Homemade Coconut Butter

Wondering how to make homemade coconut butter? All you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-speed blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free. With a video.

A few people mentioned in my recent recipes with coconut butter that they didn’t know you could make your own. So here we go!

In case you’ve never heard of or seen coconut butter before, it’s different than coconut oil. Coconut oil is the oil that is pressed out of coconut meat.

Homemade Coconut Butter – super easy and all you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-speed blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

And this right here? Coconut butter is just the ground up dried meat (so… shredded coconut) of a coconut. It’s not interchangeable with coconut oil or any nut butters. You have to use it in recipes that specifically call for coconut butter.

If you need some ideas, try this healthy vegan peanut butter and jelly fudge or this paleo vegan chocolate fudge!

Homemade Coconut Butter – super easy and all you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-powered blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

You might have seen Artisana coconut butter, which is really great and indeed a little smoother than the homemade version (at least if you’re using a food processor – if you use a high-speed blender, it’s exactly as smooth). The only problem is that it’s expensive!

Right now, it’s $15.65 for a 14-ounce jar on Amazon. That’s .98 an ounce. This unsweetened shredded coconut from Bob’s Red Mill is only .24 an ounce.

The different names of coconut products are so confusing. You can use shredded coconut like what I linked to, and you’ll find other stuff called flaked coconut, coconut flakes and desiccated coconut. All of that works. Desiccated will just take a bit longer than the other kinds. And make sure to use unsweetened and full-fat! None of that reduced-fat stuff.

Homemade Coconut Butter – super easy and all you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-powered blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

What doesn’t work is coconut chips. That’s the kind that’s oven-roasted until dry and crisp. I haven’t tried making coconut butter with them but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t work.

And some brands have products that they call coconut flakes that are what I’d consider coconut chips. You see the coconut in the background of that first picture? That’s what you want. Not big, flat crunchy things.

And using a fresh coconut won’t work, either.

Homemade Coconut Butter – super easy and all you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-speed blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

The amount of coconut you use will depend on how big your food processor or high-speed blender (a regular blender will not work! You have to use a Blendtec or Vitamix) is. You need to fill the food processor at least halfway with coconut. You’ll have a hard time processing if it’s not at least halfway full.

Coconut butter stays good for ages at room temperature so don’t worry about making too much! That’s just not possible.

It’s actually more of an effort for the food processor to process less than the recommended amount called for in the recipe, so I wouldn’t recommend halving it.

So what are you going to do first with your homemade coconut butter? :) If it sounds too adventurous for you, here’s a post and video on how to make peanut butter! It’s just as easy as making coconut butter.

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Homemade Coconut Butter (naturally vegan, paleo)

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Homemade Coconut Butter
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  • Yield: a little less than 1 cup coconut butter

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Directions

  1. If using a food processor: fill the food processor at least halfway with coconut flakes. You'll have a hard time processing if it's not at least halfway full. Process until very liquidy, almost like water. Stop every few minutes to scrape down the sides and let it cool a little if it feels too warm. Don't kill your food processor! Depending on your food processor, it could take 15-20 minutes.
  2. If using a Blendtec (you can also use a Vitamix), use the Twister Jar and start processing while twisting the top of the jar counterclockwise. I start off on 1 and work up to about medium power. Process until very liquidy, almost like water. It'll only take about a minute.
  3. Place in a jar and stir every hour or so until firm and solid (this may take up to 6-8 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is. If you're in a hurry, refrigerate). Store at room temperature. To soften, place the jar in hot water.

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24 comments on “Homemade Coconut Butter” — Add one!

  • Karen Kernohan says
    July 24, 2017 @ 6:34 pm

    Will this work in a Nutribullet? I have a Kitchenaid blender but it’s not that powerful for this – I don’t believe.

    Thanks!
    Karen

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    • Erin replies to Karen Kernohan
      July 24, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

      I don’t have one so I have no idea but I googled “nutribullet coconut butter” and several people have said that they made coconut butter with it and were successful. :) I don’t think a Kitchenaid would work, either.

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      • Karen Kernohan replies to Erin
        July 25, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

        Thank you! :)

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  • Karen Cooper says
    July 18, 2017 @ 2:45 am

    I just made this for the first time yesterday for a recipe–I hadn’t ever heard of it before! But I only used 1 1/2 cups of coconut in my 7 cup food processor, and it worked just fine. Just fyi. ☺

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    • Erin replies to Karen Cooper
      July 22, 2017 @ 10:18 am

      That’s great! So happy it worked out well for you. :) Thanks for your comment and so sorry for just now seeing it! I’m in the process of moving and things are chaotic.

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  • Catalina @ Peas & Peonies says
    July 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    With your tips seems so easy to make homemade coconut butter! Thanks!

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  • Dee says
    July 11, 2017 @ 5:10 am

    I love that this is so easy!

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    • Erin replies to Dee
      July 16, 2017 @ 6:21 pm

      It really is!

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  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
    July 11, 2017 @ 4:00 am

    What a great idea and I love how super easy it is!

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  • Nutmeg Nanny says
    July 11, 2017 @ 3:52 am

    I have to try this and make my own! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
    July 11, 2017 @ 3:29 am

    What a great idea! I’ve never used coconut butter before but this looks so easy!

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  • Alyssa | EverydayMaven says
    July 10, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

    Love this! Coconut butter is so $$$. A homemade option sounds like a great idea!

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  • Jen says
    July 10, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I use coconut oil not only in the kitchen but also for applying essential oils so we go through a lot!

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    • Danny Lineham replies to Jen
      July 11, 2017 @ 10:46 pm

      Note that Erin says this is different from and not interchangeable with coconut oil.

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    • Erin replies to Jen
      July 16, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

      This is different than coconut oil, though! Definitely don’t want to use this in the same way. :)

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  • Ginny McMeans says
    July 10, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

    I love that you’ve shown us how to do this! I’ll be trying this soon.

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  • Jenn - Peas and Crayons
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    July 10, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    I’ve never thought to make my own but this is brilliant! A must-try!

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