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How to Make Vegan Butter - Regular Vegan Butter - Coconut Oil Base Mattie

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want to know if coconut oil can be substituted? it has high saturated fat content . using it as an alternative for butter again a highly saturated fat content spread makes me think is there a healthier oil alternative?
Reviewed by hiranyakasibu May 29, 2014

want to know if coconut oil can be substituted? it has high saturated fat content . using it as an alternative for butter again a highly saturated fat content spread makes me think is there a healthier oil alternative?

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I read one person's concerns about xanthan gum being genetically modified. I'm sure this is true with many brands but Bob's Red Mill is not. I contacted the company about it and they're very dedicated to GMO free products. In fact GMO free will be appearing on their labels. When in doubt about an ingredient in a recipe, just contact the company. Nowadays, it's easy to do via email and they're generally good about replying. You like their answer, buy their brand. You don't like their answer, don't buy their product. Simple.
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3.0
Reviewed by Jodie May 28, 2014

Xanthan Gum Concerns

I read one person's concerns about xanthan gum being genetically modified. I'm sure this is true with many brands but Bob's Red Mill is not. I contacted the company about it and they're very dedicated to GMO free products. In fact GMO free will be appearing on their labels. When in doubt about an ingredient in a recipe, just contact the company. Nowadays, it's easy to do via email and they're generally good about replying. You like their answer, buy their brand. You don't like their answer, don't buy their product. Simple.

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Love this butter! Tried it yesterday and it came out perfect, I used it to make a banana loaf and an apple cake and both turned out great. Next step: making it savoury with garlic and herbs.
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4.0
Reviewed by Claudia May 13, 2014

Great butter!

Love this butter! Tried it yesterday and it came out perfect, I used it to make a banana loaf and an apple cake and both turned out great. Next step: making it savoury with garlic and herbs.

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I am having the same issue with the soy lecithin granules not dissolving completely. Doesn't bother me really, though next time I am going to try putting them in with the curdling soy milk at the beginning so they have a little longer sitting in liquid to soften. My food processor isn't very good so running it longer hasn't helped much.

Today I threw a bunch of garlic cloves into the mix so that I could use this to make garlic bread! So wonderful - the only thing I had access to before was this really soft olive oil spread that was terrible for baking.
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5.0
Reviewed by Emily May 12, 2014

I am having the same issue with the soy lecithin granules not dissolving completely. Doesn't bother me really, though next time I am going to try putting them in with the curdling soy milk at the beginning so they have a little longer sitting in liquid to soften. My food processor isn't very good so running it longer hasn't helped much.

Today I threw a bunch of garlic cloves into the mix so that I could use this to make garlic bread! So wonderful - the only thing I had access to before was this really soft olive oil spread that was terrible for baking.

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Hi,
Your vegan butter recipe is so good. I have made this butter couple of times. Now we are not buying anymore butter from stores. I have made some little bit of changes instead of using Soy milk I used unsweetened Almond milk and as for lecithins I replaced them with flaxseed meal. It came out great. Thanks for the recipe. :)
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5.0
Reviewed by bj May 05, 2014

awesome

Hi,
Your vegan butter recipe is so good. I have made this butter couple of times. Now we are not buying anymore butter from stores. I have made some little bit of changes instead of using Soy milk I used unsweetened Almond milk and as for lecithins I replaced them with flaxseed meal. It came out great. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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Hello.
I didn’t read all the recipe (I’ve read the intro mostly) and comments, so maybe Matty or someone else already mentioned that. But there is (ab)use of monkeys in in the coconut industry (they are used to pick the coconuts). I’ve never managed to find out how widespread is this practice, and which brands are ethical.
Just FYI, because I guess some of the readers care about that. Also I’d be happy to find out more on the subject myself if anybody here knows something. Maybe my comment will drive some people to look for more info and hopefully they will be more successful than me.
Reviewed by mememe May 04, 2014

The use of monkeys in the coconut indrusty

Hello.
I didn’t read all the recipe (I’ve read the intro mostly) and comments, so maybe Matty or someone else already mentioned that. But there is (ab)use of monkeys in in the coconut industry (they are used to pick the coconuts). I’ve never managed to find out how widespread is this practice, and which brands are ethical.
Just FYI, because I guess some of the readers care about that. Also I’d be happy to find out more on the subject myself if anybody here knows something. Maybe my comment will drive some people to look for more info and hopefully they will be more successful than me.

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I am soooo excited to make this butter, thank you for the recipe! We went vegan 6 months ago and I find that all I want to do now is cook. I just made brownies using your recipe tonight, with Earth Balance, and they were great, can't wait to do it with the butter!

For Nicole, here is where I get refined coconut oil: http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-organic-coconut-oil-refined-odorless-flavorless-14-fl-oz-2

Happy baking!
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5.0
Zambarano Reviewed by Zambarano April 17, 2014
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coconut oil link

I am soooo excited to make this butter, thank you for the recipe! We went vegan 6 months ago and I find that all I want to do now is cook. I just made brownies using your recipe tonight, with Earth Balance, and they were great, can't wait to do it with the butter!

For Nicole, here is where I get refined coconut oil: http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-organic-coconut-oil-refined-odorless-flavorless-14-fl-oz-2

Happy baking!

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Hi Mattie. I have looked and looked I cannot find Guar and Xantham gum. I used agar agar but I think the boiling of the soy milk to activate the agar agar changes the taste profile. Can I leave it out?
Reviewed by marijke April 16, 2014

use Xanthan gum or guar gum

Hi Mattie. I have looked and looked I cannot find Guar and Xantham gum. I used agar agar but I think the boiling of the soy milk to activate the agar agar changes the taste profile. Can I leave it out?

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Hi marijke! The xanthan gum is preferred for emulsification and so the Vegan Butter can hold onto air bubbles slightly. If you leave out xanthan gum/guar/agar/psyllium husks it'll probably turn out more dense and the fats and oils will separate more easily during melting which isn't desired. I recommend ordering xanthan gum online. It's relatively affordable and will last you about forever. I haven't had to buy more in years. I just can't seem to run out of the stuff!

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Have now made pancakes and muffins using this butter. All turned out WONDERFULLY. My skeptical roommate has liked everything so far...and I can bake again!
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5.0
deblewis87 Reviewed by deblewis87 April 13, 2014
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LOVE this Vegan Butter!

Have now made pancakes and muffins using this butter. All turned out WONDERFULLY. My skeptical roommate has liked everything so far...and I can bake again!

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Made the butter last night, which was easy to do. Decided to make biscuits tonight to compare to regular biscuits made with butter and milk. They tasted great! My "guinea pig" room mate tried them and thought they tasted just like regular biscuits! THANKS!
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5.0
deblewis87 Reviewed by deblewis87 April 08, 2014
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Very Nice!

Made the butter last night, which was easy to do. Decided to make biscuits tonight to compare to regular biscuits made with butter and milk. They tasted great! My "guinea pig" room mate tried them and thought they tasted just like regular biscuits! THANKS!

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This is gold Mattie, gold!
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5.0
susamaphone Reviewed by susamaphone April 05, 2014
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This is gold Mattie, gold!

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As a former carnivore, the only 2 things that I've missed since making the change to a vegan diet are butter & bacon. While I've made peace with the fact that there will never be a satisfying substitute for bacon, I wasn't ready to give up on finding a better alternative than the hydrogenated frankenbutters on the market. I am absolutely over the moon for this amazing guilt-free vegan butter. The ingredients were easy to find, the recipe was simple to follow, and the result is delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly, only adding a little extra salt (unrepentant saltaholic) The taste and texture is so much like "real" dairy butter. Thank you so much for sharing! Love, love, love it.
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5.0

I can't believe it's not dairy!

As a former carnivore, the only 2 things that I've missed since making the change to a vegan diet are butter & bacon. While I've made peace with the fact that there will never be a satisfying substitute for bacon, I wasn't ready to give up on finding a better alternative than the hydrogenated frankenbutters on the market. I am absolutely over the moon for this amazing guilt-free vegan butter. The ingredients were easy to find, the recipe was simple to follow, and the result is delicious! I followed the recipe almost exactly, only adding a little extra salt (unrepentant saltaholic) The taste and texture is so much like "real" dairy butter. Thank you so much for sharing! Love, love, love it.

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Can you replace the soy milk with almond or rice milk?
Reviewed by Catherine March 06, 2014

Can you replace the soy milk with almond or rice milk?

Owner's reply

Hi Catherine! I go over the viability of using different non-dairy milks in the article. Almond or rice milk is not recommended.

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I made your coconut vegan butter and it is the most delicious thing ever. In fact, I love it more than real butter. I was so surprised, it even has the sour notes of cow butter. I didn't have a silicone ice cube tray, but I did have some little foil muffin cups and I used those to mold the butter. I have a question...do you have a good source for refined/deodorized coconut oil? I'm having a hard time finding it anywhere as it seems to be frowned upon because it's processed. I really want to make a savory butter. Thanks!
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5.0
Reviewed by nicole March 02, 2014

Loving your butters!

I made your coconut vegan butter and it is the most delicious thing ever. In fact, I love it more than real butter. I was so surprised, it even has the sour notes of cow butter. I didn't have a silicone ice cube tray, but I did have some little foil muffin cups and I used those to mold the butter. I have a question...do you have a good source for refined/deodorized coconut oil? I'm having a hard time finding it anywhere as it seems to be frowned upon because it's processed. I really want to make a savory butter. Thanks!

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So glad you're loving the vegan butters nicole! I use Spectrum brand refined coconut oil. It's hard to find so I always end up buying it whenever I see it at the health food store when I see it, whether I need it or not. Spectrum should distribute throughout the US. You can always order it online too.

I'm probably "preaching to the choir", but I don't believe refined, aka deodorized coconut is detrimental to health. I think many people have issues with anything that uses the word "refined". It's my understanding that the oil is passed through a filter to remove the flavor and aroma compounds. On the molecular level the oil is still intact and not degraded. Good luck!

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Hi, thanks so much for this wonderful recipe and your detailed explanations. I'm wondering will I be able to achieve the same outcome as the original recipe if certain were substituted? For example will Flax oil work instead of the oils you have listed, and instead of using lecithin will psyllium work to achieve the same consistency; as this too is an emulsifier?
Reviewed by Mariley_224 February 26, 2014

Substitutes?

Hi, thanks so much for this wonderful recipe and your detailed explanations. I'm wondering will I be able to achieve the same outcome as the original recipe if certain were substituted? For example will Flax oil work instead of the oils you have listed, and instead of using lecithin will psyllium work to achieve the same consistency; as this too is an emulsifier?

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Hi Mariley! Flax oil definitely won't work because it solidifies at a different temperature. It also has a considerable off-flavor that would likely clash with butter flavors. Other commenters have had luck with psyllium husks, although I don't believe it's an emulsifier. Good luck!

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