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Cinnamon Butter (Texas Roadhouse Copycat)

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 16 tablespoons

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This easy Cinnamon Butter recipe goes on EVERYTHING! Buns, muffins, banana bread, your morning toast, and more. A Texas Roadhouse copycat that you won’t be able to live without!

Table of Contents
  1. How do you make Cinnamon Butter?
  2. Tips for storing this Cinnamon Butter:
  3. What to serve this Cinnamon Butter with (besides a spoon):
  4. Variations of this recipe:
  5. Cinnamon Butter Recipe

Friends.

This recipe has been a looooong time coming.

I’ve been making this Cinnamon Butter on repeat for months now, and we’ve been putting it on all kinds things.

Although this is the closest thing to the famous and totally addictive Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter, it’s actually not inspired by it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve indulged in my share of warm Texas Roadhouse rolls slathered in cinnamon honey butter over the years when I get down South. But this recipe came about when I realized that the cinnamon spread my mom used to buy us for our toast was no longer sold at the grocery store.

texas roadhouse cinnamon butter in a glass jar on grey background with banana bread in the background

I’ll be honest — I was a little distraught.

I had a serious craving that wasn’t going to just go away, so my only option was to figure out how to make it at home.

Since that day I haven’t stopped making it, and I often will bake more breads and muffins just so I don’t resort to eating it with a spoon.

How do you make Cinnamon Butter?

There are only 5 ingredients that make up this easy and delicious spread: Butter, honey, powdered sugar, cinnamon and salt.

I have tried making cinnamon honey butter without the powdered sugar, and I could just never get the taste and texture quite right like that. So for me, a little powdered sugar makes this recipe just perfect, though if you prefer you could try adding additional honey in place of the powdered sugar or you can skip it completely, but I think this way is the best way.

Tips for storing this Cinnamon Butter:

You can store cinnamon butter on the counter at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. If you use hard margarine (don’t judge!) you might be able to store it even longer, but at that point I really like to refrigerate to extend the life of it (since, believe it or not, I don’t eat the whole jar with a spoon the day I make it 😉 ).

cinnamon butter texas roadhouse copycat close up overhead with a knife stuck in the butter

Cinnamon honey butter can be refrigerated for 1 month or frozen for 6 months without the quality becoming affected.

What to serve this Cinnamon Butter with (besides a spoon):

These quick breads are all recipes we enjoy with this spread!

cinnamon butter in jar with knife scooping some butter and banana bread in the background

It’s also great on pancakes, waffles, bagels or toast (I highly recommend you try it with cinnamon raisin bread!).

Variations of this recipe:

  • This cinnamon honey butter is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.
  • You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by substituting the butter for vegan margarine (I use Becel)
  • You can make this recipe vegan (though I haven’t tried this way myself) by substituting the butter for vegan margarine and the honey for maple syrup. Note that this will give it a distinct maple flavour.
  • Note: we like our cinnamon butter on the sweet side. If you prefer it less sweet, skip the sugar completely and start with ¼ cup honey.
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Cinnamon Butter

4.89 from 26 votes
This easy Cinnamon Butter recipe goes on EVERYTHING! Buns, muffins, banana bread, your morning toast, and more. A Texas Roadhouse copycat that you won’t be able to live without!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American
Course Sauces and Condiments
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 90cal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, beat butter, honey, sugar and cinnamon until smooth. 
  • Add salt and beat until smooth. Taste and adjust salt, honey, and cinnamon to your preferences.
  • Serve with bread and other baked goods. See post above for more information on storage.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 90cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Keywords cinnamon honey butter

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Carol S. says

    I always wish that food writers would not say things like a pinch of salt because that can vary greatly. Even if you say approximately 1/8 tsp. or to taste, it gives us a baseline that we can alter. I thought my pinch was starting small but is way too salty. Next time I will do only salted butter and forget the pinch. Can’t wait to get it right and try it.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Carol! This is where your own judgement comes in. You are welcome to add it in small amounts to taste, which is generally what I do when I am adding “a pinch”.

  2. Butter War Criminal says

    do not try this recipe unless you want to experience life as a crack cocaine addict. as someone currently recovering from an eating disorder this recipe is singlehandedly driving my weight up by itself. it is absolutely insane how tasty this is, like this is criminal. i feel like i should be tried in the hague for promoting this recipe because of how damn tasty it is good lord. you have not experienced life in the fullest unless you have made this and lathered it generously on some sweet rolls. you will ascend to a higher plane of existence and yahweh will give you the godliest of all high fives before you return and ravenously devour every piece of bread and bread like item you have in your home before going out and buying some more bread and doing it all over again. triple this recipe and buy every single item in the recipe x10 unless you want to suffer through crippling withdrawal.
    10/10 highly recommended on hawaiian sweet rolls

  3. Kathryn Kozlowski says

    Super simple to make and everybody LOVES it!! Now it’s the butter requested at every special dinner when I make “GOOD” rolls! Thank you!!

  4. Stephanie A. says

    I was craving some rolls with Texas Roadhouse butter as a snack super late tonight and found this recipe. I made my rolls and after they baked, I tried this butter out. Let me start by saying that this is NOT Texas Roadhouse butter. It is SO. MUCH. BETTER. I’m talking at least twice as good. I thought the author was making a cute joke when she quipped in the intro about putting the butter in the fridge to avoid eating it with a spoon; but this butter is fantastic on bread or quite literally right off the spoon. Seriously, ya’ll, don’t even bother with Texas Roadhouse butter anymore. This butter is perfection. It’s creamy, so wonderfully sweet from the honey and powdered sugar, and it melts beautifully on a hot roll. Thanks, girl! I’m officially a fan.

  5. Monique says

    Made this for Christmas gifts & been asked for the recipe over & over again. Delish & so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Betty Reid says

    How much Splenda would I use also I’m diabetic an can’t use powder sugar or honey but I love cinnamon butter had it growing up thxs

  7. Annika says

    I’m not from the U.S., so I rarely get to eat at a Texas Roadhouse, but it is by far one of my favourite American restaurants. I was so happy to find this delicious recipe to satisfy my cravings! Thank you!

  8. Josette Sullivan says

    I absolutely loved it or should I say everyone absolutely loved it!!!!
    Had an anniversary party and I got 6 dozen of the rolls from Texas Roadhouse. I knew that they would not give me enough butter so I decided to use your recipe. It turned out perfect, no one even realized that it was not the original.
    I quadrupled the recipe and the only issue I had was that the butter sticks weren’t softened as much as they needed to be. My cheap handmixer wasn’t going to do it. Got up my stand mixer and away I went.
    Thank you so much for such an easy and perfect copycat!!

  9. Karen says

    I read through most of the comments & saw no mention of cornbread. Would this be good on cornbread? Have to make some for a party next weekend. I saw another recipe that claimed it was a “RH Copycat” recipe that called for vanilla bit no powdered sugar. I don’t know which one to try now

  10. Lisa says

    Can you make this with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter? Trying to watch the cholesterol but this stuff is amazing and I can’t control myself!

  11. Natalie says

    This is seriously the best butter!! Love how quick & easy it is to make! I will make sure to always have this in the fridge!

  12. wilhelmina says

    I am all about this simple Cinnamon Butter! It is delicious smeared on just about anything. I especially love it on pancakes.

  13. Justine says

    I can’t get enough of this butter! We use it on french toast, but it’s so amazing on everything!

  14. Tara says

    As someone from the UK who’s never tried anything like this before, I decided to give it a go on a whim. I saw the recipe as I was looking for other things to make, stumbled onto this page and decided to give it a go.
    I reduced the amounts down considerably to try it (I used about a third of what was suggested here and it turned out to be amazing. Definitely something I’m thinking about doing for when I’ve got guests over.

  15. Tammie P says

    The Nutrition label doesn’t denote the Serving size. Can you let us know what you intended that to be, so I can properly carb my grandson who is insulin dependent? Thank you!! Love the recipe!

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