Monday, January 16, 2012

Wholesome Sweeteners - Raw Honey

I was given an opportunity by Wholesome Sweeteners to try their organic raw honey.

Oh my this stuff is so amazing, compared to regular honey.

When you open the jar just look at that amber goodness:

It is so thick and creamy, with a delicious mild honey taste.

Now you may be asking yourself how do they ensure that their honey is organic?

Check out Wholesome's site here and they explain who the beekeepers are (in Mexico and Brazil).  They discuss the fair trade price, how the honey is kept organic, and how they process RAW honey.

It is absolutely fascinating to see all that goes on and how our purchase of fair trade products support communities that we would most likely never have the opportunity to come into contact with.

So now that I have this amber deliciousness what did I do with it?

Well I made these:

These are gorgeous raw mini vanilla bean cupcakes.

I got the recipe from this fantastic raw dessert cookbook.

I mean look at this awesome cupcake (this is on Caroline's wish list for her birthday in May):

The honey mixed in so easily with the other raw ingredients and it really added a richness to the texture.

I put a little surprise in my cupcakes:

A little bit of strawberry freezer jam to make these extra special.

Believe me just 1 mini cupcake is enough.  The nutrients packed into the cupcake make you fuller quicker, thus requiring less dessert.

If you need recipe suggestions for your raw honey, or other sweetener, Wholesome has a section of their website dedicated to them here.

What would you make with raw honey?

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday.


  1. Beautiful cupcakes! I love that jammy surprise! I think I'd find a salad dressing...and add some honey for a bit of sweetness...mmmmmm.

  2. I am a honey beast!! Iput honey on the weirdest things...but I haven't had them in a cupcake yet. I've gotta give these a try!

  3. Yay! thanks so much for sharing my book! You know, I looove raw honey! xo!

  4. These sound amazing... I haven't baked much with honey but this cupcake makes me want to. I also love the jam happiness in the cupcake.

  5. Organic can be pricey compared to the non- organic honey but sure its worth buying. Lovely cupcakes made with the honey and its gorgeous.

  6. Delicious looking cupcakes! I've never had a raw cupcake before but I'd love to try one!

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