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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. Creamy whipped butter, with a sprinkle of sea salt, and drizzle of honey is all you need to make this easy honey butter recipe.
This isn’t any ordinary butter friend. Today we’re talking and making honey butter. Say it with me….honey…butter. Are you drooling yet? Me too.
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I had whipped up a batch of this easy 3 ingredient honey butter to slather onto some of my Parker House Rolls. And let me tell you, big mistake. Huge! (anyone else just envision Pretty Woman too?). Anyhoo…one bite, and I was in love. I could not stop eating those buttered up rolls. I was in major fat pants danger zone.
Believe it or not I never stop eating this honey butter. It’s true! I wouldn’t lie to you! I eat them plain. Call me weird. It’s okay, I can handle it. So that should tell you something when I couldn’t stop eating this honey butter.
Who knew that adding a little drizzle of sweet honey and a sprinkle of sea salt did to elevate a stick of butter. It takes ordinary to way over the top extraordinary.
What does honey butter taste like?
Um, heaven? Ok, ok that’s not the best descriptor. But this easy honey butter is sweet, creamy and rich with a little hint of salt thrown in there.
Pure magic, my friend.
Easy Honey Butter – Why This Is The Best Stuff Ever!
- Only 3 ingredients
- Takes 5 minutes to mix up
- You can use on whatever you heart desires!
- It stores in the fridge and freezes for a long time.
What is honey butter made of?
This honey butter recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients:
- Butter – Use quality butter because you are definitely going to taste the difference in this easy honey butter. I love Kerry Gold Irish butter. I used unsalted butter but you can use unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, I would cut back on the added salt and taste as you go.
- Honey – Use whatever brand of honey you like. I added 1/4 cup, but you can always adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Salt – The salt really brings out all the flavors and helps to prevent bacterial growth and will keep fresher in the fridge much longer. I used sea salt, which has a pure taste, and is fine crystals that mix in smoothly. You can also use table or kosher if that’s what you have on hand.
How do you make honey butter?
Soften your unsalted butter first. You want softened butter before you begin so it can be mixed smoothly together with the honey.
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 cut up the butter and let it sit on your counter for 30 minutes to an hour before you start.
Add the butter to your mixing bowl. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to make this honey butter. Both work great. If you don’t have a stand mixer or hand mixer, then you can use a wooden spoon or spatula but you will want to make sure your butter is nice and soft so it’s easy to mix by hand.
Beat the butter in your stand mixer with your paddle attachment on medium-high speed for about 1 minute until the butter mixture is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Stir in the honey and salt. Add in the honey and salt and mix for one more minute until it’s all incorporated. Adjust the sweetness as needed (if you want it less sweet add the honey one tablespoon at a time, and taste as you go.)
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.
- Use quality butter. You will taste the difference. If there is a brand you love then go with that brand!
- Let the butter soften first. You want softened butter, not cold butter from the fridge, otherwise it will be very difficult to mix.
- Adjust the sweetness and salt to your liking. You can always adjust how much honey and salt you add based on your preference. You can taste as you go!
- Don’t skip the salt! This really gives a lot of flavor and helps keeps the butter freshness and prevents bacterial growth.
- Store in the fridge and keep it covered. The fridge is best to keep the shelf life of your honey butter the longest. And make sure it’s in airtight container so other fridge smells don’t get to it. You can always give it smell, if the butter smells rancid then it’s probably off and should be thrown out.
What do I use honey butter on?
Anything you normally slather a little butter on, you can use this honey butter on. But here are a few ideas:
- Biscuits – Nothing beats spreading on homemade honey butter onto my buttermilk biscuits, or you can also pair with these easy drop biscuits, or self rising biscuits.
- Dinner rolls – Your Thanksgiving guests will love the extra touch of honey butter served along homemade warm dinner rolls.
- Quick breads – Make honey butter and then slice of banana bread, pumpkin bread, or my easy zucchini bread.
- Scones – Whip up a batch of homemade honey butter to serve alongside these pumpkin scones, blueberry scones, or chocolate chip scones for a delicious brunch treat.
- Muffins – Honey butter will take these blueberry muffins to the next level! They would pair wonderfully with my pumpkin muffins and zucchini muffins too.
- Cornbread – This might be my favorite way to enjoy honey butter – spread on a piece of warm honey cornbread.
Yes you can! Just simply let your butter soften enough to be able to mix it with a wooden spoon or spatula.
I recommend storing your homemade honey butter in the fridge so it lasts longer. It will last for weeks or even longer in your fridge depending on how fresh your butter was. Be sure to keep it covered so no funny smells get to it. Just bring to room temperature before before serving.
Yes this butter freezes very well. Store your honey butter in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, and then bring to room temperature before serving.
Yes you can – try adding a 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix in with the rest of the butter ingredients
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Let’s Bake Together!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113 g) unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 cup (84 g) honey
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Add the butter to your mixing bowl. Once your butter has been softened to room temperature add it to your mixing bowl. Beat the butter on medium-high speed for about 1 minute.
- Stir in the honey and salt. Add in the honey and salt and mix for one more minute until it's all incorporated. Adjust the sweetness as needed (if you want it less sweet add the honey one tablespoon at a time, and taste as you go.)
- 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: This will last for months in your fridge (just depending on the age of your butter when you bought it). When ready to use, you may need to let it soften again to room temperature and give it a stir again so it has the same consistency.
- Freezing: You can freeze honey butter for up to 3 months in a freezer safe container. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using. You may need to re-whip or mix it again to get the same consistency 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!