If you’re currently on the keto diet, chances are you’re familiar with “fat bombs”. Essentially small snacks that are low in carbs but high in fat (hence the name “fat bomb”), they’re designed to be eaten as snacks, quick breakfasts, or whenever you need an extra pick-me-up during the day. They’re typically made with a combination of ingredients that includes butters, coconut oils, nuts & seeds and are surprisingly easy to make (with the right recipes). Luckily, we have five of those recipes right here. Enjoy the deliciousness (and ease) of these keto “fat bombs”!
3.5 oz. Dark chocolate
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup small walnut pieces
1 tsp cinnamon
8 drops stevia
Melt chocolate and coconut oil. You can do this in a water bath like the pros do it, in a coated pot on the stove (gentle heat! ) or in the microwave (4x 30 second bursts).
Crush your walnuts until you have small pieces. Keep a few larger ones to decorate the fat bombs. Dry-roast over a low heat until browned (optional).
Add the crushed walnuts, cinnamon and stevia to the melted chocolate/coconut oil mix.
Pour into silicone molds or ice cube tray and freeze for ~5 minutes until the tops are just set.
Remove from freezer and press the larger walnut pieces on top.
Place in the fridge for another 20 minutes or so until the fat bombs have set.
2. Strawberry Filled Coconut:
1/3 cup coconut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil + 1 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
8-10 drops of liquid stevia to taste
1/3 cup fresh strawberries, diced (about 75g)
1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
In a bain-marie, add the coconut butter, 1/3 cup coconut oil, cocoa powder and a few drops of liquid stevia. Heat until fully melted.
Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, add the fresh strawberries and a few spoonfuls of water. Cook over medium heat until soft. Mash with a fork.
Add the berries to a blender with 1 Tbsp of melted coconut oil and a few more drops of liquid stevia. Blend until smooth.
Fill molds/ice cube trays with the melted coconut mixture. Add about 1 tsp of the strawberry mixture into each mold. Sprinkle with a few shreds of unsweetened coconut.
Place in the fridge until fully hardened; at least a couple of hours or overnight. Pop out of the molds and store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
3. Everything Bagel & Lox:
8 oz. Cream cheese
4 oz. Smoked salmon
2 medium scallions, sliced thin
Everything bagel seasoning
Beat cream cheese till fluffy with a mixer.
Add chopped smoked salmon & scallions, then beat until well incorporated.
Roll into bite-sized balls. Coat in everything bagel seasoning.
Chill 2-3 hours in refrigerator. Enjoy! These will keep up to a week in the fridge and even longer in the freezer.
4. Breakfast Bacon:
1 hardboiled egg
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 serrano pepper, seeded & diced
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Juice of 1/4 lime
6 cooked bacon slices
2 tbsp bacon grease
In a large bowl, combine the hardboiled egg, avocado, butter, mayonnaise, serrano pepper, and cilantro. Mash into a smooth paste with a fork or potato smasher. Season with salt and pepper, then add the lime juice and stir.
Prepare bacon in your favorite fashion until crispy, reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Add the bacon grease to the fat bomb mixture and stir gently. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the mixture has cooled and can form solid balls. Crumble the bacon into small bits in a small bowl.
Using a spoon, scoop out 6 even-sized amounts of the fat bomb mixture and form into balls. Add the balls to the bacon bits and roll around until completely covered. Serve immediately.
2 cups Finely ground almond flour
2/3 cup Swerve sweetener, stevia, or alternative
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
6 Tablespoons Melted butter
1 teaspoon Molasses (optional)
Add all of the dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix to combine.
Stir in the melted butter and molasses to form a thick dough.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out a portion of dough and roll it into a ball.
Place the balls in an air tight container and refrigerate for 1 hour. Keep in the refrigerator for snacking!
Whatever your tastes are there are a million and one keto “fat bomb” recipes out there designed to help you lose weight. Trust us when we say this is just a minuscule sampling! Get out there and explore the “fat bomb” world and find something new to love. And if you need more help with your keto diet, check out the keto menu on our website specifically designed to meet the needs of those following a ketogenic diet. Bon appétit!