Tupelo honey is known for its many health benefits. This light, specialty honey is more diabetic-friendly than most sweeteners. It can also help reduce allergy symptoms and boost immune function. However, many of these benefits are associated with the fact that honey is raw. It, therefore, contains local pollen that has not been denatured by heat. If you want to get the maximum benefits of honey, you cannot heat or cook with it. But that does not mean you can't use it creatively! Here are some creative ways you can use tupelo honey without having to warm it up.
Enjoy it on muffins.
Muffins are a tasty breakfast item, but sometimes they need a little jazzing up. Cut your muffin in half, and drizzle it with a little tupelo honey before you eat it. You can even add a little softened butter for an extra treat. (Tupelo honey and butter pair together very nicely.) This is lovely on corn muffins and blueberry muffins, especially.
Drizzle it on fruit.
Fruit is naturally sweet, but sometimes, especially when you buy fruit in the off-season, it isn't quite as sweet as you'd like it to be. A drizzle of tupelo honey can fix that. It's really tasty on pears, plums, strawberries, and apples.
Mix it with plain yogurt.
Flavored yogurts from the store are often higher in sugar than you would like. So, a good alternative is to buy plain yogurt and then sweeten it yourself by stirring in some tupelo honey. A teaspoon of tupelo honey per cup of plain yogurt is a nice starting point, but you can add more or less depending on your taste preferences. Mixing in some fresh fruit is a nice touch, too.
Put it on ice cream.
Ice cream isn't the healthiest treat, but sometimes, you just have to indulge your taste buds. At times like this, tupelo honey makes nice ice cream toppings. It's lower in sugar than most chocolate and strawberry ice cream syrups, and it comes with some health benefits, too. You can also try pairing it with some toasted pecans. A mixture of chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and tupelo honey on top of vanilla ice cream is incredible.
You don't want to heat tupelo honey before eating it, but there are still plenty of great ways to enjoy it. Play around with the ideas above, and see which ones you like best.
For more information on tupelo honey, contact a company near you.