Hi Kathy – It could be due to the power of your blender. Do I need to dehydrate before grinding in the VitaMix? Sometimes sweetened coconut can negatively impact it. I’m so glad this recipe worked for you! My husband always buys coconut butter. I came across your recipe today and was wondering how you use coconut butter? There is no video from this end, either! Homemade Coconut Butter – Tips & Tricks. container is too width for processing smaller amounts e.g. In terms of consistency, the coconut butter will be fairly liquid immediately after its made, due to the heat and friction from blending. It takes less than 5 minutes to make & is Gluten Free & Vegan. I love love it! Your email address will not be published. You bring up a good point about referencing the dry vs. wet – I will definitely make a point to differentiate between the two in the future. Oh, I literally just ordered my Vitamix earlier today – SO EXCITED to welcome that into my life! Sign up for free recipes straight to your inbox: Hello and welcome to Downshiftology! :), Oh wow, lucky you! Pour the Coconut Flakes into the container and blend into a fine Coconut Flour – Start at Variable Speed 1 and work your way up to 10 Stopping & Starting as necessary to stir the Coconut so it will grind evenly. Tag, When using your Vitamix to make coconut butter you need a, When you first start blending some coconut will get pushed to the sides. Love you! I hope this helps, but please feel free to ask more questions if you need to. I tried using my Nija and then my food processor, but it never came together. Hi Erika – I love your Vitamix recipes, thank you so much! You may not realize how incredibly easy it is to make coconut butter at home. Hi Ioana – thanks so much for your kind words! Make sure to check out my recipes page as you can sort by Vitamix recipes – so many things you can make in it! Add sweetness with honey, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, or cardamom. Be sure to use regular, unsweetened shredded coconut, because low-fat or added-sugar varieties don’t tend to work as well. jars of it, you will have paid for your Vitamix with your savings. because every-time I buy shredded coconut, I can buy very cheap…for 0.50 dollars and it says that the package contains only coconut or I can buy for almost 2 dollars (both same grams of products) and it also says that the package contains only coconut :))) And the sad thing is that in Romania there are no companies that sell coconut butter or if they are..they are soooooo expensive…like the cashew butter…and I like make my own home. Is it becuase the 64 oz. I tried making your recipe using my vita mix. We are trying to find ways to always make our own items to reduce contamination of gluten. I am a diabetic & can’t have simple carbs unless it’s a rare treat and I only have a small amount. Watch my video above to see how quickly it comes together. Hi Erika! Pour the coconut butter into a glass storage container and store in the pantry. You would definitely want to work with dehydrated coconut which removes the water content and leaves behind an oil rich meat that makes a delicious Coconut Butter. :) x. Hello Lisa, I love to use vitamix with ur recipes! Hi Blanca – I purchase my coconut flakes from Whole Foods. Once it's gone liquid and creamy, you can add things such as salt, vanilla extract, or stevia. :). ~Erika. Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). I just tried it again and it says, “This vidéo file cannot be played. Hello!! unsweetened shredded coconut or flaked coconut, coconut butter, coconut butter recipe, how to make coconut butter, Leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. One quick question: So, I tried to make this butter because coconut is LIFE for me…and I tried with shredded coconut in the food processor and the result was horrible. Coconut butter can also be used in savory recipes such as curries and stews and dolloped on roasted veggies and sweet potatoes. I’ve found that sometimes that can happen if you use sweetened flakes (I think something in the sweetener makes it all stick together weird). Could you please share the brand of coconut flakes and if you use dry flakes?? For a smoother consistency, you can add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. ~Erika, What a sweet and lovely site you have here! Oh yay! 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That is so strange because I still do not see a video in the blog post, all I see is the line “WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO OF MY COCONUT BUTTER RECIPE” but it’s just text and not clickable. At some point it dawned on me that I could make it myself! Hi, I was trying to watch the video of “how to make coconut butter” but I could not find it. The benefits of making coconut butter in your Vitamix rather than a food processor is two-fold: 1) speed, and 2) smoothness. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Hugs & much love to you guys too! Wittlebee Review – Clothing Subscription ». Bake for 45 minutes or until soft. I really love, like LOVE, your recipes and your way of explaining them, I find it very..calming :D Just googled “coconut butter in Vitamix” and your post was the first image that came up! Hi Donna – did you use unsweetened coconut flakes? It’s still good! Google cracks me up… a couple of months ago Sheena did a google search for GF Bread and my recipe popped up – We both thought that was so funny! I was wondering which model your vitamix machine is? :) x. Hi Cheryl – In order to see the video, you will need to turn off your ad blocker :). It will last for several months in the pantry. So I’d just double check the type of shredded coconut you used. Give it a watch below! I was not successful in making this coconut butter. I have not read the coconut oil recipe in Vitamix anywhere. All the other pictures are just pictures, none of them video …. I just double-checked on both my iPhone and laptop and I can see the video. Thanks for the sweet comment! I would love to get them soon. I’ve never tried coconut butter but this sounds amazing!!! Maybe see if you can buy a different brand at another store? Do you have suggestions about sweetening.? Give the boys hugs from all of us please. ;) God Bless! I’m happy you love my recipes and videos. I used 5 cups of coconut and ended up using 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Required fields are marked *. Thanks. Wanted to do coconut butter already for a while and thought Vitamix was the solutionn to the long processing time of my small food processor but on the contrary it seems that it is not that happy with small amounts. And thanks for the information on the video file. About the coconut butter, it does soften when heated up so it was not ruined. Add the shredded coconut or flaked coconut to your Vitamix. Creamier consistencies can be created with a teaspoon of coconut oil for a subtle tropical flavor, or flaxseed oil for an omega 3 boost. It looks delicious. That’s really weird. Good luck! It’s just one ingredient – shredded coconut – and only takes one minute with a high-powered blender, like my favorite Vitamix. Hi Shannon – Glad I could introduce a new way to make this for you! Directions. Start with a completely dry VitaMix container. I had to add 2+TBs of coconut oil. Wondering if I could heat it up to soften it and put it back into Vitamix with some coconut oil?