August 18, 2011

Coconut Butter (a pictorial)

I adore coconut butter! I've never seen it in the store before, so I've always just made my own. It's very simple to make. All you need is a food processor.

2 bags of UNSWEETENED coconut (to fill a 12-oz jar of coconut butter)

Put it into the food processor

Let it rip on high for a few minutes, then scrape down the sides

This is after about 10 minutes

15-20 minutes and it's done!

At this point, I jarred some as-is, and then added cocoa powder to the rest

Ta-da! Coconut butter and chocolate coconut butter!
The nutritional info on this is the same as the package of coconut you use. Since there are no added ingredients, just use the info from the package. Keep in mind that the measurement may change (one tablespoon of shredded coconut does not equal one tablespoon of coconut butter); but the GRAMS will stay the same (15 grams of shredded coconut=15 grams of coconut butter).

3 comments:

  1. What do you use these spreads on? That coconut butter looks amazing :)

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  2. I bought some UNSWEETENED coconut flake today and will be making this tonight!!! I'm planning on having it in my oatmeal tomorrow morning along with some tropical dried fruit, pecans, and a bit of sweetened coconut flake. *drooling*

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