By Cora L. Diekman

Published on August 26, 2016

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Maple Pumpkin Butter

Imagine the possibilities of this delicious homemade ‘butter’ made with only seven ingredients that include pumpkin puree and a lot of delicious spices!  This recipe is like an edible scented candle thanks to cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, making it ideal for the season.  And best of all – this butter comes together in just 15 minutes on the stovetop.  Perfect!

Recipe available via Pancake Warriors.

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Homemade Almond Butter

If you’re a fan of nut butters, you may be surprised by how easy it is to make them at home.  DIY-ing your butter allows you to control the ingredients, leave out what you don’t want, and it saves money, too.  This version is a basic nut butter how-to that keeps the ingredient list at the bare minimum – only almonds and a pinch of salt.  Use this basic blueprint to create your own recipe out of any variety of nut you like best, and even get creative with added flavors.

Recipe available via Bowl of Delicious.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter

Not all nut butters are created equal.  This version is extra decadent with cocoa powder and maple syrup for a concentrated punch of chocolate flavor and a touch of sweetness.

Recipe available via With Salt and Wit.

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Butter

The best recipes are those that come together in the slow cooker.  This rich blueberry butter cooks itself into a thick, spreadable consistency that just begs to be spread over buttered toast.

Recipe available via 52 Kitchen Adventures.

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Chocolate Honey Butter

This recipe is actually a compound butter, meaning that other ingredients are added into traditional butter to create something infinitely more delicious.  In this case, honey, powdered sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder are whipped into room temperature butter to create a swoon-worthy spread that’s pure heaven.  The recipe’s author suggests spreading over hot buttermilk biscuits, but we think this butter would improve just about anything.

Recipe available via Crazy for Crust.

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Slow Cooker Fig Butter

Yes, another slow cooker miracle!  If you love Fig Newtons, you’ll love the unique flavor and texture of this real fig butter, made with a full 2 pounds of whole fresh figs.

Recipe available via Kleinworth Co.

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Orange Chocolate Cashew Butter

Just when you thought cashews couldn’t get any better, this recipe comes along.  While some flavored butters call for added sugar or sweeteners, this version needs only the concentrated flavor of cashews, unsweetened cocoa powder, and orange zest –  creating a healthy breakfast spread that no one can resist.

Recipe available via My Sequined Life.

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Crockpot Cranberry Butter

Just in time for cranberry season, this simple 4-ingredient butter can cook itself in preparation for busy weeks ahead.  While it would make an obvious Thanksgiving condiment, it’s also a delicious breakfast spread for any day of the week.

Recipe available via The View From Great Island.

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Sunflower Seed Butter

Maybe you never knew that you could make a delicious and creamy butter out of sunflower seeds?  To create this basic version, all you need are sunflower seeds and a food processor, but you can tweak it to your liking with salt, chocolate, zest, or other add-ins.

Recipe available via Do You Even Paleo.

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Crockpot Apple Butter

Apple butter is probably the most popular fruit butter, and it’s easy to see why.  Apples are synonymous with fall, and have a natural sweetness that marries well with other fall flavors like cinnamon.  This recipe is a simple as chopping apples and piling them into your slow cooker – no additional sugar required.

Recipe via The Busy Baker.

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Chai Spiced Almond Cashew Butter

Chai is having a moment right now.  In this case, delicious chai flavor is created by adding in a variety of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and allspice.  Combine those with a delicious mix of cashews and almonds, and you have a unique take on nut butter that’s definitely NOT available on store shelves.

Recipe available via Fit Mitten Kitchen.

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Easy Peach Butter

The recipe’s author reminds us just how versatile peach butter is – on top of pancakes, waffles, toast, oatmeal, and yogurt!  If peaches are out of season, you can use frozen in a pinch – just be sure that the skins are removed.

Recipe available via Two Peas and Their Pod.

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Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

This recipe sounds like fall in a jar.  Is it the apples, or maybe the walnuts?  Either way, this nut and fruit butter combo has the perfect amount of richness and crunch to satisfy all of your butter cravings.

Recipe available via A Clean Bake.

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Easy Pear Butter

If you like apple butter, it’s time to try pear.  While it looks simple, there’s a lot of flavor going on here thanks to honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.  Use this yummy topper over buttered toast, or with pancakes for a healthy alternative to syrup (since it calls for no added sugar).

Recipe available via Gimme Some Oven.

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Almond Butter with Vanilla Bean, Honey, and Sea Salt

The ingredient list is in the name, which tells you this is no regular nut butter.  Vanilla bean and sea salt take this recipe to a new level that’s almost gourmet.  Yum!

Recipe available via Ambitious Kitchen.

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Vanilla Spiced Pear Butter

Vanilla adds a delicious sweetness to recipes without sugar – perfect for highlighting the flavor of fruit butters while keeping healthy diets in check.

Recipe available via Baked in Arizona.

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Two-Ingredient Homemade Nutella

Why is this a butter recipe?  Well, because it’s basically nut butter plus chocolate – simple and yet totally delicious.

Recipe available via The Almond Eater.

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Whipped Strawberry Butter

Sometimes all it takes is combining a favorite flavor with softened butter to create a brand new treat.  In this case, a full cup of fresh strawberries and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar are whipped together with traditional butter to create a toast and pancake topper that’s out-of-this-world delicious.

Recipe available via Damn Delicious.

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Pecan Praline Honey Butter

This is actually a twist on honey butter, with even more flavor mixed in.  Pecans, vanilla, and cinnamon may make this the most delicious compound butter ever – the perfect topping for even dinnertime staples like rolls and sweet potatoes.

Recipe available via Five Heart Home.

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Rosemary Bacon Butter

It’s not always about sweets.  If you crave savory flavors, this salty take on compound butter will NOT disappoint.  Bacon, butter, and rosemary?  Yes, please!

Recipe available via The Grant Life.