Eager to make your own homemade vegan butter? This is the BEST vegan butter recipe we’ve ever tried. And it’s shockingly easy to make! A quick blend, some time in the fridge, and boom—you’ve got your own dairy-free butter for spreading, melting, cooking, baking, and beyond. This butter is plant-based, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and totally delicious.
Sure, you can easily find vegan butter in stores—look for popular brands like Earth Balance or Miyoko’s Butter. We have an entire guide dedicated to the vegan butter options available to you. But if you want to step up your game and make a batch of beautiful homemade vegan butter, this recipe by Allison Rivers Samson from The Dairy Detox makes it fast, fun, and easy! You’ll not only impress your friends and family, but you may even find you prefer this blend best.
Easy peasy! In your blender add the coconut oil, sunflower oil, plant milk, lecithin powder, and salt, and process for a maximum of 60 seconds. Be careful not to overdo this step. Blending for too long might make the oils separate and that’s something you want to avoid. Pour your creamy mixture into a chilled container and refrigerate. As soon as your blended butter is firm, it’s ready to spread!
Your homemade vegan butter should last for 2 to 4 weeks depending on how often you leave out and how much you let it melt. Try to keep it in the fridge whenever you’re not using it, especially on hot days!
Absolutely! You can have veritable vats of vegan butter ready for months ahead and you’ll only need to thaw them before use. A great idea is to create a few batches so you use one batch at a time and always have homemade vegan buttery spread ready for your tantalizing toast or oven-ready rolls in the morning.
Why not? Here are a few reasons that we find important:
For those of you who (like me) love tea parties and tiny tea sandwiches, you’ll love having the option of shaping your own butter beauties. Pour your newly mixed butter mixture into a silicone baking mold (candy molds are the best size) before refrigerating. When the mixture is completely cool, gently pop out the adorable butter shapes onto some waxed paper or parchment. Arrange in a single layer in a covered container and store in the fridge. To serve, place these pleasant pats of butter in a pretty glass bowl (chilled) on the table. Voilà!
This is a soft, spreadable butter. If you’d like something harder, simply decrease the sunflower or safflower oil and increase the coconut oil. You can start with ¾ cup sunflower or safflower and 1 cup coconut oil, and adjust by the tablespoon until you get your preferred texture. Just make sure that the total of both oils always equals 1¾ cup.
Formula: More Coconut Oil = Harder Butter, more Sunflower/Safflower Oil = Softer Butter.
You can find sunflower lecithin powder here and refined coconut oil here! Both of these ingredients are easily found on Amazon, but it’s worth checking your local health food store first.
Are you ready to upgrade your every day, tasteless toast to an undeniably awesome, super creamy crispy bread experience?
Tip: Place several sumptuous squares of this homemade vegan butter on your perfect, pan-fried pancakes along with mouthwatering maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Vegan waffles are also wonderful with this blissful, buttery blend. You can thank us later!
This recipe was shared with permission from The Dairy Detox. You can find more dairy-free recipes like this in the Dairy Detox Cookbook.
Vegan Butter recipe by Allison Rivers Samson. Photos by Zhoro Apostolov for World of Vegan. Recipe and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article written by Gina House and edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which support our work at World of Vegan!
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never thought to make my own vegan butter! very cool! thanks for such a great recipe and staple!
This vegan butter turned out wonderful! It’s going to be a staple in my home. Great recipe!
I love this butter and plan to make my own from now on especiallly because earth balance is $5 and Myokos is like $7 !
I never thought about making my own butter! How interesting!
Homemade vegan butter!?!! Yes please!
yummy! i love a good began butter!
Simply delicious, this is now the vegan butter we consume at home. It was easy to make and super flavorful. I am also using it for recipes calling for butter.
Wow didn’t know homemade butter could be made so easliy
TOTAL gamechanger. I assumed making your own plant based butter from scratch would be really labor intensive and a long process. This is shockingly simple! I hope everyone tries it, it’s a great way to reduce packing waste.
Total game changer! Make your own butter? I’m in!
I loved writing this article! Making your own kitchen staples is so much fun to me and figuring out ways to use homemade butter was a treat. I love the way this particular recipe is made and the taste is great! Now I need to find a vintage glass butter container with lid!
I’m so trying this out! I’d love to make my own butter versus buying it! Thanks for the simple recipe!
So easy and no preservatives or additives!
And here’s an opportunity to create cute individual serving shapes! Great for a tea or brunch.
I never realized that vegan butter was so easy to make! Can’t wait to try this.