tastes great! 

Time required: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of soaked peeled almonds
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Steps:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend till the ingredients mix up well, and your shake is ready to be gulped down. You can serve it hot or cold as per the weather.

Replace sugar with honey and stay healthy. When nature has given us an amazingly healthy sweetener called honey, we should try to use it in various delicious recipes as much as possible. Also check out these 21 recipes during lockdown if you are craving to eat something yummy yet healthy indoors.

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