So I read recently about Coconut Butter. Not only are the fats from coconut amazing for you inside and out...I have a whole page on the health benefits of coconut oil....but it has such a wonderful flavour that can be part of a hot, sour, salty or sweet dish. This makes it incredibly versatile. So I wanted to try this coconut butter thing.
It is pretty simple. Take flaked, shredded or finely shredded unsweetened coconut and put it in your food processor. Process it scrapping down the sides every couple of minutes. It will come together fairly quickly depending on the freshness of the coconut (mine wasn't that fresh so it took longer) and the size of the 'shred'. After a few minutes it will become pasty and then liquify and 'butterize' (yes that is a word!)
|about 2 minutes in|
|about 4 minutes in|
|Final product - BUDDAH!|
Now I don't think there is a font or text size that can express how good this was. We had cinnamon raisin oatmeal with coconut butter, a bit of honey and some almond milk. Truly one of the yummiest of oatmeals I have ever had....and I eat A LOT of oatmeal....see various posts on the subject