The BEST Honey Butter is ridiculously easy to make and tastes amazing! With just 4 ingredients, this homemade honey butter recipe is perfectly sweet and creamy and is incredible smeared on cornbread, biscuits and homemade dinner rolls!
I’m a big fan of homemade condiments, especially flavored or compound butters. They are so ridiculously easy to make and taste AMAZING.
Over the holidays, I shared our brown sugar cinnamon butter and was pleased to see how much you guys loved that recipe so I thought it was about time to show you my easy homemade honey butter recipe.
Honey Butter Ingredients
This four ingredient recipe is so easy to make! Here’s what you need to make it:
- Unsalted Butter You want to go with unsalted butter for this recipe so that you can control the amount of salt. The butter needs to be softened before mixing so set out while you gather the rest of the ingredients.
- Honey I use 1/4 cup honey in my recipe. You can use a little more, a little less, it’s entirely up to you. I suggest you make it as written first and then next time – and there will be a next time – you can make any adjustments you want.
- Powdered Sugar You may be thinking, powdered sugar? Why more sweetener? The powdered sugar doesn’t just add an additional touch of sweetness, It actually gives the honey butter a nice spreading consistency and makes it thicker and easier to handle.
- Sea Salt I like to use seas salt in this recipe but if you don’t have it, any other salt will do. It provides balance to the honey butter and it super necessary.
How To Make this Easy Honey Butter
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat all of the ingredients together until smooth and combined.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until you need it. I keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
What to Eat With Honey Butter
There is no wrong way to enjoy this easy recipe but here are some of our favorites:
- Pairs perfectly with this perfect biscuit recipe
- Smeared on top of buttermilk pancakes
- Sandwiched between two halves of our favorite dinner rolls
- On top of a thick piece of moist cornbread
- With my mom’s amazing homemade crescent rolls
- Melting on top of a perfectly baked sweet potato or with sweet potato biscuits
- Muffins – any and every kind!
- Cinnamon Bread – honestly one of life’s greatest pleasures in homemade bread smeared with this butter, unreal
Honey Butter Recipe FAQs
- Does Honey Butter Need to be Refrigerated? You’re okay leaving it out for a day or two as long as it’s in a storage jar or other tightly sealed container. But after that, yes, it definitely needs to be refrigerated. It will last about 2 weeks in the fridge.
- Can I Serve Straight From the Fridge? This honey butter needs to be served at room temperature just like you would regular butter. That way it’s nice and soft and spreadable. Give it about an hour or so to come to room temperature.
- Can Honey Butter Be Frozen? Don’t think you will eat all of it in the next two weeks? No problem. Freeze the honey butter by transferring it to plastic wrap and tightly wrapping with several layers. Place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
- Can I Use Salted Butter Instead? Yes, if that’s all you have on hand, it’ll totally work. Just omit the sea salt from the recipe and then taste test and the end to see if it needs more salt.
- What Are Some Good Storage Containers? Small mason jars like these work great but really any glass jar with a lid will work. Feel free to use a butter crock too!
Variations To Try
- Cinnamon Honey Butter – This tasty variation is excellent on biscuits! Mix in one quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of vanilla. So good!
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter – We love this on our sweet potato biscuits!
What To Serve With Honey Butter
How To Make Honey Butter
The BEST Honey Butter
- 8 oz unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Place softened butter in a medium bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and continue beating at medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the ingredients are fully incorporated and the butter is smooth.
- Take a moment to taste the honey butter. Add more honey or salt if needed.
- Serve immediately with additional honey and/or a sprinkle of sea salt OR transfer butter to a storage jar or airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.