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Chocolate Coconut Butter

I promised a chocolate coconut butter recipe by the end of the weekend—so here it is! Boardwalk Empire finale, people—did you watch it? Oh my. What a crazy season! I can’t wait until next year to see how things play out!

Michael and I BOTH have been fighting a nasty cold all weekend.

Friday we took Ella to see Santa! She was just so adorable! I was feeling more the dry scratchy throat then, it got worse as the night went on. Saturday was pretty bad, even Michael wanted to stay in. Which says a lot. If you know my husband, you will know he has never met a Saturday night out that he didn’t like. It was even my sister’s birthday—we felt awful missing out on celebrating!  I will fill you al in in my neurotic, desperate attempts to not get sick later. I never get sick and when I do I am a freak.

LnE

Before I lost my sense of taste and smell I had a sudden inspiration to make chocolate coconut butter. Last time I made coconut butter I nearly killed my Vitamix, I think it was because I was making such a small amount and let my machine run too long. Don’t listen to bloggers when they say it’s “okay if your machine sounds like it’s breaking.” Umm…yea, it almost broke mine. No thank you. I am shipping it into Vitamix this week to have it serviced because it still sounds kind of funny.

I found this method was actually fine (no breaking!) and if I wanted it creamier I just add it to my kitchen aid stand mixer and mix it as fast as my paddle attachment will go! The real way to make coconut butter is with a stone grinder, but I’m not investing in one of those—so here’s my version:

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Butter

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Chocolate Coconut Butter

ingredients:

  • 7 ounces “Let’s Do Organic” Coconut Flakes (I buy the big chunks)
  • 2 Tablespoons carob powder or raw cacao (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil (use judgment as you add it in)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons raw honey (you may need a little more if using cacao or cocoa)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt

directions:

add coconut flakes to your vitamix/high speed blender or food processor and slowly blend, gradually making your blender go faster. While it’s blending start to slowly add coconut oil and honey and continue to blend until it starts to turn into “butter.” Add salt towards the end. If it’s not buttery enough and your machine is stressing out you can always use your kitchen aid mixer to finish the job! You may want to store this in a bag, not a jar. I found that you may want to knead this after it sits for a day or two. You could always heat up a mason jar for 10 seconds if it gets too hard from the oil as well.

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This was a lovely addition to my grain-free breakfast porridge!

grainfreecerealwithcoconutbutter

 

Here’s the coconut flakes I used:

coconutflakesLetsDoOrganic

 

I am off to bed. No nighttime medicine-it’s late and I am always afraid that I won’t wake up to my alarm! I have an early day tomorrow and I’m already NOT a morning person.

I will leave you with this awesome article:

I posted this on my facebook tonight:

Shame on you, Dr. Oz. I guess everyone can be bought these days! The man who once said: ““I want you to eat organic foods” and “your kids deserve better than to be part of a national chemistry experiment,” has seemingly changed his tune and

turned the decision to buy organic foods into a political and class issue. Scientific evidence has not changed since Dr. Oz once told us all to choose organic. Who’s paying him to change his tune has. This is an incredible article explaining just WHY we should care about how our food is being produced!!!!http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/11/organic-food-justice-for-the-99/

^That shit pisses me off.

Night,

-Laury

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11 Comments

  • Reply Lisa

    You and Ella are so beautiful together! I love that picture! Okay, I’m glad to know you can make coconut butter in the vita, because I was so scared to try it out with other nuts or coconut itself, but I’ll definitely be cautious of noises and leaving it on too long! Don’t want to break that thing. I have to catch up on that Dr. Oz article, I haven’t seen it yet but if I think it is what I’m thinking then that is just horrible to completely change your views because of a pay off. Off to read that!

    December 3, 2012 at 1:24 am
    • Reply laury

      Yes, definitely don’t let it start to screetch! Luckily their customer service is awesome about helping!

      December 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    You are brilliant! That chocolate coconut butter sounds amazing! Going to try this for sure!

    December 3, 2012 at 9:57 am
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Danielle! Let me know how you like it!

      December 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    I love that your posts include adorable pictures and tasty recipes! Hope you are both feeling better soon! I hadn’t heard of that show, but am checking it out …

    December 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Alisa! I try to keep it interesting haha

      December 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

    shhhh i watched boardwalk empire on netflix so i’m still stuck on the death of jimmy. mmmm chocolately-coconutty goodness! omg…ella’s coat. i just cannnot! so cute! doc oz is a nutter…i never listen to a word of his snake oil science ever.

    p.s. hope you feel better soon lady!

    December 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply laury

      awww man you have a lot to catch up on!

      December 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Felicia

    Dr OZ and people who worship every word that come out of his mouth really piss me off. Thats all I have to say about that.

    That coconut butter looks delicious!!

    December 4, 2012 at 9:16 am
    • Reply laury

      agreed!!!

      December 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Freak On The Mat

    […] the hard way! he best way to make coconut butter is with a stone grinder…unless you’re making my chocolate version of course..there’s enough give in that recipe to keep it smooth […]

    January 30, 2013 at 1:08 am
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