Move over smashed avocado there's a new kid on the block. I'd like to introduce you all to my newest creation/ obsession, avocado butter! Yes you read that right. Creamy avocado deliciousness, is there anything better?
When I think of breakfast a hot slice of toast slathered in butter comes to mind! Who's with me? But....since cutting out dairy in January I've been looking for the salty, creamy goodness alternatives, for a lady who loves a slice of sourdough toast this is pretty essential! Yes chia jams and nut butters are great (I've my own recipes coming soon)...but only until you've tried this! Not only is it tasty but it doesn't go the rancid brown avocados usually go if uneaten in a few minutes. Que the secret ingredient....coconut oil! Now, if you're not a massive fan of the strong scent/flavour off coconut oil give the unscented coconut oil a go.
It's super easy to make too. simply melt the coconut oil and blend everything together until super smooth. I made mine in one of my favourite kitchen gadgets, the Bosch mini blender but it would work in a Nutribullet also. Just be sure to scrape down the sides as you go so it's all sleek and smooth. Make sure and use a good airtight container to store it in, in the fridge. I like to use a kilner jar but use whatever you have to hand. It's important it's stored in the fridge so that the coconut solidifies. If not you'll have a green gooey mess, I learned the hard way, forgot to put it back in the fridge after using it one day and had to say goodbye to my avocado butter deliciousness!
Ripe avocados are essential for this so make sure and choose the best ones in the supermarket, I know it's a bit of a lottery but usually ones that are quite firm with a little softness are best, if they're too soft they'll be brown and over ripe. The ripe and ready ones are usually the best to go for I find. Petitts Wexford are usually my go to!
1 ripe avocado
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Place all ingredients in a mini blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt. store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I hope you all get great use out of this recipe. Let me know how you get on. Happy brunching!