How To Make Homemade Spreadable Butter

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Spreadable butter is so easy to make it’s shocking! It’s also very convenient to have on hand. I mean who doesn’t love to have spreadable butter on their toast! It’s just two simple ingredients and you will have delicious butter that is easy to spread in no time! I have a video for you just a little farther below if you want to see first hand how simple it is to make!

I have been making spreadable butter for several years now because it’s so easy, delicious, cost effective and there are no hidden nasties that you definitely find in the store-bought ones! It’s actually shocking if you look at some of the ingredients in the store-bought spreadable butters! We really enjoy using softened butter. Normal butter left out on the counter can go rancid with time, which is why it’s so handy making your own softened butter that is stored in the fridge ready to be used at a moments notice!

Steps to making spreadable butter.

Homemade Spreadable Butter Video

What Types Of Oil Can You Use For Making Spreadable Butter?

The best types of oils I have found for making easy to spread butter are the oils that have a mild flavour and don’t go hard in the fridge. I personally am not a fan of the taste of olive oil in my butter. It leaves a very distinctive taste which we do not like. I also wouldn’t recommend using coconut oil because of its strong taste and it goes hard in the fridge. Avocado oil, grapeseed oil and rice bran oil all work very well because of their mild flavour, and they stay a liquid in cold temperature. This is important if you want your butter to spread easily!

Benefits Of Homemade Spreadable Butter?

Spreadable butter on a knife, in a container and on a piece of toast.

There are many benefits to making your own easy to spread butter at home!

  1. It’s more cost effective to make at home.
  2. It’s healthier than storebought butter as there are no extra ingredients and the oils and butter you use tend to be better quality than the storebought spreadable butter.
  3. It’s more convenient than using actual butter as it’s already soft straight out of the fridge no heating up required.
  4. You can control the amount of salt you add if you want to even add salt to it. I don’t add any salt to mine, and it taste great and last ages!

How To Make Spreadable Butter?

Butter, oil and a handheld whisk on a cutting board.

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All you need to make this easy to spread butter is 2 maybe 3 ingredients max! You will also want either a fork, whisk or handheld blender. This is a good brand if you need one in Australia click here. A good American brand would be this one here.

You will need butter which can be salted or unsalted up to you! Place the butter into a bowl and let it soften to room temperature. You will also need a mild flavoured oil and salt if you are using an unsalted butter and want to add your own salt in.

You will need to let your butter come to room temperature first. This can take a couple hours; you want it to be very soft. You want an equal amount of oil to butter ratio to get that beautifully softened butter. Add the oil to the butter and salt if you wanted it into your bowl. Then using a fork, whisk or handheld blender (blender is easier) mix the ingredients together until nice and smooth.

Pour the butter mix into your chosen container, place the lid on it and place it in the fridge to store. Use as needed! That’s it, how easy it that!

Hand blender mixing spreadable butter.

How To Use?

I personally use it on toast, breads, waffles, pancakes and other baked goods. Just pull it out of the fridge, scrape it with a knife and lather on your chosen food!

You can also use it in many recipes to replace butter. I will sometimes use it in my homemade cookies or other recipes calling for pre-softened butter and it works great!

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Spreadable butter on a knife, in a container and on a piece of toast.

Homemade Spreadable Butter Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
rest time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy homemade spreadable butter recipe. You only need 2 ingredients to make this healthy easy to spread butter from home now!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup neutral flavoured oil of choice. (avocado oil, grapeseed oil or rice bran oil work well).
  • 1 tsp sea salt (optional if you chose an unsalted butter and want to add salt)

Instructions

  1. Let your butter soften to room temperature in a bowl.
  2. Once butter is very soft add equal amount of oil of choice and salt.
  3. You can mix with a fork, whisk or handheld blender. I would recommend the blender it's easier.
  4. Once it's smooth pour into a container, place the lid on and place into the fridge.
  5. Use whenever you would like nice soft butter! Enjoy!

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