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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!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

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 1/4 cup honey.
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Cinnamon Butter

5 from 15 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 90kcal

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: 90kcal | 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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  1. Lisa says

    Can you make this with I Canโ€™t Believe Itโ€™s Not Butter? Trying to watch the cholesterol but this stuff is amazing and I canโ€™t control myself!

  2. 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!

  3. wilhelmina says

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. E.Clark says

    I have tried it twice now once with tub butter and once with stick butter both times it comes out really runny almost like a drink do you have any idea on why. The taste is great just it comes out as liquid instead.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      It definitely should not be liquid, as the only other liquid ingredient is a small amount of honey, and we’re adding additional dry ingredients to compensate. The only thing I can think of is that it got too warm and melted.

  7. Rachel says

    Hi I don’t have fresh stick cinnamon.how much of powderd would equal..the ground? got a new grill with different plates n going to make homemadechocolate chip waffles & pancakes and freeze for my daughters to reheat before School. They will LOVE THIS ON TOP! store bought is getting too expensive and not good quality =. Thx for this recipe. will ck for cinnamon question response. looking at alot of your recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. CJ says

    I’ve never heard of powdered butter. Where do you buy it? Also, have you tried making this butter recipe with the powdered butter yet, how did it turn out? Just curious. Thanks!

  9. Brittany C says

    How many calories are in one tablespoon? Is it 90? Trying to watch what I eat but this looks super duper good?

  10. Rita says

    I wonder if you could use powdered butter etc and add water later to make it shelf stable??? And easy to do up several small jars that are ready to go!

  11. Bonshendia Sherl says

    Hey there Ashley! I’m making pulled pork sliders for dinner tonight, and i’m definitely gonna try this. Looks great! (:

  12. Karen Moody says

    HELP! I need your expertise. I make a nut pound cake with a nut filling called BAKERS NUT FILLING that has been sold in my supermarket for years. It is a holiday must have for my whole family and extended family. This year they discontinued manufacturing it and I am lost. I tried grinding my own walnuts but, my pound cake just wasn’t the same. I called the company and asked what ingredients was in the FILLING and they said mixed nuts, almonds, cashews and corn syrup. I wonder if nut butters would work for me? Do you have a suggestion? My heart is broken, it was our Christmas morning go to and we all missed it this year.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I’m so sorry to hear that Karen! I honestly have no experience making such a filling, and I’ve never experienced a cake like that although it sounds very delicious! I wish I could be of more help ๐Ÿ™

  13. Jen says

    While itโ€™s OK in itโ€™s own right, itโ€™s NOTHING AT ALL like the Texas Roadhouse butter. Color, consistency, and taste are all way off. I added another cup (2 sticks) of butter and mixed thoroughly, and that got it pretty close. Still too much honey though.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Jen! I’m sorry you feel that way. I’ve found that most recipes are pretty similar and, obviously, this is the way I make it that my family enjoys. It’s pretty easy to adjust to your tastes, though I feel like two sticks of butter would dilute any flavor quite a bit. You are definitely free to tweak it to your own liking as you see fit!

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