Homemade Honey Butter Recipe

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Honey Butter is the perfect way to add a bit of sweetness to your breads. Use this simple homemade honey butter recipe on toast, on fresh dinner rolls, or on homemade crescent rolls. Once you know how to make honey butter, you’ll be eating it with everything!

Homemade honey butter recipe

Honey Butter Recipe

Honey Butter is an easy way to add a bit of sweet flavor to your favorite breads at breakfast, at dinner, or even for a quick snack!

This honey butter recipe is my new favorite thing to eat. Bread and butter is a classic combination, but sometimes regular butter is just a bit too plain. I love how this recipe adds just the right amount of sweetness into the butter to create a perfectly crave-able flavor.

All you have to do to make this simple homemade honey butter recipe is mix honey and maple syrup into unsalted butter. It’s quick and easy, but the taste makes all the difference! You can make a good-sized batch of this butter to refrigerate, or even freeze it for future use. It’s kind of addicting once you taste it on fresh, warm bread. You won’t be able to stop eating it!

This homemade butter is perfect for breakfast croissants, buttermilk biscuits, toast, dinner rolls, or crescent rolls. Or melt it into a bowl of oatmeal and YUM! The sweet flavor of this butter makes it feel indulgent and adds a bit of decadence to the simplest foods.

Learn how to make honey butter with this simple recipe. You’ll love the sweet flavor on all your favorite breads!

White container filled with butter, with honey drizzling into it

A basket of crescent rolls next to a tub of honey butter

How to Make Honey Butter

The idea of making honey butter might sound difficult, but this recipe is simple. We’re not making butter from scratch (I haven’t reached Pioneer Woman levels just yet), we’re just adding in the honey flavor and creating a light fluffy texture that is absolutely to die for. So as long as you have honey, maple syrup, unsalted butter, and a mixer, then you can easily make this honey butter recipe!

How to Make Honey Butter:

  1. Take your unsalted butter & cut it into 2 inch pieces
  2. Place butter in electric mixer with the whisk attachment, & whisk on low speed to loosen butter
  3. Increase to medium speed as you drizzle in the honey & maple syrup
  4. Add in the salt & increase mixer speed slightly
  5. Mix about 5 minutes, until butter becomes light & fluffy

Let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours before using it. Easy as that! Now you have sweet, light honey butter to serve at breakfast, dinner, or any time really.

How to store Homemade Butter

Once you’ve made the butter, you have to store it properly to make use of it. The butter will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 month (assuming you don’t eat it all before then). You can also freeze it for up to 6 months.

There are a couple of storage options:

  • You can simply move the butter from the mixer into a container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator. It will harden into the shape of the container, and you can dip into it whenever you use it.
  • If you prefer, you can shape the butter into “logs” while it’s fresh out of the mixer. It will still be pliable at this stage, so you can wrap it in parchment paper and mold it into sticks or logs of butter.

Container of butter with a puddle of honey sitting on top

Fresh crescent roll with honey butter on the inside

Honey Butter & Homemade Crescent Rolls

This light, creamy, sweet honey butter is the perfect addition to fresh, warm breads. It tastes amazing on any type of bread, so go crazy! I think it’s perfect for toast, croissants, and biscuits first thing in the morning. I love that simple kind of breakfast for easy mornings.

This homemade butter is also ideal for dinner rolls. Specifically, homemade crescent rolls! I made this honey butter originally to go along with these flaky, buttery crescent rolls because it seemed like the perfect match to me. They taste soooo good together, and they are such a great thing to serve with dinner or for breakfast.

Homemade honey butter

I’m so excited about this sweet and tasty homemade Honey Butter recipe! It’s so flavorful and adds just the right amount of sweetness to fresh breads. I can’t get enough of it, and I know you’ll love it too!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Honey Butter. Enjoy!

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