A quick recipe for homemade cinnamon honey butter. 5 minutes and 3 ingredients is all you need to make it. Perfect for bagels, waffles, pancakes, toast or porridge! Adjust the amount of cinnamon and honey to your liking.
This flavored butter recipe is one of many that my mom made when we were kids. I still have some in the fridge so every time I crave something sweet I spread a generous amount of it over a toast.
I am planning on making another sweetened butter pretty soon – I guess when I finish the jar of cinnamon honey butter.
But if for some reason you don’t fancy sweetened butter, you might wanna try Roasted Garlic Butter instead.
Where to use cinnamon honey butter?
- Quick breads (Lemon Lavender Loaf, Poppy Seed Banana Bread)
- Pancakes (Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Pancakes)
- Butter rolls
How to make cinnamon honey butter
It’s important to bring the butter to room temperature so it is easy to work with. Then all you have to do is place it altogether with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
This will only take a few seconds.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can also do it by hand.
Did you know?
There are two main types of cinnamon on the market:
Now, the Cassia variety is actually not the real deal. It is what they call a fake cinnamon. It’s probably the one you buy in your local supermarkets because it’s cheaper and available worldwide.
While it’s OK to eat this variety and it also has similar health benefits than the Ceylon one (the real deal), you should be careful how much you eat. The reason is that it contains a compound that can turn toxic when eaten in large quantities.
So guys, if you enjoy this spice from time to time (e.g. to make this cinnamon honey butter) you will be fine.
However, if you are a cinnamon lover and use this spice a lot (and by that I mean a lot–like using it every day on your porridge or adding it to other meals) I highly recommend sourcing the Ceylon type. Just to be on the safe side.
Read more about the differences between Ceylon and Cassia cinnamon.
- Store this cinnamon honey butter in the fridge in a sealed jar or a small air-tight container. To bring it back to spreadable texture, simply leave it at room temperature for 10-15 minutes (this time will vary depending on how warm your room is).
- Turn this into a homemade DIY gift for your friends or family.
- Butter substitutions will not work here!
Cinnamon Honey Butter
- In a food processor combine all the ingredients and process until smooth.
- Transfer into a jar/container, seal with a lid and keep in the fridge.
- Use on toast, bagels, pancakes, waffles, …
- A real butter needs to be used in this recipe. Butter substitutions won’t work.
- Use as much honey as you like.
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or sealed jar.
- Let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before spreading.