Molasses Butter

Molasses Butter is new on my flavored butter list. If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know I’m obsessed with butter. And not all butters are created equally.

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits!

Nope, not one bit. Butter, like everything else is on a spectrum from crappy to “I want to take a bath in this butter.” Too far???? Wink. Wink. I always purchase the good stuff or even make homemade butter in a blender.

It only takes 5 minutes, you should totally try it! If not, don’t take shortcuts with cheapo butter. Buy the good stuff.

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

I recently attended a media event at The Turn House, a restaurant attached to a public golf course here in Maryland. Beautiful views, fabulous bar program and impressive food.

I enjoy playing golf and immediately texted hubby to tell him I had found our new golf club. It was wonderful! To start our evening, they served zucchini bread and molasses butter.

Generally, I’m not drawn to zucchini bread. I want to take up my precious tummy space on smoked oysters, charcuterie and craft cocktails.

And while the cured meat, cheese and mocktails were expertly prepared and beautifully displayed, I kept going back for zucchini bread and molasses butter.

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

Yep, I could have sat there all night eating molasses butter and zucchini bread. It was that good!

Now picture this, eight food writers, with sophisticated and well trained palettes, sitting at a round table. Not one of us could put our finger on what was the exact flavor of the butter. At this time we didn’t even know it was molasses, although it was a contender.

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

Salt? Molasses? Browned Butter? Brown sugar? Agave nectar?

I can’t remember all of the ingredients we entertained, but there we sat, all devouring zucchini bread and fawning over this whipped butter with a zingy aftertaste.

After a week of telling every person I know how amazing the zucchini bread and magical butter was, I finally emailed the team. They were kind enough to share the recipe and solve the mystery of the zingy butter.

I would have never come up this secret ingredient on my own. Never!

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

It was molasses butter, DING! I got that one right, but the third ingredient was what got me. Tabasco sauce. Never in a million years would have dreamed this was the zing I was tasting, but after I knew, it all made perfect sense.

Sweet, salty, whipped, but with an edge. That one dash makes a world of difference and takes this molasses butter from wow to HOLY BUTTER!

While you can serve Molasses Butter with dinner, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, waffles and more, I highly suggest trying The Turn House’s recipe for Zucchini Bread. Again, not something I usually rave over, but this bread was out of this world! I’ve made it several times since acquiring the recipe.

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

I also recommend using actual Tabasco sauce instead of a generic hot sauce. You can, of course, do so in a pinch, but the flavor from tabasco peppers really makes the butter.

Tools for making Molasses Butter:

Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!

Butter Dish– There is nothing to make your glorious butter look better than a beautiful butter dish!

If you love Molasses Butter as much as we do, also check out my other flavored butters!

Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits! #flavoredbutter #molassesbutter www.savoryexperiments.com
Overhead view of jar of molasses butter

Molasses Butter with a Zing

4.94 from 16 votes
Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup good butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablesoons molasses
  • 1 dash Tabasco Sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or bowl and blend until well combined.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Notes

Adapted from Jessica Banner.

Nutrition

Calories: 203 kcal, Fat: 23 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 202 mg, Potassium: 6 mg, Vitamin A: 710 IU, Calcium: 7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 203
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: compound butter, flavored butter, molasses butter
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never heard of this before but I love experiencing new things. The kick of heat with the secret ingredient was a surprise. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I wasn’t so sure about this butter, but I tried it yesterday and I am addicted. It is so delicious. I can’t wait to make it again.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow – this is now my new favorite butter too! I had some on my waffles the other day and they were awesome!

  4. 5 stars
    It added such a rich, deep flavor to my toast and pancakes. The combination of sweetness and depth from the molasses was just perfect. I will definitely be making this again!

  5. 5 stars
    We love compound butters. I make them a great deal. They can elevate any meal. Tabasco sauce is a nice touch!

  6. 5 stars
    I love compound butters. They can elevate so many dishes. Tobacco sauce is a is a nice touch!