This is a luxuriously creamy and sweet honey butter to enhance your favorite baked goods including beer bread, sweet bread, bagels, biscuits, rolls and more!

It’s made with just three ingredients in a couple minutes.

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It’s true! Honey Butter makes everything better!

It’s such a sweet and simple way to enhance just about everything you can imagine. It’s quick and easy to make and makes everything feel special. Even store bought goods!

Honey Butter Recipe

Elevate dinner rolls at Thanksgiving with this delicious spread that is sure to impress your guests. Or you can keep it in your fridge to enjoy on muffins, breads and bagels on a whim.

A loaf of sliced bread next to a bowl of honey butter and a spreading knife.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Great for Entertaining – One of my most crowd pleasing recipes is my beer bread, which is pictured here. This is a combination that your guests will crave! You’ll have everyone begging for the recipes, I promise!
  • Brunch – It’s such a treat with your favorite dinner rolls, or added to breakfast and brunch buffets for the sweetest, most special finish to all your favorite breakfast pastries!
  • Fast + Easy – There’s no need to purchase this at the store when you can whip it up in your kitchen in minutes – and you know my saying, fresh is always best! This simple recipe is no exception.

One of the best ways to enjoy this recipe? Check out my reader favorite pumpkin muffins! You’re also going to want to add this honey butter to my incredible caramel banana muffins. Who can resist that combination of delicious flavors?

A small white bowl full of honey butter, knife and blue linen napkin to the side.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Butter – Salted is preferred. If using unsalted butter, add just a pinch. Learn how to make homemade butter here, and how to soften butter quickly here!
  • Honey – The key ingredient to make this delightfully sweet and savory spread. For an even lighter and fluffier finish, use our whipped honey instead of regular honey.
  • Vanilla – A hint of vanilla adds the best flavor and makes this honey butter stand above the rest.
  • Optional – add a touch of cinnamon.
A loaf of sliced bread next to a bowl of honey butter and a spreading knife.
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Tools to Use

A knife with a pat of homemade honey butter, bowl of honey butter in the background

How to Make

  1. Whip softened butter, honey and vanilla until smooth.

Yes, it really is that easy. Trust me, you’ll want to add this delicious whipped treat to everything you can think of! Or maybe that’s just me, over here dreaming about honey butter.

Tips

  • If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt, about an 1/8 teaspoon.
  • Cinnamon Honey Butter – Add a pinch of cinnamon, about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon, to taste.
  • Bring to room temperature to serve.
A small white bowl full of honey butter, knife to the side.

Serving Suggestions

A small bowl of honey butter with a knife, next to a slice of bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of honey is best for honey butter?

Support your local farmers and choose a local honey!

Can I serve honey butter straight from the fridge?

Honey butter should be served at room temperature, much like regular butter. Allow an hour for it to reach room temperature before you serve it!

A slice of bread with a knife full of honey butter resting on top

How to Store

Both honey and butter have a long shelf life, but it must be kept cold in order to stay safe for consumption and retain freshness. 

  • Room Temperature – You can leave this honey butter sitting out at while serving for up to 2-3 hours safely.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container refrigerated up to three months.
  • Freeze – Spoon into a log and roll tight in plastic wrap. Place in a freezer bag or airtight container to prevent any freezer odors from seeping in. Store in the freezer for up to six months.
A slice of bread with honey butter across the top, knife above.

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Honey Butter

A luxuriously creamy and flavorful Honey Butter to enhance your favorite baked goods including beer bread, sweet bread, bagels, biscuits, rolls and more! It's made with just 3 ingredients in a couple minutes.
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 16
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Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup salted butter softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter, honey and vanilla until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Julie’s Tips

Substitutions

  • Butter – Salted is preferred. If using unsalted butter, add just a pinch. If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt, about an 1/8 teaspoon.

Variations

  • Cinnamon Honey Butter – add a pinch of cinnamon, about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon, to taste.

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container refrigerated up to 5 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.
  • Freeze – Spoon into a log and roll tight in plastic wrap. Place in a freezer bag or airtight container to prevent any freezer odors from seeping in. Bring to room temperature to serve.

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Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is perfection. Butter with honey and a bit of vanilla… yum. Use a nice brand of butter ( like sweet cream butter), fresh honey and real vanilla. Soooo good!

  2. Woke up having a hankering for biscuits and honey butter so I made the biscuits, and used this recipe to make the honey butter. It was delightful!