What’s a girl to do without her almonds or even more her almond butter….well she resorts to coconut butter. Have you had coconut butter? It’s a little scoop of heaven in my opinion. If you buy coconut butter from the store the little jar is a little pricey so every scoop you take is very valuable. These days I like to take several scoops so when stumbling across Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe for coconut butter it wasn’t hard to twist my arm into making it. After all, the list of ingredients are small and the cost of all these ingredients is a whole lot less then the jarred treat. I changed things up slightly and added cinnamon to the coconut butter, but if you aren’t a cinnamon fan just don’t include. If you are a huge cinnamon fan like me you can add more if you so desire. Either way you will have your own little jar of coconut butter that you won’t feel too guilty about taking all the scoops you want. But fair warning…..this stuff is addicting!!
I’m going to scoot now because I’m one tired girl. I was away for work since last Thursday and just got back home yesterday afternoon and I spent today with my little munchkins who were out of school for MLK Day. That all equals to me being very tired and very behind on lots, ok everything! Amazing how being away for a short period can really set you back. Don’t worry I have some yummy recipes on tap this week. Now to figure out which to post next.
Now excuse me while I run and take a scoop of my coconut butter and head to bed…..by the way they claim a scoop of coconut butter helps you to sleep swimmingly. I’ll use that for my excuse to take a dip into my coconut butter jar every night.
Cinnamon Coconut Butter
8 ounce package of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (can add more if desired)
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
In a bowl of a food processor or blender, place all of the ingredients. Turn food processor on and let it work it’s magic. This process will take a while to blend down to a coconut butter consistency. Stop halfway through processing to scrape down the sides of the processor or blender. Continue processing….yes a lot of processing in the food processor. Your food processor will be nice and hot after making your coconut butter but it’s worth it!
Makes about 1 cup of coconut butter