Homemade Vegan Honey Mustard Recipe Without Mayo

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Vegan Honey Mustard | This 3 ingredient vegan honey mustard made with tangy Dijon mustard, sweet maple syrup, and creamy cashews is so easy to make. Ready in just minutes, this versatile sauce adds a sweet and savoury kick to any meal.

Vegan honey mustard in a bowl on a plate with fries.

Honey mustard is traditionally made with honey, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise. It’s often enjoyed with finger foods like fries or nuggets, or as a vegan honey mustard dressing for salad or potato salad, and to top burgers and sandwiches.

To make a honey mustard alternative for those who don’t consume honey, I swap the honey with maple syrup, and the mayonnaise with creamy blended cashews. This no mayo vegan honey mustard sauce is so easy to put together, and is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Vegan honey mustard sauce is incredibly versatile and goes well with most dishes. It’s a favourite dipping sauce for many, and goes perfectly with vegan chicken nuggets. Try my Tofu Nuggets with the honey mustard sauce!

Vegan honey mustard in a bowl on a plate with fries.

Is honey vegan?

Honey is a substance made by bees, that is stored in the bee hive. The answer to whether or not honey is vegan varies from person to person. For those who don’t eat honey, the slight floral sweetness of honey can be replicated with ingredients, like maple syrup. Maple syrup is a natural liquid sweetener, perfect for sauces like this vegan honey mustard.

So, is honey mustard vegan? That’s up to you. But I do have an awesome honey free honey mustard recipe for you to try!

How to make vegan honey mustard with vegan mayonnaise

Instead of using cashews as a creamy base for vegan honey mustard, you can use storebought vegan mayonnaise instead. The taste may vary from brand to brand, so you may have to adjust the sweetness or tanginess.

To make honey mustard with vegan mayonnaise, replace the cashews with 1/4 cup vegan mayo and mix it with the Dijon mustard and maple syrup.

Ingredients

More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.

  • Dijon mustard- A sharp tasting mustard with a slight hint of spice.
  • Maple syrup- For sweetness.
  • Raw cashews- A creamy alternative to mayonnaise.
  • Water- To blend with the cashew to make a creamy base.

Substitutions

  • Yellow mustard works instead of Dijon mustard, but it has a stronger, more pungent taste.
  • If you eat honey, feel free to use it instead of maple syrup.
  • Instead of raw cashews, you can use vegan mayonnaise.

Instructions

Cashews in a pot with water.

Add the cashews to a pot and fill with water to cover. Bring the cashews to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to medium and simmer the cashews for 15 minutes.

Cashews blending with water in a mini blender.

Drain the cashews and cashews and add them to a blender with the water.

Honey mustard ingredients in a bowl with a silicone spatula.

Transfer the cashew cream to a bowl and mix in the maple syrup and Dijon mustard.

Vegan honey mustard in a bowl on a plate with fries.

Serve with french fries, vegan nuggets, or vegetable slices.

Vegan honey mustard is also great on sandwiches, veggie burgers or wraps.

Vegan honey mustard in a bowl on a plate with fries.

Tips for making vegan honey mustard dipping sauce

  • Use good quality ingredients for optimal flavour! This recipe only requires 3 ingredients so make sure they are good ones!
  • Adjust the flavours according to your taste preferences.

What to serve with vegan honey mustard sauce

Vegan honey mustard is such a versatile sauce that goes well with most dishes!

Serve it with vegan “chicken” fingers or my Tofu Nuggets Recipe. Honey mustard is great with fries. Try my Crispy Carrot Fries.

Spread plant based honey mustard on sandwiches, veggie burgers or my Tofu Wrap. Or serve with soft pretzels, veggie slices, or grain bowls.

Storage

Store the sauce in a container or jar in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Vegan honey mustard in a bowl on a plate with fries.

FAQ’s

Can I make vegan honey mustard without nuts?

Yes, you can make vegan honey with vegan mayonnaise instead of cashews. Just mix maple syrup and Dijon mustard with vegan mayonnaise.

Vegan Honey Mustard

5 from 1 vote
Author: Erika Piper
This 3 ingredient vegan honey mustard made with tangy Dijon mustard, sweet maple syrup, and creamy cashews is so easy to make. Ready in just minutes, this versatile sauce adds a sweet and savoury kick to any meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 tablespoons

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup (1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add the cashews to a pot and fill to cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the cashews and add them to a blender with the water. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the cashew cream to a bowl and fold in the maple syrup and Dijon mustard.

Notes

Adjust the flavours to your suit your preferences!

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSugar: 2g
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