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05-05-2009, 09:07 PM
What can I do with coconut butter? I needed to add 10 dollars to an online order to get free shipping, so I bought a nice big jar of coconut butter. It's very white and pretty, and it tastes nice, but not something that I would gobble spoonfuls at a time. Any ideas/recipes?
05-05-2009, 11:36 PM
It is also called coconut oil and is very good as a body rub/moisturizer.
Here is a little yummy -
Lydia's organics sprouted and dehydrated raw cinnamon cereal (or sprout and dehydrate your own seed/nut blend and add some cinnamon)
Mix a little more almond butter than coconut butter together either in blender, food processor, or I used a fork. add a decent amount of blueberries and the cereal and mix up well. Put into a small pan or ice cube trays and freeze for about 5 mins. Good stuff! There is a recipe on youtube called almond dream bars that is very much like this and also has a superfood powder in it.
The Coconut Oil Miracle has many recipes although not all raw.
05-06-2009, 04:46 AM
Use it ALL over, head to toe, outside and inside.
05-06-2009, 07:09 AM
Coconut oil is pure white(liquid when warm) and coconut butter is yellowish white and very solid and sweet....it is like butter.
Coconut oil ....no end to its uses. Delish and so many ways to partake.
Coconut butter can use as you might butter....on some sweet bread you make or over some not so sweet fruit.It is rich and sweet. I also use a bit to make cacao treats.
Coconut butter is quite different from coconut oil.
They call coco oil butter yet there is a seperate coconut butter.
Lovin coconut any way I can today.!!!!
05-06-2009, 07:24 AM
When it's solid, you can chop it up and sprinkle it on salads instead of cheese.
In it's liquid state, it makes a great chocolate sauce when mixed with cacao powder and agave/honey.
05-06-2009, 09:18 PM
As Colorawdo girl said coconut oil and butter are not the same thing. Coconut oil is exactly that (coconut oil), coconut butter is also exactly that (butter made from whole coconut meat, just like almond butter is made from almonds). To say they are the same is like saying almind oil and almond butter is the same, the oil is an extract, the butter is the whole food turned into butter.
I mostly use coconut oil than coconut butter, I rarely know what to do with coconut butter so I'd also like to see recommendations.
05-07-2009, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the posts!
This is definitely butter and not oil! It's solid and almost waxy-looking. The taste is nice, but a bit overwhelming to me. I'm going to experiment with some desserts.
I tried rubbing some on my hands, and I actually loved the way that it made my skin smell and feel. BUT how do you keep from transferring the oiliness from skin to sheets/clothing? I was thinking I'd love to put some on my face before bed, but I don't want big oil stains all over my pillowcases!
05-07-2009, 04:58 AM
With the butter you have, that would def be greasy.
Coconut oil, when applied for skin, absorbs pretty quickly with no greasy after.
05-07-2009, 07:03 AM
That makes sense! I feel kind of silly! :D
05-07-2009, 10:53 AM
I am learning SO much on this site! You people are FANTASTIC! Thank you for clearing up my fog on coconut oil and coconut butter. From the above description I definitely have coconut oil. White when solid and colorless clear when liquid. I make the recipe I posted with it and it's delicious. I also use it all over my body and face and sometimes in my hair. Love the stuff!
05-07-2009, 01:33 PM
I've noticed that older cheesecake recipes sometimes call for coconut butter in the filling. However, the authors of these older recipes really meant coconut oil. Is this correct?
Vanessa Sherwood's awesome white choc strawberry cheesecake was posted sometime in 2007. The filling calls for cacao butter and coconut butter. Did she really mean coconut oil?
I'm a very litteral person and I used coconut butter from Artisana when making this cheesecake and it turned out wonderful. Luckily the cacao butter got it to stay firm.
Would love to have someone confirm that when I see coconut butter in an older cake/cheesecake recipe, I should really use coconut oil. Anyone??:)
05-10-2009, 11:13 AM
This is definitely butter and not oil! It's solid and almost waxy-looking.
That sounds more like coconut oil to me, coconut oil is solid and looks exactly like white wax. To find if it's coconut oil or butter, heat some lightly in the dehydrator, if it turns completely clear and liquid then it's coconut oil, otherwise it's butter.
Coconut butter is also often in 2 layers, the actual coconut butter which is a bit yellowish plus normally a thin layer of white coconut oil on top.
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