20 Sweet-ass Recipes with Honey

Words: Emma Nkunzana

Brighten Any Meal With These Recipes With Honey

At Crush HQ we’re in love with versatile ingredients that we can keep in our pantry and use for lots of different things – honey is one of our favourites. This pantry staple is more than just a sweetener to your tea. Start your day on a sweet note with a drizzle of it over yoghurt or granola; add to salad dressings and sauces to harmonise flavours or make a delicious edible gift for a friend. As an ode to the simple ingredient, here’s our roundup of 20 recipes with honey.

Recipes with Honey for Breakfast

Start your day with a drizzle of honey over these amazing breakfast bowls.

recipes with honey granola
recipes with honey bircher muesli

Chunky Granola

This granola recipe is full of crunchy nutty goodness. Eat as a trail mix or sprinkle over a bowl of thick yoghurt.
Recipe for Chunky Granola

Bircher Muesli

This muesli is packed full of flavour and will keep you going well into the day.
Recipe for Bircher Muesli


Honey in Salad Dressings

Honey is ideal for salad dressings. We love the sweet contrasting flavour it gives to vinaigrettes.

recipes with honey balsamic tomoto & maple glazed bacon salad
recipes with honey beetroot baby spinach salad with panko crumbed brie

Balsamic Tomato Bacon Salad

This warm salad is perfect for the colder months, serve with freshly baked bread to lap up the dressing.
Balsamic Tomato Bacon Salad

Beetroot & Baby Spinach Salad

Another yummy winter salad, topped with fried wedges of panko crumbed brie, served with a creamy buttermilk-based dressing.
Beetroot & Baby Spinach Salad


Honey Based Sauces

These finger foods are made great by partnering with a honey infused dipping sauce.

recipes with honey veg spring rolls
recipes with honey deep fried chicken & vegetable dumplings

Veg Spring Rolls with Soy & Honey Sauce

Honey is a great companion to soy, it gives the sauce a slight thickness (making it perfect for dipping) and balances the saltiness.
Recipe for Veg Spring Rolls With Soy & Honey Sauce

Deep Fried Chicken & Vegetable Dumplings with Spicy Sriracha Honey Dipping Sauce

If you can’t handle too much spice, then this sauce is for you. The addition of honey mellows out the heat of sriracha.
Recipe for Deep Fried Chicken & Vegetable Dumplings


Honey for Marinades

recipes with honey bbq steak skewers with egg fried quinoa and thai vegetables
recipes with honey chipotle honey chicken pineapple

BBQ Steak Skewers with Egg Fried Quinoa

This is the low carb version of egg fried rice, served with tender steak that has been marinated overnight.
Recipe for BBQ Steak Skewers with Egg Fried Quinoa

Chipotle Honey & Pineapple Chicken Kebab

These killer mini kebabs are sweet, spicy and make a perfect snack for a road trip or picnic.
Recipe for Chipotle Honey & Pineapple Chicken Kebab

recipes with honey oven roasted squash
recipes with honey gravadlax with honey mustard sauce

Oven-Roasted Squash With Honey & Squash

Give boring oven roasted veggies a culinary makeover with a simple drizzle of this honey based glaze, giving them a delicious caramel coating.
Recipe for Oven-Roasted Squash With Honey & Squash

Gravadlax with Honey-Mustard Sauce

This salmon gravadlax recipe pairs the tried and tested combo of honey and mustard and executes it perfectly.
Recipe for Gravadlax with Honey-Mustard Sauce


Honey For Tea Time Treats

These dainty delights are perfect for an afternoon tea.

cooking with honey
cooking with honey plum honey and rosemary upside down cake

Honey & Fig Thyme Tarte Tatin with Raspberry Ice Cream

A wonderfully autumn dish that highlights the beauty of the earthy flavours.
Recipe for Honey & Fig Thyme Tarte Tatin With Raspberry Ice Cream

Plum, Honey & Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

A deliciously light and moist cake that will make a great replacement for a traditional festive fruitcake. Ideal for a hot summer Christmas.
Recipe for Plum, Honey & Rosemary Upside Down Cake

recipes with honey dark choc cremeux
recipes with honey pear vanilla honey pudding

Dark Chocolate Cremeux Salted Milk Chocolate Aero with beetroot Ice Cream & Honey Baked Figs

This is a real showstopper of a dessert that is well worth the effort if you’re looking to impress. We love how well the honey goes with dark chocolate.
Recipe for Dark Chocolate Cremeux Salted Milk Chocolate Aero with Beetroot Ice Cream

Pear & Vanilla Honey Pudding

A warming pudding perfect after a Sunday roast. Serving suggestion: enjoy with loved ones.
Recipe for Pear & Vanilla Honey Pudding

recipes with honey steamed honey almond fig pudding
recipes with honey honey glazed vanilla crullers

Steamed Honey, Almond & Fig Pudding

A warm, gooey and comforting pudding, serve with some warm custard or a scoop of ice-cream.
Recipe for Steamed Honey, Almond & Fig Pudding

Honey-Glazed Vanilla Crullers

These French delights are light and airy deep-fried pastry topped with a delicious honey glaze.
Recipe for Honey-Glazed Vanilla Crullers


Honey Treats

Nothing quite beats a homemade gift, these honeyed treats are sure to leave your intended smiling.

recipes with honey pistachio craneberry honey nougat
recipes with honey honeycome dipped dark chocolate

Pistachio Cranberry & Honey Nougat

This nougat recipe is super easy to make, you’ll never buy from a store again.
Recipe for Pistachio Cranberry & Honey Nougat

Honeycomb Dipped in Dark Chocolate

A shiny crunchy golden treat.
Recipe for Honeycomb Dipped in Dark Chocolate


Honey in Drinks

Honey has been long known for its soothing health benefits in tea, now try it with these healthy drinks.

recipes with honey turmeric latte
recipes with honey Rooibos Gingerbread Latte

Turmeric Latte

Also known as Golden Milk, this spicy drink will keep you warm and healthy.
Recipe for Turmeric Latte

Warming Rooibos Gingerbread Latte

Help cure your winter ails with this warming ginger style latte
Recipe for Warming Rooibos Gingerbread Latte

Love honey? Read about Gardener’s Glory Urban Beekeeping and The African Honeybee Initiative.

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