Easy Honey Butter

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Creamy, rich, and flavorful, this Easy Honey Butter with a hint of orange is the perfect way to enhance the flavor of all sorts of foods. You will love slathering it on bread, muffins, biscuits, waffles, and more!

Suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets. Weight Watchers Points included.

honey butter on parchment paper with orange slices and a biscuit

What can you put Honey Butter on? Well guys, really your question should be what can’t you put this butter on?!?! It’s fluffy texture and smooth sweet buttery taste with a hint of orange goes well on all sorts of different foods.

Yeap, once you learn how to make honey butter, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. This is a super easy honey butter recipe that is sure to become a go-to condiment. And friends, it’s a great edible gift too. Honey + Butter = YUM!

Whenever you’re looking to add a little extra flair to your favorite dishes, orange honey butter is the answer. Once you try it I guarantee you’ll be convinced it can go on everything. Slather it on any type of baked bread, homemade muffins, cornbreads,  and biscuits. Use it to top off pancakes, waffles, and baked potatoes. And it’s an especially amaaaaazing accompaniment for Instant Pot baked sweet potatoes and Air Fryer Bagels, and Air Fryer Banana Bread. Trust me on this one.

top down view of the completed orange butter with a plate of biscuits

Why You’ll ♡ It 

  • Uses pantry staple ingredients.
  • Quite simple to make.
  • Goes on almost everything.
  • Enhances the flavors of all sorts of foods.

What Is Honey Butter?

Honestly guys, it’s very simple what honey butter is. Plainly, it’s a mixture of sweet honey mixed with smooth and creamy butter. 

Some people like to add a little extra flavoring like orange (on this recipe) or other complimentary flavors, most commonly cinnamon. 

top down view of a bowl filled with the honey butter mixture

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Soooo, let’s grab those ingredients and I will show you….

How To Make Honey Butter

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Start by softening your butter for 30 seconds in the microwave. 
  2. Add in the zest and juice of one orange and honey, stirring to combine. 
  3. Form the butter into a log shape and wrap it in parchment paper, or transfer it to a mason jar.
  4. Place in the fridge and allow it to firm up.
  5. Before serving, let the honey butter to come to room temperature, or soften in the microwave for 30 seconds. 
close up view of the completed honey butter recipe

Expert Recipe Tips

  • To really bring out the flavor, add in a pinch of sea salt.
  • This recipe is fantastic on homemade bread and banana bread
  • Make sure to use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, don’t add any additional optional salt.
  • Using room temperature butter makes it easier to work with. This may eliminate the need to microwave it to soften it first. 
  • Allow your refrigerated honey butter to come to room temperature before spreading.
honey butter spread onto biscuits

Delicious Variations

This orange butter recipe is truly delicious just the way it is, but folks, you can always try some of these other variations for something a little different:

  • Add a little extra flavor: Add in some vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Adjust sweetness levels: Adjust your honey to be more or less to suit your taste. 
top down view of the ingredients for making honey butter with orange

Prep Ahead, Storage, Freeze And Thaw

  • Prep Ahead-This is super simple to make, other than letting it chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours, it doesn’t take much time or need to prep ahead.
  • Storage– Store fresh made orange butter in an airtight container for about a week or two. 
  • Freeze– Once butter has chilled in fridge, spoon onto plastic wrap and wrap it up tightly in a few layers. Freeze up to 2 months.
  • Thaw– thaw overnight in fridge and keep refrigerated in between use. 

FAQs

Does Honey Butter Go Bad?

Just like plain butter, if you leave this sweet butter out on the counter for too long it will go bad and no longer be safe to eat. 

Does This Need To Be Refrigerated?

You can store this just like you would unflavored butter. If you’ll be consuming it within the day or two, it’s safe on the counter stored in a proper container. Otherwise, keep it in the refrigerator.  

Can You Serve Straight From Refrigerator? 

I recommend serving this butter at room temperature so it spreads easily.

the honey butter formed into a log and placed on parchment paper

Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points 

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

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honey butter on parchment paper with orange slices and a biscuit
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Easy Honey Butter

It's so easy to learn how to make honey butter with a hint of orange.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Chilling Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Edible Gifts, Sauce
Cuisine: American, southern, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (227g) butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 orange juice and zest

Instructions

  • Start by softening the butter for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Add the zest and juice of one orange and honey, stirring to combine.
  • Form the butter into a log shape and wrap in parchment paper. Or, tranfer to a mason jar and place inside the fridge.
  • Before serving, allow the honey butter to come to room temperature.
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Notes

  • To really bring out the flavor, add in a pinch of sea salt.
  • This recipe is fantastic on homemade bread and banana bread. 
  • Make sure to use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, don’t add any additional optional salt.
  • Using room temperature butter makes it easier to work with. This may eliminate the need to microwave it to soften it first. 
  • Allow your refrigerated honey butter to come to room temperature before spreading
  • There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg

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