Honey cinnamon butter made with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla all mixed together with butter, then formed into a log and popped into the fridge to set. It has a ton of different uses and it will really impress your holiday guests.
Compound butters are one of our simple little tricks to take a dish or a meal from “this is really good” to “wow! This is amazing, can I have the recipe?” They are so simple to make and they just add a special touch to the dinner table.
This compound butter is our honey cinnamon butter and it’s a cinch to make. Its as easy as this:
- Let 1 cup of butter come to room temperature
- Add the honey, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg
- Mix it well, pour it onto wrap and mould it into a log
- Throw it into the fridge to harden until you are ready to use it
For a quick little video on how to roll compound butter into a log, check out this link. Your butter log doesn’t have to be perfect to be tasty, but it is nice to have a pretty presentation!
Now if you want to make this honey cinnamon butter even more special and fragrantly delicious, grate your cinnamon and nutmeg fresh into the butter and use a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract. You will just die and go to heaven for a second as you grate those fresh spices into the butter. I just cant get enough of the smell of fresh cinnamon and nutmeg. So Christmassy too!
How to use your Honey Cinnamon Butter
- Serve it with Mashed Sweet Potatoes – especially good for your Thanksgiving or Christmas sweet potatoes.
- Smear it on toast at breakfast – Yum – doesn’t get much better than honey cinnamon toast…
- Have it in your Hot Buttered Rum
- Better yet, have it in your Hot Buttered Rum with Apple Cider
- Throw it in your bulletproof coffee! It is sooooo good!
- Melt it on baked apples!
- Melt a pat of it on any kind of fruit crisp. Oh man… now I want some of that!
Im sure there are many other uses, but that’s all I got for now 🙂
Tools to Make Your Honey Cinnamon Butter even easier:
- Kitchen Aid Mixer – will whip up your butter like nobodies business. Among other things…
- Mixing bowls and a Whisk – if you don’t have a stand mixer, a whisk and a bowl will work just fine. I love the silicone whisks so you can use them when cooking too, in any pan.
- Parchment Paper – this makes a better (wrinkle free) log of butter than plastic wrap
Honey Cinnamon Butter
- 1 cup room temperature butter grass fed if you can
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg fresh ground if you have it
- 1/4 cup honey
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl or in a mixer bowl. Mix well with a fork or in a stand mixer.
Get out a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and scrape all the butter into the middle of the wrap or paper with a spatula. Spread the butter out on the wrap into sort of a log shape. Take a side of the wrap and put it over top and use it to shape the butter into a round log. Then wrap it up, twist the sides and put it in the fridge to harden.
When you are ready to serve the butter, take it out of the fridge a little while before so its not quite so hard when you serve it.
If you cant get the butter to form a nice log shape when its really soft, throw it into the fridge and let it get a little harder. Then take it out and shape it when its a little more firm. Its much easier.
Parchment paper will make your log wrinkle free and pretty, but if you are going to store your butter in the fridge or freezer for a while, wrap it in plastic wrap. It will keep it fresh longer.