Homemade Hot Honey

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Hot honey is not a new thing at this point; it’s on pizza’s everywhere these days, and you can even buy it at most local grocery stores. But how about homemade hot honey?
If you’ve never had it, it’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It’s a great condiment to have on hand if you like to make impromptu cheese plates, want to add some sweet heat to butter for cheddar cheese bread, or I suppose you could even add it to your tea.
I’ve been thinking about making my own homemade hot honey for a while now, but wasn’t sure the best way to do it. I want it to be more than just sweet and hot, so simply adding fresh chilis, while delicious, isn’t exactly what I’m going for.
After thinking about it, I came upon the perfect solution — Hot Roasted Garlic. If you like red pepper flakes, this is a better version of that. It’s hot, but not overwhelming, and has a mellow roasted garlic flavor that is different from just plain old garlic powder. You can use your favorite red pepper flakes and garlic powder if you want, but for the unique mellow flavor I’m going for here, you really should use a roasted garlic powder.
This recipe is as easy as heating up some honey, adding the spices to a jar and pouring the honey over it. Seal up, let sit to infuse, and use on all your favorite things.  Or just eat with a spoon — no judgment here.

Homemade Hot Honey

This homemade hot honey is an easy two ingredient recipe that requires no skills or special equipment — just the desire for mellow, sweet, heat.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Snacks
Servings 16
Calories 64 kcal

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  • Storing leftovers: Honey will last literally forever if not contaminated; this should last a long time. If you open it and it smells or looks bad, throw it out.
  • Variations: You could add any other seasoning you like — oregano or thyme might work, orange peel might be good, but remove before using. Keep in mind that everything you add to your honey may decrease the shelf life a bit.
  • Ingredient information: Use honey that you like the taste of for this, since that is the primary flavor. A good local honey is best.

Notes

Storing leftovers: Honey will last literally forever if not contaminated; this should last a long time. If you open it and it smells or looks bad, throw it out.
Variations: You could add any other seasoning you like — oregano or thyme might work, orange peel might be good, but remove before using. Keep in mind that everything you add to your honey may decrease the shelf life a bit.
Ingredient information: Use honey that you like the taste of for this, since that is the primary flavor. A good local honey is best.
Sourcing: I get my Hot Roasted Garlic and Honey from here. 
For red pepper flakes, these are the best I’ve ever had.
Pairs well with: Vegetarian Sausage and Pepper Pizza, Low and Slow Sweet Potatoes, Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
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