Essential Oil Flavored Butter Recipes

Sweet and Savory Flavored Butter Recipes with Essential OilsFlavored butter – also called “compound butter” and “finishing butter” – is often served atop steaks in fine restaurants to enhance the flavor of the meat. It can also be used on veggies for a flavorful dish or spread on a piece of toast. Experienced cooks know flavored butter enhances the flavor of any dish.

Flavored butter can include a variety of ingredients. Most people think of flavored butter as being “herb butter.” However, flavored butter can be made with fruits, spices, herbs, sugar, salt, and even essential oils. There are many varieties, both sweet and savory. No matter what the ingredient, the final flavored butter enhances the flavor of the dish.

How to Use Flavored Butter

Flavored butter can be used in an infinite number of ways. Besides being served atop steaks, they can be spread on turkey and chicken before roasting to help ensure a tasty roasted bird. The butter can be served on fish to give its flavor an extra dimension. Sweet and salty varieties are often served with breads and dinner rolls. Make toast, pancakes, and waffles tastier by topping with a pumpkin spice butter or orange cream butter.

How to Make Flavored Butters

The basic recipe for flavored butter is simple. Soften unsalted butter and blend in the flavoring ingredients until completely blended. It takes just a couple of minutes of mixing whether by hand or with an electric mixer.

First, allow the butter to come to room temperature. Place it on the counter for at least an hour. Before mixing, the butter should feel soft, but not warm or “melty.” Test the butter by giving it a gentle poke! If your finger leaves a little indent, the butter is ready.

Slice the butter into cubes (you can also grate, using the largest side of a grater) and put the pieces in a large mixing bowl. Beat the butter with a wooden spoon until it is soft (easy to do when starting with butter that is soft enough). If the butter is too firm, use a food processor to whip the butter first.

Add the flavoring ingredients to the butter and gently mash solid ingredients into the butter with the tines of a fork. With your spatula or wooden spoon, stir the butter and ingredients until they are light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl periodically. The butter is “creamed” when it has almost doubled in mass and it has lightened in color.

After mixing, allow the flavored butter to stand at a cool room temperature for a few hours before refrigerating. This helps the flavor better penetrate the butter. Then, store the butter tightly wrapped in the freezer.

If you want to be extra fancy, shape the flavored butter before refrigerating. Some options include:

  • Roll the entire butter mixture into logs with wax paper for slicing.
  • Press it into molds to create stars or other shapes. Use silicone candy molds.
  • Create balls with butter paddles.
  • Press it into ramekins for individual servings.
  • Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for cutting frozen butter.

Savory Flavored Butter Recipes with Essential Oil

Now for the recipes! These savory recipes are great on meats, potatoes, and vegetables. You can even toss into pasta and sauces for extra flavor.

Rosemary Lemon

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 drop Lemon oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Chop fresh rosemary.
  3. Add rosemary and Lemon oil to the butter and whip.

Spicy Lime

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • ¼ of a jalapeño
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 drop Lime oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Chop jalapeno into small pieces
  3. Combine coriander, salt, and Lime oil with butter and whip

Cheesy WalnutdoTERRA Black Pepper Essential Oil

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh walnuts
  • 1 drop Black Pepper oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Chop walnuts into small pieces.
  3. Add walnuts, blue cheese and Black Pepper oil to butter and whip.

Roasted Pepper

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers
  • 1 drop Lemon oil
  • 1 toothpick Basil oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Chop roasted red peppers.
  3. Add peppers, Basil and Lemon oil to butter and whip.

Sweet Flavored Butter Recipes with Essential Oil

Sweet flavored butter is a tasty addition to muffins and flavored breads.

Maple Pecan

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark oil

Directions:doTERRA Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Combine all other ingredients and whip with butter.

Honey Butter

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Combine all other ingredients and whip with butter.

Pumpkin Spice

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 toothpick Clove oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Whip cinnamon, nutmeg and Clove oil into butter

Orange Cream

  • ½ cup butter (one stick)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy creamdoTERRA wild orange essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 drops Wild Orange oil

Directions:

  1. Cream butter at room temperature.
  2. Combine all other ingredients and whip with butter.

Enjoy the taste of the flavored butter and know the essential oils have healthy benefits.