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Honey Butter

December 6, 2019 (Last Updated: June 13, 2020)

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Delicious homemade honey butter is a perfect spread for rolls or toast.

A bowl full of whipped butter with honey drizzled over the top.

Have you ever had honey butter? It is most often served along with homemade biscuits in some restaurants. It can be made at home with just two simple ingredients: honey and butter!

Homemade rolls topped with a light yellow spread on a white plate.

How do you use this sweet spread?

I imagine you could use this in just about any place you use butter, although I don’t think I’d use it to fry with. Honey butter is a perfect spread that adds just a touch of sweetness. The taste of both the honey and butter are transformed and taste delicious.

We use this delicious butter on homemade rolls, buttermilk biscuits, toast, bagels and spread over a warm tortilla. You could also spread it on pancakes and waffles or add a pat to a warm bowl of oatmeal. 

How do I make honey butter?

  • Start with softened butter. You don’t want it melted, but you do want it nice and soft.
  • Blend butter with a mixer until very smooth. Whipped butter in a bowl with a green spatula.
  • Add honey and blend again.
  • Place butter mixture in a bowl.
  • Top with additional honey as a garnish, if desired.

Honey drizzling over a bowl of butter.

What type of honey should I use?

Honey comes in many different flavors. The flavors usually come from the type of pollen the bees collected just prior to harvesting the honey. Clover honey is the most common type of honey. Use what you have on hand when making this recipe.  I use the honey I harvested from my honey bees.  

How do I store honey butter?

I store my honey butter in a small bowl or in a butter crock at room temperature. If your room is too warm and the butter becomes too soft, store in refrigerator until ready to use.  You should be able to store at room temperature for several weeks. If it’s not being used on a daily basis, I would store in refrigerator until needed. Allow time for butter to come to room temperature before using after refrigerated. 

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A bowl full of whipped butter with honey drizzled over the top.

Homemade Honey Butter

Delicious spread made with honey and butter.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 134 kcal


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • Place butter in a bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add honey and continue mixing until honey is fully incorporated.
  • Scoop mixture into a small bowl for storage.
  • Drizzle with additional honey if desired.


Make certain butter is softened before using.


Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade honey butter, honey butter
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  • Reply
    December 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Oh yum! I must make a big batch of this to have at the ready! I can think of so many ways I’d love to devour it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

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    David @ Spiced
    December 9, 2019 at 5:26 am

    5 stars
    Fun post, Kathy! I do indeed enjoy honey butter on rolls, but I’ve never thought about making my own batch at home. I’m totally going to try this one out sometime soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I think Dawn is onto something with the pancakes idea. Yum!

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    Kelly | Foodtasia
    December 7, 2019 at 5:34 am

    5 stars
    Oh yum! I love the honey butter in restaurants. I never thought to make it myself. What a great idea, Kathy! It looks so yummy spread on your rolls!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 6, 2019 at 7:50 am

    5 stars
    I LOVE honey butter on biscuits Kathy! Such a treat!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 6, 2019 at 5:31 am

    5 stars
    I wanna smear this on everything! I love butter, but add sweet honey? Heavenly! Wish I had some warm bread, straight outta the oven right now generously topped with this deliciousness! So good! Bet it would be yummy on pancakes too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      December 6, 2019 at 5:39 am

      It’s so delicious and has a different taste than just butter with honey drizzled on top. Something magical happens when they are mixed together!

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