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Indulge in the sweet and warmly spiced delight of homemade cinnamon butter. This easy-to-follow recipe transforms simple unsalted butter into a tasty spread that adds a burst of flavor to your favorite foods.

Cinnamon butter in a small jar.


 

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With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll transform everyday unsalted butter into a luxurious spread that elevates your favorite dishes. Imagine the rich, creamy goodness of butter meeting the comforting warmth of cinnamon, spread on a fresh homemade roll or cornbread muffin. Perfection!

Love this take on a butter spread? Then you’ll also love my Homemade Honey Butter Recipe!

Cinnamon butter smeared on toast.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter – Softened, room-temperature butter is ideal for this recipe as it will blend easily.
  • Light brown sugar – Packed brown sugar. Use dark brown sugar for a richer flavor.
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon adds the warmth and flavor we love about cinnamon butter.
  • Kosher salt – The addition of salt helps to balance the sweetness.
Cinnamon butter ingredients.

Tools needed for this recipe

  • Hand Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Jar or airtight container

How To Make Cinnamon Butter

In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt.

Using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, blend the ingredients until they’re smooth and well combined.

Ingredients added to a mixing bowl together.

Taste the mixture, and adjust the ingredients if necessary based on your preference.

Transfer the cinnamon butter to a jar or an airtight container and refrigerate.

Cinnamon butter being whipped.

When ready to use, spread or dollop onto your choice of foods such as toast, muffins, or pancakes.

How to store

Cinnamon butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before using, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften, ensuring the best spreadability and flavor release. 

Recipe Variations

Chai Spice Cinnamon Butter: Elevate your butter with the aromatic spices of chai. Add a pinch of ground cardamom, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg to the cinnamon butter mixture. This variation is perfect for adding a cozy, spiced twist to your morning bagels or oatmeal.

Chocolate Cinnamon Butter: Satisfy your chocolate cravings by mixing in a tablespoon of cocoa powder or melted chocolate chips with your cinnamon butter. The combination of chocolate and cinnamon creates a yummy spread for crepes, French toast, or even as a dip for fresh fruit.

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Butter: Embrace the flavors of the fall season by blending pumpkin spice into your cinnamon butter. This variation is a delightful addition to muffins, quick bread, or even stirred into a warm bowl of oatmeal.

Close up of cinnamon butter ina jar.

Uses

This is a favorite condiment in my house and can be used with so many dishes! I tend to keep it simple and spread it on toast, but I also like to add it to my breakfast spread.

Spread cinnamon butter over stacks of pancakes and waffles for a twist on traditional butter or maple syrup. The sweet and spicy notes will make your breakfast feel truly special.

Cinnamon butter is also a perfect spread for freshly-baked muffins, quick bread, or rolls.

Lastly, for a touch of sweetness, this butter can be used in some of your favorite vegetables.

FAQ’s

Can I freeze cinnamon butter?

Yes, you can freeze butter for up to three months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before use.

Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted?

While you can use salted butter, using unsalted butter allows you to control the level of saltiness in the final product. If using salted butter, omit the salt from the recipe.

How long does cinnamon butter last?

Properly stored in the refrigerator, this butter can remain fresh for up to two weeks.

Notes

  • Ensure the unsalted butter is at room temperature. If it’s not, you can soften it quickly by microwaving it on a low setting in short bursts, being careful not to melt it. 
  • This butter is not just for bread or muffins; it’s a versatile spread that can also be melted over cooked carrots, yams, or even used in baked goods for an extra layer of flavor.

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Cinnamon butter in a small jar.
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Cinnamon Butter

Indulge in the sweet and warmly spiced delight of homemade cinnamon butter. This easy-to-follow recipe transforms simple unsalted butter into a tasty spread that adds a burst of flavor to your favorite foods.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 129kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened 1 stick, room temperature
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt.
  • Using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, blend the ingredients until they’re smooth and well combined.
  • Taste the mixture, and adjust the ingredients if necessary based on your preference.
  • Transfer the cinnamon butter to a jar or an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • When ready to use, spread or dollop onto your choice of foods such as toast, muffins, or pancakes.

Notes

  • Ensure the unsalted butter is at room temperature. If it’s not, you can soften it quickly by microwaving it on a low setting in short bursts, being careful not to melt it.
  • Cinnamon butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before using, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften, ensuring the best spreadability and flavor release.
  • This butter is not just for bread or muffins; it’s a versatile spread that can also be melted over cooked carrots, yams, or even used in baked goods for an extra layer of flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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