Easy Holiday Recipe: Homemade Honey Butter over Warm Biscuits

Honey butter is one of life’s simple pleasures. Its salty sweet flavor lends itself perfectly to warm, homemade baked goods. Even better? It’s easy to make. With just three ingredients, you can have homemade honey butter in a matter of minutes.

With holidays just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to try our hand at honey butter. For this recipe, we used our Raw & Unfiltered Honey smoothed generously over this Serious Eats Quick and Easy Drop Biscuit recipe. To make this delicious spread, simply gather your ingredients and follow the steps below: 



½ stick unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1 tablespoon of Swan’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey

½ tablespoon course sea salt



Depending on your preference, play around with adding slightly more or less honey or salt. If you’re on the sweeter side, add a bit more honey. If you’re on the salty side, consider sprinkling a few extra sea salt flakes into the mixture.


Step 1

Cut the butter into 1-inch pieces. This will make it easier for mixing.

Butter sits on a cutting board in front of a mixing bowl and jar of honey.


Step 2

Using an electric mixer, whip the butter and the honey together. The result should be smooth and fluffy.



If you don’t have an electric mixer, try using a whisk. Simply warm the butter in the microwave for a few seconds until soft enough to hand-mix.

A tablespoon of honey is added into a mixing bowl containing butter.

Step 3

Gently fold the salt into the honey butter mixture. Scoop the final mixture into a microwave safe bowl or dish (this will make it easier to reheat leftover honey butter).

A bowl of handmade honey butter next to a salt shaker.

Step 4

Spread across your favorite baked good and enjoy! For added saltiness, sprinkle a few more sea salt flakes on top.

A homemade biscuit topped with honey butter sits on a plate next to kitchen ingredients.