Hia everyone, I hope everyone's week is going well!
I've been thinking about this for quite a while. Nut Butters are so useful when baking, and are delish with fruit for an easy dessert. Only where I live it is practically impossible to get any form of nut butter that doesn't begin with a "p" and rhyme with "ski-hut!"
As I think this is a bit of a simple recipe, that can be used in so many different recipes, I'm going to place it in my Basics category. One of the most useful ingredients in my Vegan diet, that can't be easily purchased.
I once came accross some coconut butter, only it wasn't for consumption.(?!) Go figure to what it was actually for!
Here's the thing.
Nut Butters are so damn easy to make. 1 (or 2 if you're being all fancy-like) ingredient, 15 minutes in a food processor and bam! it's done.
I do think we could seriously put a few companies out of business here. . .
I've noticed a lot of people make their own Coconut (etc) butter because they like the rustic home-made-ness, and I'm not going to lie, I enjoy that a lot, but it's not the sole reason I made my own.
It's too much of a challenge for me to find, and when I do find it, it's too expensive for me to warrant purchasing.
A 2kg bag of Dessicated Coconut, actually costs me less than 1 small jar of butter. A bag this size will give you 7-8 decent sized jars full.
(After 5 minutes of processing, the coconut begins to stick together like this, I knocked the bits from the side of the bowl back into the middle.)
After arguing with the insurance company (car needs rescuing, after the accident), nomming some soy chocolate drinking 2 smoothies and some aloe-vera water later, we have raw home-made coconut butter!
(After 10 minutes of processing, the coconut begins to stick together like this, again I scraped the sides back into the bowl)
(After 15 minutes of processing, the oils seep out of the coconut, and it has the traditional nut butter texture!)
(After stirring in the vanilla seeds)
Perfect for spreading on some freshly baked, warm Pumpkin Seed Bread!