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How to Make Coconut Butter

Learn how to make coconut butter with minimal time, effort and just one ingredient.  This coconut butter recipe is so easy to make!

How to Make Coconut Butter from What The Fork Food Blog
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How to Make Coconut Butter

A few weeks ago, I started a little series I like to call “How To Tutorials” and the first ‘how to’ in the series was How to Make Oat Flour. I’m following that up with How to Make Coconut Butter, just as I promised.

Coconut butter was an ingredient in many recipes that I started coming across on Pinterest << — (are you following me yet?! You should be!) I kept running across coconut butter as an ingredient and I would kind of just pass the recipes by because I honestly had no idea what coconut butter was.

With a little bit of research, I realized coconut butter is not what I was expecting. I was thinking butter, as in Paula Dean butter. But really, it’s more like peanut butter or other nut butters. Coconut butter can also be called coconut manna. It’s also incredibly easy to make. First of all, it’s only one ingredient – shredded, unsweetened coconut. That’s right – ONE INGREDIENT. Can you get any simpler than that? NO. You can’t. Because without any ingredients, you won’t have a recipe. So one ingredient is as simple as it gets, people!

How To Make Coconut Butter from What The Fork Food Blog

Second, you don’t have to do any of the work yourself. Pouring and measuring is as difficult as it gets, and technically, you don’t even have to measure. You could try using any amount of coconut that your high power blender or food processor can handle. So, one ingredient + zero labor +no work = the best kind of “cooking” ever.

I use a food processor to make my coconut butter but you could use a high power blender as well. That would actually probably work better but my food processor is what I got – no fancy stuff here 🙁

How To Make Coconut Butter from What The Fork Food Blog

I had to turn my food processor off a few times after letting it run for a few minutes at a time because I didn’t want it to overheat. You might have to do the same, especially if you’re using a food processor. When the coconut butter is done, it’ll be relatively liquidy. If your room temp is higher than 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit, it will remain thin and runny. Lower than that and it will solidify. My house is relatively cool, we keep it at 68 degrees in the winter (oil is expensive!) so my coconut butter is solid. I keep it in a mason jar and scoop it out as needed. If I want to be spreadable, I scoop out what I need, put it in a microwave safe bowl and heat it a few seconds. If your house is nice and toasty and you need your coconut butter to set up more, stick it in the refrigerator for a bit.

So, now that we’ve just conquered oat flour and coconut butter, what How To Tutorial would you like to see next? Let me know!

How To Make Coconut Butter from What The Fork Food Blog

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How to Make Coconut Butter

5 from 7 ratings
Learn how to make coconut butter with minimal time, effort and just one ingredient.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups
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  • 2 C shredded unsweetened coconut room temperature


  • Add the coconut to the bowl of a food processor. Run the food processor for 3-4 minutes. Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides. Let the food processor rest for a minute or two.
  • Continue to blend for another 3-4 minutes. Stop and scrape the sides, rest for a minute or two.
  • Repeat processing the coconut for 3-4 minutes followed by scraping and resting for 1-2 minutes until the coconut becomes thin and liquid (like natural peanut butter).
  • Store in an air-tight container (like a mason jar) at room temperature.


Coconut butter will solidify if room temperature is lower than 70-72 degrees F. [br][br]You can use a high-powered blender instead of a food processor. Adjust blending time as necessary.


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  1. SharnS says:

    How about a post on how to make your own gluten free flour?

  2. 5 stars
    I love DIY things! So many things (and oat flour is one I make almost daily in small batches for pancakes) are cheaper and actually better than you can buy. Love this one!! Not something I’ve done yet, but I’m inspired!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    Your Coconut Butter looks awesome ! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. Ali the Skinny GF Chef says:

    It’s so much fun to make your own products and safer for those of us who can’t have cross contamination. I love this tutorial and all of your work! Have a great day!

  5. Making your own coconut butter is the best thing ever — saves so much money!

  6. Amanda says:

    Whoa, that looks delicious!

  7. Kyra says:

    My el cheapo food processor just broke down so I need to invest in a new one. When I do, I will definitely be making coconut butter – how easy is this!!

  8. I had no idea it was so easy! Thank you for saving me a ton of money!

  9. Wow! I have never heard of coconut butter before! This is an amazing idea and I love how easy it is to make! Perfect for this time of year, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean says:

    5 stars
    I recently spent a lot of money on coconut butter and I had no idea it was so easy to make your own. Awesome!

    Now…this is going to sound a bit ridiculous, but what do you do with coconut butter? I bought it thinking I could use it in baking (as a replacement for dairy butter) but something tells me that’s not going to work exactly as I intended. Thoughts? Thanks!!

    • Sharon says:

      hi Sarah, it’s definitely NOT a ridiculous question! I thought the same as you when I first heard coconut ‘butter’. But it’s more like a nut butter like peanut butter so you’d use it like that. If you want to replace actual butter, you can use coconut oil ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. My husband makes coconut butter constantly…he LOVES it. I absolutely can’t stand the texture. It’s sort of grainy and throws me off, kind of like mashed potatoes when I was little haha!

  12. You just saved me so much money! I love coconut butter but hate the price. And the fact that I have shredded coconut sitting in my pantry…this is begging to be made!

    • Sharon says:

      It’s definitely a money saver since coconut is such a relatively inexpensive product when you buy it less processed. And most people already have it in their pantry ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. YES!!! Just in time too! I just ran out of my FAVORITE coconut butter and have been in withdrawal!

  14. 5 stars
    WOH! I never knew it was so easy. SHARING!