With baby led weaning, there are just a handful of “rules” that you’re supposed to follow. Three of them say no honey, no added salt, and no added sugar.
First, here’s a thought: Babies don’t know if something is “bland”. We have acquired tastes, as adults. We like sweet things and we like salty things. But babies have only been drinking breastmilk or formula for as long as they’ve been alive! So they don’t care if it’s “bland”. To them, it’s a brand new flavor.