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.
EIGHT:: Make coconut butter “candy” barsNINE:: Create 4-ingredient coconut raspberry fudgeTEN:: Coconut butter brownies
ELEVEN:: Nosh on homemade strawberry cream trufflesTWELVE:: Try better than Mounds chocolate coconut cups
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.
SIXTEEN:: Need a snack? Try lemon vanilla coconut butter bites!BONUS:: Samoa bars, anyone?!
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!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
I’ll have to try this since I’m allergic to nuts and haven’t had any other kinds of butter besides actual butter!
Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
I’ve never used coconut butter before, I’ve only used regular butter. I had no idea that there was even such a product available. I am glad you described what it tastes like. I might actually give it a try. Glad you shared all the ideas you can use coconut butter in. Looking forward to trying it out
OH this looks SO GOOD!!!!!! I love coconut butter, especially on toast. My friend mixes it with a little cocoa for a chocolatey hit 🙂
Mmm! Love the idea of chocolate coconut butter too. Can’t wait to try this at home.
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says
Oh, yum! I’ve never thought about making homemade coconut butter and certainly didn’t realize how simple it was. This is something I’m definitely going to try. Coconut butter is one of my favorites. However, it’s super expensive to purchase. This will be a wonderful alternative.
Lisa Favre says
Coconut butter seems absolutely brilliant! I’m a huge lover of coconut oil. I will definitely look into getting/making coconut butter – especially for those “candy” bars. Such a beautiful red and white marble pattern it creates!
I’m with you, Lisa. Before I tried making coconut butter I assumed it was similar to coconut oil. It is WAY better! So flavorful, and the texture is incredible. Be careful, Lisa. It is soooo addictive!
Ali Rost says
How fun is this?! I’ve been buying coconut butter for years, and it’s never occurred to me that I could (or sould) make my own. I love all of the different ways you included to use it. On the top of my list is sauteéd apples and pears and drizzle with coconut butter (for him) and crepes with coconut butter and fresh fruit (for her) x
Tina Butler says
I totally feel like I am missing out by not having coconut butter. I have honestly never heard of it and it looks delicious. I love the idea of having it on morning oatmeal and on toast. I will definitely be trying this. This could take my baking to a whole new level.
Tina, you’re gonna love coconut butter! One of the best things about it is how stinking easy it is to make. No cooking, no whipping, just pour, press “on” and voila!
aly mashrah says
I have been obsessed with coconut butter and I love the ways you’ve included to use them! I haven’t made any coconut butter cups yet though, so I will have to give them a try! These are all amazing ideas.
I haven’t tried the coconut butter cups yet either, Aly, but I’m so excited to do it! I’ve been on a crazy almond butter and coconut butter making kick lately, so butter cups are just around the corner!
Marissa Zurfluh says
I didn’t know there was a thing called coconut butter. This is really interesting. Those recipes look amazing.
wow! this is so delicious and turned out to be super good…tried this already..thanks for sharing and a happy Christmas to you 🙂