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Make our delicious vegan miso butter with two simple ingredients. This flavorful compound butter makes an excellent addition to vegetables, pasta, rice, and more.
What is miso butter?
Miso butter is pretty much what you’d expect it is… miso and butter mixed together to create a really delicious condiment. To make it vegan, I used my favorite vegan butter, Earth Balance Buttery Sticks.
If you’re new to the world of miso butter, don’t be afraid to try it out on a few things. I have a recipe available for miso butter mashed rutabagas that kick serious butt. But you can also go the sweet route. For example, I veganized Chris Morroco’s blueberry miso crumb cake and wow it was incred.
Once you have vegan miso butter on hand, you’ll find all kinds of things to toss it on. My next endeavour involves Chex mix. Stay tuned to learn how that goes!.
What ingredients do you need to make vegan miso butter?
White miso: White miso is the standard most people use for miso butter, but you can experiment with different colors of miso for a variety of flavors. Just be sure to pay attention to how salty vs. sweet your miso is which will help you gauge how much you should use in a given recipe.
Vegan butter: For most recipes, I find Earth Balance buttery sticks are my favorite. They have a higher melting point than the kind that comes in a tub and so they are ideal for baking stuff like these delicious vegan cheese and onion cornish pasties. Also it’s nice to not have to measure. For this recipe, you’ll need 1 stick of vegan butter (8 tablespoons).
How do you make vegan miso butter?
So long as your ingredients – the butter and the white miso are room temperature, this recipe takes less than five minutes to pull together. The ratio used for butter to miso is 2:1, so gather as much vegan butter as you’d like, and then half of that amount for the miso.
Once you have your two ingredients at room temperature, add them to a bowl, and use a spoon to combine them. The butter and miso are a little too tough for a whisk, and I didn’t want to break out my hand mixer. A simple spoon worked just great.
After the ingredients are fully incorporated, you’ve got miso butter! If you want to get fancy, you can roll the miso butter out into a log using a piece of plastic wrap and twist the ends like a giant Tootsie Roll. Then, let the vegan miso butter log sit in the freezer for an hour. By then, it should be ready to transfer back to the refrigerator or you can slice them into little pieces for easy portioning.
Since both Earth Balance and miso are pretty much self-stable, the vegan miso butter will keep for months in the refrigerator so long as it’s stored in an airtight container.
Serving ideas for vegan miso butter
So you made the miso butter but you’re not exactly sure how to serve it. Here are some of my ideas!
Rutabagas: Have you seen my recipe for miso butter mashed rutabagas? You’ve gotta try them!
On top of air-fried green beans: Air-fry some green beans with a little but of neutral oil. Once they’re cooked, toss them in miso butter and add a pinch of salt.
Mashed potatoes: Not a rutabaga fan? Try miso butter in mashed potatoes instead.
Miso buttered noodles: Who doesn’t love buttered noodles? Add miso butter next time with a garlic clove, salt, red pepper flakes, and nutritional yeast.
Miso butter toast: Instead of regular old butter, give you toast some extra flavor by adding miso butter instead. Sprinkle some nooch and red pepper flakes and you’ve got a really delicious breakfast.
Add it to soups: If you’re cooking ramen or some other Asian-inspired soup, add some vegan miso butter for extra flavor.
Fold it into pie crust: Use miso butter in place of regular butter in pie crust. I haven’t tried this yet but doesn’t that sound amazing!? I’ll have to let you know how it goes.
Want more recipes?
If you’re a fan of vegan miso butter, you might like these other recipes
- Miso butter mashed rutabagas
- Sesame miso green beans
- Sesame ginger sauce
- Sweet pea spread
- Peanut salad dressing
- Gochujang tofu salad
In this segment, I suggest a song for you to listen to while you make vegan miso butter! You can even stream it right here in your browser. Today’s recipe jam is Dunkirk by Silverbacks.
If you try this recipe, I want to hear about it! Feel free to post your creations to Instagram or Facebook and tag Hell Yes It’s Vegan or #hellyesitsvegan. I look forward to seeing what you make!
Vegan Miso Butter
- measuring spoon
- 8 Tbsp vegan butter, at room temperature (I used 1 stick of Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
- 4 Tbsp white miso, at room temperature
- Add vegan butter and white miso to a bowl and use a spoon to mix until incorporated. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for upto several months.
- Optional step – Roll the miso butter with a sheet of plastic wrap and twist the ends like a tootsie roll. Freeze for 1 hour and cut into slices or simply transfer the log back to the refrigerator and cut the pieces as you need them.