Honey powder, also called dehydrated honey, honey crystals or powdered honey, is an excellent natural sweetener to use in many places where you would use granulated sugar. This powder is liquid honey that’s been dehydrated and ground into small crystals. It’s water content as a liquid is about 18%, but once powdered it has about 1.5%. It’s extremely stable if kept cool and dry. It has the same eternal shelf-life as it’s liquid form.
Our friends at Savory Spice Shop really came through in our latest Honey Crate with a high quality honey powder. Here’s a little more information from their site…
Honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it perfect for dry rubs and cake, cookie or bread mixes. Great sprinkled over hot and cold cereals, ice cream and on seeds and nuts before roasting. Additionally, honey powder is great for both hot and cold drinks like coffee and tea, lemonade and fruit drinks.
Honey powder contains no artificial additives and provides the flavor characteristics of honey, but without the liquid. A process of co-crystallization with refinery syrup produces this free-flowing tasty powder. The moisture content has been reduced to less than 1.5%, resulting in an easy to handle product with an excellent shelf-life.
As they mention, it’s a great option for enhancing flavor and sweetness in many different types of foods and drinks. The best part is that it doesn’t overpower a dish with honey flavor.
We’ve been checking out this Savory Spice Shop recipe for Bourbon, Honey & Molasses Sweet Potato Pie. They use honey powder and a little sugar to make a caramelized sweet layer between the crust and the filling. Sounds amazing and definitely on our list of recipes to try.
Have you used honey powder before? How do you use it? Let us know in the comments.