Homemade Coconut Butter is amazing!If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that I LOVE coconut and coconut butter.
Funny thing is, I used to hate it. Now my body craves it. I guess it knows what is healthy. 🙂 I had an obsession with coconut butter ever since my first taste of Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna.
That stuff is the bomb and it melts in your mouth. It can get quite pricey, so I thought I would make my own coconut butter. It’s super easy!
So easy that I feel kind of funny calling it a recipe. Kind of like my Homemade Peanut Butter. Coconut butter just takes a bit longer than peanut butter, so be patient.
Coconut butter can be used a spread or a dip. If you use it in baking it can add a richer flavor. Coconut butter is naturally gluten free, grain free and vegan.
Homemade Coconut Butter
Yields 1 cup
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (It needs to be the full fat shredded coconut to work.)
- In the food processor , blend up the shredded coconut, scraping the sides down every few minutes. Be prepared to be patient. It takes about 20 minutes.
If you use a blender , it takes about half the time, but you have to scrape down the sides more often and it is harder to manage. I liked making it in the food processor much better. I mixed it for a minute or two and walked away. Came back to mix some more a few minutes later. I just kept repeating those steps until I saw a creamy mixture. It took about 20 minutes for me. Super easy! I store mine in a small mason jar . I love mason jars. You can never have enough. I think it should keep for a couple of weeks. I keep mine on the counter top. You can store it in the fridge, but it will harden slightly. That’s it! Enjoy!