Easy Homemade Coconut Butter

coconut butterI had no idea you could make your own coconut butter!  And it’s so easy.  I’d picked up some shredded unsweetened coconut.  All you do is fill your blender about 3/4 full of shredded coconut, and turn the blender on.  You’ll want to turn it off every minute or so, give the coconut a good stir, and then go back to blending.  It will take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the power of your blender and the coconut you’re using.  If you feel like the coconut isn’t shredding well enough, you can always add a tablespoon of coconut oil to it.   But the transformation is amazing to watch (and would even make a good science lesson for elementary school kids).  First the shredded coconut seems like powder spinning around.  Then at the bottom there seems to be some liquidation going on.  Then it turns to a thick white sludge, then finally it liquefies as it gets warmed from the friction of the blender blade.  Pour the coconut butter into a jar with a good seal and as it cools to room temperature, it will solidify again.

What do you use coconut butter for?  Well it’s a great substitute for regular butter if you’re lactose intolerant.  And here’s a list of 25 ways to use coconut butter.

Did you know that Big Lots carries the Bob’s Red Mill line?? I stumbled across it one day and was so happy to find it.   There’s a Big Lots about 1/2 a mile from me, and the prices are about a third less than at the health food store.


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