Good morning! :biggrin:
We have another situation here.
I love coconut butter. My favourite kind is the Artisana Raw Coconut Butter. It is smooth as silk and subtly sweet.
However, heavenly bliss comes with a hefty price tag. Granted, it lasts me forever, but when Ashley told me that I could actually make my own coconut butter very easily, I knew I had to try it myself!
All I did was put 2 cups of shredded organic coconut into the food processor…
Process your little heart out. Use a spoon to scrape down the side of the bowl. This takes about 10 minutes or so.
Then you will be left with beautiful coconut butter!
I compared the homemade coconut butter to the to Artisana and the Artisana brand was definitely smoother and a bit sweeter and overall better tasting. I have a feeling it has something to do with the way they process it. I’m guessing you could also get it smoother in a Vita-Mix or Blendtec blender. This did the trick though and was sure delicious!
Homemade Coconut Butter
- 2 cups shredded coconut
Directions: Process in a food processor (or capable blender) for about 10 minutes until a butter forms, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Yields: approx 1/2 cup coconut butter.
I can’t wait to try this in VOO!
I also made Carob Coconut Butter because I LOVE carob and coconut together. My Heaven Glo Bar is based on this combination.
The carob powder gives it a bit of natural sweetness too.
Carob Coconut Butter
- 1/4 cup or more of homemade coconut butter
- 1 tbsp of carob powder
If you are a coconut fan, you will love it!
Needless to say, breakfast was AWESOME this morning…
I was in HEAVEN.
I’m drooling. Again.
Well, this gal is getting back to work. I hope you have a glowing Tuesday and I will see you later today! :biggrin:
Awesome!!! I doubt this’ll work in a Magic Bullet. I need to invest in a food processor so I can start making all your creations!
I cannot find coconut butter ANYWHERE in the UK. I am making this. THANK YOU!
I didn’t even know coconut butter existed, but I’m going to make it! I make my own nut butters with my food processor too!
I want to try this, but I don’t know if my ancient food processor could handle it! :P
oh my – thankyou so much for sharing this! Must make some ASAP!
What an amazing and simple idea, who would have thought of that.
Where can I find that Artisana coconut butter in Canada…Whole Foods?
I had no idea you could do this, I might have to try this. it sounds delicious!
OMG! I’m sitting in my office drooling over your fabulous looking toast! I want, I want, I want lol!
Angela do you ever worry about the saturated fat in coconut? I guess being vegan you wouldn’t consume as much as say a meat eater.
Good question! I don’t typically worry about the sat fat in coconut, because just as you mentioned I have no other sources of sat fat in my diet. Also plant sat fat is supposed to be much less harmful than animal based sat fat.
not all saturated fats are created equal, and if you google coconut oil, you will find all the research that shows it’s type of fat is amazingly good for you. and if you haven’t try it on your skin, it is amazing. it even cleared up my baby’s skin from baby acne, which everyone says nothing can help except time!
I love coconut SO much, but I have never had coconut butter! I am going to try making some in my Vita-Mix!
OH EM GEE. I MUST make this!!! I just so happen to have a whole jar of raw coconut in the cabinet. It’s a sign.
That coconut butter and jam sandwhich looks SO good!
I made my own coconut butter a few months ago and liked the flavor a lot, but when I refrigerated it, it turned BRICK HARD! Did the same thing happen with yours?
I didnt refigerate mine! I dont refrigerate the artisana coconut butter either.
Ah I was just thinking that I really wanted to try coconut butter cause I have never had it! But I will just try making my own instead!
I tried the coconut butter….it did not work. I waited…oh how I waited. about an hour. I have coconut powder.
wow! who woulda thought it’d be dat easy?! would def love to try it, especially as good as u make it sound And look! gr8 pix :) have a super sparked day!!
I am all about the coconut, and have a question about the flakes. I understand most flakes are already pressed to get the oil out, is that not true for the organic flakes? what brand (or brands) do you recommend to have enough fat in it to make the butter? because after plunking down for one jar, I know I can’t do that as much as I would like, and want to use my vita-mix. I am ambitious enough to play with a whole coconut, but I don’t know how many I will be able to get a hold of here in WA on a consistent basis. Thanks for your wonderful info!
A friend of mine turned me on to your blog and I just visited it for the first time. I’m having fun looking through your recipes and I love coconut so this coconut butter sounds delish but I’m curious. . . what all would you use it on/with? I see your picture of it on toast. How else have you used it?
is this just with regular unsweetened shredded coconut? what else do you use coconut butter for? and does it go in the fridge? Love the idea! i have some carob too, i will try both as i have the same food processor as you, AND a vitamix.
Ok, so I am just now finding your blog & I have never heard of coconut butter before but my 12 year old who is obsessed with coconut requested I make this tonight to top her vegan banana bread with in the morning! :D thanks for such an awesome website!
Thank you Kate! I hope you enjoy it :)
Did you use dried coconut or fresh (frozen)?
I used unsweetened shredded coconut :)
So,…you used DRIED shredded coconut?
Do you put the left overs in the fridge? How long does it last? Looks amazing, just made raw almond butter, so good :)
It lasts in the fridge for a while…Im not exactly sure but I’d guess 2-4 weeks at least.
I have been blending for almost 20 minutes and still no butter. Its close though I guess but it’s so hot now, I’m going to wait until it cools down before I finish it…
Hey Steph, I’ve heard that the type of coconut used affects whether it “butterizes”. Just curious what type of coconut you used? Ive had this happen to me before too.
I can’t wait to try this. Thank you!
I have tried this twice, and in my professional grade food processor it still just gets stuck to the sides so much (even with pushing it down with a spatula) that I can’t get it ground anymore. Sigh…
mixed mine with cocoa powder and a smidgeon of brown sugar. quick n ez
I want to try the commercial brand just to compare the taste. Mine turned out well after an hour in a very small, cheap food processor. I couldn’t stop sampling the product and plan to put it in baked oatmeal in the am. Thanks so much.
hello, im new to using coconut in general. does this go in the fridge when done? how long will it last and mine waz kinda liquidy , should it be? thank you =)
Hey Lina, Yes it should be liquidy, not to worry!
It should last for about a month or longer. You can keep it in the fridge or at room temperature in a jar.
This looks wonderful. Question for you: could this be used as coconut oil in recipes? I am now living in Africa and cannot find coconut oil anywhere :( I can, however, get fresh coconuts on the daily, and I have thought about trying to make my own coconut oil. I have just been too lazy thus far, but this looks like an easier alternative.
Hi – I made coconut butter – and thought it went perfectly – except it didn’t solidify! Did I not blend it long enough? What have I done wrong?
The unsweetened coconut that I got at the store was pretty darn dry. I’m just thinking that it wouldn’t come out very smooth because of the dryness. Couldn’t you add a bit of coconut oil if it was too dry?
Hi Angela! Can i use unsweetened coconut?!
How do you store this? I successfully made some but it’s gone quite hard in the cupboard
Hello Steph! I have never tried coconut butter before. But after read your given blog, I want to try this one. I can’t wait to try this great recipe. It looks like so yummy and delicious. Thanks for sharing great info.
Good site.I am feeling glad to visit here.Homemade coconut butter often too tasty and healthy.I like it.I want to ask that coconut butter and coconut milk can be mixed in same recipe?