Wondering how to make Whipped Honey Butter? Look no further! This homemade recipe is an easy spread for all your gluten free breakfast goods – cornbread, rolls, scones, you name it. It also make a great addition to your holiday dinner table.
This recipe is the result of a whim. I was bringing a bunch of cornbread to Thanksgiving dinner and kept seeing the words honey butter pop up online when I was looking up info for some recipes. It sounded like a good idea, so I whipped together some butter, honey, and vanilla, and it. was. MAGIC.
At the Thankgiving table, my family raved about the whipped honey butter. So much so that some of them actually looked sad when I took the leftovers home. Which is when I knew I had to put the recipe up for all of you. But first let’s answer some questions about honey butter.
What is Honey Butter?
Honey butter is literally just honey and butter combined into a spread. It’s common to add vanilla extract to it to enhance the flavor. Other add-ins could include cinnamon, orange extract, or even peaches.
What are the Ingredients for Whipped Honey Butter?
This is a super simple recipe that just requires 3 ingredients:
- Vanilla Extract
Does Honey Butter Need to be Refrigerated?
Yes, if you want it to keep for longer than a couple days. This Kitchn article discusses pros and cons of refrigerating butter or leaving it out.
Can Honey Butter be Frozen?
Yes! It needs to be stored in a sealed container or wrapped several times in plastic wrap, but it will keep for several months that way (up to 6 months).
Can Honey Butter go Bad?
Yes, it can. If you leave it out on the counter it will likely take only a couple of days for it to go bad. It’s less likely to go bad in the refrigerator and even less likely in the freezer. To tell if your butter has gone bad, see if there’s any sour smell or taste (a little taste shouldn’t hurt you). For more information, see this Spoon University article.
Okay, enough of the questions. Onto the recipe!
How to Make This Homemade Whipped Honey Butter Recipe
I’m telling you, this recipe is SO easy. I’m going to show you how easy in these simple steps.
Step 1. Soften the butter in the microwave. Stick it in a large microwavable bowl and nuke it for 10 seconds. Check to make sure it’s soft – if not, try another 5 minutes. Be careful it doesn’t start to melt! Butter melts from the middle first so poke at it all over to see if there’s any melty spots.
Step 2. Put the honey and vanilla in the bowl with the butter
Step 3. Whip the butter with a hand mixer.
Place the butter in a dish to serve and you’re done. See? Super easy.
You can eat honey butter with pretty much anything you would put regular butter on – toast, cornbread, rolls (all gluten free, of course), but also in a roasted sweet potato or on top of cooked carrots. Lots of different options to try!
If this Whipped Honey Butter recipe has you wanting more easy breakfast recipes, check these out to add more goodness to your mornings:
- Blueberry Crisp Oatmeal
- Gluten Free Avocado Toast
- Gluten Free Parfait
- Chai Eggnog Latte
- Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Gluten Free Maple Pecan Banana Bread
- Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Or maybe you are looking for breakfast recipes for your family? Try one of these ideas:
- Sausage and Leek Casserole
- Easy Sheet Pan Breakfast
- Easy Vegetable Frittata
- Potato Breakfast Hash
- Breakfast Quesadilla
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Recipe for Whipped Honey Butter
Whipped Honey Butter
- 1 stick butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- A large microwavable bowl
- A hand mixer
- A measuring spoon
- A measuring cup
- Take the stick of butter out of the wrapper and place it in a large microwaveable bowl.
- Soften the butter by microwaving it. Start with 10 seconds then touch the butter to see if it's soft. If it's still pretty hard, try 5 more seconds. You shouldn't need more than 20 seconds to soften it as you don't want it to start melting. Make sure to check all sides of the butter as the middle is usually what starts to melt first!
- Take the bowl out of the microwave, then measure out the honey and vanilla extract with the measuring cup, and spoon, respectively. Add both into the bowl with the butter.
- Whip the ingredients until very well combined using the hand mixer. This should take less than 5 minutes as the ingredients will come together quickly.
- Place the honey butter in a small dish and serve.