I can’t tell how excited I am to share this vegan butter recipe with you!
Are you wondering how to satisfy your need for regular butter on a piece of toast while you have decided to go for a vegan lifestyle?
Don’t worry, being vegan, you have an uncountable number of choices to satisfy your craving for dairy and animal-based food that you used to have. One of them is butter. Now, you can have tasty vegan butter which is super buttery and creamy to spread on your toast or for baking and frying.
What is vegan butter made of?
Just how it is called, vegan butter is the plant-based alternative to regular or animal-based butter.
It is made from vegan milk and has a similar look and texture to animal-based milk.
As a vegan, we have many options for plant-based ingredients. You obviously can make any form of a recipe without using dairy or any form of animal products.
Making this vegan butter will make you forget the taste of regular dairy butter as it is so smooth, rich in flavor, drips, and melts perfectly.
The taste may not be identical to the dairy butter but it has perfect taste and texture.
You’re gonna love it just like I do.
You may ask why we need to make it while we can find it at the supermarket.
You can choose the store-bought one, but they usually quite expensive and not all of them are really healthy.
Also, not all people have the privilege to live in the towns which allow them to get vegan butter.
Is it healthy and nutritious?
We all know that the plant-based eating lifestyle has grown popular as it offers health benefits, good for the environment, and animal welfare.
What’s better, being vegan allows us to have many tasty options, including this vegan butter.
As it looks similar to regular butter and basically made of oils and water, you may ask whether it is healthy or not.
It is true that oils that are used to made vegan butter are high in fats and calories, but it is important to note the nutrition contents in it which are good for health and the environment.
Here is a list of nutrition value presents in one tablespoon of vegan butter (14gr):
- Total fats: 11gr
- Cholesterol : 0mg
- Saturated fats: 3.5gr
- Monounsaturated fats: 5gr
- Polyunsaturated fats: 2.5gr
- Sodium : 120mg
- Calories: 100
A study done by Joy Hayes showed that a diet that is high in monounsaturated fats provide benefits to maintain heart health, good blood sugar control, and healthy body weight.
Furthermore, consuming meals with saturated fats can reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease.
There is also one fact, based on a study done by Lukas Schwingshackl which had published in the Journal of Nutrients that plant-based butter tends to have higher monounsaturated fats compared to traditional dairy butter.
So, it is proven that vegan butter is not only tasty and is a healthier option than regular butter.
Here’s The Recipe:
Making vegan-based butter is not hard to get ingredients.
It is super easy to get and make, you only need a whisk and a bowl and only require 5 minutes to make. Here is how.
- - ½ of any plant based milk of your choice, I suggest you to use cashew milk
- - 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- - ½ tsp of salt
- - ¼ cup of vegan cream, you may use coconut cream
- - 1 cup of refined coconut oil which is refined
- - ¼ cup of flavored oil such as canola oil/ olive oil/ avocado oil
- - Pinch of turmeric for beautiful color.
- Pour plant based milk and apple cider vinegar on a medium sized bowl. Stir it well for 5 minutes or until it curdles.
- In the meantime, melt the refined coconut oil until warm.
- Add the warm coconut oil into the bowl of curdled milk and apple cider vinegar. Then, add the canola oil, vegan cream, salt, and turmeric. Mix well for 5 minutes until it appears smooth and show its pale color. For quicker result, use blender or food processor.
- Pour the smooth and creamy mixture in your butter molds to harden, then store it in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to set.
- There, you’ve become a pro vegan butter maker.
Tips on Making Vegan Butter Which is Rich in Flavor.
I have some tips to make the best vegan butter which is so tasty and buttery.
Here I have summarized the top five tips that I personally tend to do:
- You may use any unsweetened vegan milk, but I suggest you use cashew milk or soy milk. For me, I personally find them the best ones to create a creamy texture and more tasty. You may have your personal option, but just make sure that your vegan milk is unflavored and unsweetened.
- Refined coconut oil is a MUST as it is the main ingredient that makes the butter. The refined one is also odorless and flavorless. It is fine to use an unrefined one, but your butter will taste like coconut.
- You can use white vinegar or lemon juice to substitute apple cider vinegar. Basically any healthy sour juice or liquid at home.
- To have a more similar look, you can use turmeric for a yellowish finish. But it tastes the same without it.
- For the vegan cream, I suggest you use coconut cream. It is so creamy and soft but it doesn’t really taste like coconut.
How to store your Butter and for how long?
It is quite the same as the way you store regular butter.
But make sure that you pour the butter into the covered container.
However, vegan butter cannot be stored as long as a regular one.
It lasts for up to 2 weeks, it depends on the milk that you use while making it.
If you use store-bought milk, it usually lasts longer than regular milk.
If you want to store it for a longer period of time, you can freeze it in an airtight container, it will last up to 3 months.
Leave it at room temperature for up to 30 minutes if you want to defrost it.
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