Cinnamon Honey Butter turns an ordinary slice of bread into sweet buttery heaven. It’s the perfect homemade butter to put on my Texas Roadhouse Rolls! All you need are four minutes and four ingredients to make this easy, creamy butter.
Have you ever been to a Texas Roadhouse? It’s a chain restaurant that’s probably best known for my favorite things– the fluffy, yeasty, warm rolls they bring you with your meal.
I’ve written about those before because they really are worth all the hype they get. But you wanna know the best thing that elevates them to “unforgettable” status? It’s the sweet honey cinnamon butter that comes with them.
I’m a sucker for any kind of butter, but those fancy flavored kinds of butter you get at restaurants are one of my weaknesses. The first time I bit into a warm yeast roll spread with cinnamon honey butter, I think my eyes rolled back in my head a little. It was one of those tastes that makes you want to close your eyes and savor every bite.
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I knew making cinnamon honey butter at home couldn’t be too challenging. Before I even made the honey butter for the first time, I was already dreaming of spreading it over fresh slices of Grandma’s Italian Bread or dabbing it on top of Pumpkin Muffins.
It turned out that homemade honey butter was easy to make and even more delicious than the restaurant stuff! It’s high time I dedicate a whole post to this fantastic spread. Just be warned: once you know how to make this Copycat Texas Roadhouse Butter, you’ll want to make it ALL. THE. TIME.
How do I make this Honey Butter Recipe?
This honey butter recipe is incredibly easy. It requires just four simple ingredients and about four minutes:
- Powdered sugar
All you do is whip the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl for a few minutes with an electric mixer until you achieve light, fluffy, buttery perfection. Put it in a serving dish to serve right away or plop it into a Tupperware container to keep. Bam– almost instant honey butter!
The stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment is the best way to make this recipe extra easy and quick. A hand mixer will work just as well!
I think the powdered sugar helps give this honey butter recipe its perfect fluffy texture. Other honey butter recipes tend to be too liquidy and not soft enough for my liking. This one is nicely whipped and sweet enough with the confectioner’s sugar and a touch of honey. If you like yours a little thicker, add a little powdered sugar at the end and whip once more.
The recipe has only a teaspoon of cinnamon, so it’s far from in-your-face overwhelming. But that little touch of sweet spice brings this honey butter to the next level.
Should I use salted or unsalted butter for honey cinnamon butter?
I use salted butter in my recipe to keep things as simple as possible. If you only have unsalted butter, you can use that, too. Just add a pinch of salt to the butter before whipping.
This recipe makes a spread that’s just like the one you’ll find at the Texas Roadhouse. Only it’s even better because you don’t have to leave home! Anytime I can enjoy my favorite restaurant dishes without getting out of my pajamas is a good time.
How do I store this Easy Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe?
This recipe makes about a cup of honey butter and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month or at room temperature for a couple of days.
If you refrigerate the butter, bring it to room temperature before serving so it’s soft and spreadable.
For a pretty presentation, transfer your whipped cinnamon honey butter to a piping bag fitted with a star tip, then pipe it into a glass jar or mini cups for individual servings. How lovely would that be for a brunch, baby shower, or another special occasion?
What pairs well with this Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter?
This cinnamon butter recipe is incredible on homemade baked goods of all kinds but can also instantly make store-bought rolls or English muffins more special!
Really, there’s no shortage of ways you can serve it. My first recommendation would be to get in the kitchen and make a batch of my copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls. This butter and those rolls are a match made in bread-lover’s heaven.
Cinnamon honey butter is delicious on English Muffin Bread with a steaming cup of coffee first thing in the morning. It’s also mind-blowingly good on breakfast bread loaves like Quinoa Banana Bread, Chai Banana Bread, and Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread.
Anytime I bake muffins, I like to cut them in half while they’re still fresh from the oven and spread the insides with soft butter. When I have cinnamon honey butter around, you can bet it’s my go-to spread for Cinnamon Streusel Muffins and Cinnamon Roll Muffins. You’ll be topping your pancakes with honey butter, with honey butter, and I can’t forget about Pumpkin Biscuits. It’ll be cinnamon honey butter EVERYWHERE.
What sounds better for a big family breakfast than a stack of Zucchini Pancakes or Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with a dollop of warm cinnamon honey butter melting down it? This honey butter is also phenomenal on waffles, alone or with a heaping helping of real maple syrup.
Is your mouth watering yet?
More Delicious Recipes for Spreadable Butter
Are you looking for more homemade spreads for your favorite rolls, breads, and muffins? Here are some family favorites:
- Try this Strawberry Honey Butter recipe from Belly Full. Next time strawberries are in season, you can bet I’ll make a big tub of this honey butter!
- When you want something with a little more heat, check out this Jalapeño Honey Butter I spotted over at Barefeet in the Kitchen. Can’t you just imagine how good it is on Cornbread Muffins?
- If you enjoy this easy butter, Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread inspired by the one from Panera Bread should be next on your “must try” list!
- This Herb Butter will be perfect for a steak dinner with a side of mashed potatoes.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
- ½ cup salted butter room temperature
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place the butter into a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds until it is lightly whipped.
- Add the sugar, honey and cinnamon and beat until smooth and combined.
- Continue beating on medium-high for an additional 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy, while occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.
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This post was originally published 11/1/19. It has been updated in format and with pictures on 3/1/23.
Comments & Reviews
Omg, that’s right up my alley. These pictures make me wanna have this butter right now. Really craving this. Killer recipe. I’m a sucker for any kind of butter, too. And even my picky kiddos would go crazy for this.
Thank you for this recipe and all of your useful recommendations Lynne. I’m sure they’ll help your readers a lot. Love your blog and look forward to your new awesome ideas. I’m your fan.
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Laurette Lefebvre says
Can you use white honey or does it have to be liquid
Laurette, I have never used white honey and had to Google it to see what it was. I don’t see why you couldn’t use it. Since I have never used white honey and am not sure how it will work in a recipe, I suggest making a quarter of the cinnamon honey butter recipe. I wouldn’t want you to use all the ingredients to find it doesn’t turn out as we hope it will.
Please let me know what you think, I’m very interested in hearing how it goes!