Homemade Spreadable Butter

Save Money on Groceries and Make Homemade Spreadable Butter

I really hate paying to much for groceries. I also don’t go for processed items, especially if it is something my family is going to eat everyday. For instance, spreadable butter. It’s pricy, especially the real stuff. We don’t do fake butter in our house. Soy allergies and simple taste removed that from the grocery list years ago. So one day, as I was again about to purchase a tub of spreadable butter, I flipped it over and read the ingredients.

This is all it listed:
Sweet Cream
Canola Oil
Salt

So I said to myself, “I have sweet cream, canola oil and salt. Better yet, why not just start with regular old salted butter.  I think can make this stuff for way cheaper.” So I gave it a try.

Your recipe may vary slightly, so try it out and add what makes you happy. It’s all butter, so what could be better than that?

I promise, you can’t mess this one up.

Homemade Spreadable Butter

Ingredients:
2 sticks salted butter (or unsalted if that’s what you have on hand, just add in the salt to taste at the end)
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 stand mixer

Directions:
Let the butter get soft.
Dump it into your stand mixer’s bowl.

Using the whip attachment, whip the butter until smooth.

Add the oil (and salt if using unsalted butter) and whip on med-high for about a minute.

Wha-la! Whipped spreadable butter. Great for the morning rush on toast, pancakes or waffles.

Store your homemade spreadable butter in your old clean spreadable butter container, or an other refrigerator safe container.

Cost Comparison:
1, 15 oz tub Whipped Spreadable Butter at the grocery: $3.79
2 sticks of salted real butter: $1.00 + 1/2 Cup of canola oil: about $.10= $1.10 total

So, clearly, this is the cheaper route. But how does it taste you ask? Well, I think mine is just as yummy, and I know exactly what went into it.
Two simple ingredients whisked together into a yummy tub of love.

Enjoy!

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Homemade Spreadable Butter

Ingredients:

2 sticks salted butter (or unsalted if that's what you have on hand, just add in the salt to taste at the end)
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 stand mixer

Directions:

Let the butter get soft.
Dump it into your stand mixer's bowl.
Using the whip attachment, whip the butter until smooth.
Add the oil (and salt if using unsalted butter) and whip on med-high for about a minute.

Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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6 Responses to “Homemade Spreadable Butter”

  1. cathy — August 9, 2013 @ 4:51 pm (#
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    This looks great. Would it work with a handheld mixer? Do you think it is worth it to have a stand mixer? If yes, which do you recommend?

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    • Julia replied: — August 26th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

      Handheld would work well if the butter is really soft. Give it a try and let us know!

    • Michelle replied: — July 1st, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

      I know you could do this without anything but a spoon, but for general purposes, I would totally recommend that every cook/baker have a good KitchenAid Stand Mixer. When you have it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it!

  2. JackieToo — January 3, 2014 @ 10:43 am (#
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    Thank you! This works wondrous well. I make mine in the food processor. Piece o’ cookie. :)

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  3. james richards — May 2, 2014 @ 10:42 am (#
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    Is this really spreadable? The stuff from the store I have used was not, it was better than regular butter, but still not spreadable.

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