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Brown Sugar Butter

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Just three ingredients for a perfectly sweet brown sugar butter with cinnamon makes eating bread that much more delicious.

One of my very favorite foods to eat at restaurants is carbs. Drop a basket of rolls with honey or cinnamon butter and I am good for at least an hour. This butter recipe helps bring that same feeling that fluffy bread provides in the comfort of your own home.

brown sugar butter in a bowl

Brown sugar butter, with soft butter and sweetened brown sugar, is such a delight on toasted bread and soft yeast rolls alike.

With just three ingredients and very easily altered for a few flavor changes, there is no need to separate butter and sugar ever again! Super sweet and filling as a brunch side idea or great as an appetizer or side dish, cinnamon butter is easy and delicious.

Cinnamon Butter Recipe

Ingredients for Brown Sugar Butter Spread

  • butter softened—the most important part of this brown sugar cinnamon butter recipe is the butter. Butter is really hard out of the fridge and must be softened prior to starting the recipe.
  • Brown sugar: The only difference between light brown sugar and dark brown sugar is the molasses content.
  • Ground cinnamon
Easy Cinnamon Sugar Butter layered in a bowl with brown sugar and softened butter

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How to make Brown Sugar Butter with Cinnamon

  • Let your butter sit on the counter to get soft for about 15 minutes.
  • This really helps with mixing, so you are not jamming the butter and trying to make it smooth while it’s still hard.
  • Combine softened butter, dark brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a bowl.
Mix up brown sugar, butter and cinnamon for a spreadable butter for your bread

Combining Brown Sugar and Softened Butter

  • Beat with a handheld mixer until sugar is combined, about 3 minutes.
  • You may want to have a spatula on hand to push out any extra bits of butter in your mixer.
  • Serve cinnamon sugar butter with rolls, spread on toast, or just simply enjoy all your foods that need to be buttered up!
Brown sugar butter is easy to make, just add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until fluffy

Storing Brown Sugar Butter

Storing the butter in the refrigerator will make it solidify again, but it’s always recommended to refrigerate butter.

You can keep it on the counter while using it to make sure butter stays spreadable.

spread sugar butter on a piece of delicious toast for a real treat

Easy Sweet Butter Variations

This simple and classic hometown recipe for brown sugared butter needs only three ingredients: softened butter, brown sugar (light or dark), and a dash of cinnamon.

However, there really are other ways to savor the flavors!

  • Vanilla: A tiny dash of vanilla extract is a great addition to a smooth vanilla taste.
  • Nutmeg: substitute the cinnamon for a bit of nutmeg, apple pie spice, or pumpkin spice to switch up the flavors. This works great for holiday meals, so the seasonings are friendly to the season.

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Brown Sugar Butter with Cinnamon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cinnamon Sugar Butter with Brown Sugar. Only 3 ingredients to whip up a soft sweet made from scratch buttery spread. Perfect for toast or rolls and since its ready in under 5 minutes, a last minute condiment to add to dinner rolls or breakfast waffles in a pinch.  Brown sugar butter is simply the best with toast, soft fluffy yeast rolls, right on waffles, pancakes and even on sweet potatoes!


  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preparation: Start by letting your stick of butter sit out on the counter to soften for about 15 minutes. This makes it much easier to mix later on.
  • Mixing: In a bowl, combine the softened butter with 1/4 cup of light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Beating: Use a hand-held mixer to beat the mixture until the sugar is fully combined with the butter and the mixture becomes fluffy. This should take about 3 minutes. Don't forget to use a spatula to scrape off any butter that might get stuck to the mixer in between.
  • Serving: Enjoy your cinnamon brown sugar butter with rolls, spread it on toast, or use it to add a sweet, buttery touch to any of your favorite foods!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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  1. Put on a slice of bread and stick it in the oven for a few mins until it toasts up. Simply delish !!!

    1. There is nothing ever bad about bread, butter and sugar!!!

  2. 1/4th dark brown sugar??? Is that cup, Tbsp. Or tsp.???

    1. omgosh, I was just updating this post and deleted that as I was updating it> I was still in the post when you left a comment…hahaha. Its fixed now, so sorry you saw it while I was typing!


  3. Hey Trisha! Did you use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe?

    1. I like to use salted in this recipe!

  4. Ingredients say light brown sugar; written directions say dark brown sugar. Which is preferred?

    1. Sorry for the confusion! That is because I make it with both. The difference in light brown sugar and dark brown is the molasses content. Dark brown sugar has double the molasses (sweeter) than light brown.

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