How to make browned coconut butter

How to make browned coconut butter

Looking for a vegan alternative to butter or browned butter? Here’s how to make browned coconut butter – the easy, nutty spread you’re going to want to bake with, spread on toast and eat straight from the jar.

How to make coconut butter

First up, you’re going to need coconut butter – not to be confused with coconut oil. If you can’t find it in store, you can make it yourself, by pulsing desiccated coconut in a food processor for about 10 minutes, until a creamy liquid forms. Scrape down the sides a couple of times during the process to incorporate all the coconut. While you can attempt this in a powerful blender, a food processor works best. You’ll need around 3 cups of coconut to have enough to form a butter – more if you have a large food processor.

What does browned coconut butter taste like?

Smooth, rich, creamy, toasty and slightly nutty.

How do you eat browned coconut butter?

Slather it on toast or pancakes, spoon it over warm oats, stir into ice cream or use in baking as a vegan substitute wherever browned butter is called for. If your browned coconut butter hardens too much (it will in winter), place the jar in a bowl of warm water to loosen it up.

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How to make browned coconut butter

Want to take that coconut butter from basic to bougie? Brown it!


  1. To make browned coconut butter, slowly reduce coconut butter over a low heat until it turns a deep caramel colour – about 12–15 minutes.

    Step 1

  2. Stir every time it starts to bubble to prevent it from burning on the bottom. Transfer to a jar or airtight container. 

    Step 2

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