Soft Butter Spread

Soft Butter Spread

A fluffy butter mixture that's easily spreadable

Yield: 

2 cups

Ingredients: 

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water, at room temperature

Instructions: 

1. Using an electric mixer, blend butter on HI until fluffy.

2. Continue mixing, and slowly add oil. Continue mixing and slowly add water. Mixture will turn white and be very light and fluffy!

3. Chill until set. (See additional notes.)

Soft butter spread on pancakes... one of many great ways to use this soft butter spread!
Soft Butter Spread on pancakes...
One of many great ways to use this butter spread!
Soft butter spread
Soft butter spread
Additional Notes: 

*This mixture may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature. At room temperature, it is very soft and fluffy. From the fridge, it is still spreadable, and softens or melts quickly.

This spread is great for toast, bagels, bread, pancakes, or grilled cheese sandwiches. In fact, I thought the grilled cheese sandwiches were extra crispy when I used this spread instead of plain butter!

We have tried adding salt to this recipe, which makes it taste even better (I love salt) but can make the water separate after being stored in the fridge a while.

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is an easy homemade butter spread. It helps my butter last longer, and I think it tastes pretty much like plain butter does (i.e. it doesn't taste "worse" or different, to me!). After I got past the color (it's white! --and usually spreads are yellow), I've been really enjoying it. My rating: 10/10.

Soft butter spread

Comments

I love new ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)

Rating: 
5

This is wonderful. I am never going to buy a spread again. You are right about the grilled cheese....it made them nice and crispy. We'll always have a tub of this in our frig. Thanks!!

Rating: 
5

I made this spread a couple of days ago and love it! I will replace my butter in my cupboard and just use this spread recipe from a tub in my fridge. It makes my butter last longer and is easy to spread!

Rating: 
5

Hi...I was wondering if you have tried baking with this spread?

Thanks!

Jean

Rating: 
5

I love this idea. Butter can be pretty pricey, so stretching it like this is great. My daughters love that it is always soft and ready to use right out of the refrigerator.

Rating: 
5

This is a great great great way to stop eating margarine and stretches the butter. Love it!

Rating: 
5

This is a fantastic way to make a real spreadable butter! I keep it in the fridge, and we love it for toast, muffins, pancakes, etc. I substituted extra virgin olive oil and the final spread still has a yummy and buttery taste.
Thanks Tammy and Joshua!

Rating: 
5

Love this recipe!

Rating: 
5

My wife and I love this butter spread using extra virgin olive oil. I make it about every 6 weeks. At the same time, I make clarified butter from a cup of butter, taking the milk solids that are removed during that process and I add them to the butter spread recipe. (I don't like wasting all that flavor.)

Sometimes I take a half cup of the finished butter spread and beat a quarter cup of honey into it. This makes a nice honey-butter spread.

Rating: 
5

I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS TODAY. THANKS

Rating: 
5

This is great! I made mine with 250g butter (about 8 oz), half a cup of sunflower oil, and half a cup of thick kefir, that I made from some leftover cream I had in the fridge that needed using up. I haven't tried it on toast yet, but my son had some on his toast this morning, and I just had some in my porridge, and I couldn't tell the difference. I am storing it in a plastic box with a lid in the fridge. I tasted some off the spoon when I made it last night, and it just tasted like butter to me. The real test will be when my husband tries some, he is picky about his butter. But I think it is fab, and paying 98p for a 250g block of butter is absolutely ridiculous, especially when we use about 3-4 of them a week!

Rating: 
5

I put a small amount of yellow food colouring in when making this......not too much as it goes brighter after it mixes.

Rating: 
5

Your soft butter spread gave me an idea. Adding a bit of Butter Pecan flavoring or maybe Black Walnut flavoring. When I mentioned to hubby his eyes lit up. Can't wait to give it a try.

Rating: 
5

I gave this recipe to my friend who recently started a restaurant and she makes it quite often. It is so quick to prepare and makes for an easy spread while still keeping the great butter taste.

Rating: 
5

Hi, can you use vegetable oil to make this whipped butter?

Rating: 
5

I just made this with Light (not extra virgin) Olive oil and cold water, a few drops of yellow.... Just had it on toast! It's not as salty as I like my butter, and I learned from another reviewer not to add salt to the mixture, as it can cause water separation (which makes sense to me), so I'll just salt my food before adding the spread, problem solved! ^_^ Thank you very much for this recipe! I love the idea of adding water too, which cuts calories as well as saturated fats. =)

Rating: 
5

I was searching for a butter based mayo replacement when I came across this. From my experience with cake toppings, I just know this will work perfectly! Since Im working on a spread for burgers, I will probably add a little mustard, garlic etc. to this spread. But I think you could make a lot of interesting spreads with this as 'base'.

Rating: 
5

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