An exploration of honey and agave: How to make the perfect sweet and savory recipes.

 With the increasing popularity of plant-based diets and paleo-focused lifestyles, the search for naturally-sourced, healthy sweeteners has seen a surge in interest. 

Honey and agave syrup are two such sweeteners, derived from bees and considered to be healthier alternatives to traditional table sugar. In this article, we will explore the differences between honey and agave syrup, and offer insights into how to use them to create delicious sweet and savory recipes. We'll discuss which types of honey and agave sweeteners work best in different types of recipes, as well as tips and tricks for making the perfect dish.

In the search for a healthier way to sweeten treats and drinks, honey and agave sweeteners are just what it needs. These two natural sweeteners have been used as a providing a range of flavors, aromas and health benefits that make them the perfect addition to recipes and nowadays our contribution is to grow the appeal of it. 

What's so special about these natural sweeteners?

Honey is a natural sweetener that has a highly sweet taste. Its unique flavors are due to the type of flower the bees use to collect the nectar, giving it a range of unique tastes. Honey is also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that can provide some great health benefits.

Agave sweeteners are a natural syrup made from the pineapple of the agave plant. It makes it 30% sweeter than regular sugar. It also has a light, neutral flavor and is extremely versatile, meaning it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes, making it great for baking. Additionally, agave is a great source of vitamins and minerals, helping to provide some additional health benefits.

Now that you know a bit about these two sweeteners, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. Here are some recipes that use honey and/or agave sweeteners for a delicious, healthier twist on favorite cakes, treats, and drinks. 

Let’s get in action…

The first recipe is for a delicious honey and lemon muffin

These are a delicious way to use up any overripe lemons that you have around. 

Start by preheating the oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. In a separate bowl, cream together ½ cup of melted butter with ½ cup of honey by Best Ground and 2 eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Fold in ½ cup of chopped walnuts and 1 cup of grated lemon zest. Divide the batter evenly into 12 muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes.