Plant-Based Vegan Honey Alternative

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In less than 40 minutes, you can create Vegan Honey with just 3 ingredients! It’s a flawless blend of plant-based ingredients that makes a liquid gold that is ideal for drizzling your favorite foods!

a jar of vegan honey with a honey dipper dripping above.

So, you love the taste of honey, but you want a Vegan option? I’ve got a solution! You can still enjoy the sweet, golden nectar without harming any innocent creatures. According to Plant Based News “ Whilst, honey bees carry out most worldwide pollination, their population is in decline. Many scholars and scientists blame the use of pesticides and intensive farming methods.”

If you’re looking for a Vegan Honey recipe or are just ready for something different, just follow these simple steps and you’ll be a vegan-honey-eating machine in no time.  This honey is easy to make and it tastes cloyingly sweet!

The flavors of this DIY Vegan Honey recipe are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. The apple juice, sugar, and chai tea flavors blend together for an extraordinary experience for your taste buds. Plus, the thought that you’re using plant-based ingredients makes this homemade sweetener that much more incontestably nectarous. 

Reasons why you’ll love Vegan Honey

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional honey, look no further than vegan honey! Made from a variety of plant-based ingredients, vegan honey is just as sweet and sticky as the real thing, but it’s also packed with nutrients and antioxidants. 

Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love vegan honey:

  • It’s good for your heart. Vegan honey is rich in polyphenols, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • It boosts your immune system. The antioxidants in vegan honey can help to fight off infection and disease.
  • It’s anti-inflammatory. Vegan honey has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, making it an ideal natural remedy for conditions like arthritis and asthma.
  • It’s good for your skin. The plant-based nutrients in vegan honey can help to improve skin health, making it an excellent addition to any beauty routine.

Ingredients and Substitutions

This recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen. Go ahead and give it a try! You won’t be disappointed!

honey dipper on a white plate with a pool of honey.

Apple juice  – Apple juice is the perfect base for vegan honey because it’s sweet and flavorful. You can also use pear juice, grape juice, or any other type of fruit juice.

Sugar  – Sugar is what makes honey sweet, so it’s an essential ingredient in this recipe. You can use any type of sugar, including white sugar, brown sugar, or even raw sugar.

Bag of spiced chai tea – Chai tea bags add flavor and depth to this recipe. If you don’t have chai tea, you can use any other type of spiced tea or even plain black tea.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Vegan Honey

Full ingredient amounts and in-depth details are at the bottom of the post on a printable recipe card.

Step 1  Mix the apple juice, tea bag and sugar in a medium-sized pot.  Bring to a boil while stirring often. 

Step 2 Lower the heat to a simmer (medium-low heat) and stir periodically until the mixture starts to thicken (approximately 30-40 minutes).

a saucepan with vegan honey ingredients simmering.

Step 3 Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour for the honey to thicken. 

Step 4 Place in storing jar and enjoy.

jar of vegan honey with a honey dipper next to it.

Insider Pro Tips

Honey Needs the Right Consistency

It’s important to get the right consistency before taking the mixture off of the burner.  If it is taken off of the burner too soon, the honey will be too runny, take it off too late, and the honey will be too thick. 

The best way to judge is to cook it to the point where it starts to thicken (a good way to tell is that the bubble will become thicker and stay on top longer).  It will be about less than half of the liquid from when you started.

Vegan Honey FAQs

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled. Double all of the ingredients and follow the same instructions.

How long will this recipe last?

This recipe will last for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What can I use vegan honey for?

There are endless possibilities! Use it as a sweetener in tea or coffee, spread it on toast or pancakes, or drizzle it over fruit. You can also use it in baking recipes or as a natural cough syrup.

an overhead image of honey in a jar with honey dipper in the honey.

As you can see, there are so many reasons to love Vegan Honey! Give this recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious it is. You’ll be hooked in no time!

Now that you know how to easy it is to make this Honey Alternative for Vegans, please give it a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating below and comment letting me know how it turned out for you.

Vegan Honey

vegan honey dripping into a jar.
This vegan honey is extremely easy to make and tastes so much like the real thing!
Louisa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tea bag spiced chai tea*

Instructions

  • Mix the apple juice, tea bag and brown sugar in a medium-sized pot. Bring to a boil while stirring often. Leave tea bag in mixture for 1 minute after the start of the boil, then remove (It will break open if you leave it in longer).
  • Lower the heat to a simmer (medium low heat) and stir periorically until the mixture starts to thicken. This will take approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour in order for the honey to thicken. Place in storing jar and enjoy.

Notes

Chai tea substitution – you can use chamomile tea instead of chai tea.
It is important to get the right consistency before taking the mixture off of the burner. If it is taken off the burner too soon, the honey will be too runny. Take it off too late, and the honey will be too thick. The best way to judge is to cook it to the point where it starts to thicken (when the bubbles are thicker and stay on top longer). It will be about less than half of the liquid from when you started.

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    1. Hi Tabitha, here are the directions for you :).
      Mix the apple juice, tea bag and brown sugar in a medium-sized pot. Bring to a boil while stirring often. Leave tea bag in mixture for 1 minute after the start of the boil, then remove (It will break open if you leave it in longer).
      Lower the heat to a simmer (medium low heat) and stir periorically until the mixture starts to thicken. This will take approximately 30-40 minutes.
      Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour in order for the honey to thicken. Place in storing jar and enjoy.