Homemade honey mustard sauce is so easy to make using just a few pantry staples. This recipe requires only simple 4 ingredients and is the best honey mustard sauce we’ve ever had!
There is something so therapeutic and rewarding about making your own food! As we are all trying to do more with less these days, I wanted to share one of our favourite sauce recipes that the kids love. In fact, it’s a great one to get the kids involved in making since it is so incredibly simple.
We make homemade chicken fingers all of the time for the kids, and this is the sauce we serve it with. You can also use the sauce as a vegetable dip (or for oven baked fries) if you want! The Dijon mustard adds a ton of flavour to the sauce but you can’t really taste it – in case you are worried about whether the kids will like it!
Why does honey crystallize and is it safe?
I got a lot of questions about honey when I posted this recipe on Instagram. All honey crystallizes over time, but there are a few things you can do to slow down the process.
- Store your honey at room temperature. Crystals form more easily at lower temperatures – I store mine in my pantry.
- Use a glass jar (ideally with a tight lid) to store your honey in, not a plastic one as they are more porous and allow water through, which promotes crystal formation.
- Unfiltered honey will form crystals faster than filtered honey.
- Some types of honey crystallize faster than others – clover, dandelion and lavender honey all have higher glucose content and may crystallize sooner.
- If you don’t go through that much honey try to buy it in smaller containers.
Note that the honey crystals are still safe to eat. I often use my honey, if it crystallizes, in baking. I simply microwave it for 30 seconds to temporarily melt the crystals before mixing it in to one of my baking recipes to avoid wasting it!
This sauce will keep in the refrigerator for around a week once mixed and makes about 1 cup of sauce. I use Peace River Liquid Honey (the clear kind, not the creamed one) and love the Hellman’s vegan mayo if you’re looking for suggestions.
Honey Mustard Sauce
Honey Mustard Sauce
This easy 4 ingredient sauce is so simple to make and a crowd favourite!
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2-4 tablespoons liquid honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Will keep in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.