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How to make coconut butter

What is coconut butter made from?

Coconut butter is a spread made from the meat of the coconut much in the same way peanuts are used to make peanut butter. Just like peanut butter, it can be enjoyed with your favorite fruit, combined into smoothies, blended into coffee, or devoured by the spoonful straight from the jar (our favorite way)!

Can you make coconut butter from dried coconut?

The 1 ingredient is shredded unsweetened coconut. I find that using desiccated coconut (buying options included below) works best. Then, it’s just blend, blend, blend until you have creamy, delicious coconut butter on your hands!

Can coconut oil make coconut butter?

If your coconut just doesn’t seem to want to turn into smooth butter for some reason (climate, elevation, or just a naturally-lower-fat bag of coconut), add a few tbsp coconut oil to the blender, and that should fix it! After it’s done, you can sweeten or add cocoa or other flavors as desired.

How long does homemade coconut butter last?

Store homemade coconut butter in a sealed container or glass jar. There is no need to refrigerate it, and the coconut butter will last for at least a few months in the pantry… that is if you don’t eat it all first! Mine lasts for about a day.

Does coconut butter taste good?

The flavor of coconut butter is intense, but in the best way possible. This spread is like coconut on coconut. If you have lukewarm feelings about coconut, this might not be for you. But if the thought of all things coconut makes your stomach smile, then it’s time to get your hands on some coconut butter.

Does coconut butter expire?

Although we don’t have any preservatives, coconut butter is naturally very stable and has a shelf life of a year or more, although we’ve never met anyone who was able to keep it around that long!

Is coconut butter bad?

The high saturated fat content in coconut oil and coconut butter is controversial. The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that a diet high in saturated fats leads to high cholesterol and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Coconut advocates argue that most saturated fat research is outdated.

What is a good substitute for coconut butter?

If you’re looking for a substitute to replace coconut butter, another paste like peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter would probably be most similar in consistency.

Is coconut butter healthier than butter?

Whilst avocados and nuts are good fats, coconut oil is a saturated fat and thus no better for us that butter, the American Heart Association says in its updated advice. They say it can raise “bad” cholesterol, even though it is often marketed as a health food.

Is coconut butter good for hair?

In the realm of oils and butters coconut and shea are among the heaviest. They are so heavy, in fact, that they can create a barrier between your hair shaft and water. Aeleise says, “Shea butter and coconut oil used the way most consumers do suffocates the hair and scalp.

Is coconut butter fattening?

From a nutritional standpoint, coconut butter is a significant fat source, but that’s not as scary as it sounds, Harbstreet says. A 2-tablespoon serving of coconut butter contains 18 grams of fat, which is about the same as peanut butter.

Is coconut butter good for skin?

Coconut Butter is great for moisturising and protecting the skin. It promotes skin elasticity and fights free radical damage to help maintain a more youthful complexion. It is suitable for all skin types but is especially beneficial for dry, flaky skin, and skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

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