Homemade Coconut Butter

by HEAB on March 9, 2010

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Normally on Tuesdays, I post my Green Smoothie Monday eats with you, but today, I have much more exciting news to share…

CD has been loving on the Artisana coconut butter…a lot, and decided that we should try making our own. He googled a few recipes online and told me we just needed some dehydrated coconut. CD, we have dehydrated coconut in the cabinet, but it will never work were the words out of my mouth. Once again, he was right. I was wrong, but in this situation, I’m quite alright with that. :)

We used about 11 ounces of this unsweetened finely shredded dehydrated coconut from Whole Foods…

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We poured the coconut in the food processor. (Everyone always asks what kind of food processor I own. Honestly, I have no idea since it was a gift from a friend who imports prototype appliances. However, I hear both Cuisinart and KitchenAid make good models.)

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We did not add anything else. I simply turned the processor on and let it run for about 10 to 12 minutes…

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OMG CD, I think it’s working…

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And there ya have it folks, homemade coconut butter. Again, we added nothing to it, and I didn’t even have to scrape down the sides. Just like homemade nut butters, the whole process just takes a little time and patience.

Our finished product…

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And just like Artisana’s coconut butter, ours solidified after a few hours at room temperature…

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I told you my husband was a genius. :) He just saved all of us about $8 a jar! For lunch today, I’m going to do a side-by-side taste test of our homemade version compared to my beloved Artisana. Mmmm, I can’t wait.

Thanks for all your well wishes. I really do think the Immunity Builder drink helped. Feeling so much better, but still going to take it easy today.

See you tomorrow with my taste test results!