Maple cinnamon vegan compound butter - sweet, decadent maple syrup, spicy and sweet cinnamon, paired with unsalted vegan butter make the perfect combination of flavors for a smooth, creamy, delicious vegan butter topping or spread.
This creamy homemade maple cinnamon vegan compound butter will add a sweet surprise to any dish. The combination of maple syrup and cinnamon gives it a cozy fall flavor. With just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip this up in no time!
If you’re like me, you like recipes that are simple and that will pair with a variety of foods. This sweet compound butter recipe is easy to make and is a versatile spread. Use it to top dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, cornbread, toast, or anything that could use a sweet, smooth, yummy vegan topping. There’s no sugar-coating it - the flavors in this compound butter are sure to make just about everything better!
Why You’ll Love This Maple Cinnamon Butter
- It's creamy, smooth, and easily spreadable.
- It’s very versatile! It has a wide variety of uses.
- It only requires three ingredients (and they’re all easy to find).
- It’s a delicious combination of sweet maple and spicy cinnamon.
- It requires minimal cleanup.
- It can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Equipment Needed To Make Maple Cinnamon Vegan Compound Butter
One of my favorite aspects of this recipe? You don’t need to use many dishes, meaning easy cleanup! You’ll only need a couple of things to make this maple cinnamon butter. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A large mixing bowl
- Parchment paper
Ingredients For Your Maple Cinnamon Butter
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted vegan butter (softened)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
How To Make Maple Cinnamon Compound Butter
Step 1: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.
Step 2: Place butter on parchment paper, cover and roll into log.
Step 3: Twist ends of parchment paper.
Step 4: Chill in the refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.
What to Serve/Pair with Your Maple Cinnamon Compound Butter
You’ll be hard-pressed to find something that this spread won’t taste good with!
This smooth, sweet butter is a delicious topping for sweet potatoes. Use it to make a devilishly sweet loaded sweet potato with vegan marshmallows or add it to a sweet potato mash. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top for a tasty extra kick.
This sweet vegan compound butter spread is also yummy on any type of bread. Serve it as a side with rolls at dinner, or eat on toast at breakfast. It’s very versatile! Wanting to pair it with a sweet, fall cocktail? Anything that you eat with this topping will pair well with a caramel apple martini - yum!
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Molasses can be used in place of the maple syrup. Even date syrup would be good in this sweet compound butter recipe.
- If you can’t find vegan butter, you can substitute vegan-friendly margarine in its place.
- If the maple isn’t satisfying your sweet tooth, try mixing in a tsp of brown sugar for some extra sweetness.
- Rember that loaded sweet potato I was talking about earlier? If you aren’t sure how to make one, all you need to do is add a generous portion of your maple cinnamon butter, sprinkle some cinnamon and brown sugar on top of that, and top with your marshmallows. Place the sweet potato under a broiler for 3-5 minutes until the marshmallows start to char and enjoy!
How To Store Maple Cinnamon Compound Butter
The best way to store this sweet vegan butter is in the fridge. To keep it fresh, make sure that it is in an airtight container. It will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge (giving you plenty of time to try it on different things!).
If you aren’t ready to use it yet, this butter can also be frozen for up to 6 weeks in a sealed container.
To thaw it, place it in the fridge for 24 hours. You won’t want to store this compound butter at room temperature. If it is not cooled, the maple syrup will begin to separate from the butter - we don’t want that to happen!
Maple Cinnamon Vegan Compound Butter FAQs
Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter for this recipe?
Technically yes, but I’ve found that it tastes much better with unsalted butter. Just a reminder - be sure that it is softened before you try to mix! Your arms will thank you.
Can I melt this sweet vegan compound butter spread?
You won’t want to melt this spread. The maple will separate from the butter, and it just won’t taste as good as it would if it was served chilled.
What is the best kind of maple syrup to use for this recipe?
You can use any kind of PURE maple syrup for this spread. Artificial syrup just isn’t the same. Pure syrup has a darker color and a smooth, rich, sweet taste. You’ll be glad that you didn’t skimp on this part - take my word for it!
Can I adjust the amount of cinnamon?
You can definitely adjust the amount of cinnamon based on your personal preference. I’d recommend starting with just a pinch and tasting as you go until you reach the taste that you like.
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Maple Cinnamon Butter
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted vegan butter softened
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.
- Place butter on parchment paper, cover and roll into log.
- Twist ends of parchment paper.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.