If you enjoy the taste of honey but don’t want to make the bees work then you need to try this vegan honey recipe. It’s quick and easy. The vegan honey is sweet light-colored nectar with a fruity flavor that has a hint of earthiness like honey harvested in the fall. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own vegan honey to satisfy your sweet tooth.

vegan honey recipe in a jar

This easy Vegan Honey Recipe creates sweet light-colored nectar with a fruity flavor that has a hint of earthiness like honey harvested in the fall. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own vegan honey to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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What is vegan honey?

Vegan honey is a sweet nectar that gives honey bees a break. There are no animal products in this sweet syrup, and it surprisingly tastes like actual honey. The key ingredients are chamomile and apple juice cooked on a low boil to a thick syrup. If you are sticking to a strict vegan diet, then this sweetener you will want to keep stocked in your pantry.

How to make organic honey substitue

It is simple to make this vegan honey organic. When shopping for this recipe’s ingredients, choose organic sugars, organic apple juice, and organic chamomile tea with lemon.

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Ingredients

This is an easy recipe that only requires a few simple ingredients that you can use as a substitute for regular honey.

  • apple juice
  • chamomile tea with lemon
  • lemon juice
  • white sugar
vegan honey recipe in a jar

Instructions

This is a great recipe that you will want to make and keep on hand.

  1. Bring apple juice to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. As soon as apple juice reaches the boiling point, remove the pan from the heat. Place your chamomile with lemon tea into the apple juice. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes. *note, if you could not find chamomile with lemon, add fresh lemon juice.
  3. Remove the teabag and bring the heat back up to medium-high, so you have a low boil simmer.
  4. After the syrup has simmered for 20 minutes, start checking it every few minutes for desired thickness. To check the desired thickness, let the syrup drip from a chilled metal spoon. If the drippings are forming a string-like thread, it is done. This may take 25 to 35 minutes. Your goal is to reduce the liquid by 1/2.
  5. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and then pour into a glass jar with a lid.

Tips

Be sure to keep your stove on medium heat during the reduction. You need to have a slow simmer for it to reduce properly to the desired consistency.

When testing the consistency of your vegan honey test it using a metal spoon. If it clings to the spoon and drips soft strings that float in the air a bit then it’s ready.

The easy way to infuse an authentic honey taste is to have chamomile tea with lemon. If you can’t find it with lemon, add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your apple juice.

How to store

Keep your vegan honey in an airtight container such as a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. You can store it at room temperature in your pantry since it has such a high sugar content. However, if you prefer a thicker syrup consistency, keep it in your refrigerator.

What to serve it with

Substitute it for the honey in this APPLE CRANBERRY SALAD recipe. It has a combination of sweet dried cranberries, sliced apples, and walnuts, all drizzled with a cinnamon honey vinaigrette.

Vegan honey would be a perfect substitution in my HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN. This is a quick and easy recipe with only 5 simple ingredients that create an addictive sweet-savory garlic sauce.

vegan honey recipe in a jar

How to use in other recipes

  • Salad dressings: homemade honey mustard or any other salad dressing calling for honey.
  • Liquid sweetener: makes a nice substitute for honey in tea and coffee.
  • Baking: You can substitute the vegan honey in equal proportions in any recipe calling for honey.
  • Topping: Drizzle on top of toast, biscuits, or bagels.
  • Syrup: Pour over pancakes or waffles.

Gift idea

If you have vegan friends who choose not to eat real honey, you can make these vegan honey alternatives a gift. Make a batch and then fill a pretty glass jar. Next, purchase a cute honey spoon and tie the spoon on the jar with a pretty bow. Be sure and put a tag on it that says vegan honey because they will think it’s the real thing!

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Looking for vegan party food ideas? Check out these 10 VEGAN FOOD BAR IDEAS, they are perfect for easy and fun entertaining while keeping it healthy for you and your guests.

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vegan honey recipe in a jar
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Vegan Honey Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 34 tablespoons
This easy Vegan Honey Recipe creates sweet light-colored nectar with a fruity flavor that has a hint of earthiness like honey harvested in the fall. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own vegan honey to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 1 teabag chamomile tea, with lemon
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh-squeesed. *note, you only need this if you could not find chamomile tea with lemon

Instructions
 

  • Bring apple juice to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • As soon as apple juice reaches the boiling point, remove the pan from the heat. Place your chamomile with lemon tea into the apple juice. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes. *note, if you could not find chamomile with lemon add fresh lemon juice.
  • Remove the teabag and bring the heat back up to medium-high so you have a low boil simmer.
  • After the syrup has simmered for 20 minutes start checking it every few minutes for desired thickness. To check the desired thickness, let the syrup drip from a chilled metal spoon. If the drippings are forming a string-like thread it is done. This may take 25 to 35 minutes. Your goal is to reduce the liquid by 1/2.
  • Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and then pour into a glass jar with a lid.

Notes

Be sure to keep your stove on medium heat during the reduction. You need to have a slow simmer for it to reduce properly to the desired consistency.
When testing the consistency of your vegan honey test it using a metal spoon. If it clings to the spoon and drips soft strings that float in the air a bit then it’s ready.
The easy way to infuse an authentic honey taste is to have chamomile tea with lemon. If you can’t find it with lemon, add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your apple juice.
Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 56kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Author: Gina Dickson

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