Which Honey Substitute?

Looking for a honey substitute?  Below you will find several alternatives to honey, for a variety of different scenarios.




Maple Syrup

Maple syrups is an excellent honey alternative for use as a syrup on pancakes, and also for making glazes and barbecue sauces.

Maple syrup has a deliciously rich flavour, and usually comes from the xylem sap of sugar maple, black or red maple trees.  



Where honey is being used as a sweetener, very often, sugar can easily substitute it directly.  There are also different types of sugar to choose from, including fruit sugars. You will find a comparison of honey and sugar on this page.


Substitute a spoon of honey with a spoon of marmalade when baking cakes.  Alternatively, use marmalade for glazes in place of honey.  See these glaze recipes for more ideas.


Apricot Jam

As above, apricot jam can be used as an alternative to honey in glazes.


Treacle and Golden Syrup

Sweet, sticky and sugary and popular ingredient for making flap jacks and toffee, if you have run out of honey, perhaps you might like to experiment by substituting it with one of these.



Weight Loss:



If you are considering the apple cider vinegar and honey diet, note you can simply skip the vinegar and the honey (which is high in calories anyway) and take the pectin on its own (which is the appetite suppressant).  Learn more here.



Honey Substitutes For Use In Beauty Remedies


Tea Tree Oil

Like honey, tea tree oil may be effective as an antiseptic, and in dealing with MRSA.

You will find the study on this link:  http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/5/639.full (copy and paste the link into a new window to read the study ).


Hemp Seed Oil

Can replace honey as a moisturizer in beauty treatments.



More information about honey:

Why do bees make honey

Buying honey

Honey recipes



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