Whipped Specialty Butters

October 11, 2012

Sweet flavored butters three ways! Cinnamon Honey Butter, Raspberry Butter and Vanilla Bean Honey Butter. The perfect compliment to homemade rolls or toast.

What is one out of the ordinary thing you should add as a new highlight to the Thanksgiving feast this year? Something that probably wouldn’t have come to mind, whipped specialty butters to go along with those fresh out of the oven, homemade rolls.

These butters are amazing! I was at my mother-in-laws a few days ago and she had fresh bread and some whipped cinnamon honey butter she’d bought at the store. I knew it would be a breeze to recreate after reading the ingredients list on the packaging label, so I came home and made it. In my opinion the homemade version may just be a bit better because it’s freshly made, but other than that they taste exactly the same.

I also decided to create a few other versions as well because why stop at just one flavor? There are many more I wanted to make but didn’t have the time. Here’s a few I had in mind: orange honey butter with orange extract and fresh orange zest, salted caramel butter with caramel sauce (rather than honey) and coarse sea salt, and lavender honey butter with dried lavender, because honey and lavender just go together.

Really there are so many different flavors you could make, but if there’s one you must try this Fall it’s the Cinnamon Honey Butter. It makes an ordinary roll taste similar to a cinnamon roll.

Note that pictured is only 1/4 of each recipe just because I didn’t want to use 3 cups of butter at once, there’s no way my family of 4 could eat that much unless were were to serve it scooped over the top of ice cream cones. If it weren’t so fattening I probably would like that =).

If you are looking for a delicious dinner rolls recipe, I’d recommend trying this one. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Sweet flavored butters three ways! Cinnamon Honey Butter, Raspberry Butter and Vanilla Bean Honey Butter. The perfect compliment to homemade rolls or toast.
Servings: 12
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter , at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp molasses
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together all ingredients until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flavored Butter
Author: Jaclyn

Raspberry Butter

Ingredients
1 cup salted butter , at room temperature
1/2 cup raspberry jam , seedless if preferred
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp raspberry extract (add 1/2 tsp more for stronger raspberry flavor)

Instructions
In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
Note: the raspberry is naturally pink no food coloring is needed.

Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

Ingredients
1 cup salted butter , at room temperature
seeds of 1 vanilla bean
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together all ingredients until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

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16 Comments

  • Kristena

    I was wondering how long these last? Thank you for the wonderful recipes- I recently came into a bread making machine and fully intend to make tons of fresh bread and jams/butters to go with it :)

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I think they are good for a few weeks, mine never last that long so I can’t say for sure :). I hope you love them!

  • Samantha

    I made the cinnnamon honey butter tonight for our Thanksgiving feast on Thurs. Hoping it will keep well, I couldn’t think of a reason it wouldn’t. I used 3 sticks of butter and left out the powdered sugar, it seemed sweet enough with the honey. Tastes great!

  • Melanie

    I made the cinammon-honey butter, and it was WAY too sweet. I added a whole extra cup of butter, and then the ratio was good. Are you sure you meant only 1 cup of butter? I can’t imagine eating it that sweet – couldn’t even taste the butter!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes the ratios listed are what I prefer, everyone just has a different sweet tooth I guess :).

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    I love your site. Your creativity is amazing. Keep at it lady!

    • Jaclyn

      Thanks Monique! It was so funny to see your comment because I was actually browsing through and admiring your blog just before and making the Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies. WOW THEY ARE AMAZING! Thank you thank you!