Healthy Honey Dumplings

7 Sep

Ever get a craving for comfort food? Simple, plain food that gives you the warm fuzzies.

Well for me comfort comes in the form of golden syrup dumplings, but for my little one its anything with honey & I do mean anything with honey! She will eat it straight from the tub by the spoonful if I am not watching…


So for a special treat I decided to combine our two loves & create “honey dumplings” & they were so good they have become my new favourite. Yummy fluffy soft dumplings with sticky golden honey sauce mmmm….. So good – they have been declared our new favourite & they are refined sugar free to boot!!


They are such an easy treat that can be whipped up in minutes, yet tastes so good. We had our dumplings with our Lemon Kefir ice cream, which made a heavenly combination, so look out for that recipe in the coming weeks!!

Healthy Honey Dumplings a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 60gm butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 3 T kefir
  • 1 t stevia
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c water
  • 4 T honey
  • 2 T butter

To make your dumplings rub the butter into the flour, stevia & baking powder until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Beat the kefir, vanilla extract & egg together & stir into your breadcrumb mix gently to form a nice wet dough.

Place your water, honey & 30gms of butter into a saucepan & heat till simmering. Once simmering add your dumpling dough in by the spoonful & place the lid on your sauce pan to allow your dumplings to cook & the sauce to thicken for 20 minutes, keeping it gently simmering all the time.honey-dumpling-4

Then scoop out your dumplings to serve & pour over your golden honey sauce, have them with cream, ice cream or even on their own!!


Trust me you will love them


3 Responses to “Healthy Honey Dumplings”

  1. Gloria February 8, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for your recipes! You can increase the health benefits of your dumplings by soaking the flour in the kefir ‘n’ water overnight/day, 12-24 hrs. When it’s hot I soak flour in a bowl in the oven with a tea towel over it, and keep the oven as a ‘cooler’ cabinet by putting ice bricks in a tray on the top shelf.
    Good for fermenting Kefir, as well, when it’s over 30c.
    The kefir yeasts and bacteria reduce the gluten to it’s component aminos, pre-digest the fibre and bran, and stops it binding to other minerals in your GI tract. And of course, it increases all the other vits and mins.
    Go kefir!

    • mamagoingnatural February 8, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      What a great idea to increase the nutritional value & make them easier to digest, thanks for sharing 🙂


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