This Cinnamon Butter recipe is a Texas Roadhouse copycat and with only 4 ingredients, it’s so easy to make at home.
First served to me years ago when I was over at my friend Sherry’s house, having coffee, talking shop, and ignoring our children, as friends do…she passed me a banana muffin and a jar of this glorious cinnamon butter. It looked like frosting – so clearly I was already sold before even tasting it.
She’s a Texas native and very familiar with Texas Roadhouse, which is a legendary steak house that serves this butter with their dinner rolls. But she made the flavored butter at home, because it was way cheaper than eating out every night to get her fix! I nabbed the recipe from her and have been making it ever since. My kids always make sure we don’t run out.
How to Make Cinnamon Butter
- Salted or Unsalted Butter: Salted or unsalted butter can be used. My recipe is written with salted butter. If you use unsalted, add in 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (not table salt) a little at a time. You might find that 1/4 teaspoon does the job.
- Use softened butter: Before mixing, make sure your butter is softened to room temperature, not cold and hard as a rock, and not melted. Room temperature butter whips up nice and creamy!
- Control the sweetness: We like our cinnamon butter on the sweeter side, but if you don’t, cut back on the powdered sugar.
- Honey: I absolutely love the combination of sugar, honey, and cinnamon, but you can omit the honey, if necessary – the results just won’t be optimal.
What to serve with Cinnamon Butter
What not to serve it with is the question! HA. These are just some of our favorites.
If you haven’t already made up a batch of cinnamon honey butter, what are you waiting for? You will love it!
How to Store Cinnamon Butter
This can be stored on the counter if it will be eaten within a couple days, or in the refrigerator in an airtight container, up to 10 days, then allow to come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze it up to 2 months (thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then set out to reach room temperature.)
Other Flavored Butters We Love!
Cinnamon Honey Butter
- 1 cup salted butter , room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until combined and smooth.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again until perfectly light and fluffy.
- Spoon into a large ramekin or (2) 4 ounce glass jars; leave on the counter for up to 2 days or transfer to the refrigerator in an airtight container for longer storage (bring to room temperature before serving.)
- This can be stored on the counter if it will be eaten within a couple days, or in the refrigerator in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks, then allow to come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze it up to 2 months (thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then set out to reach room temperature.)
- Don’t skip the salt. If you only have unsalted butter on hand, add a 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt to start, taste, and adjust to your liking.
- You can easily halve this recipe if you don’t think you’ll go through it fast enough, but I dare you not to try!
- Whip up a batch and put it in decorative jars for a simply delicious DIY gift.