Homemade Coconut Butter

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Delicious, creamy, and oh so good for you, coconut butter is a “nut butter” I can’t live without. So easy to whip up in a Vitamix or food processor, you’ll wonder why you never did it before!

 Click PLAY Above to Watch How to Make Coconut Butter 

*Coconut butter does harden up in the pantry at my house. If you live in a warmer climate it will likely stay a creamy consistency.

I love to eat coconut butter right off of the spoon, however it is just as diverse as peanut butter. Here are some of my favorite applications:

Mini Mounds Bars
Make homemade coconut butter, but double the recipe (so 4 cups coconut). Process in two batches.

Add just whipped homemade coconut butter to an 8″ glass pan, lined with parchment paper. Spread to an even thickness.

Melt 8 oz. high quality semi sweet chocolate with 1 Tbs coconut oil over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.

Pour over coconut butter and let cool. (If you live in a warmer climate or your house is warm you’ll need to refrigerate.)

Remove from pan and cut into squares.


Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana's
Peel 3 bananas. Cut in half length-wise.You will now have two banana halves.

With a small spoon or knife “butter” one half of the banana (so think buttering a slice of bread) with the coconut butter. Place other half of banana on top and slightly press together to make a banana coconut butter sandwich.

In a small saucepan melt 3 oz. of chocolate with 1/2 Tbs. coconut oil over low heat. Stir continually until melted.

Dip, roll or drizzle banana in chocolate. Place on silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet (that will fit in your freezer) and freeze.

Once frozen, wrap chocolate covered banana in plastic wrap and store in a plastic bag. When ready to serve unwrap, slice and serve.

Quick Applications

Smear grain free banana bread with coconut butter.

I LOVE coconut butter on my coconut pancakes. It’s delicious and only slightly sweet.

Add to your morning smoothie.

Use in place of any nut butter in a recipe.

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  • Jane

    I love the ideas above, but how do you make the coconut butter?????

    • Lori

      Watch the video-it shows you how.

  • Misswadadli

    Can you use a blender if you don’t have a Vitamix?

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Sorry, I responded to this earlier with my phone but apparently it didn’t go through. Anyway, it depends on your blender. Give it a try and see. Also, if you have a food processor that will work. It just takes a bit longer. If you try the blender and it doesn’t quite get the job done, you could possibly finish it off with an immersion blender. I’m a big fan of using whatever you already have!

      • Angie.Evan.

        I tried it with my blender and it didn’t reach the butter consistency, just made some coconut flour. I will try the stick blender next time, maybe it will do the job.

  • disqus_OIMRUdzi6Y

    Where do you get your bulk coconut flakes?

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      I buy mine through Azure Standard. They are mostly on the West Coast (even Alaska). You have to create an account to see their prices but they NEVER email me so don’t be afraid to do so. azurestandard.com. If they aren’t in your area I’m pretty sure there is a website that directs you to a bulk buy co-op that services your area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.hinman Peggy Hinman

    You mentioned that you can flavor coconut butter with chocolate. I can’t find the recipe on your site.

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      I have various recipes using coconut butter and chocolate listed within this article. If you wanted a chocolate coconut butter you could mix in cocoa powder, and liquid stevia. I’m sure it would be great!

    • http://www.facebook.com/SondraWithAnO Sondra Thompson

      Add cacao and sweetener…..Viola :)

  • venice

    You add nothing to the coconut ?

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Nope, nada, zip zilch! Depending on your dried coconut, you may have to add a bit of coconut oil, but that’s it. You can also toast the dried coconut if you’d like a toasted coconut flavor.

      • venice

        wow ok thank you ..

  • Marlene Reyes

    In your video, How much Coconut butter were you able to make out of the 2 cups dry shredded coconut?
    I want to make 8oz coconut butter so I would like to know how much to buy.
    Hope to hear your response soon :)

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Hi Marlene- It’s been awhile since I’ve made it, but as I recall 2 cups shredded coconut yielded about 8 oz. coconut butter. You might buy 3 cups worth just in case I’m remembering it wrong though!

  • Joelle Chetlain

    I’ve always toasted my coconut flakes first…thoughts on that? Health-wise? I am on a ket0-adapted diet as opposed to Paleo, but I don’t do nuts or dairy :) Thanks for your info!

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Toasted coconut makes awesome coconut butter!

  • Deidre M. Hawkins

    Can I use this butter on my skin & hair?

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      No, coconut oil is best for skin and hair application. This still has the meat of the coconut and would feel sandy. Maybe you could use it to exfoliate though???

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