Homemade Coconut Butter
Have you heard about coconut butter yet? I am still in the process of discovering it, but the uses that I have found for it so far are delicious. It is so easy to make too! Basically just buy some unsweetened, shredded coconut, and blend… Well there are some instructions, as you will see below, but it is way less expensive than some of the store bought options so why not try it?
My favorite use for it so far? Spreading it onto pancakes and waffles! Seriously. I am not a fan of butter but sometimes I just want something creamy between my gluten-free pancakes and my rich-amber maple syrup. Spread it on, and watch it melt between the layers of breakfast goodness.
Because coconut fat solidifies at 76 F, your coconut butter will be solid, liquid, or somewhere-in-between depending on the temp in your house. When solid, it will be thick and hard, but will easily soften on a warm pastry or with a small amount of heating over a stove top (just warm on low in a small sauce pan).
I have always loved the taste of coconut, but until a few years ago it was a pretty superficial relationship. But then a friend of mine introduced me to the benefits of coconut oil (and coconut in general). Since then I have been in-love and have been including more coconut in my diet step by step. I can’t wait to share my latest recipe, Chocolate Halvah Fudge.
Turn off blender and scrape down sides and blend further.
As the coconut mixture thickens up the wall of the blender you will need to turn off the blender, scrape down and blend more.
Eventually, after about 5 minutes or more, the mixture will start to become liquid. You can add the other 2 cups of coconut at this point and continue to blend until the entire mixture is smooth.
Transfer coconut butter to a storage container. The butter will be a liquid form from the heat of the blender and depending on your room temperature could solidify with time.
How do you use your coconut butter? Any good recipes to share with me? Leave a comment below, I would love to check it out.