Homemade Honey Butter

published Nov 9, 2021
Honey Butter Recipe

Sweet, smooth, and impossibly creamy, this four-ingredient honey butter improves everything it touches.

Makes1 1/4 cups

Prep5 minutes

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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

Trust me when I say that honey butter is always a good idea. It’s a simple way to add a hint of sweetness to any number of foods, and its smooth and creamy texture means it spreads like an absolute dream. Like most things, it tastes best when you make it yourself — so here’s how to do it in a matter of minutes.

How Do You Make Honey Butter from Scratch?

It couldn’t be easier to make honey butter from scratch. Grab some butter from the fridge and let it soften at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Using either a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter until it’s completely smooth. Pour in honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix until it’s fully combined. Voila!

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

Does Honey Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes! Keep your honey butter refrigerated in airtight container for up to two weeks.

What Is Honey Butter Good On?

A better question might be: What isn’t honey butter good on? I enjoy it on toast, cornbread, muffins, pancakes, and waffles, just to name a few. The possibilities are endless when it comes to honey butter.

Honey Butter Recipe

Sweet, smooth, and impossibly creamy, this four-ingredient honey butter improves everything it touches.

Prep time 5 minutes

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks

    unsalted butter

  • 1/3 cup

    honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Remove 1 cup butter from the refrigerator and allow it to soften at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, using either a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 20 to 30 seconds.

  3. Pour in 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until fully combined, about 15 seconds.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Honey butter can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.