Honey can easily be replaced, generally with a 1:1 ratio, in baking, desserts, hot beverages, pancakes, waffles, cooking, marinades, etc., with the following:
Watch: Learn how to make your own vegan honey with just two ingredients.
There are also a few alternatives to beeswax:
Made from the oil of soybeans
Uses: Soy wax is excellent for manufacturing candles and candle melts, and can also be used to make balms and solid perfumes.
Derived from the leaves of a small shrub native to Mexico and the southwestern United States.
Uses: Candelilla wax can be used for lip balms, lipsticks, lip gloss, lotion bars as well as candles, skincare and different cosmetic products.
Comes from the wax found on the leaves of the carnauba palm tree native to Brazil.
Uses: Carnauba wax acts as a hardening agent, thickener, and emulsifier. It’s used in a variety of cosmetic applications including lip balms, lipsticks, lotion bars, mascaras, pomades, ointments and salves.
Bees produce honey for bees, not humans. When nectar and pollen from flowers is in short supply, bees rely on their stored honey as their food source, which keeps them healthy and sees them through colder months.
The honey industry involves the factory farming of bees, where they are seen as commodities and exploited for the food they work so hard to make.
Some standard practices that beekeepers use include:
Watch: In this video Earthling Ed further explains why vegans don’t eat honey.
A selection of recipes with honey substitutes by Vegan Easy guest bloggers.
by Planted Jo. A tangy, colourful cake, with maple or agave.See the Recipe
by Nathalie Sader. You wouldn't believe us if we told you this delicious ice cream is made from sweet potatoes and brown rice syrup.See the Recipe
by Panaceas Pantry. The perfect cake for a naughty night in with your partner, sweetened with coconut nectar.See the Recipe
by Vegan Diaries. This dish is not as spicy as regular Gochujang and uses maple syrup.See the Recipe
by Crazy Vegan Kitchen. A delicious pasta salad with garden-fresh veggies tossed in a smooth lemon tahini dressing with Agave nectar.See the Recipe