Easy Homemade Coconut Butter! This is an easy do it yourself coconut butter that uses real coconut and is naturally gluten free, Vegan and raw. Can you believe coconut butter can cost more than $15 a jar? Save some money and make your own easy version. We could all use more of easy in our lives. Right? Right.
It’s that time of year again where cabin fever seems to take over. It’s really still Winter and yet Spring seems so far away. The weather has been cold enough to make playing outdoors miserable. The snow is finally melting and things are starting to warm up… we were ecstatic to have one crazy warm day of 50 degrees. It was a lovely burst of real fresh air and preview of the warmer Spring days ahead.
Cruel mother nature of course, didn’t keep the warm weather around long enough.
The next days that followed have been freezing yet again.
And so the cabin fever continues. My husband and I try to think of places we can take the kids to get out of the house. We used to go for day trips to Chicago at the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museums. All of Mr. Naughty’s food allergies make planning a trip a bit less practical. Some day we will venture out again. Until then, I am reminded of our previous and last trip to the Shedd Aquarium.
A very looong time ago, my husband and I had taken trip to Chicago (we were dating at the time). He wanted to show me the giant sea turtle that lived at the Shedd Aquarium after I told him they were my favorite animal. Once we arrived, I couldn’t understand why he had become so quiet and insisted on holding my hand. I wondered, was he planning something? Like getting down one knee? After all, we had only dated a few months… but he wasn’t acting like himself. Nah. Couldn’t be…
The day continued and we had seen almost every area. The final area was the Amazon River with fresh water creatures and the new addition of the rainforest. We were making our way towards the rainforest (still holding hands of course) when pulled me over to show me something, all of sudden he screamed ARHHHH! I panicked for a moment and looked around to see what scared him. There was nothing. In the midst of his shrieking, my purse fell to the floor when he jerked his hand away from mine. I picked it up and noticed he was studying it carefully. What heck was his problem?? He looked relieved and finally said he thought my purse was a snake that had dropped down from the rainforest. My purse had been on my shoulder but slipped down and fallen on our hands. The ‘snake’ was just my brown purse. I was dying with laughter! Rolling with tears actually… Turns out he didn’t have anything romantic planned while he insisted on holding my hand all day. No. He was holding my hand because he was very anxious about the snake exhibit! We still laugh about that story. And I still have to carry my purse on the opposite should if we hold hands. 😉
So what does a snake attack have to do with this easy homemade coconut butter? Absolutely nothing. But if you love coconut like we do, it’s a no fail easy do it yourself recipe. It’s really just pure unsweetened coconut flakes food processed until it melts into a smooth (and slightly crunchy) butt-ah. I have great plans for using this healthy coconut butter so stay tuned…
- 2 (8oz) bags unsweetened coconut flakes
- pinch of salt optional
- Use high powered food processor or blender to pulse shredded coconut.
- Pulse coconut and scrap down sides periodically until a paste is formed.
- Blend on high for about 8-10 minutes or until a smooth butter is formed. Blender/processor will become very warm.
- Store coconut butter in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Haha 😉 Snake attacks!
So I’m coconut butter obsessed, I go through it like crazy but try to hold back since it IS so expensive! I still need to try making my own….it’s obvious!!
Yes! It’s so easy and makes a ton at once!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
haha what a funny story!! We have cabin fever over here too. So ready for spring!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I would’ve never guessed that coconut butter would be so easy to make!
And seriously dying over here about the snake story!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
I did not realize coconut butter was so expensive and how easy it is to just make it yourself. Do you use coconut butter in place of butter? On toast, cooking, etc.?
Yes! Coconut butter on toast is soo good! It’s not like real dairy butter but more like a nut butter… it will thicken up with any water. Great for adding to smoothies too!
Katalina @ Peas & Peonies says
I spend to much money on store bought, definitely need to make my own.
I put coconut butter on everything these days, it’s so good!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Lol! I have freaked out about spiders that were actually just pieces of lint before. 🙂 This sounds really easy!
eat good 4 life says
I need to make these rather than buying it. So much easier. Thanks for the remainder 🙂
Thank you so much! It seems so simple that I am doing a palm slap to the forehead right now. I can’t believe how easy this is. At $9.00 a jar for coconut butter in the grocery store, I have avoided trying several recipes that call for it. But since shredded coconut is so much more affordable, I will be trying this out this weekend.
By the way, how much coconut butter does this recipe yield?
I know what you mean! 😀 This makes about 2 cups when finished but you can always make a larger batch if your blender can handle it.
cathy ~ noble pig says
How cool to make it yourself.
Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen says
Love, love LOVE that you made it yourself and that it’s so easy to do. I want to put this on everything.
Aww, thank you Jessica! I love adding a spoonful of coconut butter to just about anything!
How do you prevent it from sticking to the sides of the blender jar? No matter how many times I tried to scrape it back down , the blender blades would just spin while there was no coconut in the middle.
Could you use this in replace of butter in a buttercream recipe?
Interesting thought… I don’t believe so. Butter is almost pure fat with about 18% water. Coconut butter is barely any fat and contains coconut fiber. The fiber would more than likely create a chunky or gritty frosting texture. I do not know if the coconut butter would even whip with air like a traditionally buttercream. Hope that helps!