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These easy almond butter fat bombs only take a few minutes to whip up. Put one in your morning smoothie or grab one as a snack.
This quick snack is a great source of healthy fats while still being packed with flavor. This is a wonderful blend of almond butter and spices and is a great snack for those who follow a Ketogenic diet.
What Are Fat Bombs
Fat bombs were created to aid those who follow a Keto eating plan. But they don’t have to be used for that. In fact, they can be used for anybody who needs or wants to ensure adequate, healthy fat intake.
They are a treat typically made using a fat that solidifies when cold, some nut butter, sweetener, and any flavoring you may want to add. Some are made with muffin cup liners (like this recipe), and others are made more like cake balls. They are rolled and are chewier, almost like cookie dough, and tend to be more dessert-like. Either way you make them, they make a nice treat when you have cravings for one.
Are Fat Bombs Healthy?
I will preface this by saying that some people will consider these healthy, while others will not. It all depends on your approach to nutrition. If you don’t consider these to be healthy, I have lots of other recipes on this site you can try.
For those following a Keto eating plan, yes. These are healthy. They are made with whole-food ingredients and are great to keep with you as a quick snack. They are naturally vegan, dairy-free, and as long as your ingredients are purchased as gluten-free, they are gluten-free as well. They even work for a Paleo eating plan in moderation.
Fat Bomb FAQ’s
If you have questions about fat bombs, you aren’t alone. There are many questions that people have. Here are a few of the most popular questions about fat bombs. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in a comment at the bottom of this post.
Do Fat Bombs Put You In Ketosis?
Not all by themselves. Ketosis (not to be confused with ketoacidosis), is something that happens when you follow a very specific Keto plan. You have to keep the correct balance of high fats, low carbs, and moderate proteins to allow your body to enter Ketosis. But fat bombs can be a convenient way to ensure you get enough healthy fat intake.
Is Coconut Oil Or Butter Better For Fat Bombs?
In the keto and clean eating world, either one is considered a relatively healthy fat in moderation. However, I have read articles over the years that indicate that coconut oil may be the healthier that. I have no evidence to back this up, it’s just information I’ve read here and there.
Personally, I think both are about the same when it comes to health. But when it comes to fat bombs, the type you make will dictate the fat you use.
Fat bombs such as the ones this recipe makes, typically use coconut oil.
Fat bombs, like the ones I mentioned earlier, the ones more like cookie dough, are typically made with butter.
Are Fat Bombs Good For Weight Loss?
As with most things, you’ll want to use these in moderation. Particularly if you are not on a Keto eating plan. Technically, you can lose weight while you eat almost any food. Everything depends on your overall approach. No one food will be a magical fix for weight loss. But if used properly, these absolutely can be part of a weight-loss eating plan.
How Many Fat Bombs Should You Eat On Keto?
Firstly, it is out of the scope of this blog to give any advice on how much you should be eating of any type of food. That’s between you and your dietitian or doctor. But what I can tell you is that, if you know what your macro numbers should be, you can certainly use fat bombs to help you achieve your daily fat intake goals.
Can You Eat Too Many Fat Bombs On Keto?
It’s always possible to eat too much of anything, no matter what eating plan you follow. So yes, it’s possible. Again, you should know what your macro goals are per day, and aim for those numbers. A qualified dietitian or doctor should be able to help you learn what those numbers are.
Sweetener For Almond Butter Fat Bombs
The idea with fat bombs is, that any sweetener used should be a low-carb sweetener. Or rather, a sweetener that won’t affect your blood sugar (or knock you out of ketosis if that is your goal).
However, the majority of low-carb sweeteners out there are very heavily processed. So if you also eat clean, this limits you to two sweeteners. You can either use Monk fruit sweetener or stevia. This recipe uses liquid stevia. But if stevia gives you a bad aftertaste, then you’ll want to stick with monk fruit.
If you do not eat keto, you have a bit more freedom with these fat bombs. Just make sure you keep these in strict moderation. You can use maple syrup or honey if that is your preference, but a granular sweetener such as Sucanat, coconut sugar, or date sugar will most likely work best here. Experiment with the sweetener you like best.
If you opt for a liquid sweetener and the fat bombs don’t solidify in the freezer, you’ll have to add more coconut oil.
Adding A Chocolate Layer To Your Fat Bombs
If you love a little chocolate with your fat bombs, the best way to apply that here is to melt it and pour it into the liners as a top and bottom layer (or just one of the two). Dark chocolate is your best option, or you can simply mix a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder into the mixture. About 1 tbsp. should do the trick. This will give you a light chocolate flavor. You could also melt some dark chocolate chips, if that’s what you have. Just make sure they are either stevia or xylitol-sweetened for low-carb or keto eating plans. Lily’s is a great brand for this.
Other Nut Butters
If you wish, you can substitute other nut butter. Even seed butter can work here. You can try cashew butter, hazelnut butter, or sun butter.
Other Spices & Flavors
You can also play around with the spices and extracts here. Anything that pairs well with almonds will work well here. You can omit any of the spices or extract in this recipe as well. It’s fairly easy to play around with this aspect of the recipe. Try cloves or even pumpkin pie spice. It’s easy to make your own.
Simple Ingredients For Easy Almond Butter Fat Bombs
(Print the recipe at the recipe card below)
½ cup virgin coconut oil – in liquid state – This is the stuff that gets hard at room temperature. The more processed coconut oil that stays in liquid form won’t work here. You can melt it on the stovetop, or in the microwave.
¼ cup unsweetened almond butter – Look for all-natural almond butter with no added sugar.
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground allspice
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ tsp. orange extract
Pure liquid stevia – add to taste – I used 2 droppers full. But that may be too much for some people. You can also use other types of sweeteners.
1 small pinch salt – Very small, just to enhance the sweetness.
How To Make Almond Butter Fat Bombs
Place 13 paper mini muffin liners into a mini muffin pan. If using a silicone muffin pan, place it on a cookie sheet for stability.
Measure the coconut oil into a large measuring cup (or small or medium mixing bowl), and then add all the remaining ingredients to the same cup. Whisk together until smooth. You won’t have to stir it for long. It mixes up pretty quickly.
Divide the mixture evenly between the paper muffin liners. This is about 1 tbsp. per paper liner. They will not fill to the top. Set in the freezer for 2 to 4 hours.
Once completely solidified, you can remove the fat bombs from the cookie tray and store them in a bag or container and return them to the freezer.
How To Store Almond Butter Fat Bombs
The best place to keep these is in the freezer. They can be eaten straight from the freezer. However, if you only have access to a fridge, that will work too.
How Long Can You Freeze Almond Butter Fat Bombs For?
These will last in the freezer for quite a while. These and other fat bombs can last in the freezer for up to 6 months without losing flavor. So making a large batch makes sense here. You can easily double or triple this recipe.
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Almond Butter Fat Bombs
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- ½ cup virgin coconut oil (in liquid state)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond butter
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground allspice
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. orange extract
- pure liquid stevia (to taste)
- 1 pinch salt (Very small, just to enhance the sweetness.)
- Place 13 paper mini muffin liners into a mini muffin pan. If using a silicone muffin pan, place it on a cookie sheet for stability.
- Measure the coconut oil into a large measuring cup, and then add all the remaining ingredients to the same cup. Whisk together until smooth.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the paper muffin liners. This is about 1 tbsp. per paper liner. They will not fill to the top. Set in freeer for 2 to 4 hours.
- Once completely solidified, you can remove the fat bombs from the cookie tray and store them in a bag or container and return them to the freezer.