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Homemade Sugar-Free Honey

|Homemade Sugar-Free Honey

On most days my diet is quite simple - real food made with eggs, avocados, meats and vegetables. I rarely crave foods like pizza, bread or sweet treats but when I do, I know there are healthy alternatives for most of the foods I love. Over the years, I've developed all sorts of low-carb recipes both for my blog, apps and cookbooks including keto bread, tortillas, crackers, pizza, pies and tarts, ice-cream, and even caramel sauce.

I always wanted to create healthy low-carb, keto honey and maple syrup that can be used even on a keto and paleo diet. I recently discovered Sukrin Syrup which was perfect for this purpose. I first used it to make sugar-free honey and then maple syrup. I instantly thought of making honey by mixing Sukrin Syrup with bee pollen. I know that bee pollen is not a common ingredient but it is what makes the syrup taste like honey.

Sukrin Syrups are made with prebiotic fibers called isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO). IMO are a healthier option to sugar and can be used in moderation. However, I wouldn't recommend them for those with severe blood sugar issues. You can read more in my review of Sukrin products.

My next task is also challenging! As I mentioned in this podcast, I've been working on grain-free pasta that is also suitable for the ketogenic diet. Once I'm happy with the result, I'll share my recipe with you :-)

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Nutritional values (per tbsp/ 20 g/ 0.7 oz):

1.6 grams 11.9 grams 0.5 grams 0.1 grams 0 grams 31 calories
Total Carbs13.5grams
Fiber11.9grams
Net Carbs1.6grams
Protein0.5grams
Fat0.1grams
of which Saturated0grams
Energy31kcal
Magnesium and potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (67%), protein (19%), fat (14%)

Ingredients (makes ~ ¾ cup):

Instructions:

  1. Place the bee pollen in a blender (I used this one from Bamix)... |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey
  2. ... together with a tablespoon of warm water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Pulse until creamy. Add another tablespoon of water if needed. Add Sukrin Syrup ... |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey
  3. ... and pulse until disolved. |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey
  4. Pour in a container and keep at room temperature. Close with a lid to prevent it from drying out. |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey Use just like honey - in smoothies or drizzled over pancakes and waffles :-) |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey Below are my unsuccessful attempts. The jar on the left doesn't include water and the bee pollen grains didn't dissolve properly. The jar on the right is made with double the amount of bee pollen which resulted in very concentrated honey with bitter aftertaste. I won't waste these ingredients - I'm still planning to use these batches in smoothies and other recipes :-) |Homemade Sugar-Free Honey

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Comments (12)

This stuff is amazing! I have been missing eating honey. So I got the ingredients to make this honey. It is delicious. I went into the cabinet the other day, to put some on my party crackers and nut butter, low and behold, the jar was almost empty! Come to find out my husband has been putting it in the homemade Chocolate granola with unsweetened vanilla almond milk! I have to admit, that combination is terrific too. Thanks for all you do! Sylvia
PS I made the honey with Sukrin gold. Turned out great.

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Awesome! I'm glad you both liked it! Smile

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I am so excited to try this recipe and the maple syrup one too! Do you think the honey will still turn out good with the gold Surkin syrup you use in the maple syrup recipe? Or will it only work with the clear Surkin? Thanks!

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I think it will! It's just a matter of preference and I think that if you use Sukrin Gold, it will taste more like dark honey Smile

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Wowzers!!!
Where from can I get Sukrin Fiber Syrup in UK?

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Not at the moment Yevgeny but I hope Sukrin will eventually sell them in the UK too! I'll post a review of their products on my blog and will ask if/when they plan to sell them in the UK. I got a special package for my review but couldn't find them in the UK yet.

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Wanted to leave a heads-up. I really like the taste of the Sukrin syrups but both of them caused my blood sugar to spike big time.  Others with sensitive blood glucose may be able to tolerate it, but sadly, I cannot.

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Thank you for letting us know Celia. I've heard that some people have issues with soluble fibre while others are fine with it - it's good to know!

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How does soluble fiber cause blood sugar spikes? I looked up soluble fiber and blood glucose and most of what I see shows it helps blood sugar.

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Hi Robin, it may do but not for everyone and not all types of soluble fibre have the same effects. Here are my BG tests regarding Sukrin: ketodietapp.com/.../product-review-and-giveaway-sukrin
Here's more about soluble fibre: ketodietapp.com/.../Total-Carbs-or-Net-Carbs-What-Really-Counts

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I never even KNEW bee pollen was a thing until I read this! You're a genius. And a hero to us all. Thank youuuu!! (cute little bee honey pot, too!)

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Thank you Sara!! I got that honey pot 3 years ago and this is the first recipe where I could finally use it Smile

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