Honey butter is simple to make and tastes amazing spread onto toast, muffins, scones, and pancakes. I love when we have honey butter in the house! It’s so good. Jump to the Honey Butter Recipe
How to Make Honey Butter
As I already mentioned, honey butter is a breeze to make. Here’s what you will need:
- High-quality salted butter (or unsalted butter and a pinch of sea salt). I love using European-style butter for this — like Kerrygold or Plugra
To make honey butter, beat room temperature butter with honey. It’s that simple.
For 1 cup of butter, I like to add 1/4 cup of honey since this amount of honey makes sure the butter isn’t too sweet. For a sweeter, more pronounced honey flavor, use 1/3 cup of honey.
We use a hand mixer to make it, but you can use a sand mixer, food processor, or mix the butter and honey by hand. If you plan to make this by hand, make sure that the butter has softened before starting; otherwise, mixing will be too difficult.
How to Soften Butter
Leave the butter out, at room temperature, for about one hour. To speed up the process, cut the butter into small cubes and cover it with a bowl. If the kitchen is cold, run hot water over the bowl and dry it before covering the butter.
For 1 cup (8 ounces) of butter,
- Make orange butter and add one to two teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
- Make cinnamon butter and add and extra 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- Make it a little more interesting and add a pinch of fresh ground black pepper
- Make it spicy and use hot honey or add a bit of cayenne pepper (1/8 teaspoon is a good starting point)
- Make maple butter by substituting the honey with 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
How Long Does Honey Butter Last
Keep homemade honey butter in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last this way for quite some time (at least one month). You can also freeze it for up to three months.
How to Use It
Use honey butter anytime you use butter. Spread it onto bread, toast, muffins, scones, and serve with pancakes. You can even cook with it. I love tossing it with roasted vegetables or adding to baked sweet potatoes. Consider using it with a bit of minced garlic for honey butter shrimp or chicken!
More Recipes with Honey
- Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing (so simple and delicious)
- Teriyaki Chicken made with honey and ginger
- Honey Roasted Carrots served with a creamy tahini sauce
- Honey Dijon Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Homemade Honey Almond Granola
Perfect Honey Butter
Honey butter is simple to make and tastes amazing spread onto toast, muffins, scones, and pancakes. I love when we have honey butter in the house! It’s so good.
You Will Need
1 cup (8 ounces) salted butter, at room temperature
1/4 to 1/3 cup (85 grams to 113 grams) pure honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch fine sea salt, optional, add if using unsalted butter
- Bring Butter to Room Temperature
1You will need softened, room temperature butter. Leave the butter out, at room temperature, for about one hour. To speed up the process, cut the butter into small cubes and cover it with a bowl. If the kitchen is cold, run hot water over the bowl and dry it before covering the butter.
- Make Honey Butter
1Beat room temperature butter with a hand or stand mixer until it is whipped and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
2Pour in 1/4 cup of the honey and add the cinnamon. Beat on medium speed until mixed. Taste, and then adjust with more honey as needed. If you have used unsalted butter, add a pinch of fine sea salt.
3Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about one month.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- We love to use European-style butter for this like Kerrygold or Plugra.
- Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We sed 1/4 cup of honey in the calculations.