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:
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.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
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).
Divide batter among prepared muffin cups filling each about 3/4 full.
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.
Store muffins in an airtight container if you don't eat them all at once!
So which Manuka Honey is best for kids? Here are a few of our favourites:
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.