This cinnamon honey butter recipe is mixes up in five minutes. This cinnamon butter is made with whipped butter, sweetened with honey, and flavored with a sprinkle of salt, and warm cinnamon. It will transform your toast, biscuits, breads, rolls, or baked sweet potatoes!
I remember the first time I had cinnamon honey butter. Yes, like most people it was slathered on a roll (or maybe it was a sweet potato?) at the Texas Roadhouse. This Texas roadhouse cinnamon butter was unlike any butter I have ever had.
To be honest I was never a big fan of spreading butter on my to dinner rolls. Call me crazy. But when I tried this Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter version, I was hooked. Like I said I’m still not sure if the butter was spread on top of a roll or a sweet potato. Clearly the food underneath the butter didn’t matter! The cinnamon honey butter stole the show.
This creamy cinnamon honey butter recipe is a simple whipped butter that gets sweetened with a little honey and powdered sugar, and then spiced with ground cinnamon. I add in a little vanilla and salt to add extra flavor and dimension. By making it with a mixer, you get a wonderful whipped butter consistency that light and airy for spreading on all your breads.
Why You’ll Love This Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter
- Quick prep time – What’s better than a 5 minute recipe that tastes amazing and you can use on so many things? Nothing! That’s what.
- Only 6 simple ingredients– Just six simple ingredients, and you may even have everything you need to make cinnamon honey butter right now. What are you waiting for?
- Easy make ahead recipe – You can make this cinnamon honey butter and keep it in the fridge or even freeze it to have on hand for all your holidays get together.
- With just 3 ingredients, and in about 5 minutes, you can have a homemade honey butter to spread on top of your biscuits, bread and rolls.
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- Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter. I prefer to use unsalted butter vs. salted butter and control the amount of salt I add. If you use salted butter, you may want to reduce the salt depending on how salty you like things.
- Honey – To sweeten the butter, honey is added but you can also swap out honey for maple syrup.
- Powdered sugar – This will help make the cinnamon honey butter light and fluffy, and help it hold it together.
- Cinnamon – Use fresh, quality ground cinnamon for the best butter ever.
- Salt – I use fine sea salt so it blends into the butter and gives the best salt flavor. Table salt or kosher salt can also be used.
- Vanilla – For best results I recommend using pure vanilla extract, but imitation vanilla extract can also work.
How to make cinnamon honey butter
Soften your butter first. You want softened butter before you begin so it can be mixed smooth with the rest of the ingredients. I like to soften mine in the microwave at 20% power for 30 seconds, and then flip it over and repeat it one more time. But you can also just let the butter sit on your counter for 30 minutes to an hour before you start.
Add the room temperature butter, honey, confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to your mixing bowl.
Transfer to a jar/container. Store the honey butter in a jar or container that has a lid and you can store it in the fridge, or keep at room temperature, covered a few days.
Heather’s Recipe Tips
- Use quality ingredients. You are going to taste every ingredient in this recipe, since it’s a no bake recipe and going to be spread onto your breads. So splurge on the good butter, vanilla, and cinnamon!
- Soften your butter. You don’t want beat cold butter or it’s going to be very difficult to get whipped.
What to serve cinnamon honey butter with
- Dinner rolls – Serve this cinnamon Texas roadhouse butter alongside these Parker House rolls, pumpkin dinner rolls, or my no knead dinner rolls.
- Biscuits – Spread some on homemade buttermilk biscuits, these 3 ingredient self rising biscuits, easy drop biscuits or my 2 ingredient biscuits.
- Quick bread – A warm slice of banana bread gets even better when you spread some cinnamon honey butter on top. It would be just as tasty on my pumpkin bread or zucchini bread recipe!
- Toast – Make my homemade sandwich bread or whole wheat sandwich bread and then slather on some homemade cinnamon honey butter for the best breakfast ever.
- Muffins – Can’t beat slicing a muffin in half and spreading some butter on top! Try these Zucchini muffins, sweet potato muffins, pumpkin muffins, apple crumb muffins, peach muffins, or a blueberry crumb muffins with this cinnamon honey butter recipe.
- Pancakes – Try this cinnamon honey butter on my pumpkin pancakes for a tasty Fall breakfast!
- Cornbread – One of my favorite things when I dig into a plate of BBQ is having some cornbread on the side with cinnamon honey butter on top. It would also be good on my honey cornbread muffins, sourdough cornbread, or this healthy cornbread recipe.
I know some people like leaving their butter at room temperature (I’m looking at you Grandma!) but I prefer to store my cinnamon honey butter in the refrigerator. If leaving at room temperature, keep it covered, and store for only 1-2 days.
It will last in the fridge for a week. Keep it covered in an airtight container so no funny refrigerator smells get to it.
This homemade Texas roadhouse butter will last in the freezer for 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before
Yes you can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this recipe.
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Cinnamon Honey Butter
- 1 cup (2 stick, 226 g) unsalted butter softened
- 1/3 cup (112 g) honey
- 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, beat on medium-high speed with an electric mixer, all ingredients until smooth and combined.
- Transfer to a jar/container. Store the honey butter in a jar or container that has a lid and you can store it in the fridge, or keep at room temperature, covered a few days.
- Storage/make ahead: I know some people like leaving their butter at room temperature (I’m looking at you Grandma!) but I prefer to store my cinnamon honey butter in the refrigerator. If leaving at room temperature, keep it covered, and store for only 1-2 days. It will last in the fridge for a week. Keep it covered in an airtight container so no funny refrigerator smells get to it.
- Freezing: This homemade Texas roadhouse butter will last in the freezer for 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.
- No mixer: Just make sure your butter is very, very soft (but not melted) before you begin. And then stir in the honey and salt. It won’t have quite the same consistency but I’ve made it before this way and it’s delicious!
- Salt: If using salted butter then you can omit it, or taste it and see what you think if it needs a pinch of salt or not. The salt does help to prevent bacterial growth and will keep fresher in the fridge much longer, and adds lots of taste so I say don’t skip it!
- Soften the butter quickly: Use your microwave to soften the butter the fastest. If you’re impatient like me, then soften it quickly in your microwave. Just make sure to do in 30 second intervals at 20% power otherwise you’ll melt it!