This cinnamon honey peach butter recipe is the perfect way to use up all those peaches that are starting to go bad!
Sadly, peach season won’t be with us much longer, and I find myself buying way too many peaches each time I go to the store! I end up having at least 5 or 6 peaches that aren’t really good enough to eat by the end of the week. This recipe is the perfect way to use all those peaches without having to throw them away!
Cinnamon honey peach butter sounds decadent, but it is actually light, fresh and healthy. Check out the easy recipe below 🙂
And stay tuned after the recipe for my other method to make this more of a jam!
- 2.5 cups fresh peaches, diced
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 3 -4 tbsp raw honey***
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Make sure the peaches are cut up into bit size pieces. You can leave the skin on, or take it off. We love it with the skin.
- In a medium saucepan, add the peaches, lemon juice, honey, coconut sugar, and cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat, and allow to cook for about 10 minutes while stirring constantly.
- Reduce to a simmer and cover. Stir it every 5-10 minutes.
- After about 20 minutes, it should be thickened up. Remove from the heat and add to a glass jar.
- Once it is cooled to room temperature, place it in the refrigerator. It will continue to thicken up.
- Serve cold or warm up it.
- ***Depending on the sweetness of the peaches, you may need 3 or up to 4 tbsp of honey. Taste it before adding the 4th tbsp.
I call this a peach butter since it isn’t very thick and easily spreadable. This butter is perfect for spreading on toast, muffins, adding to oatmeal, or even with yogurt.
The lemon juice along with the sugars acts like a binding agent, giving this butter thickness. If you want more of a jam, reduce the amount of peaches and increase the lemon juice to about 3 tsp. Then, make sure to simmer it for much longer. Following those steps, you can put it in the fridge and it will actually thicken up more and turn into a jam consistency!
It is very hard to mess up this recipe! No matter what you do, it will taste delicious and is so great to keep in the refrigerator for things. My husband has been adding it to toast every morning and he loves it! I enjoy it on oatmeal, so good!
Another awesome peach recipe is this roasted peach ice cream (dairy-free)!