Coconut Butter

makes 1 cup

(recipe inspired by The Edible Perspective)

-3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

Place coconut in a food processor and process for 8-10 minutes until the coconut liquefies. Be sure to scrape down the sides at least 3 times while processing. If you want to add sweetness, put a tablespoon of agave or honey in your mixture while processing. A pinch of salt is a nice addition too. Coconut butter will remain semi-hard at room temperature and will easily melt on hot toast. I keep ours in the fridge, and slightly heat it up before using it.