I bet all you vegans just got really excited.
Every time I hangout at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, I’m inclined to purchase their version of the 100% Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, but I hold back each time not knowing what Coconut Oil tastes like.
Instead I decided to buy a bag of organic, unsweetened, shredded coconut flakes and whip it up into Coconut Butter. Seriously, how bad could it be?
I figured since I love shredded coconut so much, how bad could Coconut Butter possibly taste?
Verdict? Not bad at all, it.is.amazing!
Just make sure to microwave the Coconut Butter for about 20 seconds before using it since the butter tends to harden in colder climates.
Oh, I’m gonna have lots of fun with this stuff.
So creamy… and delicious.
NUTRITION: Coconut is low in cholesterol and sodium, and it is a good source of fiber. Although coconut contains high amounts of saturated fats, not all saturated fats pose as a health problem, especially those linked with coconut. Enjoy this coconut butter in moderation.
INGREDIENTS (yields ~ 1 cup):
- 100% Organic Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut – 8 ounces (I used Let’s Do… Organic brand from Whole Foods)
DIRECTIONS (THE ENTIRE PROCESS WILL TAKE 10 MINUTES):
1. All you need is a food processor and shredded coconut.
2. Pour all 8 ounces of the shredded coconut in the food processor.
3. Blend for a minute or two.
4. This is what you should have, scrape down the sides.
5. Here is the rest of the process… blend and scrape down the sides every couple of minutes.
6. This is what you ultimately want… creamy coconut butter.
7. Pour into a storage jar.
8. Insanely delicious.
TELL ME: Have you ever tried Coconut Oil and/or Coconut Butter? What is the difference in taste? Which one do you prefer?
So impressed Nisha...I have purchased Coconut Oil before but I don't really use it much because Ali and Maya are not fans...
I really need to think of buying a food processor!
Now why didn't I think to do this? SO easy yet genius at the same time! I love all things coconut and I have a feeling this wouldn't last very long at home...haha maybe that's why I've never thought to make it ;)! As available as coconut oil in Mumbai is, I've never actually cooked with it but I recently read that it tastes exceptionally yum with eggs...I'll let you know if/when I do give it a shot!
On a separate note- have you tried Lindt Dark with coconut? Too.die.for!
i have heard a lot about coconut oil but personally never tried it although I love coconut flavor. what a smart way to make butter out it. Are you planning on incorporating it in any recipe?
I have a small jar of coconut oil that I need to use more. The only way I know how is when roasting veggies. Have any other suggestions?
Christie Maliyackel says
I'm excited to see what recipes you use your coconut butter for... I bought some TJ's coconut butter a few weeks ago but have used it exactly once (primarily because I don't really know what to use it for). Keep me posted!
Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe says
I've never heard about this before! Now I'm super curious and can't wait to try it out! Have any suggestions for recipes that include it?!
Guru Uru says
Mmmm your coconut butter does look stunning 😀
Choc Chip Uru
@Ameena - I haven't tried Coconut Oil, but I think Coconut Butter tastes pretty yummy. If you like the taste of coconut, then I think you'd love coconut butter. 🙂
@Khushboo - coconut oil and eggs? i'll wait for you to try that out. 🙂 This stuff is so yummy. I haven't tried Lindt and COconut, I never find the combo in the stores I visit. So strange.
@Dixya - Recently I made oatmeal with the coconut butter, but that's it. You can replace the coconut butter with any nut butter.. i'll think of more recipes and post. 🙂
@Parita - I've never tasted Coconut Oil, so I can't say. I would think coconut butter is a lot creamier.. I'll think of more recipes and post. 🙂
@Christie - I'll be sure to post some recipes incorporating Coconut Butter. I know, that's exactly why I didn't just buy the butter.. but at least if I made it, I wouldn't let it just sit around. 🙂
@Elisa - Yeah, coconut butter is fairly new.. I'll have to think of more recipes and share.
The Squishy Monster says
oh my goodness. I am ashamed that I didn't know about this. CRAZY! You've changed my life!!!
I have a huge jug of coconut oil I found Costco sells, before I used to get it @ trader joes but now the huge size fits best since I use it quite a bit! Maybe when we get to meet we can bake w/ some 🙂 you will love it!
I didn't think it would be that easy! This looks amazing, I have to try it out 😛
This is so amazing! I never buy coconut butter because it's so expensive over here. This is so do-able! I love it, thank you so much for sharing. I will try this out at this weekend!
Love from the Netherlands!
Who knew this was so easy!! I think you've lead me to a new addiction
I have used coconut oil but not coconut butter.This sounds fantastic.Bookmarking this one:)
You have a great blog too. Lovely pictures.
@eatgood4life - Sure, I'd love to try your baked goods with coconut oil, I'm just reluctant to buy it and try it because what if it sucks? It's easy to love butter, ya know. 🙂 Costco RULES!!!
@Natalie - Yup.. pretty darn easy right?
@Rosie - I've heard everything in the Netherlands is expensive, understandably so, it is a small country in Europe. Ahhh.. you're so lucky to live in Europe. 🙂 This stuff is amazing.
@Steph - haha.. you and I both.. I can't wait to add this to different foods.
@Nina - I've never used coconut oil, always wonder what it will taste like. Thanks! 🙂
@Squishy - awww.. thanks.. that's so sweet. Things have a way of spreading in the blog world.
Please remember that putting it in the microwave will kill all the good nutrients in it. This is the coconut oil/butter I use: http://nutiva.com/products/coconut-oil-organic-benefits-nutiva/. I mix it with raw honey for a sweet spread, especially good on saltine crackers or blueberry bagels.
@heatherchristine - Microwaving anything will kill the nutrients, I agree. I guess another option would be is to place the jar in warm water. I love Trader Joe's Virgin Coconut Oil - organic. I'll try Nutiva's version out. Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂