Make Your Own Coconut Spread
I am a big time coconut oil lover. I use it every day, not only in my food but on my skin too. My cat also gets his bi-weekly dose of it on his coat and in his food--yes, you read that right! I'll put together a blog post with my top ways to use coconut oil one of these days!
Coconut oil is used so much in this house that I started purchasing it in bulk through Vitacost--you will not find a better value or better tasting coconut oil, I pinky promise!
For quite some time I have been spreading coconut oil on toast and it is just so delightful. More recently I have been taking my toast to even greater heights by adding a bit of butter along with the coconut oil and sprinkling it with cinnamon. Rather than make this a 2 step process, I had the brilliant idea of making a batch and storing it in the pantry--best idea ever! It is incredibly easy and so tasty. You will definitely want to keep this on deck at all times.
Keep in mind that you can nix the suggested spices and make an au naturale coconut spread by melting down butter and coconut oil. Below I am sharing 2 of my favorite flavors: cinnamon coconut spread and cocoa coconut spread.
2-4oz mason jars
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2c of coconut oil
1tbs ground cinnamon
1tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
sweetener of choice
Ensure your mason jars are clean and dry.
CINNAMON COCONUT SPREAD
Take one mason jar, add 2tbs butter, 2 tbs of coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds. Add cinnamon and sweetener if desired, mix well. Let cool completely before putting the lid on. Store in a cool area.
COCOA COCONUT SPREAD
Take the second mason jar, add 2tbs butter, 2 tbs coconut oil and microwave for about 30 seconds. Add cocoa powder and 1tsp of stevia or preferred natural sweetener and mix well. Let cool completely before putting the lid on. Store in a cool area.
You will notice during the cooling process that the spices will fall to the bottom of the jar, not to worry you can easily mix the spread well before enjoying it on toast or even oat meal. This will also be fantastic as oil for pancakes and french toast. I just may even blend a tablespoon into my morning coffee!