13 Things Uses for Raw Honey

I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse that honey has so many uses beyond putting a little in your tea.

After extracting forty pounds of honey during the first harvest this year we were asked by many what we were going to do with all that honey?! Well to be honest we go through that in a year relatively easily just in our daily meals. In place of syrup on pancakes, all sorts of baking, peanut butter honey sandwiches are a favorite among the kids, to sweeten oatmeal and tea and so on. Of course we also set some aside for selling and gifts beyond what I squirrel away for our home stock.

If you are looking for more uses than the common kitchen ones these are some that work well and not so “out of the box” crazy. You know, ones that you can tell your co-workers without them thinking you’ve lost it. Placing a garlic clove up your nose to cure a sinus infection or in your ear to ease an ear infection or this is a good one, white onion slices on the bottoms of your feet in your socks over night to cure an upper respiratory cold. They may work, but not at work.

Here’s a short list of what you can do with honey:

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Chicken Pot Pie

“Hey! Where did the meat birds go?!” It had been a couple weeks since we butchered chickens and the little miss just now noticed the empty chicken tractor. She wasn’t too concerned when we told her they were in the freezer and we had been eating them for supper. She was already on to talking about the new chicks in the coop.

The little boy helped plant the garden and I’ve had all the kids out there helping harvest now too. They’ve been busy pulling onions, picking tomatoes and corn. At ages 2 and 4 there’s some vegetable casualties, squished tomatoes and topless onions for starts. It’s so much fun to see the excitement in their eyes when they are handed a cob of corn and after they curiously peal back a few layers of husk they discover “there’s a corn in there!” The potatoes are next on the list. Mike and I can dig and the kids can do the picking there too.

“I found a corn!”
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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Ingredients
  • 1 each Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Scoop the batter onto a well-seasoned cast iron griddle and allow to cook on medium heat.
  3. Once bubbles have formed on the top of the cakes, they can be flipped and cooked a couple more minutes.
  4. Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream or your favorite syrup.
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Honey Spice Cookies

 

Honey Spice Cookies
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Honey Spice Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 2 cup Butter
  • 3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 each Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 6 1/2 cup Flour
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the honey and beat until mixed.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time mixing in between.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the flour. Mix until everything is will incorporated.
  5. Mix in the flour.
  6. Scoop the dough onto a parchment lined or greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until your desired “doneness”.
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