This cinnamon butter recipe is so easy to make and delicious that you will want to keep it on hand at all times. We love to spread cinnamon butter on hot biscuits or even on our cornbread.
I don’t really know why on earth it took me so long to make this recipe. But once I did, well, let’s just say that I am a happier gal.
Now the trick is to not overindulge in yummy biscuits.
Notes on making cinnamon butter:
- I made this cinnamon butter with salted butter. If you use unsalted butter, be sure to add in a pinch of salt.
- Be sure to use real butter. This is not a time for margarine.
- When I make this butter, I use plain cinnamon. We love to use Vietnamese cinnamon in many of our dishes, but this recipe requires plain ol’ cinnamon, in my experience.
Tips on softening butter
- I like to set the butter out about 45 minutes before I plan to make the recipe.
- Cut the butter into small pieces so that it softens quicker.
- Fill a bowl with hot water. Then put the butter in another bowl that is close to the same size. Place the butter bowl on top of the hot water bowl. This will gently warm the butter and soften it faster. I used this trick the other day because it was a bit cold in my kitchen, and even though the butter had been out for 45 minutes, it was still cold.
How to store cinnamon butter
You can store cinnamon butter in the fridge for up to two weeks. Once you’ve added the cinnamon and sugar, you shouldn’t leave butter sitting out on the counter for longer than a couple of hours.
Be sure to put the butter in a sealed container.
Can you freeze cinnamon butter?
Yes, you can freeze cinnamon butter. Be sure to put the butter in a sealed container and then place it in the freezer. It will last up to three months in the freezer.
What to serve with cinnamon butter?
We love to eat this butter! We also love to consume it on all kinds of bread.
Homemade cinnamon butter ingredients
This recipe is so easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients.
Butter – I use and recommend salted butter for this recipe. Note that if you only have unsalted butter, that is fine. In that case, just add in a pinch of salt.
Vanilla extract – It doesn’t take much vanilla extract to enhance the flavor, but it is an essential ingredient.
Powdered sugar – It took a bit of experimentation to conclude that this was indeed the right kind of sugar for this recipe. It also took more than I had expected to get the taste just right.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is the star of the show in this recipe. I don’t recommend any fancy cinnamon here. Just use plain everyday cinnamon.
There are just a few recipe variations that I would recommend for this cinnamon butter recipe.
- Add in some allspice. If it’s fall and you’re looking for a more robust flavor, consider adding half the required amount of cinnamon and the rest as allspice.
- Add in maple syrup instead of powdered sugar.
- Add in a touch of mace spice. It will add a kick of flavor that will have everyone asking you, “What is that?” Whether you share your secret ingredient or not, it’s up to you, but it will keep folks coming back for more.
How to make cinnamon butter
Making cinnamon butter at home is very much straightforward. The secret to making the best cinnamon butter recipe is to have fully softened butter. It won’t be easy to completely mix the ingredients if the butter isn’t at room temperature. Note that you don’t want your butter to be melted.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients. You will need butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.
Step 2: Soften the butter. A good way to soften butter is to allow it to set out at room temperature for about an hour.
Step 3: Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Step 4: I started with half a stick of butter, mixed that well and then added the remaining butter.
Step 5: Add the cinnamon butter to a sealable container for storage. If you plan to use the butter right away, add it to a serving bowl.
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 ⅛ t cinnamon
- ½ t vanilla extract
- 3 T powdered sugar
- Gather the ingredients. You will need butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.
- Soften the butter. A good way to soften butter is to allow it to set out at room temperature for about an hour.
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- I started with half a stick of butter, mixed that well and then added the remaining butter.
- Add the cinnamon butter to a sealable container for storage. If you plan to use the butter right away, add it to a serving bowl.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
The bottom line
We made this cinnamon butter recipe last night to eat with our cornbread. It’s so easy to make that we’ve started keeping a container of it in the fridge.
When you pull it out of the fridge, it will be cold and difficult to spread. I suggest that you remove the cinnamon butter from the fridge when you start cooking dinner. That will allow it plenty of time to come to room temperature and therefore, easier to spread.