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DIY coconut butter

Published on February 26, 2015, by in Recipes.

I love coconut butter. I had attempted to make it once before and it didn’t work because I attempted to use reduced-fat coconut flakes. When I use full fat, unsweetened coconut flakes, I come out with a delightfully creamy and rich coconut butter.

How does one use coconut butter? I love coconut, so I think you can use it on anything or simply eat it by the spoonful. I love to put it on my oatmeal and sweet potatoes. When it’s warm it becomes all melty and delicious. Cold, it’s more like a rock that you have to chisel at.

So how do you make this magical stuff? Simple!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ox full fat, unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

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Put coconut flakes in blender.

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Blend in a high-powered blender on high for 1 minute. Use tamper to push down if necessary.

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Give it a little stir to see if you like the consistency. If it is smooth enough for your liking, you are done. If you want it a little smoother, blend on high for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. I personally added 30 more seconds to my initial minute. I poured mine back into my old, empty coconut butter jar and it gave me close to a full jar.

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Good coconut butter sells for #10-$15 for a good quality 16oz jar. I paid $3.14 for the bag of coconut flakes. So, it is easy to see that making it on your own is a huge savings.

I have heard this can also be done in a food processor, but it takes more time and a lot of scraping down of the sides. If you do it that way, let me know how it turns out!