I have never actually had coconut butter before as I haven’t seen it anywhere at a reasonable price. Coconut oil is getting more affordable in England and I have been enjoying this for quite a while. But coconut butter? I wasn’t even really sure what the difference was until I looked it up online. The only difference I could find was that coconut oil is 100% coconut oil, and coconut butter contains coconut flesh. I also found that it was as easy as blending up dried coconut until it became the right consistency. As simple as that!
You don’t really need a fancy blender for this if you have a food processor. My food processor is not a really expensive one but made easy work of this. All I would suggest is doubling the quantity if you have a tired old food processor. Mine got to a certain point of working fine and then the mixture was so broken down that the blades kept spinning and not actually touching the mixture anymore because it has pushed it all up the sides. Luckily my food processor came with a mini chopper attachment so I finished it off in there and got it completely smooth.
1 cup Organic Desiccated Coconut
1 tbsp Coconut Oil (Optional but helps if your processor isn’t that great)
Throw your ingredients into your food processor and turn on high until smooth. You might need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides but see how it goes. You also might need to give your processor a little break in the middle if it can’t handle it. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or Tupperware pot and set in the fridge. In the book I Quit Sugar, Sarah pours hers into ice cube moulds and freezes, allowing them to come to room temperature before use which is a good idea. I kept mine in the fridge and sat the pot in warm water before using.
My cat was all over this! She loves anything coconut and loves to lick the bowl after I have eaten my coconut oil porridge. She’s been mad at me this week as it has been too warm for porridge.
I used a corn crispbread to spread it on here which worked really well as the corn crispbread has a sweetness that made it taste more like a dessert.
Have you made coconut butter or bought it ready made? Have you ever flavoured it with anything else?
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