Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Coconut Butter

A friend recommended a fabulous blog to me, called Heather Eats Almond Butter. On the site was a recipe for coconut butter. I've been using coconut oil for a few years now (one brand I like is Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil), but I've never heard of coconut butter. I have read that it can cost upwards of $15 depending on where you live. I use it as a facial/body moisturizer and in my cooking. Two of my kids' favorites are on popcorn and in place of butter while making grilled cheese (it gives it a slightly sweet flavor).

Solid at room temperature but with a low melting temperature, coconut oil is primarily a saturated fat. However, it contains medium chain fatty acids and is considered one of the good fats.

I usually just use the coconut oil straight from the jar. This coconut butter recipe from Heather Eats Almond Butter uses finely shredded coconut. I found some organic shredded coconut from Harvest Health Foods for $3.50/lb.

Here's what to do:

Take approximately 12 oz. of organic shredded coconut and place in a food processor. You'll need to process it for about 15 minutes to make sure you really get all the oils out of the shreds - it will basically liquify. Pour into glass container and let set at room temperature. No refrigeration necessary.

Check out Heather's Web site for variations on coconut butter, including Chocolate Coconut Butter.

5 comments:

Leslee said...

Excellent Julie..thanks for the recipe..I will be using it.
Leslee Dru Browning

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

So glad you enjoyed the coconut butter and thanks so much for your kind words regarding my blog. I never thought to use coconut oil for grilled cheese...I like the way your kids think! ;)

Julie Hurley said...

I'm glad to share - Heather, your blog is awesome. I'm so glad I found it! :)

florin_132008 said...

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florin_132008 said...

sunt flrin am 15 ani si vin cu mare rugaminte la dumneavoastra. au trecut sarbatorile de paste, iar noi nu am avut ce pune deloc pe masa la fel ca toti oamenii. nu am avut de unde pentru ca lucreaza mama pentru 500 de lei la matura pe strada.din banii acestia mama trebuie sa plateasca datoriile la oamenii care ne mai dau e datorie, si oamenii care ne mai dau imprumut , iar noi numai ramanem cu nimec. daca puteti sa ne ajutati cu ce puteti va las numarul meu de telefon. va multumesc. 0731806200