This Honey Mustard Recipe is a revamp of one of those “back in the day” condiments I have always loved, but stopped eating when I cleaned up my diet years ago. The kind of honey mustard I loved back then was nothing fancy, and it certainly wasn’t gourmet. Rather, it was the rich, creamy and sweet. The kind you might find at Outback Steakhouse.
Because I have always loved this type of honey mustard so much, I decided to make a Honey Mustard Recipe of my own! And if I’m being honest, my Honey Mustard Recipe far surpasses the flavor of any honey mustard I have tried up to this point. So if you want to learn how to make honey mustard from home, keep reading!
Honey Mustard Ingredients
To be honest, I use to not know what ingredients went into making honey mustard. However, I had a hunch they probably were not super clean, which turned out to be correct! From dyes, to refined sugar, and even emulsifiers, conventional honey mustard is far from a health food. Click here for a full ingredient list of what many honey mustards consist of.
It wasn’t until I was making a this Healthy Recipe for Chicken Nuggets that I realized I would need to come up with a healthy honey mustard sauce too. You just simply cannot have chicken nuggets without honey mustard sauce!
Not only did I get a delicious chicken nugget recipe out of this venture, but I also got a delicious Honey Mustard Recipe as well!
How to Make Honey Mustard
After I made the decision to make a Honey Mustard Recipe, I knew I needed to do a little research to see what exactly went into a creamy honey mustard sauce. I searched for the Outback honey mustard sauce I had always loved, but was never able to find it. I did however find this recipe for a remake of the Outback honey mustard sauce, and although it is most definitely simpler than my recipe, sure enough it had one big no-no ingredient; store-bought mayo (Click HERE to learn why store-bought mayo does not make the cut as a Clean Cuisine anti-inflammatory food.)
So how did I get this same effect without adding mayo? I was able to replicate the rich and creamy texture of mayo by pureeing cashews with water and lemon in a high-speed blender! The cashews not only added creaminess, but also a good source of plant-protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
I also found that by incorporating pureed dates I could get the same level of sweetness as you’d expect from a conventional honey mustard sauce, but with the addition of a nice fiber and nutrient boost along with more phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Finally, I couldn’t help but give my honey mustard sauce a little grown up touch with the addition of fresh thyme. Although this is totally an optional ingredient, it definitely contributed a special something-something.
Ok, on with the recipe… Enjoy!Print
Honey Mustard Recipe
This Creamy Honey Mustard Recipe is dairy free, mayo free and has no refined sugar. All of the flavor, without any of the harmful ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- Category: Sauces & Dips
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Place all ingredients in a and process for 10 seconds.
- Open the lid, stir the ingredients and process again.
- Repeat until honey mustard sauce is creamy and ingredients are well blended.
The addition of fresh thyme will give your honey mustard sauce a more gourmet and “grown up” taste, but it is a totally optional ingredient.
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