Cinnamon Butter

Cinnamon Butter is smooth, creamy, slightly sweet, and full of cinnamon flavor. It’s the perfect condiment for your favorite biscuits, toast, or bagels.

If you’ve seen some of our recent posts, you may notice an uptick in condiment recipes. We make a ton of our own condiments, salad dressings, and sauces.

I’m partial to spreads like Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese and Honey Walnut Cream Cheese. John likes salad dressings like this Lemon Basil Vinaigrette.

Then again, you can’t go wrong with Pico de Gallo or Homemade Salsa. All of these are a cinch to make and only take a few minutes to whip up.

This cinnamon butter is no different. It literally takes less than 5 minutes after the butter has softened. So quick and so easy!

Cinnamon flavored butter with cinnamon sticks.

How to make cinnamon butter:

Let me say this real quickly. This is not a Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter copycat recipe.

This is just a homemade recipe and not intended to taste like something served at a large chain. If you’re looking for a copycat recipe, this cinnamon butter recipe looks like it might be a good one to try.

Back to this recipe. Start by letting the butter sit out at room temperature for at least an hour to soften.

After it becomes soft, place it in a large bowl along with the powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt. Use a hand mixer to mix all the ingredients together.

Top down view of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Serve the cinnamon butter immediately or store it in a sealed container for up to 3 days. We don’t recommend refrigerating the butter, because it will firm back up and won’t be spreadable.

Of course, if you decide to pop the butter in the refrigerator it won’t hurt it. Just don’t microwave it, otherwise it will begin to separate due to the various ingredients.

Top down view of mixed cinnamon butter in a glass bowl.

Tips and Variations for Cinnamon Butter:

  • If you’d rather use margarine, that would probably work. It should already be soft since it’s oil based instead of dairy based. You could also use half butter and half margarine. There would be no need to microwave it at that point.
  • The sea salt in this recipe gives a nice salty sweet touch. However, if you’d prefer to leave the salt out, that’s completely fine. Alternatively, feel free to omit the salt and use salted butter instead of unsalted.
  • For more of a vanilla flavored butter, increase the vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon.
  • For a honey butter flavor, add a tablespoon of honey and add more to taste.
  • Serve this butter with biscuits, rolls, bagels, toast, buns, or on crackers.
Top down view of cinnamon butter and biscuits.
Cinnamon butter in a bowl and cinnamon sticks.

Cinnamon Butter

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


  • Place the butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the ingredients until well combined.
    1 cup unsalted butter
    ½ cup powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon(s) ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
    ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Please see information in the post/article for answers to frequently asked questions.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 tablespoon of cinnamon butter. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 356IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.05mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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