Delicious and creamy this homemade honey butter is easy to make and is perfect on bread or just about anything and everything!
This post is honor of all my Utah friends who celebrated Pioneer Day this past weekend. We had a celebration here in Oregon too on Saturday.
For those of you who may never have heard of Pioneer Day, it is July 24th. It marks the day that Brigham Young and the pioneers who went West with him entered the Salt Lake Valley. I have no pioneer ancestry but my husband does so we are always grateful for July 24th and the opportunity it gives us to stop, ponder and remember how grateful we are for the sacrifices they made.
Whenever I think about the pioneers I think about honey butter. I associate honey butter with Utah and with pioneers.
This recipe actually came from my mother in law who makes a mean honey butter. It doesn’t get much better than homemade bread with honey butter.
What is Honey Butter?
My mother in law has a secret ingredient in her honey butter. Generally, it is just a combination of honey and butter but my mother in law adds in a little vanilla extract which makes it rather amazing.
I love it with the vanilla extract but have tried other flavors as well and my favorite is orange extract.
Can I just say WOW! The addition of the orange was amazing. The thing I loved about it the most is that people didn’t expect it. I had several meetings at my house last week and I served fresh rolls and orange honey butter at them and people went crazy over it.
Whether it is homemade rolls or store bought bread, this butter would be an amazing addition.
All you honey butter makers out there – have you ever added in any additional flavors? Thinking raspberry may be a winner too!
Homemade Honey Butter Recipe
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla or other flavor extract
- Beat together all ingredients for at least ten minutes
- It will be runny at first but as it mixes together it will thicken up and get light and fluffy
- Keep refrigerated