Nikki’s Coconut Butter Review (Spoiler: It’s Amazing)

nikkis-coconut-butter-vanillaConfession: Although I adore black coffee, coffee with a hearty amount of Bailey’s is, like, one of my favorite things. EVER.
Truth: Bailey’s isn’t exactly healthy, and it surely isn’t socially acceptable to spike your coffee every day.
And this is where today’s review of Nikki’s Coconut Butter comes in — IT IS AMAZING IN COFFEE. But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
The good people at Nikki’s Coconut Butter sent us two of its most-popular flavors to try: Vanilla Cake Batter (yes, you read that right … cake batter!) and Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie (just another better-for-ya option to Nutella).
These all-natural, mostly organic coconut butters are almost too good to be true. The ingredient lists are super clean with no dairy and no gluten and no artificial ickiness …
And the nutrition facts are, well, they’re what you expect for coconut oil. Super high in fat and calories. And that’s how I like it. (If you’re freaked by the high saturated fat content of coconut, read this article and feel instant relief! I love coconut oil — and all good fats —  in moderation because they help me to feel full and energized. Don’t fear the fat!) I particularly like how these have fiber and only have a few grams of sugar — from something with “cake batter” in the name, this was a nice surprise.
Now to the best part: tasting!
Both coconut butters were thick and dense. They also smelled great.
I’m pretty used to my Trader Joe’s coconut oil that I cook and bake with, but these are clearly more for eating right out of the jar. You can heat them up in the microwave for 30 seconds to make them more creamy, but I really don’t mind the kind of chunky texture. When it’s harder to get out, it slows down my inner eat-all-the-coconut-butter monster.
Seeing that I love chocolate, I expected the Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie to be my favorite. And it was good. Nice and chocolaty, I didn’t get much of the “brownie,” but it was definitely a (coconut) meaty and dense sweet treat that satisfied and wasn’t overly sweet.
While it melts in your mouth, you also get some texture from the actual coconut pieces, which I found extra delightful. Especially in the Vanilla Cake Batter. This stuff is so my jam. With a little vanilla, it’s like not overly sweet cake batter. I don’t know how they did it, but they did. And I’m smitten.
And I wasn’t the only one who loved them. (And, no, she didn’t have any, despite the cuteness. I’d like her to live.)


She wants some. I can’t blame her.

Besides eating directly out of the jar with a spoon (makes for a great afternoon treat when you’re craving something a touch sweet!), these are delicious in smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal and with fruit.
They’re also amazing in — you guessed it — coffee. About a half tablespoon of the Vanilla Cake Batter melted in my morning cup of Joe has been a revelation. And, it’s allowed me to, you know, not booze with Bailey’s at 6 a.m. (And, yes, I know they make Bailey’s coffee creamer that’s non-alcoholic, but I just can’t bring myself to purchase it. Unlike that bottle of Bailey’s that’s still sitting around after the holidays and just asking to be used up … Saucy minx that it is.) A little in your coffee gives it a little sweetness along with a bit of a chew from the coconut. I love it. And it gives my cup of coffee a little more stay-full power.
Nikki’s Coconut Butter also comes in Honey Pecan Pie, Macadamia Nut Cookie and the seasonal fall flavor of Pumpkin Spiced Donut. OMG, is it fall again yet? These will definitely have a place in my kitchen cabinets from here on out! (And we love it so much that we’re now an affiliate).
Do you love coconut butter or oil? Like the fun flavor twists or just like the good ol’ pure and unflavored coconut butter best? —Jenn

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  1. Gail says:

    Holy yum, these sound great. I bought a couple jars of coconut manna, which seems to have the same texture, but I can’t figure out what exactly to do with it except go at it with a spoon. I think I’ll try it in my coffee. A half tablespoon doesn’t seem excessively fatty for a cuppa.