What is Coconut Butter?
Coconut butter is a densely nutritious spread made from whole, raw coconut flesh and is loaded with medium-chain fatty acid-rich oil, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. I’ve been using it as a spread on toast instead of peanut butter or almond butter.
A reader and I recently had a conversation on the best way to make coconut butter. We love brands like Nutiva Coconut Manna but knew there just had to be a way to make it from scratch. So off to the kitchen I went.
I blitzed shredded coconut in a food processor.
No go. Not smooth enough.
I tried a mini batch in my coffee grinder.
No good. It made some pretty nice coconut meal though.
Finally I landed on a technique that worked!
This stuff is unbelievably easy to make in a high-powered blender such as a Blendtec, OmniBlend or Vitamix. You can sweeten it, add some cocoa powder, or leave it as is. This recipe yields a coconut butter that remains spreadable at room temperature.