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Homemade Honey Butter- 3 Variations

This recipe for homemade honey butter is incredibly easy and whips up in a flash using just 3 ingredients– honey, butter, and a bit of salt. Incredibly versatile, you can use it for rolls, cornbread, add it to savory dishes and easily make different variations like Jalapeno or Cinnamon Honey Butter with just 1 additional ingredient.

A slice of cornbread spread with jalapeno honey butter in front of a bowl, skillet of cornbread, and 2 cans

It’s been a long time since I’ve had honey butter. In college I used to make it all the time when I worked in one of the dorm cafeterias. Of course then I used to make honey butter with 2 lbs of butter and a ridiculous amount of honey.

I’ve always been partial to honey butter on biscuits or cornbread but you can use honey butter for so much more. Some friends even drizzle a bit of melted honey butter onto their fried chicken!

Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

You could even use it for my simple honey glazed carrots in place of the honey and butter in that recipe or slather it on pannenkoeken. That would be a fun twist on either!

A container of honey, a stick of butter, and a can of sliced jalapeno peppers

Ingredients you’ll need

  • softened unsalted butter
  • honey
  • salt

That’s all you need for honey butter! I prefer to use unsalted butter so I can add just a little bit for flavor. This is especially important if you are making the jalapeno version.

For other variations

  • jalapenos
  • ground cinnamon

For the jalapeno version you can use fresh or canned jalapenos. I usually prefer fresh for a spicier version while the spicy brininess of the canned jalapenos contrasts nicely with the sweet creaminess of the honey butter.

butter and honey mixed together in a large bowl with a spatula.
beaten butter and honey in a mixing bowl

How to make this

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until it is creamy.
  2. Add the honey and salt and beat again until well mixed.

That’s it! Easy peasy!

To add other mix ins

Finely chopped jalapeno peppers on a blue cutting board


It’s so simple. I just gave the jalapeños a good chop to get them into small pieces
and then added them after the honey and butter were well mixed.

To make the cinnamon version, add the ground cinnamon along with the honey and salt.

Tips

Honey butter (and the cinnamon version) will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month. The jalapeno version will keep for up to 1 week refrigerated.

To use after being refrigerated, allow the butter to thaw at room temperature until softened. I would not recommend microwaving it because that can cause it to separate funny and not mix together well.

After it is thawed it may need to be beat together again briefly.

Try using the butter for more than bread or toast! Drizzle some on vanilla ice cream or oatmeal or add to roasted veggies.

The jalapeno version would be really tasty with corn or steak as well!

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a knife in a bowl of cinnamon honey butter

Top tips for cooking with kids

This is really easy to make with kids. Be careful using a hand mixer and make sure to always attach the mixer blades before plugging in the appliance. See this list of age appropriate cooking tasks for help in assigning tasks.

Other ways to make it fun

  • You could make it a competition and see who can beat butter faster- the machine or by hand!
  • Make all 3 variations and talk about how they taste similar and different. Vote on which version is your favorite.
  • Ask your children for suggestions on other variations to try, both sweet and savory. Or you can ask them to help you brainstorm new ways to use it.

See here for more tips on cooking with kids!

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Recipe

A slice of cornbread with jalapeno honey butter on a plate and a knife and jalapeno honey butter in a bowl behind it.

Homemade Honey Butter (with jalapeno and cinnamon variations)

This recipe for homemade honey butter is incredibly easy and whips up in a flash using just 3 ingredients- honey, butter, and a bit of salt. Incredibly versatile, you can use it for rolls, cornbread, add it to savory dishes and easily make different variations like Jalapeno or Cinnamon Honey Butter with just 1 additional ingredient.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 2 Tablespoons jalapenos finely chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter for about a minute.
  • Add honey, salt, and cinnamon (if using) and beat to combine.  

For jalapeno honey butter

  • Use a spatula stir in the jalapenos. Use immediately or store covered in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

Honey butter (and the cinnamon version) will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month. The jalapeno version will keep for up to 1 week refrigerated.
To use after being refrigerated, allow the butter to thaw at room temperature until softened. I would not recommend microwaving it because that can cause it to separate funny and not mix together well.
After it is thawed it may need to be beat together again briefly.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 2mg
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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    In five real minutes, I made this jalapeno honey butter, I had never tasted it before. Special, I loved it. Thank you so much for posting it!

  2. 5 stars
    I NEED spicy a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g! This is such a simple recipe and would be great on so many things….love the corn bread!

  3. I’m always up for some cornbread and honey butter always makes cornbread better. I like the interesting twist of adding some jalapenos.

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