What Is Coconut Butter?
Coconut butter is made by mixing coconut oil and the coconut meat together. Once combined it forms a paste with a similar consistency to peanut butter. It is used for those who prefer a richer, more coconut-y flavour than the oil. Its texture is waxy when cold and creamy when warm.
It is the perfect consistency to dab on a bowl of veggies or to spread over a Keto pancake or Paleo cracker. To make a sweeter version, I add a bit of Splenda or a miniscule amount of Stevia powder to the butter along with a touch of cinnamon.
How To Store Coconut Butter
Coconut butter is solid at room temperature, similar to coconut oil. When warm however, the oil in the butter can separate from the solids. If you find that your coconut butter has warmed and separated you can easily recombine the ingredients by warming the whole jar of butter a little bit more and then use a chopstick or spoon to stir it all back together. Once recombined, cool it back down to room temperature and refrigerate, or store in a dark, cool place.
These Cream Cheese Clouds are perfect little FAT BOMBS … perfect for Keto Diets.
How To Use Coconut Butter
Coconut butter is great for spreading or topping on crackers, pancakes, waffles or cakes. You can melt the butter into coffee to create a sweeter and richer taste … something that many people who are fasting do to keep themselves going. It is great as a topping on porridge, to add a healthy and different flavour to your morning meal. Some people swear by freezing the coconut butter into Popsicle moulds and eating them like lollypops (although a much healthier version!). These “fat bombs” help people on Keto diets add the essential amounts of fat to their eating plan.
You can also use the coconut butter in curries like Indian Kormas or Thai Green Curries to give it a rich and authentic taste. Because the coconut butter is richer than its oil counterpart, it will give curries and sauces a creamier consistency and a sweeter and nuttier taste. It can be used instead of coconut oil or milk for those who prefer a stronger, thicker sauce.
You can use it instead of chocolate sauce or peanut butter – try replacing these ingredients in your favourite dishes to see what new flavours you can come up with. Perfect for those who are looking for healthier options in their food but don’t want to give up their sweet treats. Coconut butter is full of healthy fats and nutrients, yet it is sweet and tasty, so you won’t feel like you are missing out on the good things in life while you are on a diet.
Where To Buy Coconut Butter
While find Coconut Oil in local groceries is relatively easy, finding Coconut Butter can be an exercise in frustration. Even though I live in a fairly big city I have never found coconut butter, even in the bigger health food stores.
Making your own Coconut Butter is actually quite easy and you can make it exactly the way you want it. All you need is a high speed blender like a Nutribullet, some coconut oil and unsweetened coconut flakes. Give your blender a bit of a workout and you’ve got butter. Here’s the Easy To Make Coconut Butter Recipe.
IF that is too much like work, here are some brands I found on Amazon. You can also source them out at other online vendors. Be sure to read the reviews. There are loads of creative ideas on how to use Coconut Butter to stay on your diet and keep healthy.
A friend of mine has lost over 80 pounds on the Keto Diet. He swears he could never have done it without Coconut Butter. He buys one of these vats a month. He starts in the morning with a thick smoothie .. which is actually more like a pudding because he spoons it up rather than drinking it. He has numerous Fat Bombs a day … taking them to work with him in a small cooler container. He said that while his co-workers are inhaling donuts and getting fatter, he is savoring Fat Bombs and getting skinnier.
He said that out of a dozen deliveries he had one in which the product looked funny and separated. He solved the problem by filling his bathtub with hot water … letting the product melt and then stirred it up with a big wooden spoon. When it cooled down, it looked exactly like it should.
The same friend from above, fed me his Keto version of “Turtles.” He roasts pecans and then puts small clusters of roughly cut nuts on parchment paper. He then melts the Chocolate butter and pours about a tablespoon over each nut cluster. The whole pan goes into the freezer and an hour later … he has a dozen or more Turtle treats. He was kind enough to let me have ONE … and I can see why he raves so much over something so simple! Pure indulgence!