Elevate your butter (and everything you put butter on) with a sweetened Honey Butter that will make your taste buds do a happy dance!
Why We Love Honey Butter
- Honey butter is so simple to make and lasts for a month when refrigerated.
- Any bread or toast you can think of is perfect for this Butter, such as biscuits, cinnamon bread, and especially honey cornbread!
- Adding a touch of cinnamon to this Honey Butter is a delicious idea and would not only be amazing on sweet foods but also on sweet potatoes! Talk about the tastes of Fall!
- This butter whips up quickly so you can make it up right before you need it or make it ahead of time since it does store so well.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Honey Butter
BUTTER: You will need room temperature unsalted butter so pick up your favorite brand.
HONEY: Any type of honey will work for this recipe so pick up your favorite brand and variety.
POWDERED SUGAR: To bring out more of the sweetness of the honey you will need powdered sugar. Powdered sugar is best for this recipe because it blends in so well and will leave the butter smooth and not gritty, unlike using granulated sugar.
SALT: You don’t want too much salt in this butter, which is why you’re not using salted butter. A little salt does bring out sweet flavors so you will need a little for this recipe.
How to Make Honey ButterJump to Recipe
STEP 1 In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (or a stand mixer) combine the soft butter, honey, powdered sugar, and salt. Beat the ingredients for 5 minutes until the butter is smooth and fluffy.
STEP 2 You can use the Honey Butter immediately or let it firm up in the refrigerator in a jar or bowl before you use it.
Tips & Tricks
- For cinnamon honey butter, start by adding a pinch of cinnamon, mix the butter a bit and then taste it. If you’d like more then add a little at a time until you reach a flavor you love!
- The butter will look wet and not set at first but keep the mixer/beaters going and you will see the butter become nice and fluffy.
- If you only have, or just prefer, salted butter then that will work in this recipe! Simply leave out the salt in the recipe or leave it in for a sweet and salty butter.
- Can’t use honey? Swap out the honey for maple syrup or agave and you’re ready to fall in love with this butter!
Honey Butter FAQ
What does Honey Butter taste like?
Creamy butter is a delicious condiment on a huge variety of foods, both sweet and savory. Adding honey and sugar to butter is a great way to bring a light sweetness to foods without being too sugary or turning them into a dessert. (Which isn’t a bad thing!)
The creamy sweetness of Honey Butter makes it perfect for topping plain foods, like English muffins and toast, sweet foods like pancakes and banana bread, but also vegetables like acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Honey Butter has that touch of sweetness you wished butter always had!
How long does Honey Butter last in the fridge?
Honey Butter will last for 1 month in the refrigerator when covered. Or you can leave it covered on the kitchen counter for 1 week.
You can also freeze honey butter by placing it in plastic wrap, rolling it into a log shape, and twisting the ends closed before freezing it for up to 2 months. (Wrapping the butter in a few sheets of plastic wrap can be a good idea to keep all of the freezer smells out of your butter.) When you’re ready to serve it just thaw the butter in the fridge overnight.
Other Recipes You May like
- Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread
- Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread
- Milk and Honey Dinner Rolls
- The Best Banana Bread Recipe
- Pumpkin Bread
- Add the softened butter, honey, powdered sugar, and salt to a large bowl (or stand mixer).
- Beat on high speed for 5 minutes with a hand mixer (or stand mixer) until light and fluffy. The butter will look thick and wet to start but will whip up nicely.
- Cover and store in a bowl or jar on the counter for up to 1 week or in the fridge for up to 1 month.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.