Hungry for honey

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You asked for it, so here it is! A post about delicious and easy honey recipes that anyone can make. There are thousands of recipes out there ranging from sweet to savoury that use this delicious ingredient, so I’m only going to mention my top 5 favourites. However, if you’re finding yourself strapped for time and wanting a quick honey fix, there are plenty of other quick ways to enjoy honey by adding it to teas or smoothies and drizzling it over ice-cream or porridge.

Baklava cups – Yes, you read that right. Baklava cups. Baklava is one of my top favourite desserts. I love biting into the filo pastry and tasting the sweet and nutty flavour combination. Making baklava can be a bit tricky, so I’ve settled on a baklava cup recipe today. This recipe is much simpler compared to the original. The only downside is the 5 hour refrigeration time, but the wait is so worth it!

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Bliss balls – Bliss balls are another quick and easy dessert. They’re also pretty damn healthy and can be made using a variety of ingredients. All you really need to make them are a few high quality ingredients, a food processor, a fridge and your hands to roll them into cute, little balls.

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Banana wraps – Banana wraps, also known as banana burritos or banana in a blanket, are so delicious and so quick to make that you’ll have to restrain yourself from eating more than one a day! You don’t really need a recipe for this, but I’ve linked one anyway. All it takes is one wholegrain tortilla or mountain bread (as I like to use here in Australia), one banana, a nut butter or similar textured paste to spread over the wrap, some honey to drizzle inside and on top of the banana burrito and other fillings like cinnamon, shredded coconut or raisins, if you’re feeling adventurous. After you’ve spread out all the fillings onto the wrap, you place the banana at one end, fold in the side edges and gently roll it along until you’ve got a banana in a blanket! Drizzle more honey on top if you’ve got an extra sweet tooth.

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Granola – Granola is great as a snack or as a breakfast food! It is also the perfect base to any meal, as you can add any sort of topping to it, from yoghurt to fruit! I found this really simple granola recipe that combines three of my favourite ingredients together – coconut, almond and honey! Mmmmm

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Grilled Fruit – Imagine biting into a warmed, sugar coated, juicy peach drizzled with honey. Just delicious! Grilled fruit and honey is the perfect combination, and while this recipe uses peaches, it can pretty much be substituted with any other fruit.

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I bet your mouth is watering for some honey right about now! So get the honey jar out and start making one, or all of these recipes!

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