This whipped homemade honey butter is the perfect spread for cornbread, biscuits, rolls, muffins, scones and more. It is easy to make with just 3 ingredients.
I don’t think our Thanksgiving table would be complete without some homemade honey butter for biscuits and cornbread. It is creamy, smooth, sweet and a little bit salty, and it pairs well with so many things.
What's Cool About This Recipe
- Only 3 ingredients: You only need 3 ingredients to make the base of this whipped honey butter, then you can add extra flavors if you want (see variations section below)
- Easy to make: Once your butter is softened, you can have honey butter in less than 5 minutes.
- No powdered sugar: A lot of honey butter recipes have powdered sugar in them, but ours is made without powdered sugar.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Butter: We use unsalted butter and add our own salt. You can use salted butter, just leave out the salt.
- Honey: Use high quality pure honey for best results.
- Salt: Salt will offset the sweetness of the honey. If you’re using salted butter then you don’t need to add any salt.
See recipe card for quantities.
You can add flavorings to the honey butter, like:
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Orange zest
Overview of instructions with photos. See recipe card for quantities and full instructions.
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl whip the butter until light and fluffy.
Step 2: Add the honey, salt, and any flavorings you want (we used vanilla extract).
Step 3: Whip until combined and smooth.
Step 4: Transfer to a serving container and serve.
Store leftover honey butter covered in the refrigerator. As long as it doesn’t get softened and re-refrigerated multiple times (it will develop an unpleasant, rancid flavor) it will stay good for a couple weeks.
How to Freeze
Freeze in an airtight, freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator, or at room temperature if you’re going to use it all within a day.
Tips From Our Kitchen
If you need to soften your butter quickly, cut it into cubes or thin slices and it will soften much faster.
Honey butter is best enjoyed fresh. Although you can store it in the refrigerator, it is not as good once it is softened again.
Honey butter, as the name suggests, is made with butter and honey. It is usually whipped together until smooth and fluffy. It sometimes contains other flavorings like cinnamon, vanilla, salt and some recipes include powdered sugar (ours does not).
Honey Butter for Cornbread and Biscuits
- ½ cup (113 grams) Unsalted butter softened
- ⅓ cup (112 grams) Pure honey
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract or ground cinnamon optional
- In a medium size mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and fluffy.½ cup (113 grams) Unsalted butter
- Add the honey, salt and any flavorings you’re using and beat until combined and smooth.⅓ cup (112 grams) Pure honey, ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Transfer to a serving dish and serve.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
We calculate these nutritional facts using an estimate and they can vary drastically between ingredients used and measuring technique. So, they are not intended for medical use.