This honey butter is easy and quick to put together. Learn how to make honey butter at home stress-free, smooth, creamy, and delicious. You only need three (3) ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.
Easy Honey Butter Recipe
Honey butter is a mixture of softened butter and honey. It is healthy if consumed in moderation. Use it as a breakfast spread instead of the ordinary butter on soda bread, cornbread, pancakes, banana bread, biscuits (scones), pancakes, waffles, dinner rolls, and many more.
You can buy honey butter from the store but making it at home is economical, and the ingredients can be customized as you like. For this recipe, whipping is vital to combine the butter and honey for a smooth and fluffy texture.
Butter - use slightly salted or unsalted butter or substitute with plant-based butter.
Honey (runny honey)
Lemon zest - use any citrus of choice in the butter to get a tangy flavor.
Blackcurrant jam butter - add blackcurrant jam with slightly salted butter and whip it to combine.
Cinnamon brown sugar butter - brown sugar can be a substitute for honey. You can also add fruit chunks or jams for sweetness.
Vanilla honey butter: The fun version is to add vanilla extract or vanilla beans/paste. You can also use pure almond extract.
Vegan Honey Substitute
There are several types of honey substitutes available if vegan. Below are a few examples that may be added to your butter to make this delicious spread suitable to your needs.
Brown rice syrup
How to Make Honey Butter
Bring the butter out of the fridge for about 30 minutes or place it in a microwave for 5 - 10 seconds to soften it.
Add the softened butter to a bowl and whip for a minute with a hand mixer.
Add honey and mix for 1 - 2 minutes or until well combined, smooth, and creamy.
Transfer to a dry jar and use as desired.
How to Store
It is best to use the spread within two to three days of making it if you are not refrigerating it.
If you wish to make a large batch so that you may enjoy the treat whenever you want for some time,
Fridge - store honey butter in an airtight glass jar for up to 2 weeks, bring it out of the fridge, and let it come to room temperature when you want to use it.
Freezer - store for up to one month or longer, wrap in parchment paper, and seal it with several layers.
- The butter should be at room temperature; bring it out from the refrigerator 30 minutes before using it.
- If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to taste.
- To get a tangy flavor, zest any citrus of choice into the butter.
- If you don't have a hand mixer, mix it with a spoon or a handheld whisk.
How to Make Honey Butter
- Hand mixer
- 1 cup butter lightly salted butter
- ⅓ cup honey runny honey
- 1 lemon zest
- Bring the butter out of the fridge for about 30 minutes or place it in a microwave for 5 - 10 seconds to soften it.Add the softened butter to a bowl and whip for a minute with a hand mixer. Add some honey and mix for 1 - 2 minutes or until well combined, smooth, and creamy.
- Transfer to a dry jar and use as desired.
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