Have you ever wanted to make your own coconut butter but didn’t know how? This is the recipe for you. Bonus? It requires just 1 bowl, 1 ingredient, and 10 minutes. Shall we?
The 1 ingredient is shredded unsweetened coconut. I find that using desiccated coconut (buying options included below) works best. But I speculate you could also use any unsweetened shredded coconut you can find.
The next important part is equipment! I highly recommend using a food processor as the design of blenders isn’t conducive to blending coconut butter. It tends to kick up the flakes and not allow them to blend, which is how it gets creamy.
So stick with a food processor for best results. Then, it’s just blend, blend, blend until you have creamy, delicious coconut butter on your hands!
Coconut butter is:
& So easy to make
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- 3 cups (240 g) desiccated unsweetened coconut*
- optional: pinch sea salt
- optional: 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional: dash stevia
- Add desiccated coconut (which I've found to work best for coconut butter) into a food processor. I have tried using a blender and have to say it doesn't work because the blender kicks the coconut up and doesn't allow it to process. So for this reason, I'd highly recommend using a food processor.
- Mix until a creamy butter forms - sometimes up to 10 minutes - scraping down sides as needed. Mine usually takes about 8-10 minutes, and I scrape down the sides 2-3 times to ensure the coconut is getting processed well.
- Once it's gone liquid and creamy, you can add things such as salt, vanilla extract, or stevia. But it doesn't need anything at all in my experience!
- Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks (sometimes more). Depending on the temperature of your home, it will likely harden once cooled. To use, you can either heat it up in the microwave, or place in a shallow pot of very hot water and it will soften. Alternatively, if placing on hot food, scoop out and it should melt quite easily on the food.
- I love putting coconut butter on things like baked sweet potatoes, bananas, muffins, waffles, pancakes, smoothies,ice cream, and oats, and especially just eating it straight from the jar!