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Coconut Butter

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Total: 2 mins
  • 1 cup (16 tbsp) 1x
  • How to, Dessert
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 1 cup (16 tbsp) 1x

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Coconut butter, a creamy, tasty, and delightful recipe. It’s extremely easy to make and it only requires 1 ingredient and 2 minutes of your time!


  • 3 cups shredded or desiccated unsweetened coconut (270 g)


  1. Add the shredded coconut to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with some raspberry jam toasts, in smoothies like a mango smoothie, or add it to your morning oatmeal. It would also taste great on some baked sweet potatoes or squash or as a replacement for cashew butter (or any other kind of vegan butter) in any recipe.
  3. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You need to add at least 2 cups of shredded coconut (180 g) to get a good consistency; if you add less of it, your blender or food processor won’t be able to blend the coconut properly and your coconut butter won’t have a good texture.
  • It should have a creamy texture, similar to peanut butter or almond butter.
  • If the shredded coconut sticks to the sides while blending, just use a knife or a wooden spoon to scrape down the sides.
  • The coconut butter might harden once cooled and sometimes it separates out into 2 layers (the oil in it tends to separate to the top). If this happens, just mix it until well combined or heat it up a little bit by submerging the sealed container in warm water, on a double boiler or in a microwave. However, if you use it on warm food, it should melt quite easily because of the heat.


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 60
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g