The best tasting vegan butter! It's plant based, super buttery, smooth, rich & creamy & can be made in minutes. Use it for all of your spreading and baking needs. No fancy ingredients are required and unlike most store bought vegan butters it is palm oil free.
1pinchground turmeric, optional but helps make colour a little more yellow
¼ cup (60 ml ml)neutral tasting liquid oil like light olive oil, avocado oil or canola oil
Please see the recipe notes before proceeding if you intend on using this butter for frying or sautéing.
Melt the coconut oil. I put it in the microwave for 20 or 30 seconds but you can also stand the jar in some hot water. Measure it when it's liquid and not when it's solid, then set it aside for a few minutes to cool. Don't use it while it's hot or warm. Allow it to get to room temperature first.
Place the almond flour, milk, salt, nutritional yeast, vinegar and turmeric into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour in the refined coconut oil and olive oil then blend until velvety smooth. I use the smoothie setting on my blender. Don't let the blender get too warm while it's blending or the butter can split a bit. If your blender does run a little warm then blend in short bursts and give it a break for a minute or two in between.
Pour the liquid butter into a container, cover and refrigerate until set.
Let is soften at room temperature for a few minutes before spreading for ultimate creaminess and ease of spreading.
Sautéing or frying? This butter can be used in any way you would use regular butter, except for frying or sautéing. If you want to fry or sauté with it you will need to omit the almond flour from the recipe. If you aren't going to be sautéing or frying then please don't omit the the almond flour as that is what makes it buttery and rich when it is used for spreading/baking.How to store - Be sure to pour the butter into a container with a lid so that it's easy to keep it covered. I put mine in small or shallow jars mason jars. Store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for about 2 weeks. This does depend to some extent on the milk you use to make it with though. If you use store bought milk it lasts longer than it does if you use homemade milk. That's because store bought milk has preservatives in it and homemade doesn't.This vegan butter freezes really well. If you make more than you think you will comfortably eat in 2 weeks, or if you want to make a really big batch every couple of months, store it in the freezer where it will keep for up to 3 months.
To freeze in an airtight freezer safe container - When you make the butter pour it into the freezer safe container cover with a lid and put it straight in the freezer. You can also freeze the already set butter if you prefer.
To freeze in a silicone ice cube tray - Pour the liquid butter into the silicone trays. Place them gently and evenly in the freezer. Once the butter has solidified you can wrap the ice cube trays up really well or put them as they are in a sealed freezer bag. Or you can pop the frozen cubes out and store them in a bag or container so you get your ice cube tray back for other things.