For those of you who have tasted coconut butter, I am sure you can agree that it is beyond tasty. It's one of the most delicious tasting foods I think I have ever had. I like eating it in my oats, on a sweet potato, in yogurt, in apple sauce and by the spoonful. The only downside to it is that it's SO expensive. $16 for a jar of this gold.
I was so excited a couple weeks ago when Heather posted a recipe for homemade coconut butter. I couldn't believe how easy it was for her to make her own.
On Friday I decided to take on the task and make my own jar...for only $1.89!
This bag of unsweetened desiccated coconut butter cost a small price of $1.89.
I poured the whole thing into a food processor, pressed the 'on' button, and let it spin away for 20 minutes.
Then I poured it into an empty mason jar, screwed on the lid and I placed it in the refrigerator...although it doesn't need to be kept refrigerated, I wanted it to cool faster to see what the very end product looked like.
I then found a 1/2 full bag of desiccated coconut in the baking drawer, I also saw that I had some carob flour in the cupboard....hmmmm, Artisana makes chocolate coconut butter....I wonder what carob coconut butter would be like. So I dumped the bag of coconut into the food processor, yet again (after taking 5 minutes to wash and dry it) and then added 3 tbsp of carob flour...I turned it on for 20 minutes (poor food processor, I bet it was getting tired) and voila! I had carob coconut butter.
Once they were both solidified, I had to warm them back up again so that I could taste them....again!
They don't have the same texture as Artisana's coconut butter, they're a little grainy...but who cares! It was less than $2 and it tastes like the real thing!!! YUM!
By the way, the carob coconut butter is amazing, I love it. I drizzled it over my apples and it was pretty delicious.