Easy 3 Ingredient Toasted Coconut Butter

There are few things more rewarding in the kitchen than discovering how easy (and delicious) it is to make things from scratch. So much of what we have available to us on grocery store shelves can be simply, and oftentimes quickly, whipped up in the kitchen by hand, we just need to take the time. After discovering how to make fresh pasta, nut butters, almond milk, marshmallows… you name it… from scratch, I’ll never go back.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve become kind of obsessed with all things coconut, including coconut butter. Melted and drizzled over fruit, spread on apple slices, added to smoothies… it’s incredible. But I got to thinking that I could probably make it at home, and make it even better. And you know what? I was right. With the addition of vanilla and sea salt, and the added step of toasting the coconut flakes, this recipe takes simple coconut butter and elevates it. Make a batch, and just try not to put it on everything. Even better, it’s fast and just so easy… you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make it sooner:

Toasted Coconut Butter

Toasted Coconut Butter with Vanilla

makes about 1.5 cups

3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt

Tools: Baking sheet, food processor

Toasted Coconut Butter

First, toast the coconut. To do this, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and evenly spread 2 cups of the coconut on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until the coconut is lightly toasted and golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

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Place untoasted coconut, toasted coconut, vanilla, and sea salt in the food processor and process for about ten minutes, stopping to scrape down the canister as needed.

Toasted Coconut Butter

Toasted Coconut Butter

Continue to process the coconut until the mixture is smooth. Pour into a seal-able glass container and allow to cool. Cover and store at room temperature (similar to coconut oil, coconut butter solidifies below 76 degrees).

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Serving suggestions:

Spread on toast or baked goods

Spread on sliced apples and top with honey

Make a parfait with yogurt and fruit

Use in place of nut butter in recipes

Toasted Coconut Butter

+ If you make this, be sure to let me know how it turns out! I’d love to know your favorite way to use it!

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Yum! So interesting that it’s that color – the things you learn when you DIY.

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mmm.. i have a bag of coconut flakes at home, guess what im trying out later? :) thanks for sharing

How have I never made this before?? It sounds absolutely divine! Recipe saved!

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This looks like an absolutely fantastic recipe. I will definitely have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

This looks so yummy! I’m definitely giving it a try this weekend. :)

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ve never had coconut butter before, but it looks so delicious! I love fun and easy recipes that I can make at home.



This looks fantastic! Quick question- how long will this keep? Just wondering because you say to store at room temp. Thanks!

This looks amazing!! I have a package of shredded coconut in my pantry just waiting to be used. This will be perfect!

Wow! That recipe sounds delicious! I love coconut and I drink only coconut milk because I love the taste. Thanks a lot for sharing! Barnehurst Carpet Cleaners Ltd.


Are your recipes available in a printable format? There are so many that I would like to add to my recipe book. Thanks

I love using coconut oil in so many recipes, but have never tried coconut butter. This looks and sounds delicious. Toasting the coconut and adding vanilla takes it to a whole other level, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

I tried this out and man did it not turn out right :( I documented in on my blog if anyone could check it out and give me some tips because I would love to try to make it again.