Honey Butter Spread
February 25, 2010
Around here we eat a lot of bread. Not surprisingly, we also go through a lot of butter. I started to worry about the health consequences of this so I checked out some healthier spreading options at the store. When I looked at the ingredients of spreads in our price range, I was very disappointed and put them back. I can’t altogether avoid unnatural ingredients on our budget, but this was going to replace a natural and cheap staple we use all the time. The whole point after all was to find something healthier.
I realized that some spreads which are supposed to have less cholesterol, were basically a mix of butter and oil. I also saw the expensive flavored spreads and realized I could make my own. With a sweet tooth like mine, you know I couldn’t just make a simple margarine. Here’s my version of a honey butter spread:
In a small resealable container mix:1 stick of soft butter (salted) 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon or more
Spread on toast and enjoy!
I really like this spread because it extends our butter and satisfies my sweet tooth. It’s only slightly healthier but at least I know what’s in it. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to change it around however you like. Let me know what you think!