how to make coconut butter from fresh coconut

I spent over half an hour doing this in my Breville 12 cup mixer workhorse (BFP660). To make coconut butter with shredded or flaked coconut, start by putting the coconut and sugar into a food processor. I just made this. Finally! Depends in the type, age, of flakes as well as how good the machine is. Now I will continue to make my own as it is much better than the stuff I did eventually find to buy. Also, as I mentioned in the recipe, desiccated coconut really works best. I have No Meat Athlete cookbook, but everything so far is bland or blah. ) The only thing I did was half the recipe and it worked perfectly. I think I might just order coconut butter online. Hope that clears up the confusion! I’m so excited. In the meantime, maybe coconut butter? Sorry, this was a very expensive epic fail. It still didn’t get creamy, just made lumps from the milk. Perhaps my unit didnt have enough power. Mix until a creamy butter forms – sometimes up to 10 minutes – scraping down sides as needed. I’m at the bottom of my container so I’m going to try this first with my Nutri Bullet and see what happens. Tamping it down is highly effective and it took time to get the right consistency I found that being patient but tamping it a lot helped. I dont think this is even possible. What can I use instead when recipes call for coconut flakes? We don’t think that will work as it will have too much liquid. Great idea, Kirstyn! This looks so yummy! I love coconut butter!! I have made this and it tastes lovely, so I just end up eating it as a snack. Mine usually takes about 8-10 minutes, and I scrape down the sides 2-3 times to ensure the coconut is … I have a Breville Kitchen Wizz Pro 2000W Food processor which I was able to successfully make homemade almond butter twice before. It was just okay–but the flavor was great! I have been trying to make coconut butter in the exact same Cuisinart food processor to no avail. Sue Lerdo, Well… I should say the end result was great. All I could find was one 8oz bag of unsweetened coconut at the store, so I think it took a little longer. We don’t think coconut butter would make a good binder. Do you think I overblended it? I recommend using at least 12oz for best results, and the recipe for how to make coconut butter will work in either a food processor or a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blend-tec. 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. :(, Also used the B&D for the ‘cookie’ but it’s really crumbly. Every other spread I’ve seen in stores or online have canola oil in it. Will use the blender next time. It definitely shouldn’t take 45 minutes- not more than ~10. Thanks so much! This also works for the peanut butter fudge recipe! Continue to scrape down the sides of the processor regularly. I started with blender, switched to food processor, finally added coconut oil and that was the trick for my older machine (easily 12 years old) It’s now in the garbage, the processor not the butter so I will buy a new unit and try again. Thanks, 3) then when there’s more room, I added more coconut … repeat until I emptied the bag (or until my cup was full) I am going to try it as the Aldi store doesn’t sell it anymore, Nut and seed butters make my face break out. I have tried this veggie with some of the chocolate recipes. Massively frustrating. It would probably depend on the recipe and whether the egg is used for binding or not. You can see some of my videos on how to shred your coconut … Hi Randie, only 1 ingredient is required. 1) I filled up the cup, blended a little bit, So sorry to hear that was your experience, Hwasa! Thank you! I end up with about a cup of delicious, almost liquidy coconut butter. Back to the store for me. Just wondering, at the beginning of the post you say “Just one ingredient” but there are four. Hi. Don’t know what to do with the semi-processed coconut. Can I freeze it? I used “SWAD” brand 14oz. I thought I would leave a comment that might help someone else. It is supposed to be smooth? I sprinkled in maybe 3 tbsp of sugar and a tablespoon of vanilla. Thanks for the recipe! (How bout a Runner’s recipe line up? also tried with the raw natural coconut and didn’t ? Coconut Butter From Scratch. We aren’t familiar with that product. Buy whole coconuts, shell and shred through the omega, dry in oven at 170 or ( toss and watch carefully unless you don’t mind toasted coconut … Try adding more coconut flakes. There may be another brand that has the blades all the way up but I don’t know. I am allergic to nuts, and all recipes calls for cashew/macadamia. There are several fat bomb recipes and other Keto recipes that call for coconut butter as well. The mixture was finally starting to look a little like coconut butter. Add lesser amount of shredded coconut (3 cups or 240 g as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) into a. Be sure to use regular, unsweetened shredded coconut, because low-fat or added-sugar varieties don’t tend to work as well.. Sounds to me like it was a problem of your kitchen aid processor (although I know people who have had success with some of their models). So I added 4 more cups of coconut to my 8 cup FP. In the future, I think I’ll start with the hot water very early on, after the coconut has shredded down a lot, and will probably switch again to using the small processing bowl once the coconut has compacted down in the large processing bowl. Had great success. The taste is good. Hi Michelle, it sounds like maybe your food processor isn’t powerful enough. Simply add a little water to a saucepan and bring it to simmer, then place glass jar in there without the lid on until it melts. I used the Trader Joe’s organic unsweetened coconut flakes. If you are starting from scratch all the way from the whole coconut, you’ll first have to grate or shred the fresh coconut meat and let it dry. Is this happening and not turning to a “butter” because my local store bins only had sweetened coconut? I added nothing but a pinch of sea salt. I also used unsweetened flakes, not dessicated. It’s better to use a powerful blender (I used a Vitamix) for this recipe.If you do, the coconut butter … Possibly. Maybe it’s not powerful enough or perhaps you didn’t add enough coconut flakes to help it form into a butter. Now ready to add to my pre-long run smoothie! I ended up moving it to my food processor and it still didn’t work. I am having a hard time finding unsweetened shredded coconut, everything seems to be sweetened. Turn on the machine and grind the coconut meat down to smooth and creamy consistency. It can take anywhere from 3-18 minutes, depending on desired smoothness and your machine. Took 3 minutes…MAX. Adding this one to our request list! Blender works fine for me. I just made it with coconut flakes! Prob took about 10 mins or less. I followed directions using organic shredded coconut. Hello.I have used creamed coconut which I blened after softening in hot water then your recipe.The results were comparable.The creamed coconut was very cheap and already pretty much done .Are they the same ie butter? threw it in the food processor. (When I first wrote this post it was nearly a 50% savings, so coconut butter has become more affordable in the last 5 years!) It’s nice and creamy/smooth, but quite liquidy. Thanks, I have tried twice in my ninja food processor And never got cream, I also have the blender and will give it a try. After switching to the vitamix I had coconut butter in 2-3 minutes.). Sadly, after 45 minutes, still nothing but shredded coconut. UnsweetenedWholesomeCreamyRichSuper coconuttyDelicious& So easy to make. I had no idea how much I was going to enjoy this when I made it – thanks so much for publishing it I live in a small community and was finding it difficult to purchase. I just used my food processor to make this. What kind of horsepower mixer do you need at a minimum for this? yes! I used my Cuisinart food processor and it worked like a champ :). Hi! I picked up a 500g bag of natural coconut flakes yesterday for next to nothing, around $2,25, so I thought I would give it a go in my Nutribullet. Good luck. Place in a jar and stir every hour or so until firm and solid ( I tried to make 3 cups per your recepie, but I was having the same issues. I am impressed. How to make coconut butter. I first tried with my small one that I use to chop nuts,herbs and small things. Hope that helps! Enjoy the coconut water as is with ice or use it in smoothies or other recipes. Work your way up from lowest to higher speeds. Jen. Hi, can I use fresh coconut or should it be dry n desiccated from a packet? Broke out the big Cuisinart food processor. But it didn’t work in the Ninja either, which overheated pretty quick, so I stopped for safety to my Ninja. Thanks so much for this recipe as I am a huge coconut lover. Tastes wonderful! Hi! And so much cheaper than buying it from the store. Even with coconut oil added, it isn’t turning into the lovely cream you pictured. I have been trying for 35minutes in a good quality Kenwood food processor, which has now stopped working altogether. The rest are optional. Just wondering. I also wanted it to be creamy; therefore, I threw it in my Vita-Mix and I personally had no trouble making it in a blender. It's a fantastic spread and baking ingredient. So maybe this butter, ricepowder, coconut oil and cacao butter would work- what do you think? Perhaps if your model is bigger add more coconut? Now I just don’t know how to eat it ? Funny how I didn’t think of using this butter —sooo fast, about 4-5 min—as icing after I used it in your pb/ab fudge recipe! Fresh coconut butter with jam on toast? But it works! Plus like I said, it’s the very same machine that you named. Once again this method proves homemade always beats store bought! Sustainable oil blend (extra virgin coconut oil, non-GMO Sunflower oil, sustainable palm oil) purified water, sea salt, non-GMO distilled monoglycerides (emulsifier). This was amazing and worked perfectly. Now I can make that Tropical Fat Bomb I’ve been anxious to try. Sometimes the trouble with making coconut butter is that there isn’t enough coconut flakes to fill up the food processor bowl and it needs more volume to churn into butter. Fill up with shredded coconut than blend. :( Blended for 20+ minutes and all I had was very finely chopped coconut. Sad. Hey everyone! Let us know how it goes! No issues at all! I was thinking of putting it back in the food processor and adding some coconut oil. I can only speak for my 7-cup cuisinart, which churns perfect coconut butter every time. If all you can find is sweetened shredded Coconut will that work? Try adding more coconut flakes. Hi Joanna! You can probably go to the Bakerita recipe index to search for it. I have fat bombs on my To Do list today :). Then switch to the individual Single serve cup to get the weight of the flakes to be forced down. 4) finally, last hurrah of blending, until every coconut bits were liquified I want to add some cocoa powder ? Never made it to the butter phase, but it did adopt this fascinating kinda mousse-like fluffy texture. I’ve gone through, now, 2 different food processors and it’s just not working for me. Spent about 45 minutes on just trying to get to stage 2. :D. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Update: added ~1 T liquid coconut oil and it returned to usable texture. It’s better to use a powerful blender (I used a Vitamix) for this recipe.If you do, the coconut butter will be ready in just 1 or 2 minutes and it’ll have a smooth and creamy texture. 250 degrees 20-30 minutes. I really hope it’s just overheated and will come back to life again. And you will need to take breaks to scrape down the sides of the food processor. Would LOVE to know what I could podsibly be screwing up? After about 10 min, I saw that I wasn’t going to get past the finely shredded phase, so I plopped in a heaping Tbsp of unrefined coconut oil (44g). bar at room temp? Depending on the temperature of your home, it will likely harden once cooled. Do you think that prevented it from turning into butter? Hello! Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Intel Core I7-7500u, I have a omega juicer/masticating which is fabulous for making fresh coconut butter. Hmm, we aren’t familiar with that blender. I read in many recipes that it isn’t recommended to use a Magic Bullet or similar blender but that’s exactly what I used and it came out unbelievably great! I can’t wait to make the toasted coconut version myself! The Ninja blender works perfect for this. Cant stop licking the inside of my food processor! Who knew it was this easy! We are sorry to hear you didn’t have success with this recipe. If you have a stick blender, use that. It couldn’t be easier. It’s also possible that the machine isn’t powerful enough? So good. use the Twister Jar and start processing while twisting the top The process takes much longer in a food processor (15-20 minutes). I highly recommend using a food processor as the design of blenders isn’t conducive to blending coconut butter. Yes, I use coconut oil, spoon or drizzle som in a little bit at a time. So stick with a food processor for best results. Just grabbed your recipe from Mama Eats Plants. Then coconut butter idea came along. Trying to make today so I can make blueberry bombs. I have the Ninja Kitchen System that includes both the processor and the blender. I have a mediocre machine and do 12 oz bag of Publix greenwise unsweetened and it takes between 7 and 12 minutes. But I made it in my Vita-Mix, using the tamper as if I were making nut butter. It takes about 2 minutes. Thank you!! Privacy Policy Recipe Index, Or sweeten as desired and stir in cocoa powder to make, Blend the coconut in either a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. How many cups is yours? How to make coconut butter. Thank you very much. Welllll……first I tried it in my commercial vitamix….no luck. ** If you have difficulty making coconut butter, double check you are using a high powered blender and wide coconut chips, not desiccated coconut! My kids just cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed so that I’d share it with them. And to make coconut butter, you only do one thing: blend. From reading all the comments, here are some tips toward successful coconut butter dreams: Do use dried unsweetened coconut high in fat. Learn how to make delicious homemade coconut butter in your Vitamix or high speed blender. Today we’re going to make a creamy, dreamy coconut butter that is infused with brain building fats, immune boosters and micronutrients for radiant skin, weight management and stretch mark prevention. Definitely try adding more and using a blender and seeing how it works. It’s so yummy! It took about 10-15 minutes of this before it turned into butter. This morning I made a fruit bowl (papaya, yougert, almonds/cashews/walnuts, coconut, granola and drops of coconut butter. I use flakes, that I buy in bulk that still have the brown peel-like stuff around the edge, in my vita-mix. I had issues making the coconut cream I ran my Ninja food processor on and off for almost 30 minutes and finally gave up. Do you have some suggestions? Fat Bombs made with coconut butter are also da bomb! Hmm, we’re not sure! Quite literally just finished making this. Hi I just had a search too as I eat it for lunch on my rice crackers. Am I missing something? Is it because I use the more dry bulk section shredded coconut? Perhaps try that next time? You can dry the fresh coconut … coconut starts to pull together into a buttery paste. Now to make something with it….thinking the carob bars you posted. My processor was definitely full. My only problem is that it takes about ten minutes to get it all out of the blender. The flakes often turn into a smoother butter than shredded coconut does. We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe :D. I did the same process with fresh coconut which was firm, but not dry. I make my own coconut milk. Any tips for softening it up? All you need for this coconut butter recipe are shredded coconut and a high-speed blender or food processor. Jenny, what size is your food processor? I have a Cuisinart Prep 9 food processor! Thanks. xo. Once it got to paste stage, I emptied it into a clean bowl and repeated the first step until I had enough paste to fill my cup 1/3. I thought maybe the blades didn’t have enough material to work with. I think your processer doesn’t have enough power. Cheers, friends! I use them from my tree out back. Used my 64 oz Ninja (Blender/food processor/bullet). Got it creamy and then when I added maple syrup it went back to crumbly coconut! Oh, that might work! Thank you for posting this information. The drops of coconut butter in the mix put it over the top. I put it on toast which was wonderful. I added a little coconut oil and, it is as creamy as can be. But let us know how it goes! I made my own shredded coconut from fresh coconuts and had the oven a little too warm for drying the shredded coconut. The R-oreos are really delicious!!! It needed to be tampered quite a while to get to the creamy stage. Coconut butter is made entirely from coconuts, more specifically dehydrated coconut chips! Leslie, did you just use the regular vitamix pitcher? Just dump the shredded coconut into the container and blend at high speed. In the big scheme of things it would’ve been easier to just order coconut butter from amazon for $13 ( since my local TJ and Wholefoods don’t carry this and I’m not about to run all over town looking for it) because I just wasted an hour and $9 worth of ingredients on this task. Hi! I used the NutriBullet with the milling blade, works pretty fast. Really amazing! I did make one change; I started with a food processor and that would have been enough but when I was done I wanted it to be just a little more creamy so I threw it in the high speed blender for a couple more minutes and it came out perfectly. Overheated and will come back to life again far is bland or blah. ) 5! Unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut flakes creamer coconut for a vegan cake.! 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