Get ready to experience the magic of vegan apple honey! It’s a vegan friendly alternative to traditional honey that’s simple, delicious, and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
As a vegan, it can be a challenge to find substitutes for some of our favorite non-vegan ingredients. And for me, one of those ingredients is honey. So I tried my hand at making my own vegan honey - and I have to say that it is pretty fantastic!
It's a perfect alternative to traditional honey, which is made by bees. This vegan version is not only cruelty-free, but it's also super delicious.
How to Make Vegan Apple Honey
First things first, let's talk about the ingredients. You'll need apple juice, sugar, one chamomile tea bag, and lemon juice. That's it! It's a simple recipe. But the end result is a thick, syrupy concoction that tastes just like honey (or at least close enough for me).
To make the vegan apple honey, you simply toss all four ingredients into a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 40 minutes. You can remove the tea bag after the first ten minutes. You'll want to stir frequently to make sure everything is well combined and doesn’t scald on the bottom.
The longer you let it simmer, the thicker it will become. Just be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.
And that's it! You now have your very own vegan apple honey. It's perfect for drizzling over vegan pancakes or adding to your morning oatmeal or granola. It's also great for baking or as a sweetener in your tea or coffee.
Tips & Variations
Add extra flavor.
For a little extra flavor, try adding a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to the mixture before simmering.
Make it sweeter.
If the vegan honey isn’t sweet enough for you, you can add a bit more sugar to the mixture.
Storing the vegan honey.
This vegan apple honey can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month. I have heard of people storing it as long as 6 months, but I have tested it for that long because we always finish it up!
I hope you enjoy making and using this vegan apple honey as much as I do. It's a great alternative to traditional honey and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Happy cooking!
More Tasty Vegan Recipes
If you love this vegan apple honey, be sure to check out these other delicious ideas:
Vegan Apple Honey
- 2 cups fresh apple juice unsweetned
- ¾ cup sugar organic
- 1 bag chamomile tea
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
- Then remove the tea bag and continue simmering an additional 30 minutes, stirring frequently
- Allow to cool completely before serving