Toasted Coconut Butter

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.comI really feel like I shouldn’t be posting this, because it such a non-recipe. Actually though – it’s pretty much 1 ingredient, maybe 2 or 3 depending if you want to add salt and/or some kind of sweetener. I personally didn’t add sweetener, cause I looooove the way toasted coconut tastes on it’s own, but I did add a little bit of flaked sea salt. Added the perfect salty twist.

While coconut butter made with raw coconut is super awesome, I have an obsession with toasted coconut, and I needed toasted coconut butter to happen in my life. It worked amazingly, and turned into a spread that I love on toast, sliced banana bread, added to smoothies, or with fruit.


Because it’s not a real recipe, but rather a technique, you can customize it to make as much (or as little) as you want. I wish I had made more, because this stuff goes fast, so I would recommend starting with at least 2 cups of unsweetened flaked coconut, but feel free to use as much as your Vitamix/food processor can handle.

It’s also possible to use part toasted coconut and part untoasted coconut, if you want the toasty flavor to be a little more subtle. The most important ingredient in this coconut butter is obviously, the coconut flakes you start with. They must be unsweetened, or it won’t work, and I’ve only had success with the flakes of coconut (I used this brand but Bob’s Red Mill also makes them) so I can’t guarantee how a more shredded texture would go.

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from

How this recipe goes is simple: toast the coconut for 5-7 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes, or until it’s just warm (not burning hot). Put it in the food processor/Vitamix, and let it rip. Let the coconut grind for about 5-7 minutes, scraping down the sides as necessary, or until it’s buttery and smooth and liquid-y. You’ll know when you get there…but if not, here’s some pics of the process :)

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.comHopefully you can see how it goes from coconut –> powdery –> pastey –> smooth and thin-ish liquid. Vivid discription, huh? Sorry guys :/

If you’re a nut butter fan, or a coconut fan, or both, you’ll probably love this new and different sort of spread. I definitely do :) Enjoy!

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from

Toasted Coconut Butter
  • 2 cups (or more) unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toast the coconut in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut into a food processor or high-powered blender (like a Vitamix). Turn it up to high speed and let the mixture process for 5-7 minutes, scraping down as necessary, until it turns into a thin, liquidy texture. Salt to taste, and transfer into a small jar. Coconut butter will harden as it cools down.
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  1. oooooh I never would have thought of coconut butter-but of course…it is sort of a nut! Lol I totally agree that toasted coconut is the way to goooo-delish!!!

  2. Sounds amazing!!

  3. Another wonderful way to get that coconut into my Hubby! Yum! He is going to love it!

  4. I am DYING to try this!! I had no idea you could make coconut butter. Toasted coconut is really the only kind of coconut that I like, so I will definitely be making this! Pinned! :)

  5. I love making coconut butter! Last time I threw it in the fridge and it hardened into lovely rich and roasty toffee-type stuff. Addictive that way too.

  6. I am kind of ashamed that I make homemade peanut butter all the time but have never even tried coconut butter, let alone the homemade version. Gotta get on this, stat!

  7. That looks absolutely INCREDIBLE! I love the step-by-step photos!

  8. Thanks for posting this recipe! I recently discovered how easy it is to toast your own coconut and now I’m hooked! This toasted coconut butter sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

  9. This is incredible! I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this before, but it’s genius.


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