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Raw Vegan Recipes: Homemade Coconut Butter

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Raw Vegan Recipes: Homemade Coconut Butter

I had never heard of coconut butter until I was desperately googling vegan butter/oil substitutes and stumbled upon it. I am aware of coconut oil and olive oil but I wanted to find a whole, plant-based food substitute. Avocados are great, but I did not want all of my baked goods to be green, and applesauce makes my baked goods a little too moist, almost to the point of mushiness.

Coconut butter seemed to solve all of my problems! However, when I went to the grocery store to buy a jar of coconut butter I was taken aback by the $10 price tag. A much easier—and cheaper—option is to make it yourself. For half the cost and a small investment of time, you can have your own homemade coconut butter whenever you want.

Homemade Coconut Butter

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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 12 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups of coconut butter
Ingredients
  • 4 cups unsweetened raw coconut flakes or shreds

Directions

1. In a food processor, puree the coconut flakes until the consistency resembles smooth peanut butter. This may take anywhere from 7-10 minutes. Once you reach the desired consistency, feel free to use in baking, spread on toast, drizzle on fresh fruit, or even use in soups or curries.

2. Store the coconut butter in a sealed container at room temperature. You can also measure out smaller portion sizes and keep them in an ice cube tray for easy access.

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Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr is the founder of Caramel Coated Wellness, a whole-food, plant-based food blog and personal chef business based in North Carolina. After reading Food Over Medicine and The China Study, she decided to get more serious about her interest in helping people overcome health issues with plant-based food. Olivia graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. Visit her website at caramelcoatedwellness.com or follow her on Instagram @CaramelCoatedWellness for whole-food, plant-based, and oil-free recipes.
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