Spiced Honey Dairy-Free Butter Spread Alternative
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Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow at least 30 minutes for the butter spread to set up. It will become a firm, slice-able spread. If you want a softer butter alternative straight from the refrigerator, reduce the coconut oil to 2 tablespoons and increase the other oili to 2 tablespoons.
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Serves: ¼ cup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (palm shortening can be substituted)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid neutral-tasting oil (see post above for details)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (use agave nectar or vegan "honey" for strictly vegan)
  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder (sold in most spice sections)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  1. Whisk the oils, honey, 5-spice, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl.
  2. Place the mixture in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes..
  3. Remove it from the freezer and vigorously whisk the mixture with a fork to smooth it out.
  4. Return to the freezer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Whisk again to make it smooth. It should be quite firm at this point.
  6. Shape or pipe as desired and store the dairy-free "butter" in your refrigerator until ready to use. It will firm up a bit more in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/honey-dairy-free-butter-spread