cinnamon bun butter

Confession time: I really like bread. And by “like” I mean my roommates in college used to call me the “bread monster” due to the alarming rate I would eat all the doughy goodness in the house. To this day, a simple slice (or three) of golden brown toast topped off with a bit of butter is enough to make it a good day for me. And yet there are times in life when you need to take things up a notch, and in these instances, I break out the cinnamon butter! I mean, a delicious mix of cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla swirled together onto your toast in one fell buttery swoop? Pardon me while I drool on myself over here. Learn how to share this sweet slice of heaven with your valentine below!

cinnamon bun butter

Sweet Cinnamon Butter

1 stick of salted butter
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp light brown sugar
1 4 ounce mason jar (optional)

  1. Zap the butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds so the consistency becomes super soft, but not yet melted
  2. Plop it into the food processor along with the cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, and pulse until smooth
  3. Jar up that delicious butter mixture (my whole batch fit perfectly into one 4oz jar), and surprise your schmoopy with a sweet treat!

And don’t forget to top off your jar with one of these “For my butter half” labels – your valentine totally LOVES terrible puns, right? I made some gift tags too in case you want to package it up in something other than a mason jar!

Download a printable label here!

cinnamon bun butter

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9 Responses to sweet cinnamon butter

  1. Jane Y. says:

    oh i will definitely have to try this! and love how you were called bread monster :) hehe

  2. Shuang says:

    this is way too cute!! love!

  3. Erin says:

    We could be separated at birth, if our shared proclivity for all things bread-y is any indication. :) Bread and good butter is one of my favorite meals (and yes, it can be a meal if you eat enough of it in one sitting!). I love this little recipe! So adorable, but I risk eating the whole thing on my own and not sharing it with my Valentine! xo

  4. Regina says:

    Yummy! and such a cute way to give it as a gift, and I love the tag words: “for my butter half ” , so I’ll have to pin it :))

  5. Johanna says:

    How adorable Gloria. I could eat a loaf of bread for every meal so this is right up my alley. Love the printable!

  6. Jessica says:

    Yum! And it’s so cute too!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  7. lena says:

    Yes, this is my food spirit animal.

  8. rooth says:

    I am a total bread fiend as well and this looks SO good