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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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Honey butter in a bowl.

Easy Honey Butter

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

Honey butter spread on a bagel.

How to Make Honey Butter

  1. 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)
  2. Whip the butter. Add the butter to a mixing bowl, and using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until it’s fluffy.
  3. Add the honey. Pour in the honey, add some salt, and continue mixing until you’ve got a smooth mixture.
  4. Done! Transfer the honey butter to a bowl or jar.

Two sticks of butter in a glass bowl blended together with honey.

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 2 ingredient Butter Without a Mixer?

Yes, you can mix it by hand, but the butter will need to be very soft to do this easily.

Honey butter in a bowl with a knife laying on top.

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Easy Honey Butter

5 from 1 vote
By: Natasha Bull
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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 pinch salt (optional, add if using unsalted butter)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon (approx.)Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 7mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
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About Natasha Bull

Natasha Bull is the blogger behind Salt & Lavender. She loves to share quick, easy, and delicious dinner recipes. When she's not in the kitchen, Natasha enjoys traveling to warmer climates (she calls Canada home).

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    In your recipe alteration for larger amount, you call for only 2 sticks butter in each. Is this what you meant? Although I have not made any yet, your recipe looked so simple! I plan to make a batch this weekend. Looks delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe with Country Crock plant butter made with avocado oil and at the last minute decided to add cinnamon- IT IS SO GOOD! It tastes like texas roadhouse butter. I’m making it ahead for feast week next week so there’s one less thing to do. It’s stored now in an old glass peanut butter jar and it looks so pretty. Will definitely make again, thank you for this recipe!

  3. Aw, this was a really nice post. Speding some time annd actual effort to produce a good article… butt what
    can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don’t maqnage to get anything done.

    1. You could definitely try that. Maybe start with half the amount of honey, give it a taste, and add more if needed. Hope you like the recipe!