Egg butter

Egg butter

Simple truth... eggs+butter = yum! This inventive spread will become your “go-to” easy keto breakfast or snack. Schmear it on crackers, cucumber slices, or celery. It tops just about anything with a one-two punch of protein and fat. So good you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

Egg butter

Simple truth... eggs+butter = yum! This inventive spread will become your “go-to” easy keto breakfast or snack. Schmear it on crackers, cucumber slices, or celery. It tops just about anything with a one-two punch of protein and fat. So good you’ll wonder how you lived without it!
2 servingservings


  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 5 oz. 140 g butter
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the eggs gently in a pot, and cover them with cold water. The cold water just needs to cover the eggs. Bring to a boil without a lid.
  2. Let the eggs simmer for about 8 minutes. Next, cool the eggs down quickly in cold water.
  3. Peel and chop the eggs finely. Stir in the butter, salt and pepper. Add optional flavoring; see suggestions, below.
  4. Serve as-is or as a topping on seed crackers or as a dip for veggies.


Try flavoring your egg butter with chili flakes, fresh herbs, or your favorite seasoning. Try it as a topping on hot or cold dishes such as avocado, salmon, turkey and ham. It even works in soups and stews and on top of veggies and salads!

You might also like

A little sneak peek...

With Diet Doctor Plus you get access to tons of keto meal plans, including dairy-free and vegetarian versions, meal plans adapted for intermittent fasting, quick-and-easy and budget keto meal plans. Below, see our latest one.

Low carb: Meat lovers meal plan #2

If you enjoy eating meat, then this plan is for you. This week, you’ll get to enjoy hearty dishes that feature beef, lamb, or chicken for lunch and dinner.

The best part? You’ll be able to meet your protein needs — without going over your carb limits. This meal plan will keep you below 27 grams of net carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

Get the full Diet Doctor experience for free

With Diet Doctor Plus, you get instant access to all of our delicious recipes, popular meal plans, meal planner tool, inspiring videos and educational guides. As a paying member you also help us in our mission to empower even more people. What are you waiting for? Sign up today and try for free for a month. Cancel anytime you want.


  1. Steven
    I remember my mother used to make this as a snack for us back in the 70's! Delish! She used to put it all in a mug and go at it with gusto with a knife until it was all mashed up. Was always best when the egg was still warm and the butter all melted. I'm definitely going to re-live this....
  2. Pat
    My Mum used to do this, then add chopped tomato and call it mock crab because it went a lovely pink colour. I loved it. This is definitely going on my list of foods to try.
  3. Clare
    My gran used to make this for me - it had the very pleasing name of 'eggy cup' because she'd serve it to me in a tea-cup. My husband still makes it for a snack from time to time and always ends up having to share it with the dog who is relentless in her begging. It's one of life's simplest, happy soothers. Delicious.
  4. Pam
    This is a traditional Finnish spread called munavoi. Now if we can only get them to eat it solo or spread it on veg instead of on pasties and rye bread...
  5. Yuki
    I used two eggs and made it. Shared with my husband. I felt content, my husband felt that it was a little bit heavy and couldn't finish it. My body fat is over 30%, my husband is super skinny (5%).

    Same dish, different body, different reaction.

  6. Kelly
    Just made this.. Loved it.... I chose to steam the eggs instead as they are infinitely easier to peel and stay intact.... In all my life I had never heard of egg butter !! So glad I have now :) Thanks for posting.... and.... Thanks so much for this site !!
  7. Candice
    I needed jalapeño and bacon and a little mayo added! ?
  8. Maria
    I'm a Finn, and like Pam mentioned, this is used as a traditional spread in Finland. I can't make myself eat this like this, but I cut "Russian pickles" (fermented, sugar free pickles) in to small pieces and mix with it, and then I can eat is as a side dish.
  9. Tenesha
    I loved it! I added one ingredient to it and it was delicious. I shared the recipe and mentioned the diet doctor in a post on my website . Keep up the good work.
  10. jade
    I used to eat it regularly, on toast or crackers. I'd sometimes add mayo instead of butter and sometimes a bit of curry powder for a bit more flavor.
  11. ronda
    my grandpa make this for me regularly when I was young and called it "sunshine food" as all good food is made with sunshine.
    Thanks Grandpa and diet doctor.
  12. Samantha
    Please please can we have more nutritional info or an app where I can log all the food I am eating specifically for the diet doctor. It would be so worth it.
  13. Donita
    I am just getting started with Keto and Paleo so, good recipes like this make me happy!
  14. Rebecca spence
    This was my dads favorite breakfast when I was young — he grew up in the Midwest during the depression — so figure eggs were probably the only thing in abundance. Major comfort food ❤️👍🏼
  15. sally potentier
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    For people eating a ketogenic diet, it is best to avoid yogurt due to the lactose/milk sugar. People eating a more moderate or liberal low carb diet may be able to incorporate yogurt and berries on occasion. Generally speaking, European style yogurts are even higher in fat and lower carb.
  17. Rena
    Can I have porrige on this diet
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I have porrige on this diet

    No, porridge/oats are not a good option on keto/low carb. You can read more about getting started on this page...