We all know honey tastes good, but honey is good for you, especially raw honey. Raw honey packs valuable enzymes and other compounds and has been unpasteurized and unheated. Some say honey can be heated between 95 degrees F (the temperature of a standard hive) and 118 degrees F and still be called raw honey to some. If you're wondering how to incorporate more raw honey into your life, here are some top 5 raw honey recipes to enjoy.
Top Raw Honey Recipes to Enjoy
1. CITRUS HONEY GINGER TEA
1 teabag of your favorite tea
1 cup of hot water
1 tablespoon of raw honey or raw cream honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 slices of fresh ginger
2. RAW HONEY GRANOLA
Your raw honey granola can be a great snack by itself, or use it to top your ice cream, yogurt, or smoothie.
Almonds, walnuts, lightly salted or unsalted peanuts
Dried fruit of choice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, protect your backing sheet with parchment paper. Put all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix. Spread the mixture into an even layer over the baking sheet using a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow it to cool, then enjoy.
3. PEAR AND CRANBERRY CRUMBLE WITH RAW HONEY AND GINGER
A yummy dessert treat that will entice your guests
For the fruit filling
2 pears, quartered, then sliced
250g fresh cranberries
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
3 tablespoons raw honey & ginger (finely chopped)
For the topping
120g spelt flour (gluten-free wheat flour ) or all-purpose
100g spelt flakes/ or oats
85g cold butter, cubes
85g pecans chopped
Just a pinch of fleur de sel (or sea salt is acceptable)
Preheat your oven to 356 degrees F. Set out individual ramekin bowls and lightly butter them. Make the topping. Place in the freezer to chill all while you make your filling. Place the ingredients for the fruit filling in a separate bowl and whisk well to coat all of the fruit in honey.
Fill the ramekin molds halfway with the mixture, then take your crumble topping from the freezer and sprinkle it on top—Bake for 20 minutes, or until the fruit is hot and bubbling and the tops are brown.
4. STRAWBERRY HONEY FREEZER JAM
4 cup mashed strawberries
¼ cup lemon juice
½ to 1 cup of raw honey
¾ cup water
3 teaspoons of pectin
4 teaspoons of calcium water
In a bowl, stir the berries and honey together. Prepare your pectin water and calcium water. Add the pectin water, add the calcium, and stir; the mixture should start thickening. Place in a freezer, save the container, and freeze.
5. SWEET LEMON HONEY & THYME COUGH SYRUP
Perfect for those winter coughs and is all-natural. Great to give to kids.
½ cup of raw honey
1 Fresh/ dried thyme sprigs
2 cups of water
Half lemon chopped
Put the lemon in a pint jar and pour the honey on top. The lemons will macerate in honey, which will extract delicious liquids.
Meanwhile, place the thyme leaves in a saucepan and cover them with water.
Simmer the water till it's reduced some. Let it cool, then strain the pint jar. Stir before each use. It will keep in the fridge for about a month.