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Coconut Butter

One of the main ingredients used in many raw dessert recipes is coconut oil, also referred to as Coconut Butter. The first steps in making this version are pretty much the same as when making regular coconut butter, except this time, we're not only adding unsweetened shredded coconut to the bowl of our food processor , we're also adding coconut oil and a little bit of salt.
As it turns out meanwhile as shreds in blender were just not blending I added tad bits of water and used a fork and gently pushed the coconut downwards probably five times a minute till I got it to blend without using fork to push it as well I would shake and tap blender during blending to make the dry shreds go down too.



It's a funny thing when a food shifts from low-resource ingenuity (tea leaves used over and over again with the most easily available calorie source: yak butter) to trendy beverage of privilege, but that's exactly what happened, and I am fully a part of it. A version of this was recommended to me while I was taking a pause from sugar, and coffee is one of the things that was hardest for me to do without sugar.
If you can keep your spoon out of the jar, this versatile spread bursting with natural coconut flavour can be enjoyed on your toast, drizzled over granola, in baking, sauces like satay sauce, as a thickener to a curry, smoothie and even alcoholic drinks.

Once it has reached a liquid consistency in the food processor (as pictured in the blog post), it will still have a grainy texture, this is completely fine and it's fine to use exactly as is. However, if you want it to be completely smooth, you can move it to your blender at this stage and blend it for a minute or so to get it completely smooth.
The coconut butter market has seen steady rise in the past decade as people's preference for coconut oil and butter has increased due to its many health benefits. After a few more minutes, it started looking even better, and even resembled coconut butter. Pour the coconut butter into a glass jar and let it cool to room temperature so it has a solid but spreadable consistency.

Coconut oil works the same way as butter or sunflower oil. I'm using the Braun Multiquick food processor attachment to make it for the first time. Here's my latest batch, done a few days ago: That's the coconut oil separating out on top; I just pour it back into the jar of oil.
But many of the studies that have linked saturated fat to heart issues have been flawed and studies showing that coconut oil is unhealthy seem to be done on heated and refined coconut oil rather than raw virgin. If you only have a food processor, the butter will take about 8 to 10 minutes to be ready, although you'll get the same result.

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