Honey Recipes You Should Try for National Honey Month or All Year

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Did you know September is National Honey Month? Pin these flavorful honey-sweetened dishes to celebrate the honey month, which will also give you the chance to try the many varieties of honey available. Not every type tastes like the mild clover honey sold in stores. Look for a variety of honey from Texas honey farms and elsewhere to use when making honey recipes for a simple way of changing the taste of the dish.

1. Honey Carrot Cake Bars

Honey Recipes Carrot Cake Bars

Photo: Pinterest/Waxing Kara

If you love carrot cake but hate the mess and guilt when you eat it, consider making these carrot cake bars from Waxing Kara instead. These bars have enough moisture and flavor from the honey, so you won’t even need icing. Since they hold together better than cake, these bars make ideal grab-and-go snacks. Try them with tea or pack some for a special dessert in lunch boxes.

2. Salted Honey Pie

Honey Recipes Salted Honey Pie

Photo: Pinterest/Life, Love, and Sugar

Caramel does not have to steal the show when it comes to a salty, sweet combination. This recipe for salted honey pie from Life, Love, and Sugar sprinkles a sweet, flavorful honey pie with crunchy sea salt. Though you don’t have to use the salt, the honey gives this pie its distinctive taste. It has a creamy, custardy center with just the right amount of sweetness. Try this for an unusual dessert that will make you a convert to salted honey.

3. Walnut Crusted Chicken

Honey Recipes Walnut Crusted Chicken

Photo: Pinterest/Sally’s Baking Addiction

Honey recipes often include nuts because these two ingredients pair perfectly. Sally’s Baking Addiction has combined these with chicken for a sweet, savory, and crunchy dinner. The walnut coating on the chicken gets enhanced with a sweet honey mustard that beats any chicken strip dipping sauce from a bottle. Try this crowd-pleasing dish for a twist on standard chicken strips.

4. Honey Balsamic Garlic Mushrooms

Honey Recipes Honey Balsamic Garlic Mushrooms

Photo: Pinterest/The Recipe Critic

If you’ve never used balsamic vinegar, you may find yourself surprised by the thick, syrupy consistency and sweet flavor. It’s unlike any other vinegar produced, and this mild flavor enhances the natural savoriness of garlicky mushrooms. The Recipe Critic outlines how to make this tasty topping for steak and chicken, but you can easily serve this as a side dish, too.

5. Honey Barbecue Meatloaf

Honey Recipes Honey Barbecue Meatloaf

Photo: Pinterest/Andie Mitchell

Want to jazz up your usual meatloaf? Why not try Andie Mitchell’s honey barbecue meatloaf recipe? Like other meatloaf recipes, this one stretches your meat, so it’s great on a budget. But since it uses smoky barbecue sauce and sweet honey, you get a much more flavorful dish than traditional tomato sauce-topped meatloaf.