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I think we all know that coconut oil is one of the best things on earth. However, coconut is quite the resourceful little drupe… yeah that’s right it’s a drupe which is a fruit that has a hard covering around the seed. Coconuts are not nuts for the record.
As I was saying, coconuts can do a lot! Coconut oil, coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut flakes, coconut flour, and coconut butter!
Today we are going to be talking about coconut butter.
Coconut butter is like the coconut version of peanut butter. You can slather it on toast, make a CB&J sandwich, add it to smoothies, make curries with it, and drizzle it over fruit. Needless to say, coconut butter is pretty amazing.
Store bought coconut butter can be pretty expensive… if you are lucky enough to find it! Like most things however, you can make it yourself!
Out of all the DIY food products out there, coconut butter has got to be one of the easiest to make. Just read below to see how easy it is!
Homemade Coconut Butter
4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
Pour shredded coconut into a food processor. Turn on and all it to whirl around.
You’ll move through the stages of shredded coconut, to crumbs, to paste, to finally a smooth liquid.
Once you get to a nice smooth coconut liquid, you are done.
Pour into a jar and store at room temperature.
Yields: about 2 cups
Coconut butter will solidify as it cools.
If you need it in more of a liquid state for use, just place the jar into a bowl of warm water to heat it up.
Alternatively, you could also use the microwave if you are okay with that.
I've never thought of making coconut butter myself. I usually just buy coconut cream, but man its expensive. I'm going to try this next!
Can you water bath (can) this recipe?
I’ve not tried water bath canning “butters”… if you could find a recipe on how to water bath can peanut butter then it’d be the same… but “butters” might only be able to be pressure canned.
I never even knew this existed. Very interesting to know you can make it yourself.
huh….I did not realize that this was so easy! Thanks!
I'm really a creature of habit so getting NEW foods into my menu is always a challenge! I'd love advice: can you recommend a clean brand of shredded coconut?
how simple is that?! love it!
I need a good blender so this will actually work! Very simple thanks!
How long does this last? Do you store it in the refrigerator?
You can store it in the pantry; no need to refrigerate. As far as I know coconut butter can last a long time. You can probably think of it similarly to coconut oil. Coconut oil is good for 2 years. I don't think coconut butter is good for quite that long due to it still having the actual coconut in it but I'd imagine it has 6 months at least.
that is just genius!!!