Who doesn't love honey? It is a delicious, natural ingredient that we have all grown up with. As both children and adults, it has provided us with comfort when we have been sick and soothed our sore, scratchy throats. As well as using it in medicine, we use honey in a variety of different ways in cooking - such as honey and soy marinades, honey-roasted carrots, honey cakes and my childhood favourite - Honey Joys!
Keep reading for five more recipes which use the sweet, natural flavour of honey. If you're a sweet tooth, you may want to try them all...
In a food processor, add all the ingredients and pulse gently to break up the frozen banana. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides and break up the clumps. If it is hard to get moving, add a small amount of milk at a time. Once it gets moving, blitz for a minute until it is nice and smooth. Serve with a drizzle of honey.
2/ Honey & Oat Slice Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup sultanas, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup self-raising flour, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 125g margarine and 2 Tablespoons honey.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees, fan-forced. Line a rectangle slice pan. In a bowl, combine the oats, dates, coconut, flour and sugar. In a microwave-safe jug, mix together the margarine and honey and heat at 30-second intervals until margarine has melted. Stir and pour into dry ingredients. Mix to combine. Pour into slide pan and press down firmly with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares.
3/ Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Ingredients: 1/4 cup runny honey, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Whisk together in a small bowl and use it as a dipping sauce for chicken tenders or kebabs.