Homemade Whipped Maple Butter Recipe

This autumn, treat yourself to homemade whipped maple butter. Made with creamy butter and real maple syrup, this rich spread is amazing on baked goods like pumpkin bread, toast and waffles. It also makes for a deliciously seasonal gift! Simply place the butter in a jar, then tie twine or ribbon around it. The lucky recipient will adore the warm, cozy flavors of this flavored butter.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (plus more for topping)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Dash of ground nutmeg

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Step 1

Place the butter in a large bowl. If you'd like, slice the butter so it's easier to mix.

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Step 2

With a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft and smooth, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides and whisk attachments. (The butter will clump up in the whisks at first, but it will get easier to mix as you whip it.)

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Tip

You can also use a stand mixer.

Step 3

Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

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Step 4

Beat the ingredients until combined, or until the maple syrup and vanilla is fully incorporated. The color should be evenly light brown; if some of the mixture is still yellow, continue mixing it.

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Step 5

Enjoy your homemade whipped maple butter immediately. Store any leftover butter in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator. Before using, let the maple butter soften and come to room temperature first.

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