Cinnamon Butter (Texas Roadhouse Copycat)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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.

I recommend trying it on these Cinnamon Raisin Scones, Banana Nut Bread or Cinnamon Apple Muffins!

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.

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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

4.81 from 188 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 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Sauces and Condiments
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 90cal

Ingredients

  • 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

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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  1. Emilee says

    It tastes great! But mine did not turn out that light color like in your photos. Is there a trick I missed? Do you use a mixer for it or something?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Emilee!So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review! Yes I use a mixer, check out the video in the recipe card and you’ll see how I make it.

  2. Nikki says

    I didn’t have honey on hand. I substituted corn syrup for white sugar and brown sugar for honey! A little gritty, but my family is tearing it up as I write this!

  3. Alysse Brown says

    I was wondering what could we use if we didn’t have powdered sugar, could we use regular granulated sugar??

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Alysse! Powdered sugar is needed for this recipe. You can always make the powdered sugar homemade. Enjoy!

  4. Autumn says

    Hey it was pretty good, I used a bit much powdered sugar but fixed it up by just a few extra pinches of normal butter. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Sarah says

    I made sweet potatoes for dinner and thought the little ones – also the husband – would appreciate something to put on them. Wow! This butter was amazing and tastes just like the butter from Texas Roadhouse. I had to make this in a pinch, so I microwaved the butter on low power and that did the trick! Excellent recipe that’s already bookmarked. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Debra says

    it was great and easy. I did go light on the honey since I’m not a honey lover but did find it helped reach the intended flavor. Was great on my second (successful this time) attempt at homemade sweet rolls. I think I’ll make a batch to go along with future gift batches. Thanks so much😋

  7. Evie says

    Hello there, Happy Thanksgiving! I absolutely love this recipe and thank you for sharing. I added some on a piece of plastic wrap and rolled a log for the freezer to use later. The rest will be used with fresh banana bread out of the oven❤️

  8. Pat says

    I added the honey and powdered sugar gradually and ended up using half the suggested honey. It was excellent. A great little recipe that’s easy to adjust to your own taste. Thanks Ashley!

  9. Donna says

    Hi I’m Donna,
    Just made this today for a gift along with a loaf of Pumpkin bread. It was just what I was looking for and it didn’t disappoint a bit, loved it!
    Just what you mentioned, make it your own. I added pumpkin pie spice and extra cinnamon!! Delish!!
    Thanks for a nice adjustable recipe Ashley !

  10. Ashley says

    I had to double the butter because it tasted like extra sweet honey. Overall my family loved it but I will cut the sugars by half next time (and maybe still double the butter).

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe, Steph. We all have different taste, so I understand that it can be a hit for some and not others. Myself and others have enjoyed it, so it wished it would of been a hit!

      • Sarah says

        Don’t get me wrong it’s amazing BUT I go to Texas Roadhouse every week and I don’t think it tastes the same! My husband loves it lol

    • Sophia Hamlet says

      Omg same it tastes nothing like the Texas roadhouse butter I added a little bit of condensed milk and that made it better.

  11. Ruddiger says

    I found the recipe as is tasted just like butter. So I quadrupled the cinnamon and sugar. It’s much better, not too sweet, and tastes like cinnamon.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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