Keto Coffee Recipe … or Butter Coffee!

Keto coffee recipe - Dr. Axe

If you’re already a fan of coffee then you’re really going to love this recipe for keto coffee, also known as “butter coffee.” What if you’ve never had coffee before? Well, this just may be the cup that makes you a fan.

In moderation, high-quality organic coffee can definitely have its proven coffee health benefits. This recipe takes coffee to another level, a much healthier level in my opinion. Instead of just mainly getting a punch of eye-opening caffeine with a solid dose of antioxidants, this recipe adds in nutritional powerhouse ingredients like grass-fed butter and bone broth collagen powder to give you a sustainable boost of energy that doesn’t leave you falling flat a few hours later.

You may have already heard of the keto diet. Maybe you’re even following it at this very moment. One of the central aspects of this intriguing diet, which was originally developed for epilepsy patients in the 1920s, is that it contains a very low amount of carbohydrates and a high amount of fats. (1) The ketogenic diet is a somewhat controversial yet currently very popular approach to health and weight loss. In addition to possibly helping followers shed unwanted pounds, a ketogenic diet has even been shown in scientific research to be help combat cancer as well as other serious chronic health issues. (2)

Keto coffee is the perfect morning or afternoon beverage for someone following a ketogenic diet. It’s also a way of giving this ketogenic philosophy of eating a try. Instead of loading your coffee with carbohydrate-rich milk and sugar, you’re adding in seriously beneficial fats like beef gelatin and bone broth collagen. Instead of adding some creamer, you put in some vitamin-rich butter. Rather than using a blood sugar spiking sweetener, you top your keto coffee off with a nice sprinkle of cinnamon (which satisfies a need for sweet but actually helps to keep blood sugar down).

Keto coffee ingredients - Dr. Axe

What Is Keto Coffee?

What if I told you that butter in coffee and coconut oil in coffee is not only healthy, but actually quite tasty? It’s true! Keto coffee gives you all of the coffee benefits plus so much more. No longer will your morning java be a jittery jolt with useless calories.

The idea with keto coffee is that give your body fuel that is rich in nutrient-dense, blood sugar–stabilizing fat. When I say “fat,” I’m talking about the following: grass-fed butter, coconut oil or MCT oil, and bone broth collagen powder.

Coconut oil coffee probably sounds tasty, especially if you’re a coconut fan. But, you may be nervous to add things like butter, collagen and gelatin to your morning joe. Please don’t be scared. Collagen powder and gelatin are actually very neutral in their flavor profiles. Meanwhile, grass-fed butter adds a creamy richness that makes additional dairy like milk or cream unnecessary.

Coffee with coconut oil and other healthy fats makes for a hot beverage that is highly satisfying. You not only enjoy the richness of this keto coffee, but it also keeps you full for hours. So if you’re watching your weight, it’s actually not a drink to shy away from, but rather, it could be a coffee change that helps your weight loss efforts.

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Keto Coffee Nutrition Facts

One cup of keto coffee made using this recipe contains roughly the following: (3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • 316 calories
  • 26 grams fat
  • 0 grams sugar
  • 21.8 grams protein
  • 0.2 milligrams vitamin B2 riboflavin (11 percent DV)
  • 500 international units vitamin A (1o percent DV)
  • 296 milligrams potassium (8 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams pantothenic acid (6 percent DV)
  • 100 milligrams sodium (4 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams manganese (3 percent DV)
  • 7.1 milligrams magnesium (2 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligrams niacin (2 percent DV)
  • 0.4 milligram vitamin E (2 percent DV)
  • 10 milligrams calcium (1 percent DV)
  • 0.8 micrograms vitamin K (1 percent DV)
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A quick glance at some of the top health benefits associated with this keto coffee recipe’s ingredients:

  • Organic coffee: Coffee is actually one of the leading contributors of disease-fighting antioxidants in the American diet. Research shows that an average cup of coffee might even contain more polyphenol antioxidants than cocoa, green tea, black tea and herbal tea! (8)
  • Bone broth collagen powder: Bone broth is a rich source of collagen that is now available in powdered form. Bone broth collagen powder is loaded with amino acids that help to support healthy gut function, improve skin appearance from the inside out, build muscle and improve joint health amongst other benefits. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and it’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. As we age, our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down, which is why I am a big believer in a supplement like collagen-rich bone broth protein powder.
  • Beef gelatin: Similar to collagen, gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and improving the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing permeability and leaky gut syndrome. (9) Similar to high protein foods, studies have found that taking gelatin supplements helps increase satiety and control hunger hormones. (10)
  • Grass-fed butter: Grass-fed butter contains high levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound that potentially may help provide protection against different types of cancer and helps the body store muscle instead of fat.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) like caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid that provide an excellent source of energy. Animal studies have also revealed that coconut oil can improve antioxidant levels and reduce stress on the liver. (11)
  • MCT Oil: MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management. Coconut oil is a great source of MCTs — roughly 62 to 65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs.  More concentrated “MCT oils” have also been growing in popularity so this recipe gives you the option of using coconut oil or a MCT oil.
  • Cinnamon: This is one of the healthiest spices on earth with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer and heart-protective abilities. (12)
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How to Make Keto Coffee

Making keto coffee is extremely easy. There’s only a couple of steps.
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Put all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until well combined. If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, then you may choose to only go with grass-fed butter and/or coconut oil, for example, with the coffee. But the combo of all the ingredients raises the health quotient for this coffee.

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Pour into your favorite coffee mug.

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Sprinkle on a little cinnamon and prepare to enjoy your first keto coffee!

Keto coffee recipe - Dr. Axe

Keto Coffee Recipe … or Butter Coffee!

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • one 8-ounce cup of organic coffee
  • 1 scoop bone broth collagen powder
  • 1 scoop beef gelatin (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or MCT oil
  • cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, blending until well combined.

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81 Comments

  1. Dorma Forsythe on

    Various blood test has shown high levels of inflammation. I have been lactose intolerant, have muscle pains and constipation, also gluten intolerance.
    I have changed my diet to Paleo and have been drinking tumeric mixed with ginger tea, but I have been told that I need to be on a vegan diet to have my body properly cleansed. Is this necessary?

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    • Nathaniel on

      I would highly recommend you check out Dr Axe’s new book. I have the exact same symptoms and have been finding great relief after adding collagen and large amounts of pro and pre biotics to my diet.
      Also, Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha McBride is another great book to help understand why we develop these gluten and lactose intolerance’s.
      Hope this helps =)

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    • Melanie on

      Dorma, u are lactose intolerant cuz im sure u are not taking raw milk, raw butter, etc. If u take them pasteurized, the digestive enzymes that come naturally with milk, are killed so thats why people cannot tolerate milk, cuz the enzymes that God created are not there to digest it.

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  2. Ruth on

    I started drinking coffee blended with butter and coconut oil for breakfast over a year ago. I loved it. Then about six months ago, I decided I wanted to go even healthier and started making it with match green tea instead of the coffee. I have a slightly sluggish thyroid and thought maybe less caffeine would be beneficial with that. My question is, what type of blender do people use for this? I have gone thru two Nutribullets and recently bought a Ninja blender. In reading the directions for the Ninja, it says in several places not to use hot liquids. In hindsight, I think that is probably why I went thru two Nutribullets in less than a year. Now I am using an immersion blender, but it doesn’t make it very frothy, plus it is messier. Any suggestions? For me, one of the joys of my morning beverage is the hotter the better, so I don’t want to let it cool before blending. Thanks.

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    • Stephanie on

      I use my vitamix. I tried using my magic bullet but it’s been leaking with hot coffee and sprays all over the place. My vitamix was made for hot liquids so I just use that even though it’s much larger than the magic bullet.

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    • Missy on

      I use an Oster blender. I have used the long arm on my Kitchen Aid hand mixer (works well) and an immersion blender (slightly messier). I believe a portable frother is a good option, as well. I hope this helps.

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    • Kathy on

      I use my Ninja with hot liquids all the time and haven’t had any trouble yet. I make the butter coffee in the Nutri Ninja almost every day, and I make hot sauces and soups in the big blender.

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    • Theresa on

      I use a 3-4 cup frothing pitcher and preheat it along with my ceramic pour-over…preheat everything. Then i have a Bamix immersion blender…works so much better than ordinary immersion blenders. My coffee, butter and and MCT oil are all in the pitcher and the im-blender blends it all so beautifully with a sooth foamy top. Just delicious!

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    • Tammy on

      I use an immmersion blender in a 4-cup glass measuring cup and get plenty of froth and it’s enough room to not make a mess.

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    • Mack on

      The article neglects to tell you to heat up your blender jar and coffee cup with very hot water to keep the beverage very hot.

      You cannot use a Nutribullet because there is no way for the hot steam to escape and you will have a mess. I have a Black and Decker high speed blender that works fantastic. I chose this blender for it’s powerful wattage, compared to the others that were available at the time in a similar price range. It also has a glass jar and is dishwasher safe. Any blender should do if it okay to use hot liquids in it.

      I use grass fed butter, (1 tbsp), Dr. Axe Collagen Bone Broth (tasteless) 1 scoop, is about 2 tbsp, 1 to 2 tsp of organic coconut oil, 1/4 tsp of organic ceylon cinnamon, and sometimes but rarely, 1 tbsp cacao powder for a mocha flavor. Pour the hot water out of the heated blender jar, add hot coffee (8 oz for me) and all other ingredients and blend on high for about 15 seconds. Pour hot water out of large coffee mug, and pour in Keto coffee from blender. That should keep your coffee hot, creamy and flavorful. I love it!

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    • Claudia on

      Fait le avec ton ninja..(café tiède) et met ton café dans tasse 35 sec micro onde et voilà…j ai ninja et c est ce que je fais :-)

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    • Gary on

      Get a Vitamix, they are the very best and put nutribullet to SHAME. they are EXTREMMLY HIGH QUALITY!!!!!!! and can take Hot beverage. I bought mine 2 years ago from Target as a refurbished at a Big discount. Check them out on line.

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    • Ruth on

      I really like this made with matcha green tea in the morning. It took me a few months to grow to like it as much as my morning coffee, but now I look forward to it each morning. I think there are lots of nutrient benefits to matcha green tea, but not the same ones as with the coffee. I guess it depends on what you’re going for. I did make buttered tea a couple times with an herbal tea in the afternoon when I wanted to eat everything in sight. The fat in it totally worked to stop my cravings, but it just doesn’t taste that great with herbal tea. I would only do that when I’m desperate.

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    • Shannon on

      I’ve made this with any kind of tea for 2 years and still LOVE it! Costco sells Kerrygold butter which is from Ireland and made from grass fed cows. Trader Joe’s sells it too. I add 1/2 tsp each cinnamon and turmeric and stevia and its Devine :)

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    • KW on

      Roasted chicory and rosted dandelion teas are often used as tasty and healthy coffee substitutes. Research dandelion root- it is a super food with many benefits and no caffeine.

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  3. Joe on

    Since butter is made from heavy cream, could one substitute heavy cream in place of butter for equivalent nutritional benefits?

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    • Ruth on

      I have no idea about the nutritional benefits, but I feel like the butter makes it seem a lot like you did use cream. Try it, you’ll like it. :)

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    • Nikko on

      I would recommend using Organic Valley cream, as it is made from pastured cows. It doesn’t taste as rich to me and I don’t know if it has the same level of nutrients as KG butter but it is a great alternative and easier to make.

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    • Stela Georgieva on

      I buy it from Amway. It is delicious. If you can’t, then I guess in any organic store you could get one. As we lack such where I live, Amway is where I get it.

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  4. Kellyjo Spink on

    Hi
    I love drinking this coffee in the morning. It gives me lots of energy and alertness
    Just a quick question though. Is this in place of breakfast? A meal replacement?
    Regards
    Kellyjo

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    • Ruth on

      This has been my entire breakfast, daily, for over a year. At one point I felt like I needed a little more, so I tried eating a hard boiled egg too. That didn’t really help, so I tried adding extra butter and coconut oil to the beverage and that did the trick – no egg or anything else needed. When I read this today, I ordered some of Dr. Axe’s bone broth collagen, though. I’m excited to try adding this in as I think it will up the nutrients and satiation as well. Maybe I’ll be able to cut back on the butter and oil a bit.

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  5. Melissa on

    Kellyjo, yes, this is instead of “regular” breakfast usually. Some people say it isn’t a great thing to do since it doesn’t involve chewing and that may lead to feeling deprived, somehow. I do love to eat, but I find that I enjoy this kind of coffee and I don’t feel deprived at all. It is so easy and tastes good, too. It is a relief not to have to find breakfast foods every day.

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  6. Deborah Meeker on

    I have been putting the bone brith collagen in my coffee as I find that it tastes best mixed in coffee. I also just started adding coconut oil and the butter. Due to kidney disease, I am limited in my protein and with diverticulitis, I am limited in my cruciferous veggies, etc. Any recommendations??

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  7. Judy Usavage on

    I have been on the high fat keto diet for six weeks now. I have only lost seven pounds but I do feel full and haven’t wanted to snack on chips or carbs.. I have been very rigorous about not eating any sugar and had already been off gluten for several years. However, my heart is continually going into afib, running faster and irregular more than ever. I wonder if you have any information about this. I read that I need to watch my electrolytes, so I drink plenty of water and take several supplements. If I don’t get any info, i will have to go off this way of eating. Thanks.

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  8. Laurene on

    Could substituting the coffee with Teecino “herbal coffee” be equally beneficial? Teecino is very coffee-tasting without bitterness, is caffeine-free, and non-acidic. It’s perfect substitute for that something warm in your mug in the AM :) Just curious. Thanks.

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  9. AFKE ZONDERLAND on

    We, at Okanagan Rawsome have been fans of our Super (delicious) green Coffee for the past year. freshly brewed organic coffee, freshly made almond milk or organic raw whole milk ( from our neighbours) raw cacao nibs, spinach, kale or cilantro, tumeric, maca, cayenne, and a scoop of coconut oil or butter. At your suggestion we’ve recently added collagen powder. Blend until frothy and than go for a 10 km nordic ski! Don’t worry too much about exact measurements. You will know when you’ve overdone it on the greens or the cayenne!

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  10. Reba swann on

    I will make this soon, have all ingredients except I need to use up my whole container of Ancient Nutrition bone Broth Protein greens. Not sure what that may taste like and what brand of gelatin should I use and where to find it.

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    • Ruth on

      I was recommended to use Great Lakes brand gelatin. I usually buy the porcine one since it is colorless – better to use for a variety of cooking as it doesn’t color foods brown. I think they also have beef though. I am curious what Dr. Axe would think of the porcine gelatin since the recipe specifies beef. I get it at a local health food store, but just checked on Vitacost and they have it there, too. Probably Amazon, etc.

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  11. MNK on

    For women that suffer from estrogen dominance (I’ve been diagnosed with adenomyosis), I’d like to know if I should substitute the coffee with matcha green tea powder? Read that matcha contains less caffeine. Feedback would be greatly appreciated. And I have tried regular coffee with mct oil as well as ghee.
    Note: I quit the mct/ghee and have been taking fermented cod liver oil w/ butter oil and grass-fed dessicated liver capsules.

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  12. Deana on

    I am on the leaky gut diet & it says I can not have coffee. I miss my coffee so much, but have been faithful to not splurge. I got really excited when I saw this recipe. Can I have this on the leaky gut diet?

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  13. Bonnie on

    I make my version of Bullet Proof coffee with the added ingredient of Now Liquid Lecithin, an emulsifier which helps the fat and water to mix, and as i understand it, helps the cholesterol work right in our bodies. I choose not to use soy; i use Sunflower Lecithin. I first pour the coffee, then stir the cup vigorously while i dribble ~ a teaspoon of the lecithin in. it helps to warm the lecithin first. You could also use powdered or granules of lecithin.
    Next i add the coconut oil and butter. Next i whip the cupful of liquids with a wire whip i place between my palms and rub like i am trying to start a fire with a stick.
    You want to drink this before it gets cold. Cold lecithin is yucky! .

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  14. Deana on

    I commented about being on the leaky gut diet on April 27th wanting to know if this was something that I could have. Still waiting…..

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  15. Kim on

    Uncle! I’m so confused. I see bone broth collagen powder but when I go to buy it says bone broth protein or it only says collegen without bone in it. Help. :-)

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  16. deb on

    I also like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon and cardamom to the coffee mix before blending. then sprinkle with cinnamon. This has replaced my old coffee and it is even better than getting coffee out somewhere. Thanks Dr Axe!

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  17. Austin on

    Hey I’m doing the ketogenic plan and was wondering is it ok to use a scoop of organic coco powder and a packet of SweetLeaf stevia in with this?

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  18. Sheri on

    Is this supposed be a meal replacement? I have read that it should keep me satiated for hours yet when I made it yesterday morning within 2 hours I was hungry. It was absolutely delicious but am not looking to gain extra calories

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  19. Leslie Collins on

    I used chicory coffee as it is not acidic. I also added a cinnamon butter bomb! I did not use gelatin as I didn’t have it. This is so yum! My go to!!!!!

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