Wednesday, 26 August 2015
20+ Divine Ways To Use Coconut Butter
Hand-crafted mini cutting board from my friend at Earlywood.
~ First off, you can make your own coconut butter quite easily, using dried, unsweetened coconut flakes and a sturdy food processor; here’s a video tutorial if you need it. As a tempting variation, you can toast the coconut flakes beforehand to make toasted coconut butter.
~ Add coconut butter to smoothies to make them creamier and boost their nutritional value. This works especially well with bananas, peaches, and/or blueberries.
~ Use it as a substitute for nut butters in recipes, if nut allergy is an issue or you want to play around with flavors.
~ Assemble these adorable strawberry creme truffles, or these coconut and cinnamon truffles.
~ Make peanut butter cups, and perhaps try this mint and dark chocolate version.
~ Bake these coconut butter brownies with dates as a sweetener and a sprinkle of salt on top.
~ Make vegan fudge, flavoring it with chocolate and banana, with almonds and raspberries, or with peanut butter.
~ Add it to the blender when making this instant banana sorbet.
~ Turn it into a quick frosting for your cakes and cupcakes.
~ Make coconut chocolate pudding or coconut blueberry pudding.
~ Whizz it into this fall-perfect pumpkin coconut butter to spread on toasted sourdough bread or French crêpes.
~ Melt (with or without chocolate) and pour over a bowl of ice cream or chilled fruit to create a delightful hard shell, or use this same mixture to dip berries and allow to cool and set in the fridge.
~ Make coconut butter buttons for a quick treat. Try this toasted coconut version or this lemon vanilla variation as well.
~ Use it to make stuffed dates.
~ Stud it with your favorite nuts and dried fruit for a luxurious coconut butter bark.
~ Make these dangerously simple, two-layer chocolate coconut bars.
~ Melt and drizzle over a baked sweet potato or roasted squash.
~ Make vegan parmesan cheese (!).
~ Add a spoonful at the end of cooking to bind and flavor a vegetable stir-fry or a curry.
~ Make egg-free mayonnaise.
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