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Look! I made you vanilla butter for your morning muffin.

You can make vanilla butter too. Just smash a stick of butter with the contents of one vanilla bean. Then spread it on something fancy like warm maple bacon scones or hot blueberry muffins or steamy pancakes. Or even use it for cookies. It just may be the best invention ever.

Vanilla Bean Butter

makes 1/2 cup (can easily be doubled)

1 stick butter, softened

1 vanilla bean

Combine softened butter with the contents of one vanilla bean and mix. Easy! Can be stored in the refrigerator in a seal tight container or wrapped in plastic wrap.

Butter for life!

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75 Responses to “Vanilla Bean Butter.”

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    Kate — April 17, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    I’m trying to come up with vessels for this butter right now so I can serve it at Easter. Several varieties of scones and muffins are in the running.

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    Kristi — April 17, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    I love it! I can’t wait to make this butter. Your recipes are always amazing!

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    Paulette — April 17, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Butter is the only way to go. Love the thought of vanilla bean. YUM! Paulette

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    Blond Duck — April 17, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    How are you not 300 lbs? Seriously.

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner — April 17, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Haha, that is such a great idea! :)

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul — April 17, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    this looks soooo good! It reminds me of Lucille BBQ’s honey butter on their fresh biscuits! probably the best biscuits in my short lived life. :D

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 17, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    This is ingenious! What a great way to spruce up butter

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    Plain & Fancy Living — April 17, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    This looks really easy and really yummy. I have of course made honey butter and cinnamon butter, but I have never event thought to make vanilla butter. I am excited to try this, thanks for the post:) I just found your blog and it is wonderful:)

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    Morgan — April 17, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Oh my goodness. This would be so good on warm banana bread. I want vanilla butter on everything…

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    Attie — April 18, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    pertinent question: salted or unsalted butter for this?

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    • Jessica — April 18th, 2011 @ 7:25 am

      I use unsalted, but I actually think it would be better with salted!

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    Ashley — April 18, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    holy.crap. !!! I’ve mixed in garlic + rosemary into butter but never vanilla!

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    Jesse — April 18, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    i can’t think of a better use for a vanilla bean!

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    Allison — April 18, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Oh my goodness this idea sounds heavenly. I mean, nothings better than butter, but add some equally delicious vanilla bean to the mix?? I bet this is amazing.

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    Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen — April 18, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    I think the flecks from vanilla beans make things look so pretty!

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    Jason — April 19, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I love flavored butters! I made homemade coconut bread with pineapple rum butter. Everytime I make a bread at home, I make a flavored butter. Soft Cornmeal Yeast Roll woth Chili Lime Butter. Sesame Oatmeal bread with Maple Sugar Butter. Chocolate Rolls with Bing Cherry Butter. Yummo!

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    Jenn@The Leftover Queen — April 20, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    Yes, please – so simple yet so wonderful!

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    Rodrigo — June 29, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    I love it, would flow perfectly with a raisin-fruit bread

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    Molly — June 11, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    My two favorite things! I am so trying this in the morning, it gives me an excuse to bake some yummy, blueberry scones!

    FoodieAnonymous (www.foodieanonymous.com)

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    Jennifer Valencia — January 12, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    Do I use unsalted butter for this recipe?

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