Easy Vegan Butter Recipe

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By Barbara Hodge • Last Updated: December 23, 2023
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Vegan Butter Recipe

Vegan butter ready in just 10 minutes! Creamy, spreadable, tasty dairy free butter will change your life! Read on for the best homemade vegan butter ever!

Vegan Butter with bread, coffee cups, biscuits and orchid flower

Vegan Butter

If you’re like me, you’ve seen countless delicious cakes, muffins, cookies and more, only to find out they’re not vegan!

Frustrating? You probably know, or soon find out when you ask or read the ingredients, and most baking uses butter. So, having a super simple, tasty go to dairy free butter is a game changer! Hello cake, muffin and cookie land!

Countless recipes use butter. From pasta to pancakes, cookies to cakes, muffins to melted butter on toast – it’s everywhere!

I used to use shop-bought vegan butter. But really, it’s often so expensive, especially when you bake a lot – it disappears so quickly.

We have found having this plant based butter recipe is the perfect solution – easy and quick to make, cheap, and vegan buttery delicious! We use this homemade vegan butter on and almost in everything.

What is Vegan Butter?

Vegan butter is plant based and is dairy free butter while a regular butter is made from animal milk. (source) The texture, color and taste of vegan butter is not exactly the same but is every bit as tasty. This recipe for vegan butter is perfect for spreading on hot toast for breakfast. It is in every way an everyday, regular butter substitute for vegan.

Vegan Butter on bread with coffee and a butter knife

About this Dairy Free Butter

When I first made vegan butter at home, it was unbelievable. I had no idea that it was possible to make such delicious plant based butter at home! 

With some try and testing, this dairy free vegan butter has turned into a real buttery taste. The key is almond flour.

Mostly, I was shocked at how easy making vegan butter is. If you intend to use this vegan butter for cooking or baking, simply omit adding almond flour.

What is in this Butter?

The base ingredients for this recipe are refined coconut oil and almond flour. The combination is superb, especially for morning toast. It’s creamy and is perfectly spreadable on bread.

  • This homemade vegan butter contains only 8 ingredients.
  • It doesn’t include trans fats, preservatives or hydrogenated vegetable oils.

I’ve used it many times baking – and it works perfectly. Just the other day, I made vegan graham cracker and even the pie crust, and this butter substitute for vegan delivered yet again.

Vegan Butter Ingredients

Homemade Vegan Butter ingredients with coconut oil, almond powder, nutritionist yeast, salt, canola oil and salt

What is vegan butter made of?

Best Coconut Oil for Vegan Butter: I use refined coconut oil for this vegan butter recipe. It doesn’t have a strong coconut taste or flavor. Avocado oil also works. My best experience is with refined coconut oil.

Canola Oil: The key for oil in making vegan butter is to use neutral oil. Canola oil does not have much flavor, but it still makes the butter creamy.

Almond Powder: This is the ingredient which changes the taste and flavor of vegan butter dramatically. But if you’re baking, or cooking something in a fry pan, I don’t add the almond powder.

Nutritional Yeast: If you would like to add buttery flavor, nutritional yeast is great. Don’t worry if you’re gluten free, there’s plenty of gluten free varieties.

Soy Milk: Any plant based milk works if you need to avoid soy. Choosing a neutral flavor is good. Soy milk and apple cider vinegar combination creates a nice buttery flavor.

Turmeric: To put a color on and looks buttery.

How to Make Vegan Butter

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This butter alternative for vegans is super easy to make!

If you bought a solid block of refined coconut oil, put it in a bowl and heat it up over hot water to melt it. Mix up almond, salt, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, soy milk and a pinch of turmeric in a bowl. Then gradually add coconut oil and canola oil with a whisk until it gets creamy.

That’s it!

Important!

If you use this vegan butter for cooking and baking, omit the almond powder. This is because almond powder can stick to a frying pan, and it’s flavor may not be called for in your baking dish.

  • If your room temperature is cold, the ingredients gets creamy quickly. My suggestion is to keep all the ingredients and butter molds ready. This way you can mix up ingredients and molding smoothly and quickly.
  • Using a whisk is enough but if you make a lot of this dairy free butter, a hand mixer is useful.

Serve!

Tips for Homemade Vegan Butter

Vegan Butter presented on a chopping board with a butter knife, scones and black coffee

How to store

You can keep this vegan butter for 10 to 14 days in the fridge. This recipe makes 2 cups of vegan butter. You can freeze for up to 3 months.

Baking and Cooking with

This vegan butter works perfectly well for baking and cooking. Just simply omit almond powder. For cooking, almond powder can get stick on a frying pan.

Vegan Butter Recipe

Vegan Butter Recipe

Barbara Hodge
Vegan butter ready in just 10 minutes! Creamy, spreadable, tasty dairy free butter will change your life! Read on for the best homemade vegan butter ever!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup refined coconut oil (240ml)
  • cup soy milk (80ml)
  • ¼ cup canola oil (60ml)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (15ml)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (15ml)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 pinches turmeric (for butter's color)
  • ½ cup almond powder (50g: Omit if you use vegan butter for baking and cooking)

Instructions
 

  • Melt refined coconut oil by putting it in a bowl and heating it up over hot water.
  • Mix up almond powder, salt, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast and soy milk in a bowl with a whisk. Then gradually add coconut oil and canola oil with a whisk until it gets creamy. Omit adding almond powder if you use this vegan butter for baking and cooking.
  • Pour the butter into a container. I use a soft silicon or plastic container. Put the butter into the fridge.

Notes

*If your room temperature is cold, the ingredients gets creamy quickly. My suggestion is to keep all the ingredients and butter molds ready. This way you can mix up ingredients and molding smoothly and quickly.