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17 Easy Flavored Butter Recipes

These flavored butter recipes are fantastic! They’re sweet, savory, creamy, and you ‘butter‘ believe they’ll add a new level of yum to your meals.

Butter has a bad rap, but it’s full of good fatty acids, calcium, and vitamins. Plus, it’s been shown to aid in weight loss, lower your risk of cancer, and more.

Flavored butter served on a wooden board with a knife and bread

Oh, and it’s insanely delicious. 

So, how about we treat butter like the French do and use it in (and on) everything?

When you taste these flavored butter recipes, you’ll have a hard time not adding them to your meals.

Best Compound Butter Recipes

1. Strawberry Butter

Sweet dreams are made of this pretty, pastel, strawberry compound butter. It is the perfect summer spread.

Sweet strawberries and floral honey give this butter its flavor. And of course, you need some good quality butter, too. 

The acidity of the strawberries balances the richness of the butter perfectly. It’s creamy, sweet, fresh, and so tasty.

I like to slather this on warm scones!

2. Honey Butter

Try this honey butter, and you’ll never go back to regular butter again – especially when you use it on pancakes, muffins, or toast. 

It’s so easy to make, and everyone will love it. All you need is butter, honey, and vanilla.

Easy peasy.

This whipped butter is so soft and creamy, it feels like frosting. In fact, I think this would make a fantastic base for American buttercream!

3. Cranberry Butter

Say ‘hello’ to the holidays with this cranberry butter!

Everyone at your table will love it because not only is it stunning, but it’s delicious to boot. 

This butter features a delicious duo of cranberry and orange. It’s tart and just a little sweet, so it pairs perfectly with many holiday goodies.  

4. Cinnamon Butter (Texas Roadhouse Copycat)

Some restaurants are known for one particular menu item.

Outback Steakhouse has its Bloomin’ Onion (yum!!), and Red Lobster has those incredible Cheddar Bay Biscuits. 

But Texas Roadhouse is famous for its fantastic cinnamon butter that’s on the table with the bread course.

And this delectable copycat recipe brings the restaurant right to your table. 

This butter is cinnamony, sweet, and tastes good on everything. You’ll probably want to eat it straight from the container. 

5. Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I have a confession to make: apple butter isn’t really butter.

But it IS a rich, delicious, and creamy spread, just like butter. So, we’ll count it. 

This apple butter is straightforward to make. All you need is a slow-cooker, apples, spices, sugar, and a bit of passive time.

Dump everything in the Crock-Pot and let it go all day. 

In the end, you have caramelly, luscious apple butter that you can use on everything!

I love apple butter on cinnamon pancakes or waffles, but it even tastes amazing on a slice of tender pumpkin bread

6. Whipped Pumpkin Spice Butter

Do you dream of cool fall days with boots, sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes?

Then, you need to make this insane whipped, sweet butter recipe. 

It’s filled with warm spices, sweet pumpkin, and floral honey, making it rich and luxurious.

It’s the perfect spread to plop on top of your favorite fall baked goods. 

7. Cinnamon Sugar Butter with Brown Sugar

There’s something truly magical about the combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. 

And you’ll find it on many delicious treats, such as cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, apple pie, and streusel topping.

With this cinnamon sugar butter, you can get that dessert feeling on even more food!

Spread it on dinner rolls, dip apple slices into it, smear it over toast, or add a dollop to a warm muffin.

You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

8. Jalapeño Honey Butter

This butter is fresh, spicy, sweet, and insanely good. Honestly, it’s perfect on just about any bread you can think of. 

The honey and the jalapeño work together so beautifully. So much so that even if you typically don’t like spicy things, you’ll like this.

I suggest serving it with a batch of plain cornbread.

9. Garlic Herb Butter

I literally use this butter for everything.

I cook with it, spread it on bread, let it melt over steaks, and bathe in it… okay, not really.

Let’s just say that when I have some around, it definitely doesn’t last long.

This butter is seriously flavorful and ridiculously easy to make. All you need is butter, garlic, parsley, and salt (I like to add chives). 

It is incredible when it’s spread on dinner rolls or mashed into potatoes. I also love to use this butter for cooking eggs, steak, and even grilled cheese. 

And if you want to make it even more ridiculously addictive, try adding some blue cheese to the mix!

10. Fig Honey Butter

Like apple butter, this fig honey butter is actually dairy-free.

That said, it’s a deliciously sweet and spiced spread that’s perfect for all kinds of yummy things. 

I think it would be amazing on sugar cookies, kind of like a rustic Fig Newton. 

11. Bacon Butter

Everything is better with bacon, don’t you think? And that goes double for butter!

This recipe contains all kinds of healthy fats and nutrients, plus it’s super flavorful. It’s salty, meaty, garlicky, creamy, and deliciously savory. 

Use it on bread, bagels, potatoes, pasta, and vegetables. You could even use it on flatbread with cheese and tomatoes for a simple, light meal.

12. Maple Butter

Maple is a uniquely North American treat. Seriously. You can’t get pure maple syrup outside of the Continent – unless you pay an exorbitant price. 

That makes this maple butter an exceptional spread. And like a few other imposters on this list, there’s no actual butter involved.

BUT if it looks like butter and spreads like butter…

Also known as maple cream, this treat only requires two ingredients- maple syrup and oil. Then, it’s just a process of cooking, cooling, warming, and beating.

It’s simple but takes time.

This sweet cream is perfect for spreading on bread, doughnuts, pancakes, cookies, and more! 

13. Cinnamon Vanilla Honey Butter

Cinnamon, honey, vanilla, oh my! This butter is so tasty; you might be tempted to eat it with a spoon. 

It’s sweet, fluffy, and perfectly spreadable.

Add it to your favorite pancakes with maple syrup for an irresistibly indulgent breakfast. 

14. Easy Pear Butter

I love pears, but I often buy way more than I can eat.

This pear butter is a fantastic way to preserve any extra or slightly overripe pears. 

As with the other fruit “butter” on this list, this pear butter is more of a jam. But, it’s been reduced down enough to have a buttery consistency. 

It’s floral, sweet, and wonderfully spiced. I really love this pear butter in my oatmeal in the mornings. 

That said, it makes a terrific tart or cake filling, too.

15. Honey Sriracha Butter

This honey Sriracha compound butter is perfect for when you’re craving Asian-inspired cuisine.

After all, Asian cooking is known for its mastery of combining sweet and savory elements. 

Take, for example, sweet and sour sauce, orange chicken, or Teriyaki chicken.

This butter emulates those sweet, savory, spicy, and it’s just plain delicious.

If you don’t like a lot of spice but still love the flavor of Sriracha, fear not! You can adjust the spice level to your preferences.  

16. Horseradish Butter

This horseradish butter packs a powerful flavor punch. So, if you need to kick your cooking up a notch, this is for you. 

All you need is butter, horseradish, and chives, then blitz everything in your food processor until it’s well-incorporated.

You can mix it by hand, too.

It’s that simple! I recommend using this butter with potatoes, either mashed into them or melted over the top. It’s spicy, bold, and super delicious. 

17. Red Wine and Shallot Butter

Add an element of elegance to your dinner with this red wine and shallot butter. One bite and everyone will think you’re a five-star chef!

It’s rich, savory, and absolutely delectable. Plus, it pairs beautifully with steak and potatoes. 

Want to know the best part? It only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

So, you get to be a dinner boss and still have time for your family. How’s that for a win-win?

17 Easy Ways to Make Flavored Butter

These flavored butter recipes are fantastic! They’re sweet, savory, creamy, and you ‘butter’ believe they’ll add a new level of yum to your meals.


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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