Honey butter is simple to prepare and tastes amazing Spread on toast, muffins, scones and pancakes. I love when we have honey butter at home! It’s so good. Skip to the honey butter recipe
How to make honey butter
As I mentioned, honey butter is a breeze to make. Here’s what you’ll need:
- High-quality salted butter (or salt-free butter and a pinch of sea salt). I like to use European-style butter for this – like Krigold or Fluga
For making honey butter, Whip butter at room temperature with honey. It’s that simple.
For 1 cup of butter, I like to add 1/4 cup of honey because this amount of honey makes sure the butter is not too sweet. For a sweeter and more pronounced honey flavor, use 1/3 cup 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 it by hand, make sure the butter has softened before starting; Otherwise, mixing will be too difficult.
How to soften butter
Leave the butter outside, at room temperature, for about an hour. To speed up the process, cut the butter into small cubes and cover it in a bowl. If the kitchen is cold, transfer hot water to the bowl and dry them before covering the butter.
For one cup (8 ounces) butter,
- Make orange butter and add a teaspoon to two freshly grated orange zest
- Make cinnamon butter and add another 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon spice or pumpkin pie
- Make it a little more interesting and add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- Make it spicy and use spicy honey or add a little cayenne pepper (1/8 teaspoon is a good starting point)
- Make maple butter by replacing the honey with 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
How long does honey butter hold
Store homemade honey butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will last for quite some time (at least one month). You can also freeze for up to three months.
How to use it
Use honey butter every time you use butter. Spread it on bread, toast, muffins, scones, and serve with pancakes. You can even cook with it. I like to toss it with roasted vegetables or add to baked sweet potatoes. Consider using it with a little ground garlic for honey butter or chicken shrimp!
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Perfect honey butter
Honey butter is simple to prepare and tastes amazing to spread on toast, muffins, scones and pancakes. I love when we have honey butter at home! It’s so good.
Makes about 1/2 cup
You will have to
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 of fine sea salt, optional, add if using unsalted butter
- Bring butter to room temperature
- Make honey butter
You will need softened butter at room temperature. Leave the butter outside, at room temperature, for about an hour. To speed up the process, cut the butter into small cubes and cover it in a bowl. If the kitchen is cold, transfer hot water to the bowl and dry them before covering the butter.
Beat butter at room temperature with a hand mixer or stand until whipped and puffed, 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour in 1/4 cup of the honey and add the cinnamon. Beat on medium speed until a uniform mixture is obtained. Taste and then toss with more honey as needed. If you used salt-free butter, add a pinch of fine sea salt.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a month.
Adam and Joan’s tips
- We like to use European-style butter for it like Creigold or Fluga.
- Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts listed below are estimates. We used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We sowed 1/4 cup honey in the calculations.
Nutrition per serving: Serving size 1 tbsp / Calories 118 / Total fat 11.5 g / Saturated fat 7.3 g / Cholesterol 30.5 mg / sodium 91.5 mg / carbohydrate 4.5 g / Dietary fiber 0.1 g / Total sugars 4.4 g / protein 0.1 g