The idea of making my own coconut butter came about from chatting with my lovely friend Eleanor. She’s a bit of a food and gym addict much like me, so as soon as we get together these topics are top of the conversation list! Along with talking about weights, protein powders, weight loss…..:) coconut butter came up in the conversation…
“Why don’t you make your own” Eleanor said.
Why, indeed. :D
Googling reveals a myriad of ways to make your own coconut butter. The quickest and easiest being to use a high powered blending machine.
Enter, my nutribullet. :)
I am not joking you, I used (most of) a packet of toasted coconut flakes, with no-added sugar from the health food shop and it took me about 60 seconds, no exaggeration, to end up with this amazing, creamy coloured coconut butter.
And you know how it is, googling throws up a zillion awesome-sounding recipes which use said coconut butter….
Baked coconut oatmeal topped with (no-added-sugar) chocolate chips.
Oh. My. God. I’ve died and gone to heaven.
Marks out of ten? 8
Would I make it again? Definitely. I’m already thinking of variations! :)
Would I do anything differently? I think I’d use twice as much milk (1/2 a cup instead of 1/4) to see if this helps the oatmeal stay creamier.
Thank you, Katie, for a lovely recipe.