When it comes to compound butter, this avocado version has it all: it’s very creamy, full of buttery richness, and flavorful. And you might question why to add the butter when you could smear the mashed avocado (or guacamole) on top of everything. Trust us, and you’ll understand once you try it. Avocado and butter are a match made in heaven. Plus, you can use the avocado butter at room temperature when it’s soft and ‘whippy,’ or wrap it into a log and chill it for slices.
Serve the same way you would butter smeared over toast, incorporated into sauces, melted over proteins and vegetables, etc. Because of the avocado, avocado butter is creamy, rich, and full of nutrients and good fats. There are multiple ways to customize the herby green compound butter to your preferences and numerous ways to use it; see the ingredients list below for a list of optional add-ins.
How to Make Avocado Butter?
This compound butter can be used in many ways as any other compound butter. Spread on toast or bagels like to top mine with a sliced semi-soft boiled egg and a pinch of chile flakes. Served on top of burgers and sandwiches. Potatoes, such as mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, Super Crispy Smashed Potatoes (With Herbs), etc., can be used in and over them.
Over your favorite protein, such as steaks, chicken, fish, or tofu/meat substitutes. Wrapped in tortillas, such as this 7-layer burrito or this Viral Tortilla Hack (20+ Global Filling Ideas). It can also be used as a guac substitute in Mexican cuisines, such as tacos. Pasta salads, such as this Spinach Green Pasta Salad or this Baked Feta and Cherry Tomato Pasta, are great examples.
- Two giant avocados pitted and skinned
- Room temperature 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- One tablespoon of lime or lemon juice
- A half teaspoon of salt
- A quarter teaspoon of garlic powder
- One teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- Chili flakes, cilantro, cumin, or anything else as an optional add-in
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, combine all ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Scrape down the edges as you go to keep the consistency of the mixture.
- For a whipped soft consistency, use the mixture right away.
- Spoon the mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper or cling film, if desired. Shape into a log with care,
- ensuring no air bubbles. Then, like a Christmas cracker, wrap the ends.
- Alternatively, you can scoop it into an airtight container. If you do this, place a sheet of clingfilm over the top, touching the surface of the avocado butter, to keep it from browning.
- Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, or until firm, before slicing and serving.
How to Store Avocado Butter?
Refrigerate the avocado butter tightly covered for 3-4 days to use it within that time. It will typically last up to a week before becoming brown (it is still safe to use at this stage, but it isn’t as “beautiful”). The butter can also be frozen. I’ve never done this before, but I think it would be fine for at least a month.
Is it Possible to Use Avocado Butter as a Butter Substitute?
Avocado is a great butter substitute, especially if you’re attempting to cut down on your cholesterol intake. This cholesterol-free fat comes from plants, and avocado’s creamy texture perfectly replaces fat, but it’s also packed with protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. When substituting avocados for butter, a 1:1 ratio will work wonderfully. One cup pureed avocados in place of 1 cup butter. Here are a few of the most popular Avocado Dessert recipes from California:
Recipe for Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse from California you’re ready to overcome your “phobia” of baking with avocados. Try substituting avocado for butter in your following baking recipe; a 1:1 ratio should suffice. So, instead of 1 cup butter, use 1 cup pureed avocado. Avocado and unsalted butter are both high in calories. Although avocado has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, and folate, unsalted butter has more Vitamin B12. Avocados have far more Vitamin C than unsalted butter.
What is the Best Way to Create Avocado Butter for Your Skin?
Whip the avocado until it is light, frothy, and creamy in a mixer. Begin with a low-speed setting for about 1 minute, then switch to a high-speed setting to finish. When the avocado butter becomes light and frothy, like whipped cream, you’re ready to move on to the next step. Combine the meadowfoam oil and green tea extract in a mixing bowl. Avocado butter’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help relieve skin irritations, acne, and dryness. Its therapeutic capabilities aid in the regeneration of skin cells and have been reported to be beneficial in treating skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.
As an anti-aging skin lotion made from natural ingredients: In a glass jar, whisk together 1/4 cup avocado oil, two tablespoons coconut oil, two tablespoons beeswax, 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil, and one tablespoon Shea butter. Place the jar in a pot with about four inches of water without the cover. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to low heat.
What is the Different Between Avocado Butter and Avocado Oil?
The texture is the fundamental distinction between the two. Avocado butter is a thicker version of avocado oil occasionally mixed with vegetable oil, and butter is essentially a dried-up oil version. Avocado oil, like most oils, comes in a variety of grades. The Avacado Butter is made from avocado fruit oil and undergoes a unique hydrogenation process to produce a soft, yellow butter with a subtle odor. NOTE: The color and consistency of this butter may vary from batch to batch due to the nature of the extraction process.
It’s an avocado oil made from the fruit’s inside (a.k.a. the pulp!). Unlike other vegetable oils manufactured from low-fat source materials (soybean or maize), Avocados are high in healthful fat and easy to extract oil from, requiring no harsh chemical solvents or additional processing.
Is Avocado Butter Good for Hair Growth?
Avocado butter (essentially concentrated avocado oil) is a healthy substance that aids in the body’s natural healing process. Its unique blend of nutrients hydrates and retains moisture in your hair and scalp, promotes hair development, and strengthens your hair. Avocado is a good source of biotin, and reintroducing this B-complex vitamin to your diet may help your hair grow faster and healthier. Minerals in avocado oil,
such as potassium and magnesium, have been discovered to seal cuticle cells, which can help hair seem smooth and lustrous while also preventing it from splitting, according to a 2015 study. Avocado butter can minimize acne redness without leaving a greasy residue on your skin or face. Fatty acids and oleic acid are thought to hasten wound healing and are beneficial for mending skin damage.
Does Avocado Butter Expire?
Above ambient temperatures (e.g., 36 °C), the product will become liquid but re-solidify upon cooling without impacting functionality. When stored properly, this butter has a one-year shelf life. When stored in the refrigerator, opened avocado oil will last for about eight months. The avocado oil may get hazy and solidify after being refrigerated, but this does not affect the quality or flavor; if the oil is brought back to room temperature, it will return to its original consistency and color.
As a result, the scent and flavor of your avocado oil are more important than the date. Who worries if it’s good quality, but it’s probably OK to consume a few weeks past its expiration date. Follow the “sell by” or “best by” date on the package for the shelf life of butter. It usually’s OK to eat butter a week after the expiration date, but if you want to eat it a month later, you’ll need to keep it properly.
For a dairy-free substitute, use olive oil or coconut oil, which is solidifying in the fridge and has the same melty effect as butter. Substitute vegan margarine/butter for the margarine/butter and adjust the salt accordingly. If you want to create this avocado butter right away, buy ripe, ready-to-eat avocados. You can also buy ripen-at-home avos and wait for them to ripen at home.
If you don’t plan on using them right away after they’ve ripened, put them in the fridge to slow down the ripening process, but eat them within the next day or two to avoid browning or becoming overripe. If you don’t have a food processor, you can make this avocado butter by hand. It won’t have the same whipped texture as the original, but it’ll do.