This easy honey butter recipe combines two of the best flavors in the world!

Use this amazing spread to create an instant dessert or sweet snack out of toast, English muffins or anything you put it on.

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Best Honey Butter Recipe

  • Honey butter is budget friendly and easy to make right at home.
  • Prepare this honey butter recipe for a less sticky way to spread some sweet goodness.
  • Honey butter adds a touch of sweetness to plain bread , muffins or quick breads
  • Try it as a substitute for butter or brown sugar in recipes like granola bars.
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2 Easy Ingredients

Butter – Use regular or premium butter, and make sure it is softened before attempting to add the honey. Salted butter is ideal for this recipe, for a mouthwatering sweet-salty combination, but you can use unsalted if that is your preference. Substitute peanut butter for a totally different spin on honey butter.

Honey – Use any kind of fresh honey that is not granulated. Alternatives include maple syrup or in a pinch, corn syrup.

Variations – Spice up your honey butter with cinnamon or pumpkin spices. Add extra salt or adjust the amounts of honey to make it as sweet n’ salty as you like.

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How to Make Honey Butter

  1. Allow the butter to soften on the countertop completely.
  2. Mix the honey and butter until no lumps remain, as per the recipe below.
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Ways to Use Honey Butter

The sky’s the limit when it comes to honey butter’s usefulness!

Honey butter can enhance the savory flavors in dishes. Use it on a fried chicken and biscuit sandwich or slather it on herb garlic bread or Irish soda bread.

For a luscious treat, melt it on on slices of fluffy sweet breads when they are still warm from the oven. Honey butter gives extra yum to banana, pumpkin or lemon zucchini breads!

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Storing Honey Butter

  • Honey butter will harden in the refrigerator, making it too difficult to spread. Store it in a crock with a cover at room temperature, and whip up a new batch anytime it gets used up.
  • If you wish to freeze it, wrap it tightly in plastic and freeze in zip bags for up to two months.

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Homemade Honey Butter

Honey butter is a sweet and creamy flavored butter that is so delicious on all kinds of muffins, biscuits, breads, or scones!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 Tablespoons
Author Candace


  • cup butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • In a small bowl, mix butter and honey thoroughly using a fork or whisk until combined and no lumps remain.
  • Serve on muffins, toast, bread, and crackers, or anything you'd use regular butter on!


Store honey butter in a covered container or crock, at room temperature. 
To freeze, wrap it tightly in plastic and freeze in zipper bags for up to two months.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 101 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Dips, Snack
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight. I rarely have milk on hand since I do not drink it. Used evaporated milk. Tasted great. Fantastic recipe. Thanks.