Thank you to Sioux Honey for the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When the weather gets colder, hot beverages are my preferred drink. I drink lots of hot tea mainly since I'm limited on my caffeine intake. Every once in a while, though, I like to spice up my hot tea with a dash of honey. This works for when I have a sore throat or just need it to be a little sweeter without adding any sugar. Because I am an avid tea drinker, I jumped at the chance to try Sioux Honey, not only in my hot tea, but in other recipes.
Aunt Sue's honey is all made from local American beekeepers. It is 100% raw, unfiltered, and only processed as much as needed. If you don't use honey on a regular basis, try substituting it for sugar or using it in one of the recipes found here. Use it on meat, in cheeseballs, in desserts, as a glaze, and more.
Aunt Sue's has a distinct flavor that sets it aside from other honey. It is smooth, blends easily, and adds just enough flavor without overpowering other ingredients. I loved the chai tea latte with the honey recipe and I can't wait to try more recipes. I try to pay attention to what I eat and drink and had never even thought about substituting sugar with honey. Here's to still a sweet, but healthier holiday season!
I tried the following recipes and let me tell you, the chai tea is so much easier to make than I thought. I will be making that much more often at home because I've always been a fan of chai.
Honey Chai Tea Latte Recipe
2 tsp whole fennel seeds
8 green cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks, broken up
10 black peppercorns
10 whole cloves
1 star anise, broken up
1/3 cup Aunt Sue’s Honey
6 cups water
1 cup milk
5 black teabags
Toast the spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat till fragrant
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer
Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes
Remove from heat, and add to tea bags
Steep another five minutes, then remove tea bags
Strain, then stir in milk and honey
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip:
**For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Honey Spice Cookies Recipe
1 ½ sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Sue Bee Honey
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream together brown sugar and butter.
Slowly add the Sue Bee Honey, then the egg; mix well.
Sift dry ingredients together and add to the creamed mixture.
Make sure the batter is mixed well then form balls and dip in white sugar and place on greased cookie sheet sugar side up.
Bake for 7 minutes.
**Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
These cookies are definitely a more savory cookie, but definitely perfect for the holidays.
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Find where to buy any of the Sioux Honey. I found Aunt Sue's Raw Unfiltered Honey at Meijer in my area for $9.99 for a 32 ounce bottle. For something sweet to add to your recipes, it is definitely worth trying this holiday season.
How do you use honey? I'd love to have some more recipes in my file.