This easy vegan maple butter can be whipped up in 5 minutes and tastes perfect on pancakes or vegan cornbread. Plus, it's made with simple ingredients you likely already have on hand.
Have you ever had maple butter?
The first time I had maple butter was from Trader Joe's; it never even occurred to me before seeing it there to make a homemade version.
But that's not actually what got me started on making some.
I was trying to recreate that delicious honey butter feel but something vegan-compliant.
I had this great idea; this maple butter was born and did not disappoint.
Slathering it on some fresh vegan cornbread was insanely delicious.
Cooking a fresh batch of cornbread and then covering the whole top in a thin layer of this vegan maple butter will knock your socks off.
However, putting some on each bite is also delicious; however you want to use it, I will not judge.
This would also taste great with a dollop of this on some cooked sweet potatoes if you're one of those that loves extra sweet sweet potatoes.
You can change up the flavor a bit if you want to add some vanilla extract for vanilla maple butter or even some cinnamon for vegan maple cinnamon butter.
You could also add some pumpkin spice to make a fall version.
This maple butter is the perfect side dish for any breakfast bread product.
Vegan Maple Butter Recipe Q&A
Can I use pancake syrup?
No, you can only use pure maple syrup.
What's the best plant butter?
There are SO many brands out there these days, but my go-to is country crock vegan butter.
What does maple butter go on?
Maple butter can be used just like you would use honey butter or like you would use syrup.
It works excellent on pancakes, biscuits, cornbread, toast, or anything you want lightly sweetened maple butter on.
Can I use brown sugar instead of powdered sugar?
The recipe calls for powdered sugar, which helps make it more fluffy, but you could do brown sugar for a caramel flavor (it's a very small amount of powdered sugar).
Can I use coconut oil?
No, not if you want a traditional vegan maple butter. You get a lot of the flavor from the vegan butter.
What if I don't have an electric mixer?
You really need to have something that can whip it to the consistency you need. You could try to use a food processor, but I have never done so.
You could also use a stand mixer, but it's such a small amount it may be hard for it to whip.
What's the difference between maple butter and maple cream?
Maple cream is a thicker, more concentrated maple spread that takes melting the maple syrup down.
Now there are two ways and different outcomes to maple butter one is this recipe whipped maple butter, which is just maple syrup, butter, and sugar whipped together.
You can also make a creamier, thicker maple butter by melting it down- this way is more work but also more creamy and concentrated.
What ingredients do you need for vegan maple butter?
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- vegan butter (room temperature)
- powdered sugar
- pure maple syrup
How do you make this delicious recipe?
Add your vegan softened butter, powdered sugar, and pure maple syrup to a small bowl. If your mixing bowl is too small, it will splatter around.
Then take your electric hand mixer and mix on low, then medium speed until fluffy (a few minutes).
Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
How do you serve this?
This is best served on something you use butter and syrup for. We love it on pancakes, biscuits, warm bread, or cornbread.
How do you store maple butter?
It's best stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Can you freeze maple butter?
You can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months and let it defrost before using it.
Easy Vegan Maple Butter
- 1 stick half cup vegan butter
- 1 TB powdered sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Take a small bowl and add your vegan butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Then take your hand mixer and mix on low, then medium speed until fluffy (a few minutes).
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
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