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How to Make and How to Use Coconut Manna (Coconut Butter)

Coconut Butter (Coconut Manna) vs Coconut Oil.

Both are good!

Coconut oil is only the fat from coconuts (look for virgin, unrefined).
Nutiva Coconut butter (called Coconut Manna) is made with fresh organic coconut meat, which is flaked and conveyed through a hot air dryer, which runs at 170°F, within a few hours of shelling, and is then ground like a nut butter.
It is not pasteurized or refined.
Coconut Butter has 3g of carbs per Tbs, and can be used as a treat – mix with berries and nuts.
It is a whole food.  
Coconut butter contains protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and oil.

How to make Coconut Butter (Coconut Manna)

Buy flaked coconut, toast it briefly in the oven, watching carefully so that it doesn’t burn.
Use a high powered blender or food processor (may take 10 minutes), to make it into a buttery consistency.

My Coconut Butter is Rock Hard

If your coconut butter  gets rock hard, you’ll need to warm it on the stove.
Here is another great idea to make this easier and portion-controlled.
  • Fill silicone molds with coconut butter.
  • Freeze.71iWLafx-4L._SL1500_
  • Pop out the coconut manna chunks and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  • Take out 1 or 2 chunks, warm and add berries and nuts.
Now it’s your turn…
How do you use coconut butter?
How do you deal with it once it becomes rock hard?
Coconut Manna in a jar:
Silicone Molds: