Wednesday, February 11, 2015

3 Ingredient Toasted Coconut Butter (It's Real & It's Amazing)

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Game changer, folks. This stuff is so, so good. And so damn easy to make.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve become kind of obsessed with all things coconut, including coconut butter. Melted and drizzled over fruit, spread on apple slices, added to smoothies… it’s incredible. But I got to thinking that I could probably make it at home, and make it even better. And you know what? I was right. With the addition of vanilla and sea salt, and the added step of toasting the coconut flakes, this recipe takes simple coconut butter and elevates it. Knocks it out of the park. Make a batch, and just try not to put it on everything (I'm eating some now with apples).

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Toasted Coconut Butter with Vanilla
makes about 1.5 cups

3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt

Tools: Baking sheet, food processor

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First, toast the coconut. To do this, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and evenly spread 2 cups of the coconut on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until the coconut is lightly toasted and golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
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Place untoasted coconut, toasted coconut, vanilla, and sea salt in the food processor and process for about ten minutes, stopping to scrape down the canister as needed.
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Continue to process the coconut until the mixture is smooth. Pour into a seal-able glass container and allow to cool. Cover and store at room temperature (similar to coconut oil, coconut butter solidifies below 76 degrees).
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Serving suggestions:
Spread on toast or baked goods
Spread on sliced apples and top with honey
Make a parfait with yogurt and fruit
Use in place of nut butter in recipes
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This recipe and a portion of this post was originally published on the BLDG 25 blog as a part of my full time work with Free People


Jeanne said...

So yummy!

aprileveryday said...

I've never tried coconut butter before, but I've got a new found love of anything coconut lately too, so I'm definitely going to give this a try! It looks so good!
xo April | April Everyday

Rheagan @ Hardly Awesome said...

Do you think this would work with a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Ninja? Or would it get too warm?

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Oh my goodness, yes. Toasted coconut is my favorite thing.

Orchid Grey said...

Rheagan - I think it could work with a vitamix... but I can't guarantee. My only concern would be it gumming up? If you try, be sure to let me know how it turns out!

Wombat said...

Is the kind of blades you use in your food processor important, or is it the mixing speed that makes the coconut flakes melt ? I've tried once to make coconut butter with a small mixer and the flake never became a smooth paste, only conglomerated together. Not very tasty :D But your pics make me itchy to try it again !

Nikki Williams said...

this sounds amazing!

xx nikki

Carmen Varner said...

Omg this looks amazing. I adore coconut so this could easily be a game changer!

:] // ▲ ▲

Sarah Murphy said...

Wow - I'm a huge fan of coconut and I'm always buying almond butter and apple butter for fruit/crackers... looks like I have something new to try!

x Sarah

Anna said...

absolutely love coconut - will have to try this!

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