How to make Coconut Butter
|August 29, 2012||Posted by Caroline Lunger under GAPS, preparation, real food|
Have you ever learned “How to make Coconut Butter ?” Well, please stay a few minutes and I can tell (show) you how! Homemade Coconut Butter is one of the easiest things you can make at home! Plus you save a lot of money $!
What is Coconut butter?
Coconut butter is simply just coconut flakes blended into a buttery consistency. You can buy a jar here for $13.50!! Wow that is one expensive bottle of just blended coconut flakes. Use unsweetened coconut flakes, and you can always add in some honey or stevia to taste. You will need a Cuisinart (favorite) or a Vitamix blender.
Where to buy coconut flakes?
Radient life is a wonderful source for raw coconut flakes and chips. -buy them here
Or buy from amazon, this is the brand I also use (click here-Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened))
How much is homemade Coconut butter?
When I used 2 cups (16oz) I made a little over 1 cup (10 oz ) of homemade coconut butter. So if you buy the coconut flakes for $3.6 lb, then you could make a whole 16oz (pint) of homemade coconut butter for just $5.76! Whoot whoot! That is less then ½ the price you could buy in a store
Help! Mine is not turing into butter!
- I can help you with that! The dried flakes are very dry so it will take 10-20 min about to turn the flakes into coconut butter. Be patient.
- I would recommend turning off your Cuisinart or Vitamix a few times to let it cool down, so it doesn’t over heat. When you turn it of for a “rest”, scrape down the edges, this is especially important in the Vitamix blender with taller sides.
- Most times I like to add in 2 TBS of coconut oil to help along the process. It’s not cheating, I like to call it “compromising”
2 cups of Shredded Coconut flakes (Unsweetened)
2 TBS of coconut oil *use as needed (see Help! section above)
*16 oz flakes = 10oz coconut butter
1. Measure out 2 cups of coconut flakes.
2. Blend the coconut flakes in your Cuisinart or Vitamix blender. It will look fluffy for several minutes
3. After about 5-10 minutes, the flakes should start to look smoother, keep the blade running until the coconut butter has NO chunks! This is the time to add in your coconut oil to “smooth/help” out the process!
* Stop your Cuisinart or blender several time to let it “cool down”. Scrape down the sides while you are at it.
4. After about 10-20 minutes, your coconut butter will be done! It will be liquid, so pour it in a jar at this time. After awhile, it will come to room temp and solidify again. I scooped out some, and you can see it is solid!
* To soften, place your glass jar in a pot of hot water, until liquidly. Don’t “cook” it, just warm it.
5. Simply YUM!! (not pictured) eat or use in recipes!
~Stay Gutsy, Caroline
shared at: Wellness Weekend