Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy Homemade Spreadable Butter

My favorite breakfast is toasted homemade bread with butter. I don't like jelly or jam, just some good salty butter. The only problem is that real butter can be very hard to spread. We buy a spreadable butter product with canola oil that tastes great but I'm just not sure what's in it.

We started making pumpkin bread this fall and the recipe had us making maple butter to go with it out of maple syrup and butter. You just mix 1/2 cup of maple syrup (the real stuff) with 1/2 cup of softened butter and it tastes wonderful (there's another easy and addictive recipe!). So that got me to thinking - can I just blend butter with oil and make my own spreadable butter? Yes, it's also that simple!

You will need:
                             2 sticks of salted butter- softened
                             1/2 - 2/3 cup of the oil of your choice
                              1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Start with 2 sticks of salted butter and let them warm up for a couple of hours.Place them in a mixing bowl.

Add 1/2 - 2/3 cup of oil (I prefer and recommend olive oil).

Add salt, if you wish - I add 1/4 tsp. Blend with hand mixer for 3 minutes or so until smooth.

Voila! You're done. Pour it into a suitable container and refrigerate. The homemade stuff is a little whiter than the store bought stuff but it tastes just as good or better. Best of all you have control of what kind of oil you are eating. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. I hate it when I forget to take the butter out of the fridge and it rips the toast. I found you over at the Barn Hop. My post is about DIY Lemon Powder.