You can whip up a batch of homemade honey butter in about five minutes with four simple ingredients! It tastes amazing, and makes any meal feel more special.
You are going to be tempted to add this sweet butter spread to everything from toast to sweet cornbread.
I’ve been making honey butter since I was a kid, but I never used a recipe. I’d just add some butter and honey to a bowl, then add a little bit more honey if it wasn’t sweet enough to my liking.
Since then I’ve experimented with adding extra ingredients and using different ratios of butter to honey until I came up with the perfect blend. But I never got around to writing down the amounts.
Now that my kids are grown and want to whip it up on their own, I decided it was time to write up a simple recipe. This sweet creamy spread is definitely a family favorite, and a wonderful way to turn regular butter into something spectacular!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HONEY BUTTER
- PREP – Let your butter soften at room temperature for a few hours. You want it to be softened all the way through so you don’t have any lumps.
- COMBINE – Add the room temperature butter, honey, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a mixing bowl (or stand mixer bowl).
- WHIP – On low speed, beat ingredients just until combined. Turn speed up to medium, then beat for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until aerated and fluffy.
- SERVE – This creamy spread is definitely best at room temperature. It’s great for using on a butter board, or with any of your favorite baked goods!
- To easily remove honey from the measuring cup, first spray the cup with non stick cooking spray. It slides right out!
- For best honey butter, use high quality butter and fresh local honey.
- If you use unsalted butter, make sure you add a pinch of salt with the vanilla.
- A bit of powdered sugar improves the texture, but you can leave it out if you don’t have any.
HOW TO STORE HONEY BUTTER
You can keep honey butter at room temperature for a day or two in a covered container. But to store it longer, it needs to be chilled.
It will last for about two weeks in the refrigerator. Before using it, let it come to room temperature.
Don’t worry if the honey and butter start to seperate, just beat it again before serving.
You are going to want to spread this stuff on everything!
What pairs well with homemade honey butter?
- It’s great brushed on top of homemade rolls, or slathered inside.
- You can’t beat it on homemade biscuits, or even canned for that matter.
- Serve it with homemade bread, especially toasted bread.
- For breakfast, serve it with english muffins, banana bread, french toast, or even pancakes.
- My family can’t eat fresh baked cornbread without sweet honey butter. Delicious!
- It’s an ideal topping for baked sweet potatoes.
- Basically it’s great with any warm rolls, muffins, or baked goods. Trust me.
- 1/3 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Let butter soften at room temperature for a couple of hours.
- Combine softened butter, honey, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a small bowl.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients on low until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
- Whip for 1-2 minutes more at medium speed, until it has reached a fluffy texture. Serve at room temperature.
- Leftover honey butter will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. Let it come to room temperature and beat it again before serving.
If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of sea salt with the other ingredients.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
A serving is about a tablespoon.
If you try this recipe for honey butter, come back and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it!