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No-Brainer Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, AIP)

4.97 from 30 votes

What’s Inside: This Toasted Coconut Butter recipe is a no-brainer! Just toast some shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes in a skillet, and then blend them up in a food processor. That’s it!

how to make toasted coconut butter

The BEST no-nut Butter Is This Toasted Coconut Butter

It’s safe to say that I have found my new favorite nut butter — this ridiculously good toasted coconut butter recipe! It’s a staple.

Not only is it ridiculously good, but it’s ridiculously easy to make. I hesitated even calling this a recipe because it only calls for one ingredient and three easy steps, but here we are.

 

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All you need to make the best coconut butter ever in the comfort of home is some unsweetened coconut flakes, a nonstick skillet, and a food processor. That’s it! You’re minutes away from enjoying the best coconut butter ever.

I love to use this to make my favorite Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs (perfect for Easter!), but it’s also good on toast, in grain-free porridge, with apple slices, on Paleo pancakes, in a smoothie, or however you typically use almond butter or any nut/seed butter!

how to make toasted coconut butter recipe

Key Ingredient

This Paleo nut butter recipe only calls for one ingredient — two cups of unsweetened coconut flakes! You can always do more or in batches depending on the size of your food processor following the same method.

how to make toasted coconut butter recipe

How To Make Toasted Coconut Butter

  1. Toast the Coconut — Add unsweetened shredded coconut to a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 3-5 minutes until golden and fragrant. Turn off heat, and continue to stir for 30 seconds. This will help release the natural oils from the coconut to make the butter creamy.
  2. Blend It Up — Add toasted coconut to a food processor and pulse continuously, taking breaks to scrape down the sides with a spatula a few times for a total time of 4-5 minutes or so until the butter has formed and it’s smooth.
  3. Serve and Store It — Enjoy this Paleo nut butter however you would normally eat almond butter! And transfer the smooth toasted coconut butter to an airtight container and store it in the pantry.
how to make toasted coconut butter

Variations

  • Add a pinch of flakey sea salt if you’re craving more savory notes.
  • Toast the coconut flakes with some pure vanilla extract to turn this into vanilla coconut butter.
  • Spice it up by adding cinnamon or cardamom!

Storage Instructions

Store smooth toasted coconut butter to an airtight container and store in the pantry as you would almond butter. It should keep for several weeks to a couple months.

how to make toasted coconut butter recipe

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No-Brainer Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, AIP)

4.97 from 30 votes
This Toasted Coconut Butter recipe is a no-brainer! Just toast some shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes in a skillet, and then blend them up in a food processor. That's it!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 13 mins

Instructions:

  • Add shredded coconut to a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 3-5 minutes until golden and fragrant. Turn off heat and continue to stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add toasted coconut to a food processor and pulse continuously, taking breaks to scrape down the sides with a spatula a few times for a total time of 4-5 minutes or so until a butter has formed and is smooth.
  • Transfer smooth toasted coconut butter to an airtight container and store in the pantry as you would almond butter.
Keywords: AIP, paleo
Course: Dessert, Snack
-Alison Marras
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36 comments

  1. So I’ve been in the kitchen for almost an hour trying to make this work with little success… Has anyone else tried making this in a blender? Is it possible, or does the food processor do something that a blender cannot? I’m using a bullet blender because I didn’t want to get out my ninja, but maybe the high speed blender would work better for this.

    Also, I’m using bobs red mill coconut. I tried with the fine shreds and that didn’t come together after about 15 mins of blending and scraping; I even added 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in case the mixture was too dry. Next I tried with the larger coconut flakes. Same thing, it’s just not coming together. It stays a sandy, oily, solid mix.

    I only used about 1 cup of each because I wanted to make a small amount. At this point I’m ready to just dump all of it into the ninja and see if that will work. Hoping for the best!

    Really want to try this stuff, since it looks like peanut butter which I have been craving recently.

    • Response to grainy mix; I just made this! I tried it with sweetened coconut first with no success, as you said in your question, it stayed grainy. I noticed the fat content of sweetened shredded coconut is 1/3 of what is in unsweetened shredded coconut. No worries, I saved that for something else, I love it regardless. Next, I tried the unsweetened and it worked like a charm after about 4 or 5 minutes just like the recipe says. For my personal taste, I’m going to use an immersion blender for one final step so I can achieve a very smooth consistency. I’m so happy to learn about this simple recipe today! Try again! Remember, unsweetened shredded coconut and a food processor. I did not try a blender. The brand I used was Let’s Do Organic.

    • I can only recommend using the food processor with at least the amount I used because of the blade. It should be easier that way!

  2. This really is a no-brainer! Instead of spending $10+ on a jar of coconut butter, I made my own AND it’s even better with that deliciously nutty toasted flavor!

  3. I have never tried a coconut butter before, not to say about making it toasted. So excited to give it a try!

  4. This is an amazing recipe. The flavor and creaminess are on-point! I’m keto so this is totally up my alley! 

  5. Definitely want to try this! Because of digestive issues, I need to watch my fat intake, and this looks like a really great alternative to nut butters! How much coconut butter does one recipe make? 

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