Coconut Oil Mayonnaise

Coconut oil mayonnaise recipe - Dr. Axe

Are you looking for right kind of mayonnaise without genetically modified canola oil or even potentially problematic grapeseed oil? Instead, go with a DIY mayo that uses the best ingredients, including the healthiest fat.

In other words, I strongly suggest you make up your own homemade Coconut Oil Mayonnaise. It’s chock-full of benefit-rich coconut oil.

Total Time

10 minutes




  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup of coconut oil, melted
  • pinch of sea salt and black pepper


  1. In a blender, add egg yolks, mustard, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and blend on very low setting.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the oil while blender is still on low speed.
  3. Once oil is well incorporated, add the remaining lemon juice.
  4. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Place mayo in a jar and store in the refrigerator.

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  1. Ann on

    This mayo is not cooked??? I can’t imagine I uncooked mayo!! My mom made mayo when I was a kid, and it was cooked. It was the most awesome Mayo ever, my grandmother’s recipe.

  2. Carol on

    My homemade mayo usually only stays fresh about 1 week but I have found that adding sauerkraut juice (this must be a live product like Bubbies) and leaving out on the counter for 5-8 hours helps it last 6-8 weeks. Sometimes longer.

    p.s. I have started using all avocado oil when possible – love, love, love it!

  3. Kristen on

    I made it exactly to the recipe. It doesn’t really work as a mayonnaise. It completely hardens in the fridge and is not spreadable or mixable at all. Any advice

    • Shanda Van Cleave on

      While attempting to make this mayonnaise, I tried using my Vitamix, but the blades wouldn’t reach the egg yokes, so I transferred the eggs to my KitchenAid. The blades still wouldn’t reach. By then, with transferring the yokes a couple times, I felt like I had lost some of the egg yoke. So, I poured those yokes into a container and started again. When I separated the next batch of yokes, I put the whites into the container with the other first batch of yokes and set that aside. I ended up using my emulsifier to make the mayonnaise, and this time, it worked fine. It was a little thicker than I had hoped, (I probably could have added more lemon juice or oil to thin it out) but it tasted good. My concern after reading the other posts is that the mayonnaise won’t be spreadable, BUT, I can add it to recipes that require mayonnaise. What did I do with the extra yokes, and all the egg whites? Well, I mixed that all up, poured it in pan and made a delicious omelet. No waste! When ever I make mayonnaise again, I’ll definitely save the whites and cook them up. Anyone else have trouble with the blender situation?

    • Kimberly on

      Yes, I use a combo of olive oil and coconut oil and it does tend to harden in the fridge. I am trying to find a healthy and tasty alternative for my husband, who has Chrohn’s. He likes the flavor of this but we are frustrated with the consistency because it won’t spread straight out of the refrigerator. Thought about subbing out MCT oil for the coconut oil. Does anyone know if that works? These mayonnaise experiments are getting expensive for me!

      • Kaja on

        I’ve used in this recipe MCT oil instead of olive oil, as the extra virgin variety has a too strong taste for me. And, sometimes I use a whole egg instead of 2 egg yolks because I just do not want to waste food. If using MCT oil only, it will not harden in the fridge. (Drizzle oil until the texture looks right.) Try it on oil coated oven roasted celeriac chips (French fries?)with Mediterranean herbs!

      • Ford on

        There’s a coconut oil and MCT oil mayonnaise for sale on Amazon. I’ve never tried it but your idea would probably work.

    • Darren on

      Use the snipit feature. Search for snipit in the search bar just to the right of the start button and follow the prompts after you get your results.

  4. Bob Fitzgerald on

    actually haven’t tried the concoction yet but it looks pretty good. inadvertently pressed 1 star rating: thought i was soliciting rating comments”. ignore my rating.


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