If you're anything like me, then you love delicious, wholesome, and cost-friendly foods. We may be Whole Foods junkies, but we still love to find a good bargain and cut corners when it comes to kitchen kosts (had to #alliterationwin). Anyway, this past weekend, I realized that I was low on my favorite spread, coconut butter. I had to either A. head to Marshall's to find a jar or B. find where it was on-sale. Needless to say, I nixed both and created my own plan C. make my own coconut butter. It is one ingredient, after all.
So, Today I'm Calling all Coconut Butter-Lovers!
If you have 5-10 minutes to spare, shredded, unsweetened coconut, and a
food processor, then I have an easy-peasy 5-minute coconut butter recipe for you!
Step 1. Take 1 8 oz. package or more of shredded, unsweetened coconut
Any brand will work, but my favorite is Let's Do... Organic.
Step 2. Grab a food processor of any kind. You'll need something sharp and powerful!
Step 3. Empty half of the coconut contents into the processor's cup. Screw the lid on.
I filled my cup a little bit above the 8 oz. max-fill line, but we'll keep that our little secret.
Step 4. Blend the shreds for about 1 minute or until the coconut turns into butter consistency.
When the coconut cannot be processed anymore, unscrew the lid, scrape down the sides,
and add the remainder of the package's contents. Screw the lid back on and...
Step 5. Blend, baby, blend! Allow the food processor to run for about two minutes, or until
the coconut shreds are broken down entirely and formed into a butter.
The coconut butter will be a complete liquid, and that is normal! From the friction of
the processor, things got a little warm in there. Once the butter comes back to room temp,
it will be a soft solid and will be exactly like the coconut butter you buy in-store!
Only ten times more delicious, ten times more nutritious, and ten times...
Sorry, Artisana... I love you, but I think we have to break up. 😋 This coconut butter base is only the beginning. I see cacao-nut butter, cinnamon butter, and many many other flavors happening in the near future.
What's one thing that you'd rather make at home instead of buying from the store?