Have you tried coconut butter yet? If not, get yo’self to the supermarket ASAP and pick up a pound of dried shredded coconut. Your taste buds won’t even know what hit them!!
What does coconut butter taste like?
It’s creamy, slightly sweet, nutty, thick and spreadable-perfect on toast! It’s the Paleo solution to Nutella, rivaled only by my other current fave, homemade almond butter.
Making homemade coconut butter is fast!
Just pour dried coconut into a food processor, blitz 2-3 minutes, and come back to find smooth, lush, spreadable creamy coconut butter awaiting you! You can sweeten it if you’d like by adding in a tablespoon or two of maple syrup. Grab a spoon and dig in!
- 5 cups dried, shredded coconut, unsweetened
- optional spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, lemon zest)
- Add coconut to a food processor and process until smooth. Using a spatula, scrape down the bowl as necessary to ensure even blending. If you'd like to flavor the butter, add half a teaspoon of your favorite spices.
So easy and so delicious, I almost feel cheated that I never heard of this healthy palate pleaser until this month.
Hesitant because you’re wondering what to do with coconut butter?
I got your back! While my favorite way to use coconut butter is to add a dollop on my morning oats, there are TONS of ways to use coconut butter!!
Today, I’ve rounded up 16 indulgent ways to eat coconut butter that will have your mouth watering and your grocery list bellowing “COCONUT!!!” in all caps. Yes, it’s that good!
ONE:: Coconut butter truffles. Scoop coconut butter into walnut-sized balls. Dip in melted chocolate and refrigerate.
TWO:: Add a handful of ruby red strawberries to the processor and make strawberry coconut butter!
THREE:: Spread it thick on toast. Top with sliced pears.FOUR:: Stir it into your coffee.FIVE:: Sauteé apples and pears and drizzle with coconut butter for a healthy Paleo dessert.
SIX:: Hollow out strawberries and fill with coconut butter.
SEVEN:: Add it to your favorite stir-fry recipe.
THIRTEEN:: Fill crepes with coconut butter and fresh fruitFOURTEEN:: Top your morning oats or smoothie bowl with coconut butter
FIFTEEN:: Melt with chocolate chips to make chocolate shell ice cream topping.
If you’re not convinced by now, then please, PLEASE just go make some coconut butter anyway. Then let’s talk! 🙂
**Update: I just made coconut-almond butter. THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!! Sigh.
P.S. For all of you wondering how I made the ethereal coconut almond butter, I’ll post the recipe soon!