Strawberry Coconut Butter

This past weekend, two of my friends and me taught a class to middle- and high-school students through a program called Splash.  We showed them how to extract DNA from strawberries!

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Did you know that strawberries are octoploid?!  (Meaning, they have 8 copies of each chromosome.)  I didn’t either, until I started teaching this class 😉  Humans, of course, are diploid – they only have two copies of their DNA (one from Mom and one from Dad :))

Ok, enough of the science lesson, let’s get on to the food!  I recently saw a recipe for Strawberry Coconut Butter on Amber Shea’s blog, and so in the spirit of my strawberry DNA extraction class, decided now would be a good time to make it!

Strawberry Coconut Butter (adapted from this recipe)

  • 1 cup coconut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries
  • Big pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: white granulated sugar to taste

To make, simply put all of the ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.  Add sugar as desired.  The full recipe makes about 2 cups, and I’m not sure how long it will last in the fridge – maybe 1-2 weeks.   I ended up halving the recipe because I wasn’t sure if I could finish eating two cups in that amount of time.

Well now you might be thinking, ‘I’ve never even heard of Strawberry Coconut Butter,  so what exactly would I do with 1-2 cups of it?!’

Well, you can jazz up your peanut butter sandwich…

…or spread it on a dessert pancake for one, as shown here with some blueberries and brown sugar sprinkled on top…

(Side-note:  these pancakes are really awesome with spelt flour!)

…or if you don’t feel like making anything at all, just eat it with a spoon. 🙂  I won’t tell anybody!

I’m sure there are many more yummy possibilities.  If you end up making this luscious strawberry coconut butter, let me know how you decided to consume it!

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One Response to Strawberry Coconut Butter

  1. mtmichelle says:

    Yes, at first I was like do you do with it? Looks yummy!!! Especially the last one, haha, that’s what I do with Nutella :X Hmm.. Nutella + Strawberry Coconut….

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