This Baking Hack Shows You How to Measure Honey the Easy Way

Updated: Oct. 25, 2023

You can measure honey (and other sticky ingredients) without a mess. Here's the trick!

Honey is one of the most versatile ingredients in your pantry, whether you’re adding it to hot tea or using honey as a sugar substitute. It certainly makes for a great addition to plenty of baked goods, like these contest-winning golden honey pan rolls.

But where things get really sticky is when you have to measure out the honey for a recipe. It’s tricky to get an accurate measurement in a measuring cup or spoon, and you end up with a gooey mess. Per usual, TikTok has a helpful hack that shows how to measure honey mess-free!

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How to Measure Honey Without a Mess

TikTok user @frederikkewaerens shared the most ingenious way to add honey to your dry ingredients. There’s no need to squeeze honey into a measuring spoon and try to scrape it out with a spatula. And definitely no more mess.

With your dry ingredients, like flour, added to a mixing bowl, create a well using the intended measuring spoon. This will work for teaspoons, tablespoons and even small measuring cups! Gently push the measuring cup or spoon into the flour to create an impression. Once the well has been created, squeeze or pour the honey into the well until it’s full for an accurate measurement.

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This hack definitely works for honey, but you could also use it for other sticky ingredients, like maple syrup and corn syrup. For thicker ingredients, like peanut butter and Nutella, spray a measuring cup with cooking oil to keep the contents from sticking. It’s that easy!

TikTok is full of clever kitchen hacks and unexpected recipes. When you’re done baking, take a spin through our list of the most viral TikTok recipes from the past year!

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