Lancer Media Kitchen: Celebrate National Honey Month right with delicious honey cinnamon bars

by Brayden Gregory, Editor


Did you know that September is National Honey Month?

It felt right to make a delicious dessert using honey and crossing it with some fall tastes: honey cinnamon bars. The gooey and soft cookie matches perfectly with the sweet/interesting taste of the icing. Don’t be afraid of the mayonnaise in the icing, it’s surprisingly good.

Check out Makyla DeVries’ story, National Honey Month: Everyone needs to embrace the local bee


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  •  1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  •  2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  •  1 to 2 tablespoons of water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, honey and egg until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in 1 cup walnuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 15x10x1 or similar sized baking pan. Bake until golden brown (edges will puff up), 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, mayonnaise, vanilla and enough water to reach desired consistency; spread over top. If desired, sprinkle with additional walnuts. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.