20 Sweet Recipes for National Honey Month

Created February 24, 2017
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Those of you with a killer sweet tooth may be totally buzzed to find out that September is National Honey Month. In its honor, consider getting your kitchen sticky and whipping up a dish made with honey.

Below we've listed 10 savory and 10 sweet dishes made with this gooey goodness.

Let’s start with the savory:

1. Simple Honey-Glazed Salmon
In this recipe, the rich flavor of salmon is complemented with a sweet honey glaze for a twist on everyone's favorite health food.

2. Honey Glaze
With this super simple honey glaze, you can turn just about any piece of meat - or even tofu - into a meal fit for a queen.

3. White Wine and Honey Pizza Crust
Most recipes for pizza call for a bit of sugar, as it serves as food for the yeast. In this recipe, honey is used instead to impart a mild floral flavor to your everyday pizza crust.

4. Easy Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue sauce is great on just about anything - from chicken to burgers. This version lets you eschew the bottled stuff for a sweet, spicy homemade sauce.

5. Honey-Glazed Chicken Breast
Lots of kids like to dip their chicken nuggets in honey, so consider this awesome-sauce recipe to be a grown-up twist on a kids meal fave.

6. Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Pork Packs
This super simple recipe for barbecued pork is sweet, spicy and undoubtedly smoky. Better yet, it's a full meal in one convenient foil pack, making it perfect for a get-together.

7. Honey-Lime Enchiladas
What's better than chicken enchiladas? Honey-lime chicken enchiladas! Your average Tex-Mex recipe is given a sweet and sour kick with a sizable dose of honey and lime juice.

8. Garden Salad with Honey French Dressing
French dressing adds that perfect amount of tanginess to salads, but instead of going for a boring bottled variety, make your own at home with this killer recipe.

9. Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Perhaps one of the most tender, tasty meats, the pork tenderloin is given new life with a savory, garlicky, herbal honey mustard sauce.

10. Honey Chipotle Barbecue Shredded Beef
Few things mellow out the hot, smoky flavor of chipotle peppers quite like honey. In fact, you could say it's a match made in heaven - see for yourself by testing out this recipe.

Now for the sweetness!

1. Whipped Honey Butter
Want to turn a boring piece of toast into a honeyed delight? This honey butter will do the trick, not to mention add rich, sweet flavor to just about anything.

2. Honeyed Pumpkin Pie with Broiled Praline Topping
Maybe we're just getting super pumped for the holiday season, but this honey-enhanced recipe for pumpkin pie looks mighty fine even though it's still summery out.

3. Strawberry-Honey Sorbet
Need a little something to cleanse your palate? This wine- and strawberry-based sorbet should do the trick.

4. Honey-Rhubarb Cake
Those of you who are lucky enough to have some leftover rhubarb from your garden should try this recipe. Tart, fruity rhubarb is perfectly balanced with honey-infused cake for a bangin' dessert.

5. Cinnamon-Honey "Fried" Ice Cream
If you've always been a little baffled about fried ice cream, this recipe is for you because it involves no actual frying. Instead, the dessert is given its crunchy goodness with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and drizzled with warm honey.

6. Flaming Pecan Bananas
Fans of bananas foster should try out this variation that adds to the mix sweet, sweet honey and crunchy pecans.

7. Creamy Peach Smoothies
Peaches, yogurt, orange juice and - you guessed it! - honey are all that go into this recipe for fruity smoothies.

8. Lemon Honey Scones
Serve this recipe for indulgent scones with some hot tea sweetened with a touch of honey.

9. Honey-Ginger Crunch
This stuff is more of a snack than a dessert, but it will most def satisfy your sweet tooth. Honey, ginger and spices take your average Chex mix to the next level.

10. Honey Pancakes
Those of you who have substituted syrup for honey on your pancakes or French toast know that the natural stuff is the way to go. This recipe not only tells you how to make the 'cakes themselves, but a cinnamon-infused honey syrup as well.