18 Delicious Desserts Made With a Hint of Honey

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Honey, a natural sweetener made by bees from flower nectar, adds a delightful taste to any meal. More than just a healthier sugar substitute, honey brings a distinctive flavor that enhances any dish.

This collection includes treats from honey banana bread to honey cake, each demonstrating honey’s ability to transform a simple dessert into something special. These honey-based desserts are impressive and perfect for anyone looking to satisfy a sweet tooth.

1. Berry Cup

Berry Cups featuring Lemon Cake and Honey Lemon Yogurt Mascarpone Cream
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A unique blend of tart and sweet flavors, this Berry Cup features Lemon Cake and Honey Lemon Yogurt Mascarpone Cream. It marries the refreshing zest of berries and lemon cake with the richness of honey lemon yogurt mascarpone cream, ensuring a memorable and delightful finish.

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2. Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Bars by A Cedar Spoon
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Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Bars are packed with chocolate, dried cranberries, coconut, and oatmeal and baked into a chewy cookie bar. The banana, applesauce, and honey add a touch of natural sweetness to the bars. These make a nice snack or dessert!

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3. Buttermilk and Honey Banana Bread

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This buttermilk and honey banana bread smells amazing while baking. Adding buttermilk and honey is a wonderful twist on a classic favorite.

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4. Fruit Salad Recipe

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This fruit salad recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Perfect as a side dish, snack, or healthy dessert, it’s loaded with fresh summer berries, grapes, and pomegranate and tossed in a honey, lime, and poppy seed dressing.

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5. Lemon Bar Protein Balls

homemade lemon bar protein balls
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These lemon bar protein balls taste like cookie dough and lemon bars had a child! I can’t get enough. If you love lemon bars and cookie dough but want to reach your weight loss goals, you’ve got to try these!

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6. Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake
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A childhood classic dessert made with real food ingredients, this Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake is a healthier version and incredibly delicious! With dairy-free coconut whipped cream and juicy berries piled over perfectly tender shortcake biscuits, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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7. Crisp Honey Walnut Baklava

crisp honey walnut baklava
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Honey walnut baklava is a scrumptious, finger licking treat, perfect for a light spring dessert! Easy to make with step by step directions.

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8. Orange Muffins with Honey

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Easy orange muffins. Made from a peeled orange tossed in the blender with the other ingredients and baked into a beautiful muffin!

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9. Cherry Popsicles

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Creamy yogurt outside with a flavorful cherry inside! These easy popsicles are sweetened with honey, which makes a delicious flavor combination.

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10. Honey Cake with Plum Jam and Cream Filling

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This traditional Romanian cake made with honey is popular during the holidays, especially Easter.

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11. No-Bake Coconut Mango Tart

paleo coconut mango tart
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No need to turn on the oven to enjoy this delicious coconut mango tart! Easy no-bake crust, a creamy mango filling, and a coconut cream topping.

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12. Blackberry Muffins with Oats and Honey

blackberry muffins with oats and honey
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Loaded with hearty oats, honey, fresh blackberries, and flavor, Blackberry Muffins are a great grab-and-go snack. Made from scratch with no refined sugar, these wholesome breakfast treats are perfect for summer berries.

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13. Honey Applesauce Cake

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Fill your kitchen with the aromas of honey and cinnamon while baking Honey Apple Cake. This moist and tender loaf is ideal for celebrating Rosh Hashanah, gifting, and care packages too.

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14. Blood Orange and Honey Upside-Down Cake

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A refreshing citrus cake that looks quite a showstopper when turned out is sure to be a favorite of anyone who appreciates a bit of marmalade.

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15. Honey Cake Recipe

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This Honey Cake recipe can be made ahead of time. It is loaded with comforting flavors like honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg and laced with coffee, orange juice, and bourbon.

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16. Lavender Honey Ice Cream

mini tin buckets filled with light colored scoops of lavender ice cream being drizzled with floral honey and surrounded by pink roses
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Honey + lavender blend like a dream. This ice cream flavor is full of the natural summer aesthetic we’re dreaming of. With simple, fresh ingredients, you’ll satisfy your floral sweet tooth in no time. You may also enjoy our lavender lemon ice cream.

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17. Homemade Honey Lollipops

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Homemade honey lollipops are a fun, simple way to make candy without refined or added sugars. These lavender vanilla honey lollipops are perfect for enjoying on their own or with a tea spoon.

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18. Fruit Pizza

rainbow cheesecake fruit pizza
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This Fruit Pizza is a classic case of my summer insanity – I couldn’t just be content with a few colors, oh no… I had to have the whole rainbow because it’s all available! Predictably I had loads of leftover fruit which has made nice smoothies ever since.

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