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How to Make Coconut Butter

A step-by-step photo tutorial showing you how to make coconut butter using just one simple ingredient. This recipe is cost-effective, easy and just as delicious!

Comin’ at ya live from the beautiful state of Vermont! I’m getting ready for my trip to Italy (we live in less than a week) and I can’t even tell you how excited I am!

Even though this trip is a mixture of work and play, I’m one of those people that thrives on travel and experiencing other cultures. This will be my 5th (!!) time to Italy, but first time in Lucca and first time on a solo trip with Mom. Eeek! If you aren’t following me on Instagram yet and are interested in seeing how our trip unfolds, definitely come follow along!

Hint: there will be lots of food, wine, landscapes and happy faces

And yes, this literally has nothing to do with teaching how to make coconut butter, but it’s hard to contain my excitement!

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

Okay, so let’s get down to business.

First things first, coconut butter is amazing. I use it every single morning in my matcha lattes and it makes them so creamy, frothy and adds a very subtle hint of coconut (which I personally adore). Trouble is…coconut butter can be hella expensive, especially when you use it daily.

So to help you save a little bit of money, I wanted to show you how to make coconut butter at home because it’s super easy!

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

All you need is shredded coconut and a food processor (or maybe blender). And time. It takes time.

If you’ve ever made nut butters at home before then you know patience is key. I talked about it in my post for how to make homemade nut butter, but it can take upwards of 15 minutes to make depending on your machine.

So patience grasshopper. It will happen. Promise.

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

To help illustrate the different stages that the coconut butter will go through, I took some step by step photos. But I also wanted to give you a few trouble shooting tips before we dive in:

  • resist the urge to add oil, it will get there
  • don’t be afraid to scrape the sides down as necessary
  • use shredded coconut not flaked, for some reason this works better
  • use at least three cups maybe more depending on the size of your food processor (I have an 11-cup one)
  • let your machine cool if it’s running too long and starts to get overheated

Otherwise, making coconut butter at home is super duper simple!

How to make COCONUT BUTTER at home -- with step-by-step photos!

How to make COCONUT BUTTER at home -- with step-by-step photos!

How to make COCONUT BUTTER at home -- with step-by-step photos!

How to make COCONUT BUTTER at home -- with step-by-step photos!

And it really is as simple as that!

No fancy techniques. No expensive ingredients. Just patience and time.

In under 15(ish) minutes, you can have your own delicious, nutritious, budget-friendly, homemade coconut butter!

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

Now one thing to note is that the texture of homemade coconut butter and store bought is definitely a little different.

Homemade coconut butter tends to be a little bit grainier than store bought. Granted this might be my machine or even the time I let it blend, but I’ve tried this multiple times and haven’t been able to get it quite as creamy and smooth.

Is that a bad thing? Not in the slightest.

It still works wonders in matcha and coffee, you can use it on toast, in your smoothies, as an icing, you name it! Homemade will work just as well.

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

If you’re new to the world of coconut butter, welcome! Prepared to be wowed. This stuff is magic.

Here are some of my favorite recipes to enjoy it with:

Can’t wait to see your recreations of this coconut butter! Once you get comfortable with it, I definitely recommedn trying out spices and flavors (like cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, etc.). No end to possibilities with homemade nut butters!

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

How to Make Coconut Butter

Preparation 0:15 2017-09-29T00:15:00+00:00

Cook Time 0:00 2017-09-29T00:00:00+00:00

Total Time 0:15 2017-09-29T00:15:00+00:00

Instructions

  1. Add coconut to a food processor. Process on high until the oils release and the mixture gets smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides as necessary to help speed up the process.
  2. Enjoy however you like to enjoy nut butter!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 105kcal Calories from fat 93
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BUTTER -- with just one ingredient and step-by-step photos!

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