Homemade honey butter in 5 minutes or less! You need just three basic ingredients (and I’d bet you can guess what at least two of them are 😉)! Recipe includes a how-to video!
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If you happen to have a little butter, a little honey, and a little salt on hand then you’re just 5 minutes away from one of my favorite quick & easy recipes. Homemade honey butter is incredibly simple to make and it elevates anything you add it to.
Without further ado, let’s get to this super simple recipe.
What You Need
This recipe is as simple as it gets! Here’s what I use!
- Butter. Make sure it’s softened to room temperature so that it creams nicely with the honey. Since this “recipe” has only three ingredients, I recommend using the best quality you can find of each. Regular or generic butter will work, but make a brand that you enjoy the taste of (and I personally recommend using European butter!).
- Honey. Again, ingredient quality matters! Make sure you’re using a honey that tastes good to you. Many people prefer the taste of wildflower honey over clover honey.
- Finely ground sea salt. Salt helps to balance the flavor so it’s not too sweet. As with many of my recipes, I prefer to use unsalted butter and then add the salt to taste, it gives us the best control over the flavor.
SAM’S TIP: Sea salt adds the best flavor, but in a pinch you can substitute an equal amount of regular table salt.
This is just an overview of the ingredients I used and why. For the full printable recipe (with amounts!) please scroll down to the bottom of the post!
How to Make Honey Butter
- Add the butter to a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
- Add honey and salt and stir again until completely combined. The honey may seem like it doesn’t want to blend at first, just keep mixing!
That’s literally it!
Frequently Asked Questions
It may be stored (covered) at room temperature for several days, but it will keep much longer in the refrigerator. Just make sure you cover it so it doesn’t absorb any flavors from the fridge.
Note that it will firm up in the refrigerator (just as regular butter does!).
You can turn this into cinnamon honey butter by adding ½-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (start with ½ teaspoon and then add more according to your taste) and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.
You can also make a maple butter by replacing the honey with ⅓ cup (80ml) of maple syrup; it would taste great on a batch of my buttermilk pancakes.
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Let’s bake together! Make sure to check out the how-to VIDEO in the recipe card!
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened (226g)
- ½ cup honey (118ml)
- ½ teaspoon finely ground sea salt
- Place butter in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until creamy.
- Drizzle in honey and sea salt and stir again until ingredients are completely combined.
Storing:Store in an airtight container. Honey butter will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a month in the refrigerator.
How to Make Cinnamon Honey Butter:Add ½-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (adjust according to preference, start with less and add more if desired) and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.
How to Make Maple ButterReplace the honey with ⅓ cup (80ml) of maple syrup.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.