Honey Granola: by Cox Honeyland Kitchen, Logan, Utah
4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins, blueberries or other dried fruit
3/4 cup Cox’s Huckleberry Honey
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine oats, nuts and raisins in a large bowl; mix well and set aside.
Combine honey, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a saucepan; over medium heat bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Pour sweet mixture over oats and mix well. Spread granola on cookie sheet, bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned, stir every 5 minutes. Cool, crumble and store at room temperature.
Note: Granola is high in fat, but because nuts are nutrient rich and recommended as a part of a healthy diet, enjoy it sparingly as a part of your total diet plan. Weekends would be a great time to enjoy. To create a lower fat granola, reduce or eliminate chopped nuts. Makes approximately 8-9 cups cereal
No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Cookies: by Karen Koncar, Alpine, Utah
3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup non-instant dry milk*
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut or chopped nuts
Combine all except the coconut; mix well. Shape into balls about the size of a walnut. Roll balls in finely chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut. Notes: Nutrient analysis was calculated using sweetened flaked coconut. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
Honey Mustard Dressing: simple, classic recipe
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Serve over your favorite salad greens, topped with cheese, dried fruit, and croutons. Store dressing in refrigerator. (Note: no nutrition analysis is included with this recipe)
Honey Glazed Salmon: Adaptation of Honey Glazed Salmon by Cox Honeyland Kitchen, Logan Utah
1 orange, zest and juice
1/4 cup Cox’s honey
1 clove crushed garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 pounds fresh salmon (4 fillets)
2 tablespoons butter
Finely grate 1 tablespoon peel from orange (orange zest), and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Combine zest, juice, honey, garlic and chili powder; set aside.
Melt butter in skillet, add fresh salmon and sauté until almost done; pour honey mixture over salmon; it will bubble up forming a glaze while salmon finishes cooking; serve immediately.
Warm Milk and Honey: Time honored recipe for sleep
1 cup milk (skim, reduced fat, or whole)
2-3 tablespoons honey (fruit flavored is nice)
1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla
Warm milk and honey in microwave, stir in vanilla. Sip and relax, then trundle off to bed.
For nutrition information go to www.UtahDairyCouncil.com
For information on nutrient rich foods go to www.NutrientRichFoods.org