Honey Butter

This honey butter recipe is delicious on cornbread, dinner rolls, muffins, and more! With just 3 ingredients, it's creamy, flavorful, and easy to make.

Honey butter in a small bowl

Where has honey butter been all my life?! It’s light and fluffy, smooth and creamy, and filled with sweet, rich flavor. And it’s not just delicious – it’s easy to make, too! You only need 3 ingredients, 5 minutes, and some basic kitchen equipment to whip up this recipe. What are you waiting for?

Honey butter recipe ingredients

How to Make Honey Butter

This recipe is SO darn simple to make. It starts with 3 basic ingredients:

  • unsalted butter,
  • honey,
  • and sea salt.

Let the butter come to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.

Pouring honey into bowl of softened butter

Many honey butter recipes ask you to use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the butter, but I find that it gets plenty light and fluffy when I mix it together by hand.

Just place the softened butter in a small bowl, add the honey and salt…

Mixing ingredients in small bowl with spatula

…and use a spatula to mix until combined. So easy!

Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I recommend bringing it to room temperature before serving so that it becomes soft and spreadable. Enjoy!

Combining honey and butter in small glass bowl with spatula

Honey Butter Serving Suggestions

For the last few weeks, I’ve been slathering this honey butter on everything…and by everything, I really mean the jalapeño cornbread that I’ve been making on repeat. If you’re looking for a way to use your butter, I recommend you start there. The spicy cornbread and the sweet spread are a match made in heaven! Don’t like spicy food? The butter would be great on regular cornbread too.

Here are a few more ideas for using your homemade honey butter:

How do you like to use this smooth and creamy spread? Let me know in the comments!

Honey butter recipe

More Favorite Butters and Spreads

If you love this recipe, try one of these flavored butters or spreads next:

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Honey Butter

rate this recipe:
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 8 to 12
This sweet, creamy honey butter is delicious on cornbread, dinner rolls, and more! Find additional serving suggestions in the post above.


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt


  • In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, honey, and salt.
  • Serve with jalapeño cornbread or any of the suggestions in the blog post above.


5 from 8 votes (7 ratings without comment)

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Rate this recipe (after making it)

  1. Patti Dill

    Do I need to refrigerate honey butter after making it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Patti, yes, I refrigerate it.

  2. Lesley

    5 stars
    Made this twice with your cornbread recipe. Delicious!

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