This honey butter recipe comes together in just 5 minutes and uses only 2 ingredients - Perfect on warm toast or to elevate sweet and savory dishes!
Whip up a simple breakfast with this easy honey butter - Spread it on warm bread, toast, bagels, croissants and more, or add it to cakes and cookies!
This flavored butter recipe is SO easy. You only need 2 simple ingredients and five minutes of your time.
When you combine butter and honey, you get a creamy, sweet lightly salty compound butter that can easily elevate anything you pair it with.
The best part? You probably already have both ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator!
Once you get along with the basic recipe, you can easily customize it with your favorite spices, and even add some extra ingredients to it.
You can also use this recipe to create a wonderful gift!
Just make a double batch, put it in a mason jar, add a label, and give it away!
It's the perfect homemade Christmas gift for family and friends and a nice thoughtful thank-you gift for neighbors or work colleagues.
What is compound butter?
Compound butter ("beurre composé" in French) is when you mix regular butter with other ingredients and flavors to make it taste extra special.
It might sound fancy, but it's actually super simple to make.
You just soften the butter, mix in the other ingredients, then serve it straight away or store it in the refrigerator for later use.
Purchasing flavored butter from the store can be quite costly, which is why homemade compound butter is a cost-effective alternative.
As an added bonus, you can source the best ingredients, knowing exactly what goes in.
Honey butter ingredients
All you need to make this delicious honey whipped butter is just 2 ingredients.
Try to pick the best quality ingredients possible, and you'll be amazed by the results.
Here below you'll find my recommendations:
- Butter: You can use unsalted butter or salted butter - Go for high-quality store-bought butter or homemade butter. If you are using unsalted butter feel free to add a pinch of salt to balance the flavors.
- Honey: Use high-quality honey for best results. For this recipe, I love using Fulmer Acacia honey with honeycomb, which has a light and silky texture, and a delicate floral note.
Here is a little more information about Fulmer, which is one of my favorite honey brands out there.
The Fulmer family has nearly 100 years of beekeeping experience. They are
internationally recognized members of the beekeeping community.
They ethically source and produce real honey, working with farmers who prioritize the health of the bees first and foremost.
The result of their continuous research is beautifully crafted unique honey blends, loaded with flavor and good-for-you nutrients.
Fulmer offers a selection of rare honey and premium honey, and having tasted almost all of them, I can reassure you they're all unbelievably delicious.
You can head over to the Fulmer shop to discover all their products.
This post is sponsored by Fulmer. All opinions are my own.
You can easily use this recipe as a base, and customize it by adding spices or mashed fruit for extra flavor.
- Spices: A pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger is sure to add a nice depth of flavor.
- Fruit: Add pureed fruit such as peach, apple or pear, or orange zest for a fruity and refreshing note.
How to make honey butter
The beauty of this honey-flavored butter is that it's ready in just 2 minutes, and it's super easy to make!
Below is the step-by-step recipe overview with pictures.
Scroll until the end of the post for the full printable recipe.
STEP 1. In a mixing bowl, add the softened butter.
STEP 2. Use a hand mixer or a whisk to mix the butter until creamy.
STEP 3. Gradually incorporate the honey into the butter, mixing until it's fully blended.
STEP 4. Once everything is well combined, transfer the honey butter into an airtight container.
You can store honey butter in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 48 hours.
For a longer shelf life, simply cover it and keep it refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Alternatively, you can freeze leftover butter into portions for up to 60 days.
When using the frozen batch, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
How to use honey butter
Honey butter versatility shines through in both sweet and savory recipes.
Here are some delicious ways to incorporate it into your meals:
- Breakfast: Spread honey butter on warm toast, muffins, or pancakes. It's the perfect companion for a sweet and satisfying start to your day.
- Baked Goods: Add a dollop of honey flavored butter to fresh cookies or cakes for a sweet and savory twist. I love adding it to these pizzicati cookies or apple cake.
- Glazing Meats: Use honey butter as a glaze for roasted or grilled chicken, ham, meat, or salmon. Its sweet and buttery notes will create a mouthwatering, caramelized crust.
- Vegetables: Toss roasted or steamed vegetables such as carrots in honey compound butter to elevate their flavor. It's a fantastic way to encourage kids (and adults) to eat their veggies.
- Desserts: Spread honey butter over waffles, British pancakes or baked desserts like this orange bundt cake for an indulgent treat.
More Breakfast Recipes To Try
Looking for more breakfast recipes to try? Here below are my favorites!
- Easy Fluffy Japanese Pancakes
- Easy Shakshuka with Chickpeas
- British Baked Beans
- Perfect Soft-boiled Eggs
- Veggie Omelet Muffins (Gluten-free)
- Italian butter cookies
Did You Try This Recipe?
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- 250 g softened butter, approx 1.1 US cup
- 4 tablespoons Fulmer Acacia Honey, approx ¼ US cup
- a pinch of salt, optional
- In a mixing bowl, add the softened butter.
- Use a hand mixer or a whisk to mix the butter until creamy.
- Gradually incorporate the honey into the butter, mixing until it's fully blended.
- Once everything is well combined, transfer the honey butter into an airtight container.
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