Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls are a simple 5-ingredient recipe filled with creamy goat cheese and drizzled in raw Bee Harmony® Honey for a decadent appetizer perfect for any holiday party!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beesponsible ® and Bee Harmony ® Honey. The opinions and text are all mine.
Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls
Goat cheese and honey is one of those amazing flavor pairings. It’s the savory equivalent of peanut butter and chocolate in my book. The salty goat cheese is complemented by the sweet honey for flavor perfection! Once they started selling honey flavored goat cheese in my local grocery store, I was hooked. It’s basically all I ever use on my salads anymore. If you are looking for something a little more indulgent, these Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls are absolute heaven.
Pockets of melted goat cheese are encompassed with a crispy Panko breading and finished off with a generous drizzle of honey. For added convenience, you can make them ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. Just pop them in your Air Fryer for a few minutes and they are ready to serve guests. Recipes that are both delicious and easy to serve for parties are the real MVPs!
This recipe was actually inspired by the wide selection of of Bee Harmony® Honeys from Beesponsible® that I recently sampled. They have lots of great varieties, responsibly sourced from all over the United States. United States, as well as Brazil and Hungary. If you want to order your own Bee Harmony Honey be sure to use my discount code, CREATIVEBITE15, for 15% off.
These Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls are the perfect way to showcase the delicious varietals with their subtle flavor differences. If you are looking for a special idea for your next holiday party, you can serve your goat cheese balls with various honeys for a fun “tasting menu.”
Some of my favorite honeys included the American Raw Orange Blossom, harvested from bees foraging some of the finest Florida and California orange groves. The American Raw Berry was another favorite and absolutely perfect with the goat cheese balls. The notes of berry are derived from bees roaming berry fields in the Pacific Northwest, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine and other Northeast states.
Not only does Bee Harmony produce premium honey that tastes amazing, they do so using responsible practices that respect the environment. This is of the utmost importance when considering your honey purchase, because bee population are currently facing serious threats. Bees are losing their habitat and being impacted by parasites, disease, pesticides and environmental factors. All of these things are contributing to the decline in the bee population.
This is a far greater problem than most people realize. Bees contribute greatly to our ecosystem. They are responsible for pollinating so many plants. From the vegetables in our garden to my beloved apple trees, bees are essential in keeping so many of our food crops thriving.
More and more people are starting bee habitats in their backyard to help the bee population. When I lived in Germany as an exchange student, my host-father and host-grandfather kept bees in the garden that were not only great for the environment, but produced amazing honey we got to enjoy all year round. This would be a fun and delicious endeavor, but if beekeeping isn’t feasible or desirable for you, you can help in so many other ways.
Practices like planting bee-friendly flowers in your garden, avoiding use of pesticides on your lawn and buying raw, ethically sourced honey when making recipes like these Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls, are simple ways you can help. You can learn more about responsible bee practices at Beesponsible®.
Airfryer Honey Goat Cheese Balls
- 8 oz. log soft goat cheese
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 c. Bee Harmony Honey
- freeze 24 goat cheese balls 30 min. coat in flour then egg then panko. cook at 390 for 5-6 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. serve drizzled with honey
- Divide the goat cheese into 24 pieces and roll into balls. Place on a plate and freeze for 20 minutes.
- Remove the frozen goat cheese balls from the freezer and one by one, dredge them in flour, then dip them in the beaten egg and finish by coating them in the Panko bread crumbs.
- When all of the goat cheese balls are breaded, either return them to the freezer for up to 12 hours or proceed with cooking.
- Arrange the goat cheese balls in your Airfryer basket.
- OPTIONAL: Spray the balls with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil for a little added crisp.
- Cook at 390° for 6-8 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
- Serve immediately drizzled with a generous amount of Bee Harmony Honey.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beesponsible® and Bee Harmony Honey. The opinions and text are all mine.