Updated December 10, 2018
Impress your family and guests, and leave them craving more.
Cinnamon Honey Butter recipe, that is!
It is a quick and simple way to spice up ordinary fare and make your meals unforgettable.
On a road trip following the Snake River, Idaho USA, we splurged on a special dinner at Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse in the city of Meridian, Idaho USA where we spent the night.
The lively atmosphere and rousing camaraderie combined to make some wild western fun.
To our surprise, the staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help me make some marvelous gluten-free menu choices.
Our meals were exceptionally delicious.
What stood out more than anything else was their delicious butter.
The melt-in-your-mouth concoction was like a taste of heaven.
It left us craving for more!
You bet it is!
I returned home with a mission to reproduce that remarkable culinary encounter.
What I discovered was that while Roadhouse’s special honey butter recipe paired well their strong flavored menu items, it did not compliment my homemade meals.
It was too cloyingly sweet.
After spending many hours researching recipes, I threw up my hands in frustration and ventured out on my own to recreate that memorable experience.
The result was a humble version of Roadhouse’s bold southern style recipe, more subtle, almost delicate, with the blended flavors complimenting the meal instead of overwhelming it.
For a brighter, almost floral flavor more consistent with Pacific Northwest cuisine, I used organic ingredients and raw wildflower honey.
Doing so, I achieved that same “melt-in-your-mouth”, “to-die-for” effect I was looking for.
Can eating Texas Roadhouse’s special butter cause an obsession?
While their recipe is easily copied online, and is great for desserts or for southern inspired menus, with this Cinnamon Honey Butter recipe you will enjoy a lighter, more sophisticated variation of the same food idea.
Use raw honey from different nectar sources, such as blackberry honey, clover honey, orange blossom honey, thyme honey or mesquite honey.
Consider changing up your cinnamon, use Ceylon, Chinese or Saigon cinnamon, instead of the more common Cassia cinnamon found in local markets.