Miso Butter All Day Long

There are certain foods I feel are just too fancy to attempt in my home kitchen. Puff pastry, souffle, and hollandaise sauce come to mind.

But miso butter? Fancy AND easy. Plus: miso is a naturally fermented food, which means GOOD bacteria - something most of us could do with more of in our diets. I'm not talking miso powder in a shelf stable package. I'm talking about miso in a jar or tub, refrigerated, made from beans or grains, ranging in color and flavor, but all with that UMAMI hit. My favorite brands include Miso Master and South River, both of which I'm able to find at my local Whole Foods, so I'd guess you can too.

When you mix miso paste and softened butter, magical things happen. A simple piece of toast is elevated to FANCY. But to truly make the most of this spread, you've got to create a meal out of it. So, add eggs (soft boiled or poached) and avocado to it of course.

Truly delicious and my husband's new favorite brunch at home.

Try it on a bagel, or an english muffin, or organic gluten-free sprouted quinoa toast! 😂

Miso Butter

Makes one serving


  • 1 tbsp miso paste (we generally use sweet white miso, but try different flavors and see what you think)
  • 2 tbsp softened butter


  1. Mix the miso paste and butter together.
  2. This is hardly a recipe!
  3. Spread it on your toast/bagel/english muffin. Top it with a poached egg and a sliced-up avocado for additional taste points!