Recently on another blog (I forgot who though! Sorry!), I saw that she had made some coconut butter and it’s just as easy as making your own nut butter!
Who knew?! I sure didn’t and as soon as I realized I could make my own coconut butter, you best believe I hightailed it to the kitchen to make some up. So easy, takes about 10 minutes and uses simple ingredients.
Andrea’s Vanilla Maple Coconut Butter
- 2C Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1-1 1/2 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 1/2TBSP Maple Syrup
In a food processor, add in the coconut and start to process. Give it about 5 minutes, when you start to see the coconut begin to break down and form a paste. Scrap sides of processor if necessary and then add in the remaining ingredients. Make sure the coconut oil is in liquid form when you add it. Continue to process until a smooth paste or butter forms.
Spoon out into a glass container and store in fridge. You will have to heat it up a tad in the microwave when you want to spread it on something.
I mean honestly, could this be more simple? Now you have your own flavored coconut butter! I’ll probably add a touch more maple syrup next time and if I had a vanilla bean I would have used that instead. This is not an overly sweet butter but it is jam packed with coconut flavor.
It will harden up in the fridge. I think you may have to add more oil and syrup in order to keep it at a spreadable consistence. I didn’t really need that as I don’t have a problem giving it a quick 10 second zap.
It goes great on some oats or you know, spread on top of a Sunrise Cookie if you prefer.