How to Make Coconut Butter

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How to make coconut butter - very easy and much less expensive!

 

How to Make Coconut Butter

As time goes by and I become more experienced in the kitchen, it never fails to amaze me how simple some things are. I don’t know, I guess I’ve always imagined some huge factory somewhere with super secret recipes that pop out all our foods. . . well, I guess that’s true for a lot of “food” but I had never imagined how much of this stuff can be easily and frugally made right in the comfort of your own home. No factory necessary.

Included in that category is a favorite of ours: coconut butter. I was paying high dollars for this stuff until I realized it’s just blended coconut. I can purchase a 4-cup package of shredded coconut for around $2 at my grocery store, and for even less if you buy in bulk. That is about $2 for 12 ounces – or $4 for 24 ounces – of coconut butter!

I have coconut. I have a blender. (A blender that’s paid for itself many times over, and I’ve only owned it a year. Love that thing!)

What about you?

Want to learn how to make coconut butter? Let’s get to it.

 

Homemade Coconut Butter

 

Ingredients:

4 cups full-fat unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes (where to find)

Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Makes it smoother but if you don’t have any coconut oil on hand, it’s not a problem. (where to find coconut oil)

 

Equipment:

Blender – high-speed blender is preferred. (where to find)

 

Instructions:

Dump the shredded coconut into the blender and BLEND. Start slowly and work your way up to high. Use the tamper if you have one.

Using a high-speed blender, you’ll need to blend for at least a minute. I think that should do it.

Pour into a container for keeping. Can be stored in pantry or cabinet. I don’t recommend refrigerating it. Stir well before use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

I actually prefer the homemade. It’s more thoroughly blended, plus there is that little feeling of pride that says – Hey, I made that and saved myself a bunch of money. Cool.

Here’s the coconut butter tutorial, in recipe card format for easy printing:

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How to make coconut butter! Save money and make your own at home!

How to Make Coconut Butter


  • Author: Danielle @ lovelovething.com
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x

Description

You can make your own coconut butter. You really can!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 cups full-fat unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Makes it smoother but if you don’t have any coconut oil on hand, it’s not a problem.

Instructions

  1. Dump the shredded coconut into the blender and BLEND. Start slowly and work your way up to high. Use the tamper if you have one.
  2. Using a high-speed blender, you’ll need to blend for at least a minute, more for other blenders. I think that should do it.
  3. Pour into a container for keeping. Can be stored in pantry or cabinet. I don’t recommend refrigerating it. Stir well before use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Notes

Coconut butter will solidify in colder months or colder areas. To melt, set in a bowl of hot water until more liquefied.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Kitchen Tutorials

 

Use it:

As a fruit dip

As a replacement for peanut butter sandwiches

In these no-bake oatmeal cookies (dairy-free, egg-free)

To make egg- and dairy-free fudge

To make these pumpkin pie bars, also egg- and dairy-free and a family favorite

Let your heart run wild. And guess what? It’s also healthy. 🙂 Thanks, coconut.

 

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Yay for coconut butter!

Danielle

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29 thoughts on “How to Make Coconut Butter”

  1. I have a Blendtec and feel the same way about making stuff at home! $10 minimum for Artisana coconut butter?! I make mine as well, but use a little bit of coconut oil to get it going…Now that I’ve seen your “recipe” (haha), I’m wondering if I even need to add the oil? It’s sure smooth and it’s the EXACT same color/consistency of the Artisana! I also make my own almond flour after making my own almond milk…*pats self on the back* :p

    Reply
    • You know, Tara, I was actually about to add to my “recipe” 😉 that if you wanted to add a spoonful of coconut oil it would be okay. I had to add one to my last batch. For some reason it was a little drier than usual. And it really did help adding the oil. I’m going to put it there as an option, but it’s definitely not necessary. LOVE high powered blenders!!!

      Way to go on making your *own* almond milk and flour!!! Yeah!!

      Reply
    • Hi Diane – I am not very familiar with the Nutri-Bullet, but why not give it a shot? I bet it can handle the job. My Vitamix can get it done in about a minute, but I’m not sure how powerful the Nutribullet is. Just blend and if it starts feeling hot, let it rest a few minutes.

      I’m pretty sure Nutri-Bullets can make nut butters, and I think this would be easier than a nut butter. Hope that helps you!

      Reply
  2. I was not aware that there are these interesting tips to make coconut. Thank you for this informative blog. Very helpful for me.

    Reply
    • Hi Kim, I can’t recall when this is allowed. Probably one of the later stages, the GAPS book should refer to when full coconut meat can be added, which is what coconut butter is. <3

      Reply

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