Hello!

Oh boy, do I have a treat for you guys!

I got an awesome shipment in the mail the other day.  I ordered two jars of Nikki’s Coconut Butter.  I got the Macadamia Nut Cookie (which is my favorite) and the Vanilla Cake Batter.   These are an amazing healthy snack even if you want to just eat it straight from the jar like I do!!

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How do you melt/cook with it?

Depending on the climate these coconut butters can be pretty rock hard or pretty crumbly.  I have microwaved it before, but not long, maybe 15 seconds because coconut butter tends to burn easily. You can also make a warm water bath and stick the entire jar in it.

You can even make your own homemade coconut butter!

Here is the nutritional info:

Macadamia Nut Cookie
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Servings per container: 12
Calories 197
Total Fat 17
Saturated Fat 13
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 23mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g

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Vanilla Cake Batter
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Servings per container: 12
Calories 210
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 43mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g

Source

What is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil?

Coconut butter includes the meat of the coconut, while coconut oil does not.  Coconut oil is JUST the oil that is extracted from the meat.  Coconut butter may also be called coconut cream concentrate.

What else can you do with coconut butter?

  • Eat it straight from the jar
  • Blend it with peanut or almond butter and spoon it over anything!
  • Topping for sweet potato
  • Add it to a smoothie
  • Melt and drizzle over berries
  • Protein Maple Pecan Syrup (topping for protein pancakes or waffles)

The options are endless!

Benefits of coconut oils and butters:

  • Coconut oil, like human breast milk, is rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. In fact, coconut oil is one of the closest foods on the planet to breast milk.
  • Coconut oil/butter helps to stimulate the metabolism, so you burn more calories each day, which helps with weight loss and energy levels.
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Here is an amazing cookie recipe using coconut butter that has only 3 ingredients!!

{Single Serving} Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookie

microwaveable

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Nikki’s Coconut Butter- Macadamia Nut Cookie Flavor
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chunks- or chips
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until egg is incorporated
  • Pour batter into a separate bowl that has been coated with non stick cooking spray
  • Flatten in bottom of bowl to form a cookie shape
  • Microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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I enjoyed mine with a glass of almond milk!  Delicious.  Feel free to leave out the chocolate chips for less sugar because the coconut butter itself has an awesome flavor!

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Do you ever cook/bake with coconut oils/butters?

Check out Nikki’s Coconut Butter for some awesome flavors!

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