Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cinnamon Honey Butter

I had a traumatic experience with honey in kindergarten. We were learning about insects, making ants out of peanut butter no-bake cookies with 6 little pretzel "legs" stuck into the sides. This activity was meant to cement insect anatomy into our young minds while attempting to hold our short attention spans. After this lesson was over, we were allowed to eat our ants for snack. I don't remember much from kindergarten, but as I said this was traumatic, so I can easily recall how I felt about eating my ant cookies. I was stoked. We had helped make the cookies. When you are 5 and an adult lets you stir cookie ingredients together, that's the highlight of your week! So, I took a bite of my ant cookie that I had helped make and spit it out immediately. All I could taste was honey. I went without snack that day. And that is the only time I can ever remember turning down a cookie. Traumatic.

To this day, if I can taste honey, I'm not going to eat it. I do not like peanut butter and honey sandwiches, will not take honey in my oatmeal, and if I were a tea drinker, I wouldn't use it there either! However, I will eat an entire plate of Baklava in one sitting. How?? Because I have no self control when it comes to dessert. Oh, you mean how can I eat Baklava when it is soaked in honey?? Well, I have found that I can handle honey if it is a background sweetener and not the star ingredient. That being said, this cinnamon honey butter is my kind of honey. The creaminess of the spread carries the deep cinnamon flavor across your taste buds and at the last second, you taste a hint of sweetness from the honey. And did I mention it tastes great on an English Muffin;)

This recipe takes 5 minutes and uses one bowl. If you are making my fabulous Homemade English Muffins, you could whip this cinnamon honey butter up, literally, in the time it takes for your English muffins to cool.

This is a one bowl recipe. Make sure your butter is at room temperature before starting.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth.


Beat in honey and powdered sugar.

Finally, add cinnamon. Beat for 2-3 minutes on high speed until fluffy.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com


1 stick salted butter, room temperature  
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 honey
1 tsp cinnamon


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter on high speed until creamy. Add honey and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add cinnamon and beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes until honey butter is light and fluffy. 

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