Finally! A super easy bee free honey substitute that tastes similar to honey! Bee’s honey can vary in flavor depending on the type you get. It can taste fruity or have floral undertones. It all depends on the type of honey you get and what the bees were pollinating. This easy vegan honey has floral undertones and a rich flavor that I haven’t been able to get with other honey substitutes.
the vegan honey ingredients
This beeless honey recipe only uses 3 ingredients, not including water, and I bet you have them in your pantry already! You’ll need the following:
- Chamomile Tea
how to make it!
The only equipment you need to make this plant based honey is a small pot and a container to store it in. The first step is to place all ingredients into a small pot. Give it a quick stir and then simmer the mixture on low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be sure not to let the mixture boil! The liquid will turn an amber color as it heats up and simmers but will be relatively liquidy until it cools.
After 15 minutes, remove it from the heat and strain it into a container. Let the honey cool completely at room temperature before placing it into the fridge.
If you place it in the fridge or the freezer while it’s still hot, this will make the sugars crystallize too quickly and the honey won’t be smooth. Once it’s cooled at room temperature, you can cover the container and store it in the fridge. The honey will thicken significantly after being stored in the fridge for a few hours.
other vegan honey substitutes
In the past, I’ve used the following as substitutes for honey but none of them had the flavor of honey. But, they were great in a pinch. All of these are liquid sweeteners that I’d use to replace honey in recipes.
- Agave Nectar
- Maple Syrup
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Date Syrup
tips & faq
Most vegans do not consume honey since it is a by-product of bees. If you’re plant-based, you may still choose to eat honey. You can read more about why vegans don’t eat honey in this article.
I prefer to store this honey in a sealable glass jar in the fridge. It will remain good for a few weeks to a month if your jar is sterilized prior to filling it.
Looking for recipes to use this vegan honey in? Check out these ones!Vegan Honey Buns
Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Clusters
Pomegranate Walnut Bar
Did you make this recipe? I’d love to know! Leave a rating and comment below!
- 1 bag chamomile tea
- 5 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 slice lemon (optional, add only if you want citrus flavor undertones)
- Place all ingredients into a small pot. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and strain into a container. Cover and let the honey cool completely at room temperature. Do not place in the fridge or the freezer to cool as this will make the sugars crystallize too quickly and the honey won’t be smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 tsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
Nutritional info is an estimate.
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