Kids love Manuka Honey!

by Manuka Honey Team June 19, 2020 3 min read

Kids love Manuka Honey!

Manuka Honey can satisfy the sweetest tooth - even your kids will agree!

If you’re wanting to reduce the amount of sugar in your child’s diet then Manuka Honey is a great substitute. It’s a natural wholefood with added nutritional benefits so they get the sweet taste they love without the refined sugar.

There are so many healthy and fun ways to use Manuka Honey from drizzling onto pancakes and porridge, adding a spoonful to smoothies and incorporating into your favourite healthy baking treats.  Substituting golden syrup and maple syrup with honey in recipes also works really well.

Here is an easy home-made treat to make for snack time and lunchboxes:

Honey Banana Muffins

2 cups flour (plus more for dusting)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup Manuka Honey

large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

1/4 cup plain yoghurt 

  1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spray the holes of 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray and dust lightly with flour. Shake out excess flour, set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large bowl until it's just melted. Stir in honey then whisk in eggs. Whisk in bananas and yoghurt. Add flour mixture and whisk just until combined (batter will be lumpy).
  4. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups filling each about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean or with a few crumbs, about 16 - 20 minutes. Run a butter knife around muffins to loosen. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Store muffins in an airtight container if you don't eat them all at once! 
Home-made muffin with Manuka Honey


So which Manuka Honey is best for kids?  Here are a few of our favourites:

1839 Honey - UMF 7+ Squeezable Manuka Honey

Squeezable and Creamy... till the last drop.

Designed with convenience in mind this pouch innovation is the easiest way to use our Silky Smooth, Triple Churned, Mānuka Honey your way!

Smoothies, cups of tea, favourite recipes, onto your toast... or straight into your mouth. 


 J Friend & Co - Manuka Blend Squeezy

This Manuka, Beechwood and Kamahi Blend Honey is 100% raw and unpasteurised, nothing has been added or removed. Conveniently packaged in a non drip, squeezable bottle.


Happy Valley - Squeezy Manuka Multifloral Honey

This product range is a perfect blend of Happy Valleys premium tasting Multifloral Manuka Honey, in a convenient squeezy format. Taste has not been compromised- nor has the quality of your honey.

 Lazu - Manuka Honey 200+ MGO (Raw)

Lazu mono-floral honey is 100% NZ natural raw honey collected by the NZ honey bee from the Manuka flower. No additional processing has taken place (pasteurised, fine filtered or creamed) preserving the nutritious elements within the honey.


Red Seal- 5+ UMF Manuka Honey

The distinctly rich flavour of the Manuka Honey makes it a versatile product. It can be used as a spread, as a natural sweetener, or eaten straight from the spoon. Low sodium, fat free, gluten free.

Red Seal UMF 5+ Manuka Honey for kidsKare -5+ UMF Manuka Honey

Northland produced Manuka honey is particularly special.  Its characteristic dark caramel colour and rich aroma and robust taste set Northland grown Manuka Honeys apart from other Manuka Honeys.


Please note: 

Manuka Honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age.