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Coconut Butter Recipe

Learn how to make Coconut Butter at home in your blender or food processor! I have a few recipes I've been wanting to try that call for coconut butter, but I haven't been willing to shell out the $$$ to buy it. I first found instructions on another site that suggested a high-speed blender would only need a minute or two to covert shreds into butter.
Consisting of 92% saturated fats, (which would normally scare you off given all the negative publicity surrounding saturated fat and heart disease) it is in fact a healthy fat, mostly made up of medium chain triglycerides, which are known to assimilate well in the body.



Soooo… just like you will be, I was happy to discover that with nothing more than a good food processor (or Vitamix) and some organic desiccated coconut, you can whip yourself up a big batch of your own coconut butter in around 15 minutes (more or less depending on the quality of your processor or blender).
For everyday use, I like Artisana and Nutiva , and if I'm really treating myself, I'll spring for a jar of Cap Beauty (in plain, berry , blue majik , or matcha ). It may be $26 and up, but Cap Beauty coconut butter is significantly more creamy and smooth than most other brands I've tried.

There's no way my regular blender or food processor have motors powerful enough to do this. Coconut oil is nature's richest source of Lauric acid, one of the predominant fats in human breast milk. I chose this brand because it was the lowest in salt, sugar & had a higher fat content & no additives to retain color.
Dump at least 3 cups of full-fat, unsweetened, dried, and shredded coconut into a food processor or high-powered blender. Go ahead and add it to all your favorite recipes. Ok so I love this brand of coconut flakes (especially when on sale) BUT you can find the flakes for cheaper in most bulk sections at Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage or Sunflower Market.

You can make your own coconut milk and cream by simply adding water. You can make your own coconut butter for way cheaper, but I'll warn you, it takes a while and you need an excellent food processor or blender. You can make it with just unsweetened, raw coconut flakes and a pinch of sea salt, or toast some of the coconut and add nuts like I did for more toasty, nutty flavor.
But many of the studies that have linked saturated fat to heart issues have been flawed and studies showing that coconut oil is unhealthy seem to be done on heated and refined coconut oil rather than raw virgin. If you only have a food processor, the butter will take about 8 to 10 minutes to be ready, although you'll get the same result.

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