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Honey Butter Recipe

Honey butter is so easy to whip up and it is such a treat with dinner rolls, melted over warm banana bread or spread on pumpkin bread! We add a touch of cinnamon for a whipped cinnamon honey butter.

You can make this days ahead so it is perfect for holiday entertaining. It feels fancy but making flavored butter is easier than you think and takes less than 5 minutes. Try it over a loaf of home-baked Crusty French Bread – yum!

Honey butter piped into blue bowl

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Honey Butter Recipe:

What is Honey Butter? It is essentially softened butter that is whipped and sweetened with honey. Other flavorings can be added, like a dash of vanilla extract and cinnamon. The cinnamon is optional but we love it during the cooler Autumn and winter months. This has the simplest ingredients:

Ingredients for honey butter recipe with unsalted butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon

How to Make Honey Butter:

This flavored butter is a 4-minute recipe and doesn’t get any easier. All you need is a mixing bowl and an electric hand mixer.

  1. Beat butter until fluffy (3 minutes)
  2. Beat in honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (if using).

How to make honey butter by beating butter with honey, cinnamon and vanilla

What to Serve with Sweet Butter:

Honey butter elevates breakfast dishes and bread. This is very similar to the Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter that is served with dinner rolls that everyone loves.

This sweet butter is an easy way to dress up breakfast. Imagine biting through a generous layer of honey-flavored butter and into the softest pumpkin bread (recipe coming soon). It’s almost like a frosting. We especially love to serve it on:

Sweet butter served on pumpkin bread

How to Store Honey Butter:

This keeps well at room temperature (70˚F or cooler) and covered for up to 2 days. To make it last longer, cover and refrigerate sweet butter up to 2 weeks. You can even freeze it up to 2 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Flavored butter in ramekin with honey stick

Flavored Butter Mix-In Ideas:

You can change up the flavor of honey butter with different spices, extracts, and even fruit-flavored jam. Let me know if you try any new flavor combinations that you love. I’m also so curious about what you love to serve it with.

Try this: make a variety of sweet-flavored butter and serve them next to this gorgeous Wreath Bread. Everyone will be so impressed. Flavored butter is such a treat for entertaining and is perfect for the holiday table.

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Honey Butter Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Honey butter in a blue bowl with honey stick

Honey Butter is so easy to whip up and it is such a treat for breakfast and the holidays! We add a touch of cinnamon for a whipped cinnamon honey butter.

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $1-$2
Keyword: honey butter
Cuisine: American
Course: Dip, Side Dish
Calories: 90 kcal
Servings: 12 as a spread (makes 3/4 cup)



  1. Start by whipping the butter in a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer for 3 minutes until it's fluffy.

  2. Add honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon (if using) and beat another minute until incorporated.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Chris
    February 16, 2020

    Perfect on bakes sweet potatoes too! Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      Thank you for your comments, Chris! Reply

  • Susana Campos
    December 23, 2019

    Excellent recipe Natashas congratulations, I always try to eat healthy and look for the best foods and recipes, I would like to know if these butters thehoneyblossom if you have tried and if you recommend them? Greetings. Reply

  • Vicki W Eubanks
    November 27, 2019

    DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Honey Butter

    Having with my yeast rolls tomorrow at Thanksgiving. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2019

      Isn’t it the best, Vicki! I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • Amy
    October 26, 2019

    Hi! I’m just wondering how you achieved the whipped frosting-like effect for the main photo. Did you use a piping tube? Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2019

      Great question, Amy! We piped it for the main photo. Reply

      • Amy
        October 26, 2019

        Awesome, thanks for sharing! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 26, 2019

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Valery
    October 24, 2019

    Hey Natasha I’ve been coming to your site lately and it shows me this recipe that you updated last for the past month. I know you post it new ones saw on Instagram but it’s not showing me other new receipies that you post on your website. Wonder why Reply

    • Natasha
      October 24, 2019

      Hi Valery, I am working on getting to the bottom of why that is happening. Can you check the homepage now and let me know if that is still happening for you? Our most recent post currently is Roasted Sweet Potatoes and tomorrow (Friday) we are posting apple pie. Are you seeing the sweet potatoes? Reply

      • Valery
        October 25, 2019

        Just now checked again and still is the honey butter not showing any new posts. Hope you can fix it I hate to miss your receipes Thanks for YouTube I watch your videos there ! Reply

  • Anna P
    October 9, 2019

    Apparently everyone named Anna loves this butter, lol! I halved the recipe and just used softened butter rather than a mixer to see how we like it, but I have a feeling I’ll be making it again very soon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Anna! Reply

  • Anna
    October 4, 2019

    All your recipes are awesome..
    .really worth making, just don’t have enough time… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 4, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed our recipes! Reply

  • Kristyn
    October 1, 2019

    This is so much better than regular butter!! The honey, cinnamon, & vanilla add so much! It’s great on so many things! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      Isn’t it the best, Kristyn! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Julie Blanner
    October 1, 2019

    I can tell this going to be a staple this fall in our house! It looks so simple to make and delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      That’s so great, Julie! Reply

  • Eden
    October 1, 2019

    This honey butter is so easy to make but adds a ton of flavor! We served it with corn bread and it was PERFECTION! Can’t wait to make it again!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      I bet that is so delicious over Corn Bread! Reply

  • Anna
    October 1, 2019

    This butter is delicious! Perfect on a toasted bagel! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Anna! I can almost taste it over a bagel. Reply

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