My Butter Mix

My Butter Mix

This easy mixture is always soft and spreadable, so handy to have around for cooking, baking, and especially for greasing pans. Adjust the amount of oil for a spreading consistency you like. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 2 cups

My Butter Mix


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup oil (I have used canola & extra light olive oil - now I use avocado oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. With an electric hand mixer, beat butter and slowly beat in oil and salt. Use a tall bowl to avoid splatter.
  2. Transfer to a covered container and keep refrigerated.

Note: If using salted butter, reduce added salt to 1/8 teaspoon.

23 Comments on "My Butter Mix"

  1. Donna

    Absolutely fabulous! I just used nearly melted butter and a whisk to add the canola oil.

  2. Nancy

    Can this “my butter” be made with clarified butter and olive oil?

  3. Lora Lee

    What a clever idea. I buy the half butter/half olive oil at the store. I never even thought to make it myself. Now I can make it at home. Thanks for all your inspirational ideas.

  4. Brenda

    Can I make spreadable butter even though I don’t have an electric mixer, can you do it by hand?
    Thanks – be

    • Fran

      I have been making it with extra virgin olive oil expeller expressed for about 10 years and I mix it by hand. I first let the butter get to room temperature so it’s easier to mix and add the oil a bit at a time. Just like Jenny does without the mixer. Tastes great and is easier to spread and it’s heart healthy.

  5. Sonni

    Just came across your site, loads of healthy & delicious recipes, I cannot wait to try. Thank you so much and for having such healthy selections. Bravo!!

  6. Sandy

    Can you use herbs or cheese to make flavored butter with your recipe

    • Teresa Orr

      I’ve done that before but as herbs and cheese are also organic, you might need to keep an eye and nose on it for signs of spoilage.

  7. Jana

    I’ve been making this butter over a year now we love it!
    I use only 2/3 cup oil, improves taste and allows butter to sit at room temperature longer when serving it from the table.
    Thanks Jenny love your recipes!

  8. Midge

    Can you use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the “my butter” recipe, or will it congeal too much….

  9. RebeccaB

    Thank you for this healthier butter recipe! My husband has health issues that require tight control of sodium and cholesterol. I was so discouraged when trying to find a no-salt, no trans fat butter that wasn’t full of water which makes toast soggy! This blended spread is so easy to make. I deserve a dope slap for not thinking of it myself. DOH! Thank you for your other recipes and videos, too. THANK YOU!

  10. Alexander S. Bauhart

    Dear Jenny, this is fantastic! I just used this mixture making baklava. A breeze! And they came out perfect!
    Thank You ?.!

  11. Terry

    Thank you so much for this recipe, I used about 2 oz less than 3/4 cup, canola oil, because I thought I would try one batch, did not want it to be oily tasting, I never leave on the counter, refrigerate it at all times, Not oily will use the 3/4 cup canola oil the next bstch, I have been buying this forever, paying almost $4 for a 15 oz tub, this is wonderful, we use it on veggies, pancakes, English muffins, and your lemon blueberry muffins that we love, will try it to prepare pans for baking your wonderful layer cakes that are perfect for 2 people.

  12. Lana


  13. thom

    This spread was very good but when left at room temperature it got a bit oily. Can you add less oil to the mix? Any tips on how to get mix off of the mixer blades? Thanks

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Yes, you can mix any ratio of oil to butter. Try 3/4 cup oil to 1 cup butter.

  14. Momma Mia

    I stopped buying spreadable butter and now make my own with canola oil,or light extra virgin olive oil. Homemade version has considerably less salt and is more economical, we buy quality butter on sale and freeze. Thank you!

  15. Cathy

    Thank you for all your delicious recipes and healthy all of them seem tried and true
    I really enjoyed them you have made my life so much easier I love the videos. You’re the best Ginny


  16. Tom Tee

    Hi Jenny
    Your videos and recipes are terrific!!
    Thank You for doing these, they have really helped my wife and I.

    Would this work if I used clarified butter???

  17. Toni

    I love this idea, thanks.

  18. Theresa

    How long will this last in the refrigerator?

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