Homemade Honey Butter is a sweet surprise on so many things! It’s easy to make and our version adds some maple syrup and a touch of cinnamon for a wonderful fall flavor.
There’s no denying the flavor of creamy butter makes just about everything better. After a first taste of this homemade honey butter and you’ll push regular butter aside.
With just four simple ingredients you can whip up this fluffy butter at home. A hand held or stand mixer can be used.
What is Honey Butter?
This version includes maple syrup and cinnamon. It has a slight maple taste (not too strong) and a pinch of warm cinnamon. Just enough to give the spreadable butter a warming touch.
You’ll find this beautiful butter has plenty of uses!
Recipe Ingredients + Notes
Unsalted butter. You’ll need a half cup or one stick. Start with room temperature butter. Use real butter and good quality of butter.
Honey. Use honey in a liquid form. Sometimes raw honey solidifies. If using this type of honey, warm to liquify it first and allow it to cool before starting the recipe.
Maple syrup. Pure maple syrup is the way to go for best results.
Cinnamon. Ground cinnamon gives the signature flavor of this whipped honey butter.
Add some vanilla flavor. Add splash of vanilla extract (about 1/4 teaspoon) or scrape the inside of vanilla beans for an extra vanilla flavor. Some vanilla bean paste can also be used.
Try salted butter. We leave salt out of our recipe but salted butter can also be used if preferred. The added salt can pump up the sweet flavors in the delicious spread.
How to make Cinnamon Honey Butter – Step-by-Step
In a medium sized mixing bowl, using a hand electric mixer, or in the bowl of a standing mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the butter for 2 minutes (photos 1-2).
Stop whipping when any chunks are gone and the butter has a light and fluffy texture.
Add in the honey, maple syrup, and cinnamon (photo 3).
Continue mixing on high speed for 2-3 minutes until completely combined and the texture is smooth and creamy (photos 4-5).
Make Cinnamon Honey Butter Pats
If you’d rather serve the honey butter in pats like a compound butter, do not whip to be super fluffy.
Add the butter to a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap, and roll into a log (see images in this herb butter recipe).
Allow to become solid in the refrigerator. Slice and serve.
How to use Homemade Honey Butter
It’s delicious on so many things! This version has a wonderful taste of fall perfect for:
- Dinner rolls or any warm roll
- Topping Sweet Potatoes
- On French Toast
- Muffins like the pumpkin cornbread muffin above (try on a peanut butter banana muffin)
- Quick breads and other homemade bread
- English muffins
- on Greek yogurt or ice cream
Frequently Asked Questions
If you live somewhere that isn’t too warm or humid it can be kept at room temperature for 1-2 days. However you may find the honey begins to separate from the butter and will require re-mixing. Storing it in the refrigerator will allow it to keep longer and stay intact.
Do not allow the butter to sit for too long at room temperature. The honey will begin to separate from the butter. If this happens mix the butter with a mixer again to combine.
If the butter hardens in the refrigerator: use a hand mixer to whip it to a light and fluffy texture again. It will still taste great if you choose not to mix it. Using a mixer he just makes a light and airy texture.
How to Store Honey Butter
Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator of up to 1 month. Soften at room temperature of whip with a mixer again before use.
How to Freeze Honey Butter
Place in a freezer-safe container, remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and whip with a mixer for best texture.
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Homemade Maple Cinnamon Honey Butter
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a medium sized bowl, using a hand mixer, (or a stand mixer with whisk attachment) whip the butter for 2 minutes.All chunks should be gone and the butter have a light and fluffy texture.
- Add the honey, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Continue mixing on medium to high speed for 2-3 minutes until completely combined and the texture is smooth and creamy.
- Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. NOTE: The butter may get hard in the refrigerator, a quick whip with a hand mixer will bring the butter back to a light and fluffy texture.