Thanks to keto honey (otherwise known as sugar-free honey), those of us on a keto diet can still enjoy a semblance of honey without loading up on sugar (carbs).
But let’s be honest, sometimes it’s tough to find great alternative sweeteners. Stevia and other no-calorie sweeteners are fine, but there are moments when you crave some additional flavor to a recipe. In moments like that, keto honey could come in handy.
From using it in your tea to making delicious sauces, keto honey is a must-have in the pantry of every keto-er.
That’s why in this post, I’ll be reviewing my top 5 keto honey brands (after testing out more than dozen brands in the last 12 months).
#1. Nature’s Hollow, Sugar-Free Honey
This honey is Nature’s Hollow is definitely one of my favorite sugar-free honey. Made with Xylitol, it doesn’t taste exactly like honey but it shares a lot of similarity with original honey.
Unlike Xylitol, though, this honey has a really low glycemic index. It’s also natural, gluten-free, and has only 25 carbs per serving. You can enjoy it with your muffins, oatmeal, yoghurt, cereal, etc.
What I love about it:
1. It has ZERO added sugar.
2. It has a low glycemic index which makes it a really great sugar replacement.
3. It is diabetic friendly and safe for those who are also concerned about their sugar intake levels.
4. It is natural, gluten-free, and has a great taste.
#2. Organic Harmless Hunny by Pyure
Pyure organic harmless hunny (honey) has a rich, thick taste just like original honey. It is made with stevia and totally sugar-free. It also has a very low glycemic index. Each serving has about 14 carbs (or 4 net carbs) per serving.
What I love about it:
1. It has no sugar and far fewer calories than most other brands.
2. It is high in fiber, plant-based (vegan), and bee-free.
3. It has a low glycemic index (4g net carbs), which makes it perfect for the keto lifestyle.
4. It is diabetic friendly and safe for those who are also concerned about their sugar intake levels.
5. It has made with high quality stevia, and tastes just like honey.
#3. Health Garden Birch Xylitol Sugar Free Honey
This Xylitol honey is another low-glycemic sugar-free honey that’s very keto-friendly and also safe for diabetics to consume.
I have tested several sugar free honey products made with xylitol and this is certainly one of my favorites. It has a great thick consistency, a great honey-like flavor with no weird aftertaste.
Each serving has a total of 11 carbs (and 1 net carb). I like using it on my keto yogurt and occasionally on fruits. Overall, it’s natural, delicious, and a great sugar-free honey.
#4. HoneyTree Imitation Honey
Honey Tree’s Imitation Sugar-Free Honey tastes like honey and is the same consistency. (Of course, it doesn’t get thick and turn to sugar like the real thing.)
Like many other sugar-free products I have found and liked – this one seems to be becoming unavailable. Unfortunately, I took it for granted until stores in my city discontinued it.
Fortunately, I found it on Amazon.
#5. Allulose – Natural Honey
This honey is made from Allulose –which is a rare sugar that occurs naturally in raisins, figs, and other foods.
It has virtually no calories, glycemic index of zero, meaning no impact to blood glucose and tastes similar to sugar.
It has zero net carbs, zero calories, zero-glycemic impact, zero GMOs, zero artificial ingredients and zero erythritol.
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly, vegan-friendly, diabetic-friendly honey, this is a great choice for you.
The Bottom Line
Being on a ketogenic diet does not mean you cannot get to enjoy the sweetness of sugar – without the carbs, of course. Fortunately, with keto-friendly honey, you can reduce your carbs consumption to reach a state of ketosis.
As with most things, I recommend using keto honey in moderation as part of a healthy and balanced keto diet to add flavor while remaining low-carb.