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homemade coconut butter in mason jar

How to Make Homemade Coconut Butter

Learn how to make homemade coconut butter! A creamy, velvety spread that's delicious on toast, sweet potatoes, and much more.

Course Condiments, Healthy Snack, Nut Butter
Keyword homemade coconut butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 small jar
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut or shredded coconut (either will work)
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • Optional for a creamy consistency: 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil


  1. Place coconut shreds/flakes in a food processor and process, scraping down the sides every 2-3 minutes. This should take about 20 minutes to reach the desired consistency. If you'd like a more creamy consistency, feel free to add in a teaspoon or two of coconut oil and process until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Stir in vanilla bean once coconut butter is completely smooth then transfer to a mason jar or an airtight container and store at room temperature.

  3. Once ready to use again, you can spoon the amount you'd like to use into a microwave safe bowl and reheat for 15-30 seconds. Another option is to reheat over the stove in a saucepan.