I recently attending the Winter Fancy Food Show and was connected with so many amazing brands and companies. Some of the brands and products were ones we use in our home, like Nature Nate’s, while others were new discoveries to me and my family. Today I can’t wait to share with you a bit more about Nature Nate’s honey and a recipe for a delicious Honey Lemon Blueberry Loaf. PLUS, you’ll have a chance to win a lot of Nature’s Nate Honey too! This includes a 12 oz. Raw & Unfiltered Honey Bear, 20 count box of Raw & Unfiltered Honey Packets, and a 40 oz. Raw & Unfiltered Honey Bottle, so don’t forget to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post!
Nature Nate’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey is Made by American Bees and comes straight from the hive – just as nature intended. It has not been cooked, and the pollens have not been filtered out. Each batch is tested for a high pollen count and a clean read of corn syrup adulteration, pesticides, herbicides, and antibiotics before going into your bottle. This honey is delicious! (And remember, don’t feed honey to children one year or younger.)
Nature Nate’s partners with beekeepers to get honey straight from the hive, and they test each batch to ensure it’s of quality. The partners are commercial beekeepers that transport their hives all over the country depending on the season. They follow the “honey flow” – when major nectar sources are in bloom and the weather is favorable for bees to fly and collect the nectar. There is a really great infographic on the Nature Nate’s site about how they handle their honey.
My husband was thrilled when I brought home these small individual honey packets, I didn’t even know that they existed! These convenient packets are perfect for everyone on the go. Great in lunch boxes, backpacks, gym bags, car consoles, desk drawers and more. Use them in your morning coffee, oatmeal, on a long bike ride or at a restaurant as your all-natural sweetener. With each packet contains 10ML of Nature Nate’s Honey you’ll be sure to have plenty in one serving!
And if you are looking for Nature Nate’s in your local store, be sure to check out their store locator.
When I spoke with companies and people at the show recently I let them in on a little secret (well it’s not really a secret,) of mine, in that I’m a beekeeper as well! I truly absolutely love bees and before having my daughter I was actively involved in the beekeeping community and helping to spread awareness of the importance of bees to our food supply, as well as encouraging others to get involved in beekeeping. I am really enjoying the surge of backyard and urban beekeeping, it’s a great hobby and helping all of us!
Now onto the recipe! (And again don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!)
This honey lemon blueberry loaf is really tasty and free of refined sugar ~ with the Nature Nate’s honey acting as the sweetener.
Grab this delicious recipe and then don’t forget to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below ~ good luck!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp lemon zest (about 1 large lemon)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup plain (dairy-free / dairy) yogurt
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
- 1/4 cup (dairy-free / dairy) milk
- 1 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- Recipe will make two small loaves (8" x 3.75" x 2.5" loaf pans) - see below note if using a larger loaf pan to make one loaf.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly grease loaf pans with cooking spray.
- Wash and ry blueberries and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients into large bowl with wet ingredients.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Pour batter into two lightly greased loaf pans (dividing batter evenly among pans.)
- Bake for 34-38 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Can be served warm or cold, and best with honey drizzled on top!
- Add 4-5 minutes onto the cooking time (total 38-42 minutes,) if making into one loaf (9 x 5" pan.)
This giveaway will run from March 3, 2017 through March 12, 2017. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18 and up. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclosure: I received these products for free from Nature Nate’s®. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review or host this giveaway.