This coconut butter recipe is dead easy and won’t take long at all to whip up quickly.
This recipe will roughly only take about 15 minutes before you can have it in the cardboard or fridge ready for whenever you need it. The longest part is probably getting a food processor out and cleaning it afterward.
If you want to learn more about coconut butter and some of the uses, you can get out of it then be sure to check out my guide to what is coconut butter. I go through all the cool things that there are to know about this super easy paleo condiment.
One of the downsides to this recipe is that you will need a food processor or blender to be able to do it. You could try other methods, but it’s pretty unlikely to work. Also depending on the food processor you’re using, this recipe may be harder or easier.
I use a relatively large food processor, so I have to keep scraping down the sides thus increasing the time it takes to achieve that buttery goodness we’re after. If you have a smaller food processor, you probably won’t suffer this same problem. This smaller size means you’re likely to do it in a lot less time.
If you’re curious to what coconut butter tastes like and the texture of it, then you wouldn’t be surprised, that is tastes like coconut so if you’re not a fan of coconut it’s probably best to avoid this.
The texture varies from being quite smooth to very grainy. It depends on how much you process it and whether you add any coconut oil to it.
As always if you want to see how this recipe is done then be sure to check out the video I prepared below! It will take you through all the steps and what it should like when you get towards the end of the blending process.
Coconut Butter Recipe
~200ml (7 fl. oz.)
- 4 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- Place the coconut into a food processor.
- Blitz the coconut on high speed, you may need to stop and push the coconut down off the sides of the blender if it is getting stuck.
- Once you have blended the coconut long enough, it should start become runny and creamy. The longer you blend it, the creamier it will become. I find blending for 15 minutes is usually the sweet spot for having an amazing coconut butter.
- Once you’re happy with the mix, simply store in the fridge or cupboard until you need to use it.
- If you’re finding the mix isn’t bending very well or is still very dry, then you can try adding some coconut oil. I recommend adding about 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and then blending some more. Add more if you still find it is turning buttery.
- It is essential to make sure you buy a variety of coconut that isn’t sweetened. A sweetened variety can cause problems getting this to work and taste nice. You can find unsweetened shredded coconut at pretty much any good online retailer or local supermarket.
- If you store this in the fridge, it will solidify and will become very unspreadable and impossible to dip anything into the butter. However, a quick solution would be to merely microwave the amount you need for just a few seconds. This heat should give you that lovely rich, creamy texture you had before putting it in the fridge.
The nutritional information for this coconut butter is pretty straightforward since we’re only using one ingredient.
Of course, if you add some coconut oil, then this will cause a slight change in this information. Either way, the information below should give you a good idea of what to expect from this delicious butter. It’s important to note that the information assumes one serve is equivalent to 1 Tbsp.
As I mentioned over in my guide about what is coconut butter you can add this to many dishes or even have it as a condiment. My personal favorite is adding it to my paleo friendly breakfast porridge. Adding about one tablespoon after I have finished cooking turns it into a creamy coconut delight, indeed a must try!
Now if you’re just finding you don’t have the time or you can’t just ever get the coconut butter to the consistency you like, then you can actually buy this from the shops.
I have trouble finding coconut butter at my ordinary shopping center, so I usually have to source it from a specialized store. If you’re in located in the states, then you can buy it online from somewhere such as Amazon.
If you have any feedback, tips, a variation or anything else on this fantastic coconut butter recipe then be sure to leave me a comment below.