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Recipes, Tips & Suggestions

Enjoy some of our favorite recipes using our Rare Hawaiian Organic Honey! Get creative and substitute our honey for refined sugars in your recipes whenever possible. Want to share some tips or recipes of your own? Visit our facebook page and let us know how you like to use our honey in your favorite dishes! We will be adding to this page, so please be sure to revisit from time to time and see what's new!


Honey Recipes

 Sticky Honey- Soy Chicken Wings

(Courtesy of Tyler Florence, Food Network)

2 pounds chicken wings
1 cup low sodium soy sauce,
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup honey
Sesame seeds, for garnish

Rinse chicken wings and pat dry. Remove tip and discard; separate each wing at the joint into 2 pieces. Place wings in a shallow dish and pour over the soy sauce, ginger, cilantro, garlic, and lemon juice. Toss well to coat; marinate, refrigerated, for 2 hours.

Remove wings from marinade and pat dry; season with salt and pepper. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter in the olive oil. When the butter stops foaming, add the honey and chicken wings and fry until browned on each side, about 5 minutes. Continue cooking the wings, turning them over often to coat them as the glaze reduces. Cook until the wings are sticky and cooked through. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/sticky-honey-soy-chicken-wings-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Honey Sake Citrus Refresher

1/2 c. fresh squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
1 rounded tablespoon of Rare Hawaiian Calamansi Cream Honey
2 oz. Sake

Combine, shake with ice to chill, strain, pour into glass and garnish with fresh mango or other favorite tropical fruit. Enjoy! 

Amazing Lilikoi Honey Butter

1 c. butter, softened
1/4 to 1/3 c. White Honey with Lilikoi (Adjust amount according to taste.)

Soften honey at room temperature (do not melt on stove or in microwave). When butter and honey are soft, stir together with a spoon until well blended. Place in refrigerator if not using right away, then remove to soften to room temperature 30 min. prior to serving. Best served with warm, fresh bread. 

Bananas Foster

4 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise
4 Tablespoons butter
5 Tablespoons Rare Hawaiian Organic Winter Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream or vanilla-flavored yogurt

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, stir in the honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Continue to stir until the mixture begins to bubble, about 3-5 minutes. Add the bananas and cook 1-2 minutes, until the bananas are hot and have caramelized on the outside.

Serve immediately as a topping for your French toast. Serve with vanilla ice cream, or use your favorite vanilla yogurt for a healthier version!

Raw, Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding

1 medium-sized avocado
6 tsp raw carob powder*
1 TBSP Rare Hawaiian Organic Winter Honey
*Variation using cacao powder:
- Use 7 tsp cacao powder instead of 6 tsp carob powder.
- Increase honey to 1 ½ TBSP honey instead of 1 TBSP.

Mix all ingredients with a fork, or with a blender/food processor and serve. With a healthy, easy dessert made in 5 min. or less, you'll have lots of time to relax and enjoy the sweetness of the moment.

Holiday-Inspired Recipes


Festive Honey Cranberry Sauce

1 pkg fresh cranberries
1 c. water
¾ c. White Honey
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. grated fresh orange peel or 2-3 drops orange oil – adjust according to taste.

Bring cranberries just to boil in water, add all other ingredients, turn down heat to medium, keeping berries at a soft boil for approx. 5 min or just until most are “popped”. Remove from heat, cool, and serve warm or place in refrigerator to cool and serve chilled. 

Ginger Honey Holiday Frosting

Blend cream cheese and Rare Hawaiian White Honey with Hawaiian Ginger and use as a frosting on spice cake and gingerbread cookies. For an extra special touch, after frosting bread, cake or cookies, sprinkle on a few pieces of candied ginger. Also great on other varieties of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Try using our other flavorful varieties for delicious variations!

Peppermint Honey Hot Cocoa

1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ c. White Honey with Peppermint
1 pinch salt
1/3 c. boiling water
3 1/2 c. milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
½ c. half and half (optional)

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature (optional).


Other Tips & Suggestions:

  • Try smoothing honey on salmon just after grilling/baking - this is especially delicious with our Kiawe w/Lilikoi Honey or our Calmansi Cream Honey
  • Use in vinaigrettes and marinades.
  • Use our honey as sweetener for whipping cream instead of sugar - add subtle flavors to your whipped cream for sweet treats with our different varieties.
  • Use to accompany charcuterie and cheese assortments. 
  • Drizzel over fresh fruits - our Kiawe w/Lavender is a wonderful compliment to tart and tangy fruits and berries!
  • Pour over ice scream - our rich Winter and Macadamia varieites are excellent over vanilla ice cream!


Honey for the Body

Use Honey on wounds to minimize scarring ~

Honey is hygroscopic, meaning that it has a strong affinity for water and will actually absorb moisture directly from the air. Because of this, when applied to wounds, burns, incisions, etc., honey maintains a moist, healing environment - preventing the scabbing or drying out of the skin as it heals, thus minimizing scarring.

Honey Facial Mask ~

Because of honey's affinity for water and its ability to attract it, applying honey to skin as a facial treatment helps to moisturize and soften the skin and fight the signs of premature aging. Fine lines and wrinkles are often a sign of dehydration. And because of its antibacterial qualities, honey treatments are also great for acne prone skin, too.

To treat your skin to the healing benefits of honey, simply follow the directions below.

What you'll need:
~ Organic, raw honey
~ A small glass bowl
~ Small brush for application

1) Place 1-2 TBSP of honey in a small bowl.

2) Set bowl in a dish of warm (not hot) water for a few moments to soften the honey.
Note: You may also stir the honey with a warm (not hot) spoon for the same effect. Take care not to expose the honey to undue heat as heat exceeding 110 degrees may kill the active enzymes in the honey, reducing its healing properties.

3) Apply to face and neck with a small brush and leave on for 15 - 20 minutes while you relax and enjoy a sweet moment.

4) Remove with tepid water, and follow with a moisturizer of your choice.



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