Vegan Honey Butter

Make this easy four-ingredient vegan honey butter in minutes! Then generously spread the creamy, sweet, dairy-free butter over your favorite bread slices. I particularly like smearing it over slices of whole wheat banana bread, no-knead whole wheat bread, and more.

A bowl of vegan honey butter sits in front of a plate with dinner rolls.

Honey butter transforms the everyday into something special. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for? Little slices of special?

And although honey is not typically in the vegan vernacular, this vegan honey butter is made from animal-free (or should I say bug-free?) honey. You’ll be surprised to see how easy this recipe is to make and how it’s even easier to consume. Yum!

How to Make Vegan Honey Butter

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. Dampen a chamomile tea with a bit of warm water.
  2. Squeeze the tea bag over the agave nectar, then stir.
  3. Whip vegan butter with a mixer.
  4. Add vegan honey and salt.
    A mixer is whipping up vegan butter.
  5. Whip again until fluffy.

Key Ingredients

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Chamomile Tea Bag — Believe it or not, chamomile produces a distinctive “honey” flavor when added to syrup. You’ll need just one bag.
  • Agave nectar — There are other syrups you can use, but I prefer agave nectar for its flavor, or lack thereof. You can use maple syrup, but it has a definitive flavor.
  • Vegan butter — Use store-bought vegan butter or margarine or make homemade vegan butter.
  • Salt — We’ll be adding just a pinch of sea salt (or any table salt will do) to add depth of flavor.
Ingredients are laid out on a white table. The labels next to them read, "agave nectar, sea salt, chamomile tea bag, and vegan butter."

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Chamomile adds the perfect honey flavor to agave nectar
  • Whipping butter before adding the syrup makes it super light and airy
  • Adding a bit of salt adds depth of flavor.

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is vegan honey?

You can make vegan honey by combining a neutral sweetener like agave nectar with chamomile tea. The two combine to create the perfect honey flavor.

Do you have to whip honey butter?

You can achieve a light and fluffy texture with your honey butter by whipping it with a mixture, but you can simply stir the ingredients together if you don’t care about a whipped texture.

Vegan honey butter is spread over a dinner rolls. A bowl with more honey butter and dinner rolls are in the background.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this vegan honey butter with your favorite side dishes, such as:

I have even been known to dip the ends of my vegan pizza crust in this stuff.

Storage Tips

Transfer the butter to a lidded container and store in the fridge. It will keep for several weeks. You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

Looking down a dinner roll with vegan honey butter spread over the top. There's another bowl with more of the butter and a plate with three dinner rolls on it.

Vegan Bread Options

These vegan bread options are begging for big smears of vegan honey spread across each slice:

Honey butter is in a white bowl. There are drizzles of vegan honey on top.

Vegan Honey Butter

Make this creamy, sweet vegan honey butter to smear on your favorite breads. It's perfect on cornbread, homemade bread, banana bread, and more!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 86kcal


  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • cup agave nectar syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Add roughly 2 teaspoons of water to a small bowl. Microwave a few seconds until the water is fairly warm, but not hot. Add the tea bag, pushing it around in the water until the tea is saturated.
  • Pour the agave syrup in another bowl. Gently squeeze the tea bag over the syrup, releasing the chamomile flavor. Stir the syrup. Take a test and see if you don't agree this tastes like honey!
  • Add vegan butter to a mixing bowl. Beat for one minute on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add vegan honey and salt. Beat on low speed to mix the two.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then turn up the speed to medium and beat until fluffy.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated. It will keep up to 2 weeks when stored properly. Serve softened honey butter over your favorite slices of bread, cornbread, dinner rolls, or english muffins.

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Freezing Instructions

Chill the butter in a fridge, then spoon it out onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Seal tightly and cover with another sheet or two of plastic wrap. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

3 Responses to Vegan Honey Butter

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyEmily Reply

    5 stars
    I couldn’t believe how easy this recipe was. Love it!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyChandra Reply

    5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe! Never would have thought to add chamomile tea to agave nectar, but it works. Thanks so much!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so glad you like this recipe, Chandra!

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