25 Ways To Use Coconut Butter


25 Ways To Use Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is one of my favorite coconut products. It has a rich coconut flavor that is dense and creamy. Over the years I’ve received several emails from readers asking me how I use up my coconut butter. Most people use coconut butter as a replacement for nut butter for toast or sandwiches. I love to use coconut butter to create delicious treats for my family.

What Is Coconut Butter

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Coconut Butter is made from raw dried shredded coconut. When you puree the shredded coconut the coconut oil and coconut meat mix together and turn into a butter spread. You must use shredded coconut that has not been defatted. Pure dried shredded coconut will make perfect coconut butter. You can find my homemade coconut butter recipe here or watch my video tutorial here. You can also purchase coconut butter online or at your local health food store.

Coconut butter is also called coconut spread, coconut manna and coconut cream concentrate.

How To Use Coconut Butter

As I mentioned above, many people like to use coconut butter as a spread for toast or on sandwiches. I personally like to eat coconut butter off the spoon. When my daughter first started eating solids I would carry a jar of coconut butter with me to give her as a snack when we were out. Naomi loved coconut butter as a baby. I wasn’t sure if coconut butter was a good food to give her at the time, but I later found out that Dr. Thomas Cowan recommend’s coconut butter for babies.

“Another food worth mentioning is coconut butter, which should be started in the first month that the child is eating food. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of Lauric acid, one of the predominant fats in human breast milk. This valuable fat helps protect the child against fungal and viral infections, thereby giving them a chance to build up their natural immunities.”  

Below is a collection of 25 amazing recipes that call for coconut butter. I’ve tested several of these recipes and have thoroughly enjoyed them!


1) Fruit Topped with Melted Coconut Butter

Fruit topped with coconut butter

Photo by The Coconut Mama

Melt coconut butter over low heat. Drizzle over fruit and serve.


2) Coconut Butter Buttons

Coconut Butter Buttons

3) Raw Chocolate-Raspberry Mini Fudge Cake from Chocolate Covered Kate (click on link to see full recipe and picture)


4) Coconut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

Photo by The Coconut Mama


5) Dairy Free Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge

Photo by The Coconut Mama


6) Gingerbread Fudge from Pink Kitchen                                                      (click on link to see full recipe and picture)


7) Coconut Butter Bread from Loving Our Guts

Coconut Butter Bread

Photo by The Coconut Mama


8) Coconut Butter Cake from Loving Our Guts                                            (click on link to see full recipe and picture)


9) Coconut Butter Pancakes from Loving Our Guts                                     (click on link to see recipe and picture)


10) Coconut Cream Truffles from Delicious Obsession

Coconut Cream Truffles

Photo by Delicious Obsessions


11) Pumpkin Spice Bread from Delicious Obsessions

Pumpkin Spice Bread with Coconut Butter

Photo by Delicious Obsessions


12) Lemon Coconut Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins from Delicious Obsessions

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Lemon BB Mac Nut Muffins

Photo by Delicious Obsessions


13) Chocolate Coconut Butter

Photo by The Coconut Mama

Photo by The Coconut Mama


14) Strawberry Coconut Butter from Chef Amber Shea
(click on link to see recipe and picture)



15) White Chocolate Coconut-Macadamia Nut Butter from Chef Amber Shea
(click on link to see recipe and picture)



16) Coconut Candy: Peanut/Almond Butter Chocolate Coconut Crisps from Traditional Foods

coconut candy recipe

Photo by Traditional Foods


17) Coconut Blueberry Pudding from Real Food Forager

Coconut Blueberry Pudding

Photo by Real Food Forager


18) Coconut Covered Raisins: A Dairy Free “Yogurt” Covered Raisin
(click on link to see recipe and picture)



19) Chocolate Coconut Butter Bars by The Coconut Mama


Chocolate Coconut Butter Bars

20) Healthy and Easy Strawberry Mousse by Empowered Sustenance 

Healthy and Easy Strawberry Mousse

Photo by Empowered Sustenance


21) Coconut Lemon Fudge from Our Nourishing Roots
(click on link to see recipe and picture)



22) Chocolate Coconut Butter Bites from Whole Nature Life


Chocolate Coconut Butter Bites

Photo by Whole Natural Life


23) Coconut Pineapple Candy from Traditional Foods


Coconut Pineapple Candy


24) Cranberry-Orange Coconut Candy 
(click on link to see recipe and picture)



25) Piña Colada Sorbet from Empowered Sustenance 

Pina Colada Sorbet


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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

8 comments… add one

  • DeliciousObsessions May 20, 2013, 8:53 pm

    Hi Tiffany! Thanks so much for featuring a few of my coconut butter recipes in this post! I can’t wait to check out the rest of the recipes. So many delicious ones to choose from! :)

  • Chef Amber Shea May 22, 2013, 9:52 am

    Thanks so much for including two of my butter recipes in the lineup! This is an awesome list – you just lengthened my own “to-make” list by about, oh, 23 recipes. ;)

  • pinkkitchen May 26, 2013, 12:20 pm

    Thanks so much for including my Gingerbread Fudge recipe! This list is amazing.

  • Paprika May 27, 2013, 7:02 am

    Appreciate your post very much. I will be making some chocolate bar, fudges, spread for my toddler who has dairy allergy.
    FYI – no 19 recipe has no coconut butter in it.
    It calls for COCOA BUTTER, not coconut butter.
    You may want to double check the ingredients.

  • Suburban Farm Girl May 27, 2013, 11:06 am

    Oh wow! Thanks! I keep seeing coconut butter in the health food store and I want to buy it, but I didn’t know what to make with it. Now I have lots of ideas. :)

    Lynn (Suburban Farm Girl)

  • therealjeaniebeanie December 15, 2013, 2:23 pm

    What a great collection! I’m going to start working my way through this list today! Thanks so much.

  • paula dinell March 24, 2014, 3:34 pm

    where can I find coconut butter or spread. giant eagle doesn’t carry it any more


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