Zucchini Muffins

Recipe and image courtesy of Sarah Penner.

These muffins not only taste great but also make a delicious and healthy snack! Make them ahead of time for those on-the-go mornings or serve them as a yummy coffee break dessert.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 1 dozen

INGREDIENTS:
1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup Beary Berry Honey Vanilla Bean Honey
1/2 cup rice milk (or regular milk)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups grated fresh zucchini
1/3 cups old-fashioned oats, plus extra for sprinkling
Pumpkin seeds for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by either greasing it with cooking spray or lining the cups with paper liners. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined. Set aside.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together egg, Beary Berry Honey Vanilla Bean Honey, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract until combined. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredient mixture, and stir with a spoon until just combined. (Do not overmix.)

4. Stir in the zucchini and oats until just combined.

5. Portion the batter evenly between 12 baking cups. Then sprinkle extra oats on top of each, if desired.

6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. Transfer pan to a cooling rack. Serve warm.

7. Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Honey and Pecan Cookies

Nothing goes better together than honey and pecans. And now you can enjoy them both in this delicious cookie recipe!

Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter

2 eggs

1/3 cup Beary Berry Honey Vanilla Bean Honey

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups quick oats

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add eggs and honey. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add quick oats and chopped pecans.
  5. Cover dough and chill until firm, approximately 2-3 hours.
  6. Form dough into tablespoon-size balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes on pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy!

Honey Eat More Bars

These make a delicious healthy snack when you need a protein boost or simply when you’re craving something sweet without all the extra sugar and additives.

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter

1 cup Beary Beary Honey

1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

2 cups chopped dry roasted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Using a food processor, process old-fashioned oatmeal into small flakes.
  2. Prepare a 10 x 6 inch pan lightly with spray or butter.
  3. In a saucepan, add the peanut butter and honey and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Add chocolate chips into the warm mix and stir until melted and well combined.
  5. Add oatmeal and peanuts.
  6. Mix well until combined evenly.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Chill to harden, then slice into bars. Enjoy!

Strawberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Popsicles

A super refreshing treat, great for a hot summer day. Get creative, using different kinds of fruit, yogurts, and honey.

1/2 cup chopped strawberries (or other fruit of your choice)
1 cup Greek Yogurt (not non-fat, at least 2%)
2 tbsp Beary Berry Honey Lemon Honey (or your favourite fruit honey)

  1. Puree the fruit in a blender.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt and honey.
  3. Fold in the fruit puree and pour the mixture into popsicle moulds.
  4. Freeze them for at least 3 hours before serving.

Recipe adapted from Bee Maid Honey.