Vanilla Maple Coconut Butter

Nut and seed butters are all the rage now.  Even coconut is getting more play as an ingredient and many (including myself!) have turned to using the milk for cooking and baking purposes.

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.

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!