Vegan Marbling Fat

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This marbling fat is designed to be the perfect fat replacement in many plant-based recipes in our Modernist Pantry catalog. It helps by creating that juicy sensation that you get when biting into meat, while being from a 100% plant-based source. Our Druids Grove Coconut Oil is refined so that it is tasteless and odorless, for the best plant-based meat analog experience.





  • High Powdered Blender
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Kitchen Knife and Cutting Board
  • Cheese Grater (optional)
  • Dinner Fork (optional)


Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 3-5 Hours


~400g of Marbling Fat

  • Hydrate Burger Binder

    Pour water into a blender, and create a vortex. 
    Slowly sprinkle the Burger Binder into the water to ensure no clumps form.
    Continue blending as mixture begins to thicken. Continue blending for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute to ensure the Burger Binder is fully hydrated.
  • Emulsify Coconut Oil

    Continue blending the hydrated burger binder on High. Make sure your coconut oil is melted but not hot to the touch. If it is too hot, it will not properly emulsify into the burger binder.

    Once the burger binder is fully hydrated, slowly stream the coconut oil into the burger binder mixture. It must be streamed in slowly so the emulsion is developed properly.

    Once emulsified the mixture should resemble a bright white mayonnaise.
  • Freeze Emulsified Mixture

    Once the emulsion is ready, spread the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet using a silicone spatula. 
    Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze for 3-5 hours or until completely solid.
    Once completely frozen, the sheet of marbling fat can be broken into smaller more manageable sized pieces. Store the pieces in an air tight container in the freezer.
    Note – It’s important to keep the burger binder frozen when incorporating into different plant-based recipes. Keep it in the freezer until it is needed.
  • Prepare Marbling Fat for Use in a Recipe

    To prepare for use, weigh out the required amount for your recipe and break into pea sized pieces.
    We find that the best way to create pea-sized chunks is by chopping the pieces with a kitchen knife on a cutting board.
    You can also use a cheese grater or fork to break the the marbling fat into pea sized pieces.