Coconut Peanut Butter

There are few things in life I enjoy more than peanut butter. I blame this on my mother because, well, I had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (only grape jelly please!) literally every day growing up. As I grew up I have really matured (stop laughing) and I have opened my horizons to other butters like almond butter and sunflower seed butter. Both having their own fine attributes and great flavors, but I think regular old peanut butter will always be my favorite.

On that note, while deciding to play “bake shop” yesterday (really, stop laughing) I whipped up a little creation I like to call Coconut Peanut Butter (wow, I’m a naming genius, I know!)

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

4 tbsp all natural creamy peanut butter (I used the Archer Farms brand from Target)

Instructions:

  1. Using a food processor mix the coconut by itself for approximately 5 minutes
    1. a) I had to stop and get the coconut off the sides of the processor every 30 seconds or so (if you just let it run for 5 minutes straight the blade will eventually be hitting nothing because the coconut separates out)
  2. Add peanut butter and mix for another couples minutes until smooth

Ok here’s the deal. This was really good, IF you like coconut (no big shocker there). Also, next time I think I would use a little less coconut because it gets really thick in the peanut butter.

In trying to figure out how I would use this peanut butter (I think it’s a little rich for a sandwich) I decided to slice up a banana and drizzle 1 tbsp over the slices. There was of course a cinnamon addition too (My name is Jill & I am a cinnamon addict).

Overall it was a pretty fun little treat. I will definitely be experimenting more with adding my own mix-ins to different kinds of nut butters.

Thanks for checking out Day 1 of this “experiment”!

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather (Where's the Beach)
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 08:50:55

    Ok, not a coconut fan. But love the creativity of course. And I am going to join you as a cinnamon addict too!

    Reply

  2. thehungryscholar
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 09:08:25

    New blog? Cool!

    Anyway, coconut peanut butter sounds awesome. I love coconut and this sounds like the perfect summer spread.

    I’ll make sure to add this site to my blogroll

    Reply

  3. sweetersalt
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 09:09:22

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the coconut peanut butter idea – my two faves!

    Reply

  4. Kara @ MyWellnest
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 09:25:21

    Thanks for your comment! I love the idea of your blog. I also share your love of peanut butter πŸ™‚

    Reply

  5. Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 09:26:36

    It just so happens that I have all the ingredients (all two =P) to make this deliciousness! I LOVE coconut and pb so I’m guessing this is fantastic. One of my goals for the weekend is to make coconut butter, so hopefully I’ll have some coconut left over to try this out!
    Oh and I am totally a cinnamon addict as well πŸ™‚

    Reply

  6. homecookedem
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 10:18:25

    This is such a cute idea!! Love your new blog!! πŸ™‚

    Reply

  7. cookinfanatic
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 12:10:11

    Oooo Tropical Traditions sells a coconut peanut butter that is amazingggg, I used my whole jar in just a few weeks!

    Reply

  8. therabbitrunner
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 12:53:37

    you. are. a. genius.
    I never would have thought to add coconut to my peanut butter even though I love the flavor combo! awesome πŸ™‚

    Reply

  9. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 14:23:21

    Fabulous flavor combo! πŸ™‚

    And how about just eating it with a spoon….

    Reply

  10. allison
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 14:34:32

    yum that sounds fantastic!! i love making my own nut butters πŸ™‚

    Reply

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