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!

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  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


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
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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 πŸ˜‰ ).

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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

4.85 from 51 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


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey (not creamed)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 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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  1. Jenny says

    This was delicious! I made it for friends to gift with a loaf of homemade bread and I received rave reviews. Tastes like something you would find in a restaurant!

  2. Sabryna says

    I used the recipe as is and it was very sweet so I added another cup of butter and it’s not as overwhelming but over all this recipe is great and can be adjusted as needed to taste. If you do use this recipe I recommend starting off with smaller amounts of honey and sugar and adjusting it as you go! (Just to avoid being overwhelmed)

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Sabryna! Thank you for this feedback! I’ve not had anyone say it was too sweet before, but we all have different taste. Glad the addition of more butter worked out for you.

  3. Tyllie says

    What do you use to beat up the butter and stuff ??? I tried so many times making this but I never succeeded.

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Tyllie! I use a hand mixer. There is a video in the recipe card so you can view it and see how it’s done. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Jan says

    If I use salted butter do I still need to put the salt in?
    Thank you
    Can’t wait to try it. I too.grow up with cinnamon butter. Sundays was pancakes for breakfast before going to church and what good are pancakes without cinnamon butter to put on them?.

  5. Nicole Teague says

    This recipe is a keeper – it’s absolutely delicious! I remember having cinnamon butter at a restaurant growing up (can’t remember which one now lol). I found Cinnamon Butter at Wegmans (Western NY) as well as other kinds of specialty butter spreads. However, with a family of 8, finding ways to make things myself is a much better value. Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  6. Danielle says

    Is it supposed to be liquid honey or just regular honey? I tried with liquid honey (water like consistency) and it all fell apart. Not sure if that’s what caused it

  7. Nella Mikla says

    I will try this recipe
    And why ?? On earth did they discontinue cinnamon spread ? I love πŸ’• it so much .. I used to put it on toasted English muffins

  8. Becky says

    Growing up as a child we used to go to Canada every summer and purchase Imperial’s Cinnamon Spread. We would buy enough to last until the next summer. My kids are disappointed to hear that Cinnamon Spread by Imperial has been discontinued as of 2017. We have tried other recipes to get close to that product. I am going to try this one and am hopeful! Does anyone else remember that product that has made this recipe?

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