What you will need:
Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
Do not use low-fat or sweetened coconut flakes. It will not work. I have tried to make butter out of them, but to no avail. You will end up where you started and that is with coconut flakes. And yes, I have tried baking them to dry them out. It just doesn’t work.
Homemade Coconut Butter
- 2-2 2/3 cups of Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
Place the shredded coconut into a food processor and spread it out evenly.
Set the pulse to HIGH and leave it to run for 5-8 minutes. You may need to check it halfway through to run a spatula along the inside to ensure that all the flakes have processed through. Time will be dependent on how many cups you are wanting to process.
Once you're done processing, pour the coconut butter into a jar, cover it with a lid and store at room temperature. It will solidify to room temperature as it cools.