There’s so many air fryer recipes in our collection that are even better with honey mustard sauce. From air fryer chicken wings with honey mustard sauce to pork tenderloin, the possibilities are endless. Make this homemade honey mustard sauce and you’ll won’t buy it from the bottle again!

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Easy Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

When we say easy, we mean super easy when it comes to making this honey mustard sauce from scratch. It’s one of those recipes we call “lazy recipes” because it really is perfect for anyone who is a lazy cook. But when you whip this together in just a few minutes, you’ll realize that this lazy sauce is too good to be true. The flavors really are fantastic and if you add them to air fryer chicken wings, air fryer frozen foods like french fries or any air fryer pork recipe this sauce takes the meal to another level.

honey mustard sauce over chicken sandwich

Customize flavors of this homemade sauce to your personal taste

Make this your own and play around a little bit with the spices. You can always add more or less of an ingredients to make the sauce perfect for your personal palate.

  • Customize the sweetness level. Our recipe isn’t too sweet. Once you’ve made it add, whisk-in a little more honey if you like for a sweeter sauce.
  • Do you love tangy sauces? Add more mustard or a drop of apple cider vinegar will definitely give you a pop of flavor. It easy to just add a touch more of mustard to vinegar to elevate the tangy flavors.
  • Add a little more spice if you like spicy sauces: For more heat add a little more cayenne pepper powder. Or add a little sriracha hot sauce to make a spicy honey mustard sauce. It’ll be a great combination of spicy, sweet and tangy.
  • If you chili garlic hot sauce will give you more heat and umami flavors, plus the added chunky textures of chili.
  • More homemade honey mustard sauce recipe details are in the recipe box below.

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How to Store Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce?

Store the sauce in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 2 weeks. We find that the flavors are still great but after about 2 weeks, it starts to get bland and can go bad. So don’t wait too long to finish this batch because it’s so easy and a budget friendly sauce to make in just a few minutes.

honey mustard sauce over chicken sandwich

Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

Different mustards will completely change the flavor. If you like it with a sharper zing, use the dijon. For more mild, use yellow mustard. And spicy brown settles nicely in-between.
This recipe isn't overly sweet. If you like your sauce more sweet honey flavored, just amp up the amount of honey.
If you want to make it vegan, substitute agave nectar or maple syrup for the honey and then call is a Agave or Maple Mustard Sauce.
Makes nearly 1 cup of sauce.
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  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) mustard (yellow mustard, spicy brown, dijon)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt , or to personal taste
  • ground black pepper , to taste


  • Combine the honey mustard sauce ingredients in a bowl (mayonnaise, mustard, honey, vinegar, cayenne pepper and paprika).
    Sauce ingredients in a bowl
  • Whisk ingredients until sauce is smooth and combined.
    Whisking the sauce together
  • Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper, to personal taste. Serve at room temperature or warmed.
    Spoonful of honey mustard sauce pouring down

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 85kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 51IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Make a honey mustard dip

If you make this “sauce” a little thicker, it can easily be a dip. Whisk in about a teaspoon of cornstarch and heat the sauce to thicken it. You can also thicken it by adding Greek yogurt of sour cream, but both will change the flavor. You can make the texture to thinner by adding a little water or milk. If it’s thin and drizzly, it can be a dressing. A little thicker becomes a light dressing. And if it’s thick, it’ll be a dip. Voila! Three different ways to use your homemade honey mustard sauce.

spoonful of honey mustard sacue

What’s the history behind honey mustard sauce?

This simple to make and popular condiment has an interesting history that dates back to the romans. If you want to learn a little more about food history, check out this great article on the history of honey mustard.