25 Ways To Use Coconut Butter

How do I use coconut butter? This is a questions I’m asked quite often! Coconut butter is one of my favorite coconut products that I use on a daily basis. Below you’ll learn how to make and use coconut butter in your kitchen.

25 Ways to Use Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is one of the most unique foods I’ve used in my kitchen. It’s not an oil (some think it’s the same as coconut oil, which it isn’t) and it’s a little more grittier than a nut butter. It is a delicious creamy blend of coconut meat that can be used in heaps of recipes.

Over the years I’ve received several emails from readers asking me how I use up my coconut butter in my kitchen. We use it as a replacement for nut butter for toast or sandwiches and I like to use it to create delicious treats for my family.

How To  Make Coconut Butter

How To Make Coconut Butter

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 recommended it 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.”

25 Ways To Use Coconut Butter


25 Ways To Use Coconut Butter

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

2) Coconut Butter Buttons by The Coconut Mama

3) Raw Chocolate-Raspberry Mini Fudge Cake by Chocolate Covered Kate 

4) Coconut Chocolate Fudge by The Coconut Mama

5) Dairy Free Pumpkin Fudge by The Coconut Mama

6) Gingerbread Fudge from Pink Kitchen by Pink Kitchen                            

7) Coconut Butter Bread by Loving Our Guts

8) Coconut Butter Cake by Loving Our Guts                                           

9) Coconut Butter Pancakes by Loving Our Guts                                     

10) Coconut Cream Truffles by Delicious Obsession

11) Pumpkin Spice Bread by Delicious Obsessions

12) Lemon Coconut Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins by Delicious Obsessions

13) Chocolate Coconut Butter by The Coconut Mama

14) Strawberry Coconut Butter by Chef Amber Shea

15) White Chocolate Coconut-Macadamia Nut Butter by Chef Amber Shea

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

17) Coconut Blueberry Pudding by Real Food Forager

18) Coconut Covered Raisins: A Dairy Free “Yogurt” Covered Raisin by The Coconut Mama

19) Chocolate Coconut Butter Bars by The Coconut Mama

20) Healthy and Easy Strawberry Mousse by Empowered Sustenance 

21) Coconut Lemon Fudge by Our Nourishing Roots

22) Chocolate Coconut Bites by Whole Nature Life

23) Coconut Pineapple Candy by Traditional Foods

24) Cranberry-Orange Coconut Candy by The coconut Mama

25) Piña Colada Sorbet by Empowered Sustenance 

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
35 comments… add one
  • Barbara Bennett September 30, 2017, 8:38 am

    Do you always have to mix oil with solid or can you just use solid coconut

  • Cindy Bentley April 9, 2017, 4:57 am

    I am on a low carb diet. I notice there are never any nutrition labels on your recipes. How many carbs are in coconut butter?

  • Phyllis O. February 18, 2017, 2:16 pm

    I just made coconut butter and went on to make the coconut buttons. Who knew so much could be done with coconut. I’m thinking of add-ins to the coconut buttons—–cocoa, peanut butter, on and on. Thank you so much for your site. Love it. Thanks

  • Laura January 20, 2017, 6:36 am

    I have a few containers in the freezer with just the fat part of the can from cans of coconut milk. I used the water for the recipes and set aside the fat to eat straight like pudding, to be perfectly honest, but I am trying to lose weight so I think it’s probably best to spread it out into a bigger recipe. Is this pretty much the same thing as coconut butter? If so, are there savory recipes I could use it in? I am trying to avoid sugar, too.

  • rose ann May 27, 2016, 6:19 pm

    how do i store coconut butter? refrigerate it or not? thx

  • vidtoria candiotti-langan May 27, 2016, 3:53 pm

    Where do you get your shredded coconut? Do you make it yourself? I always have a coconut at home. I have less inflammation from coconuts then with nuts.

  • Williambula May 6, 2016, 11:38 am

    Im grateful for the forum topic.Really thank you! Awesome.

  • John Marris April 28, 2016, 11:50 pm

    I can go through a jar of homemade coconut butter in less than a week. My favorite way to eat it is to spread it into candy molds, freeze, and eat what I call “Coconut Melties” straight from the freezer. Or spread the coconut butter on banana bread. I love it too.

  • Stephanie Reidhead September 12, 2015, 7:41 am

    What is Coconut Spread? Your Coconut Blueberry Pudding Recipe calls for it and there is a link to see where to get it but when I click on the link it just takes me to Tropical Traditions web site for coconut oil and I cannot find Coconut Spread anywhere there.

  • Charity June 17, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Hi Tiffany: I have organic raw unrefined Cocoa Butter by Caribbean Cacao. I purchased it off Amazon for DIY Body receipes but I want to use it for Food receipes Only if it safe to use. It says it food grade but not sure if that means it is safe to eat. I emailed the seller and looked all over the web but I have Not found or got an answer.
    Do you know if this brand is Safe to eat?

    • The Coconut Mama June 19, 2015, 6:57 am

      I’m not sure if it’s edible. Does the packaging say external use only? Just fiy this post is about coconut butter, not cacao butter. 🙂

  • happy girlfriend March 28, 2015, 7:45 pm

    Thanks! I haven’t bought coconut butter in years since I couldn’t find it at a price I could afford where I used to live. Now I bought a big jar. I put some in a smoothie and also made a frosting for gluten free cupcakes with it. thanks for giving me more ideas!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • pinkkitchen May 26, 2013, 12:20 pm

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

  • 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. 😉

  • 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! 🙂


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