Introduction: Coconut Butter

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Coconut butter is super simple to make. It is coconut oil on steroids!

Not only can you sub coconut butter in place of coconut oil in some recipes, it's also a great base for raw dessert fillings if you want to avoid using nuts.

And coconut butter is delicious alone on toast, too. Mix a little honey with it for a super yummy breakfast :D

Step 1: What You'll Need

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To make coconut butter, all you need is unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut (You can also make it with toasted coconut, but I prefer the raw coconut.) and a food processor or blender. I use this Cuisinart food processor and it does a great job!

I recommend putting no less than two cups of shredded coconut in at a time. If you use less, you'll probably have issues getting it to process correctly since it'll just fly around inside the blender or food processor.

Step 2: Processing

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This should take anywhere between 5-15 minutes, depending on the power of your food processor or blender.

Just keep processing and scraping it down every minute or so until the desired consistency is reached. First it'll get chopped up and fluffy, then it'll start breaking down and clumping, and near the end it will be fairly smooth. :)

Step 3: Storing

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You can store the coconut butter at room temperature and I honestly recommend doing that! It makes it easier to use. I've left it in the pantry for a couple months before and not had any issues with it going bad since a layer of coconut oil forms on the top. :)

You can also store it in the fridge, but be warned that it will firm up considerably - you'll have to shave off pieces of it!

Comments

mrsmerwin (author)2017-01-11

I just tried it.

I had my doubts but it really worked!

It is delicious. I will try it with toasted coconut next.

Can you use sweetened coconut?--that is much easier to find around here.

SherylinRM (author)2016-05-23

Had no idea it was this easy to make lol.

Thanks for this :)

atheniangreek (author)2015-07-10

would frozen coconut work?

Avocadoes (author)2015-07-08

Does dried shredded toasted coconut work

jessyratfink (author)Avocadoes2015-07-08

I haven't tried it, but it might! It will probably be more crumbly, though, since it's been toasted and dried. You may have to add a little coconut oil to it!

Avocadoes (author)jessyratfink2015-07-08

I used the dried coconut but it didn't work :( but, I added palm dates with it to create that thing that you made in the strawberry truffles. It tasted great!

jessyratfink (author)Avocadoes2015-07-08

Oh no! Well I guess we now both know it just doesn't have enough oil left in it. :P

Happy it worked out in the end, though! :D

Avocadoes (author)jessyratfink2015-07-09

Thanks

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-17

nice

mmd900 (author)2014-07-23

This is so good and I am not the one to like coconuts

piccolobonz (author)2014-06-04

I'm a fun of coconuts and this is a new way to eat it for me!!!! Thanks jessyratfink !!!

craftclarity (author)2014-05-29

This stuff works well for so many things...

sunshiine (author)2014-05-21

Awesome we can make our own now. Thanks for sharing Jessy.

sunshiine

anatroccolo (author)2014-05-20

Thank you for the recipe!
I live in Italy and I can't find coconut butter, so until now I had to skip trying many recipes that included it. Not any more, thanks to you! :)

HollyMann (author)2014-05-19

Very good to know. I almost bought some but it's so expensive!

hunter999 (author)2014-05-18

This could be very handy! Good job :-)

Sweep The Leg (author)2014-05-18

Would make this if I had a cuisinart - looks like it would be bomb on some oatmeal.

boras (author)2014-05-18

made it last nite ... its awesome :D

GrampaDave54 (author)2014-05-17

you are just so handy. This looks like a hoot to make!!

ThePortalEngineer (author)2014-05-17

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Gaia39 (author)2014-05-17

I will make that for sure, my mouth keeps watering every time i look at the pic :-D

Passion Make (author)2014-05-16

That's Simple and Awesome :)

eric squat (author)2014-05-16

Awesome. I will do this. Thanks.

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