Keto Fat Bomb Recipe with Cinnamon and Almond Butter

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Keto fat bomb recipe - Dr. Axe

Not only can following the keto diet help you lose weight and support overall metabolic heath, but eating high-fat and low-carb also means you get to enjoy a whole lot of delicious food!

That being said, some people struggle with either eating enough healthy fats while on the keto diet, or finding quick and easy keto snack options (or sometimes both). Luckily, the keto fat bomb recipe below has you covered. With only four ingredients and no baking involved, these easy-to-make keto fat bombs will help keep you fueled and satisfied between meals.

What Is a Fat Bomb?

Making the adjustment to not just eating fat, but embracing fat in your diet, can be tough. And if you’ve ever wondered, “How do I eat more fat on keto?”, keto fat bombs are key.

Keto fat bombs are small “energy bites” made with high-fat and low-carb ingredients including coconut, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, cocoa and avocado.

Do you need fat bombs on keto? While they aren’t a necessity, keto fat bombs are definitely a convenient and tasty way to snack on some filling, healthy fats when you’re crunched for time. They’re super simple to make and also versatile, so you can switch up the flavor depending on which ingredients and tastes you like best.

Do fat bombs help you lose weight? They can, if you include them in an overall healthy ketogenic diet (one’s that very low in carbs and emphasizes healthy fats which serve as a source of energy). They can assist you in meeting your fat needs and getting into ketosis, while also quelling hunger.

Healthy Ingredients

Keto fat bombs are quite similar to energy balls, but instead of using oats, grains and sweeteners, they’re packed with healthy fats like nut butters, grass-fed butter and other tasty, high-fat foods.

Here’s a bit about the healthy ingredients used in this keto fat bomb recipe:

  • Grass-fed butter: Butter is about 80 percent fat and contains around 400 different fatty acids, along with fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A. On the keto diet, fats of all kinds provide your body with much-needed fuel and also help with blood sugar stability and appetite control. Butter is an especially good source of saturated fat and cholesterol, which may sound scary but are actually beneficial components of a high-fat keto diet, since they help your body produce ketone bodies.
  • Almond butter:  Nuts and seeds, including almonds, supply you with some protein and fiber in addition to fat (mostly unsaturated fats), along with phytosterol antioxidants and essential nutrients like vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, calcium and others.
  • Cinnamon: This nutrient-rich spice, which has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years, boasts a wide range of other health benefits, including having antibacterial, antifungal and anti-diabetic properties. It contains antioxidants and beneficial compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and cinnamate which are supportive of metabolic health, heart health and more.

How many fat bombs can you have on keto? One or two is generally a good serving size, providing you with a decent amount of fat and protein. More than two may wind up contributing more carbs to your diet than you’d like.

When should you eat fat bombs on keto? Whenever they work best for you, most likely between meals as a quick snack or perhaps in the morning to hold you over until you eat a late breakfast.

Keto fat bomb recipe - Dr. Axe

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 fat bomb
  • Calories: 133
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fats: 0g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Potassium: 82 mg (2 percent DV)
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • *Vitamin A: 235 IU
  • *Vitamin C: 0mg
  • *Calcium: 6 mg (0 percent DV)
  • *Iron: 2mg (11 percent DV)

*Percentages are based on a diet of 2000 calories a day.

Keto fat bomb recipe - Dr. Axe

How to Make Keto Fat Bombs

Here’s the basic ingredients that you’ll need in order to make this keto fat bomb recipe: grass-fed butter, crunch almond butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. That’s it! There are optional add-ins such as coconut pieces, cocoa nibs and nuts/seeds.

To make the balls, use a small saucepan over medium-low heat to melt the butter and almond butter, stirring to combine. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the vanilla and cinnamon (plus any other additions), stirring until all the ingredients come together.

Then line a muffin pan with liners and equally distribute the mixture into the pan. Freeze for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until they set and harden a bit. Then dig it!

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Keto fat bomb recipe - Dr. Axe

Keto Fat Bomb Recipe with Cinnamon and Almond Butter


  • Author: Ethan Boldt
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

With only four delicious and healthy ingredients and no baking involved, these easy-to-make keto fat bombs will help keep you fueled and satisfied between meals.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup crunchy almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter and almond butter. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add in the vanilla and cinnamon, stirring until well-combined.
  3. Line a muffin pan with liners and equally distribute the mixture into the pan.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Store them in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the fridge in a freezer-proof container for a month or longer.

Notes

How many fat bombs can you have on keto? One or two is generally a good serving size, providing you with a decent amount of fat and protein.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Heated, mixed and frozen
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 fat bomb
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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49 Comments

  1. Radka on

    This is delicious…..
    What do you think about the recipe :

    Peanut butter chocolate cups
    Peanut butter layer

    · 100 g unrefined coconut oil

    · 170 g natural peanut butter (see Tips)

    · ¼ tsp salt

    · 1 tsp natural vanilla extract

    · 1 tsp monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice (see Tips)

    Chocolate layer

    · 120 g unrefined coconut oil

    · 10 g raw cacao powder

    · 2 tsp monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice (see Tips)

    Nutrition

    per 1 portion

    Calories 1062.7 kJ / 253 kcal

    Protein 3.9 g

    Carbohydrates 2.3 g

    Fat 25.4 g

    Saturated Fat 17.2 g

    Fibre 1.2 g

    Sodium 76.8 mg

    Preparation

    Peanut butter layer

    Line a 12-hole muffin tray with silicone cupcake moulds or cupcake liners and set aside.
    Place coconut oil into mixing bowl and heat 1-2 min/60°C, until melted.
    Add all remaining peanut butter layer ingredients and mix until combined. Pour mixture evenly into prepared cupcake moulds, then place into the refrigerator until firm (approx. 1 hour). Clean and dry mixing bowl.
    Chocolate layer

    1. Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and whisk well.

    Working quickly, smooth 1 tablespoon of chocolate mixture over each peanut butter cup, then place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until set. Carefully unmould cups and serve.

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  2. Kathy on

    I am always confused. First you give us a great recipe for fabulous sour dough bread for French toast. Then i turn the page and if we want to loose weight, we have to eat a ton of fat. Please, please. What should i do?
    70 year old female. Need to loose ten pounds. And want to live another twenty healthy fun years. So which diet is for me?

    Reply
  3. Brenda Hall on

    Tried the Keto diet but could not make it work no matter what I did. I tried high fat, low to no carbs and moderate protein. Fat bombs, keto coffee and no weight loss at all. After almost a year I tearfully gave up. Do you have any idea where I may have gone wrong?

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    • Maura on

      Hi, im Maura :) I read your post and i had the same results. Intermittent fasting helped me loose 40lbs. I had one cheat day a wk to eat what i wanted. I walked and did HIT training (very low impact but no stopping)
      I did 5 of each to start then progressed to 20 each day. Rest on Sunday. Started with 5-Jumping jacks, 5-lunges (no weights), 5-woman planks 5-steps (left foot up, then right foot up, then left foot down and right foot down. Do 5 of all these for 1wk. Then progress to 10 if you can the next wk until your doing 20 each. At first it doesnt sound like much but not taking a break and just going from one excercise to the other without a break this speeds up the heart and metabolism to burn excess fat and build muscle. Just do as many as you can. I dont know your physical qualifications. If you can’t do 5 of each, do 2 or 3 and move on the the next excercise. Its about moving at your own pace. Starting slow is best and stretch before and after your excercises.

      I didnt eat after 6pm. This gave my body the chance to get a head start to burn fat during the evening and while sleeping. I didnt eat before 9am the next morning. I did my excercises in the morning on an empty stomach, otherwise i got cramps. I would drink lots of purified water with P.C. water inhancer, (it is sweetened with stevia (natural sugar from the stevia plant) no calorie sweetener. P.C. brand is found at Superstore & Independent stores. They have several flavors. Drink water when your craving something and the sweetness fom this will stop
      the craving. Water flushes toxins( junk out of our body and cells)this way. *Cravings only last 5min then they are over.* Our body can get rid of fat and waste by giving it rest from food. Read about carb cycling. I had to stop eating gluten and milk products due to allergies. Its made so much difference in my life. Hope this helps and it works for you! 😊

      Reply
  4. Debi on

    My biggest concern on keto is my cholesterol. I have high cholesterol, probably genetic, but when on a strict diet all my numbers look good but my LDL’s, they stay high. I’m afraid to start keto because of my high cholesterol. Also my husband has been told to go on an anti inflammatory diet. Is keto not a good choice for us?

    Reply
  5. zandra on

    how bad is this snack if i´m not following a keto diet.
    I´m in a weight loss plan but balancing carbs, fat and protein.
    thanks

    Reply
  6. Karen on

    I just made these fat bombs in a mini muffin tin with mini liners in them. These are great. The only thing I added was a couple packets of stevia because i like them a little bit sweeter. Thank you Dr. Axe for a wonderful recipe. I will be making these all the time.

    Reply
  7. Merrin Avery on

    Sounds tasty but how much in grams – or even ounces – does a stick of butter weigh? (for the Australian readers).

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    • Joy on

      Dairy is very healthy to consume. You just need to make sure it’s as close to raw as possible. Agree, it’s not good when they over heat it. But it’s way better then doing “ nut mills” with so much junk in them

      Reply
    • Nan on

      Not really. Pastured dairy is not unhealthy. Yeah, yeah. I’ve read garbage saying it is but upon investigating, I’ve discovered not all dairy is created equal.ly

      Reply
  8. Evette on

    These look delish!!
    I’m looking for gluten-free “vegan” keto ideas to support my nutrition limitations. Is there any such thing? Vegan due to various allergies (milk, fish, other animal products). This surprises me as I prepared only pasture raised, non-GMO, organic items. I’m also a breast cancer survivor so doctors said NO SOY, which makes being vegan a bit more difficult to take in protein. Pea Protein seems to be working however don’t know how to get that into my diet unless I purchase processed food items. Have never been a “processed food” person, so this is a challenge.
    ANY information or just a “point in the right direction” if you don’t have the answer would be greatly appreciated.
    With gratitude,
    Evette : )

    Reply
    • Lil on

      I feel for you. Dr. Axe has many recipes and some are vegan. Coconut wraps may work for you to make with avocado, etc. AAlsolook for Dr. Nemechek protocol for autonomic recovery. God Bless!

      Reply
    • Esther on

      There is quite a bit of help for a ketogenic diet for vegans on the Internet. I recommend you Google “vegan keto” and you will get a lot of help.

      Reply
  9. Aliuce on

    It would be useful to break down fat content at least into saturated and unsaturated amounts so that those of us also try to avoid saturated fat have ful info.
    Thanks

    Reply
  10. Jackie on

    Made these and they were super easy and yummy! I added organic unsweetened coconut flakes to the top, which tasted great! The recipe fills 6 normal size muffins to the top. Next time, I will probably use a mini muffin pan.

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    • Mariae on

      I did and it made more, smaller potions allowed me to have enough for a while. Specially during work hours!!

      Reply
    • Michelle G on

      I didn’t have any mini muffin pans, but used 2 of my six-muffin pans and only filled them halfway. It made them rather thin, but still just as good!

      Reply
    • Michelle G on

      You are joking, right?! Insulin resistance is created by eating too much sugar on a consistent basis, not by eating fat. Probably best to re-read the keto basics elsewhere on Dr Axe’s website to understand what is really happening with insulin resistance. Another great source for getting clear on insulin and insulin resistance is Dr Jason Fung (check out his excellent YouTube instructional videos). Happy learning!

      Reply

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