Honey butter is a luxurious 2-ingredient spread that’s perfect on everything from bagels and toast to muffins. It’s simple to make and the whole family will love it!
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Natasha here from Salt & Lavender! Where has honey butter been all my life?! It’s soo good. You can make this delightful spread easily at home from scratch, and it’s much more economical than buying it pre-made. You can even jazz honey butter up a bit by adding some cinnamon (I’d start by adding 1 teaspoon and then build up from there if needed).
Honey butter ingredients
- Honey (use liquid honey or creamed honey)
- Butter (I used unsalted, but if you don’t plan on storing the honey butter in the fridge, use salted)
- Salt (optional) – add a pinch if using unsalted butter
How to make honey butter
- Soften the butter. Take the butter out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to starting to recipe so it has a chance to soften up (room temperature is ideal)
- Whip the butter. Add the butter to a mixing bowl, and using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until it’s fluffy.
- Add the honey. Pour in the honey, add some salt, and continue mixing until you’ve got a smooth mixture.
- Done! Transfer the honey butter to a bowl or jar.
How to store honey butter
Whether to refrigerate butter or not is a hot topic, and everyone seems to have a different opinion on it. Honey butter will last longer if it’s refrigerated (up to a few months), but you will need to let it warm up to room temperature and possibly re-stir/mix it to get that same consistency if you do store it in the fridge. A good option is to keep a smaller amount at a time out on your counter for 1-2 days as long as your kitchen is fairly cool. If you don’t plan on storing this spread in the fridge, I recommend adding a bit of salt (or even using salted butter) to help prevent bacterial growth, and of course monitoring it to ensure it hasn’t gone rancid (the smell will be off).
Can you make honey butter without a mixer?
Yes, you can mix it by hand, but the butter will need to be very soft to do this easily.
Other recipes with honey that you’ll love:
- Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus
- Honey Lemon Chicken
- Sticky Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp
- Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon (15 minutes!)
Easy Honey Butter
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 pinch salt (optional, add if using unsalted butter)
Take the butter out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to starting to recipe so it has a chance to soften up (room temperature is ideal).
Add the butter to a mixing bowl, and using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until it’s fluffy.
Pour in the honey, and some salt, and continue mixing until you’ve got a smooth mixture.
Transfer the honey butter to a bowl or jar.
- Please see blog post for tips on how to store the honey butter.
- You can definitely add more honey if you wish; you can give it a taste and mix in more honey if needed.