I had NO idea making coconut butter was so darn easy. Really, seriously, easy. I feel silly for having bought it all these years, the same way I feel about buying broth or sauerkraut. If I can make it from scratch with minimal effort IMMA MAKE IT. Okay off my soapbox, this creamy, luscious coconut butter was made in my handy dandy vitamix but you can also make it using a food processor.
Coconut butter, if you aren’t familiar with it, is quite different from the oil. It’s made by “creaming” the flesh of the coconut to make a smooth butter. When you refrigerate it, the fats from the coconut solidify and your butter gets quite hard. A fine example of the healthy saturated fat present in coconut. If you’re curious about the benefits of coconut, check this out, they are many.
- 5 C desiccated raw coconut flakes, no sugar added
- pinch of sea salt
- In a high powered blender or food processor add coconut flakes and blend on medium until they start to get creamy, turn to high setting until you have a smooth butter. For an extra smooth coconut butter, process through a fine mesh sieve. Store in the fridge, lasts a very long time.
What to do with coconut butter? Here’s a list of ideas…
-Add it to smoothies
-Put it in raw pies
-Add it to indian or thai curries
-Spread it on toast or banana bread
-Use it as an icing for cakes and cupcakes
-A nourishing and healthy baby food
-Blend it with your favourite fruit and coat with chocolate to make truffles
What are your favourite ways of using coconut butter?