These Almond Butter Fat Bombs are very easy to make AND they’re lick-the-bowl-delicious! With only 4 ingredients and less than 2 net carbs, you HAVE to try them the next time you need a sweet fix.
Carbs are a limit.
Protein is a goal.
Fat is a lever.
When you’re following a ketogenic diet and tracking your macros carefully, those three lines are hugely important to your success.
Let me explain.
You don’t want to go over your daily allotted carbs. You don’t have to hit your carbs, and it’s perfectly fine to stay under.
Example: if every day you’re allowed 20g of carbs, you don’t HAVE to reach that. You could even end the day with 5g if you’re satisfied.
You WANT to hit the right amount of protein. This helps you to NOT lose muscle when you’re losing weight. Don’t go over it. But try to hit it.
Example: if every day you’re allowed 90g of protein, plan your meals to get as close to 90g as possible. Don’t go out and eat a whole cow, but don’t skimp on the bacon either.
Fat. Fat is the tough one. People get hung up on how much fat to eat because eating fat to lose fat is one of the Keto mantras everyone spouts off. But eating too much fat, even on a Keto diet, can stall your success.
Example: if you’re allowed 120g of fat every day, and you only hit 80g but you’re done eating and you’re NOT hungry, it’s perfectly okay to stop eating. Many people advise only eating as much fat as necessary to satiate you. Fat keeps you full.
So I struggle with fat bombs. They’re great. They’re absolutely delicious. They feel like you’re cheating…but they make it easy to go overboard if you’re either not tracking, or lack self control…largely because most fat bombs are not low calorie treats.
I usually give the nutritional info later, but since we’ve been talking about macros in such depth I wanted to make the nutrition clear according to how I made these Almond Butter fat bombs, with the ingredients I used.
For ONE fat bomb you can expect:
3.6g Total Carbs
2.2g Fiber 1.4g NET Carbs
So the macros are really solid for a ketogenic diet, and this treat is as yummy as it is gorgeous…just be careful to not overdo it.
Also: I’m not a doctor or health professional. Be sure to consult yours and do your own research! It’s important for you to know truths because you know them, not because I told you them.
On to the yummy!
Almond Butter Fat Bombs
Check these bad boys out!
They are a perfect blend of almond, coconut and chocolate. Biting into one is kind of reminiscent of the taste of an Almond Joy.
They’re super delicious.
All you need to make them are Almond Butter, Coconut Oil (I used unrefined to get the coconutty flavor), Sweetener (I use Swerve), and Cacao Powder!
I also use these silicone baking cups (affiliate) from Amazon to make them. Easy use, easy clean up. Win-win.
One of the things I like best about this recipe is once they set, they shouldn’t melt quickly like some other fat bombs I’ve made. Looking at you, you delicious chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bites!
Mix together almond butter and coconut oil in a medium bowl
Microwave for 30-45 seconds
Stir until smooth
Stir in erythritol and cacao powder
Pour into silicone molds
Refrigerate until firm
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on NET carbs. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.
I can't believe so many recipes use erythritol. Surely I'm not the only one who ends up in the bathroom after eating it? Is there nothing else that can sweeten it? Honey, maybe?
Tuesday 10th of November 2020
I just saw this recipe and made it, 5 minutes ago, so the cups are in the frig now - can't wait to taste. Personally, I'd thought 1/4 cup of powdered sweetener was A LOT, so I'd just put in 1-1/2 tsp of monk fruit sweetener. I'd also added 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp of coconut flour, just to thicken a little. We'll see how it turns out! Thank you for the recipe.
Thursday 10th of September 2020
Delicious!! I used 3 tbs cacao and 3 tbs Swerve and added a sprinkle of sea salt. They are perfect - thank you!
Sunday 30th of August 2020
These are fantastic! I made a batch, tasted the corner of one, and immediately made another double batch to keep in the freezer. I used silicon ice cube molds because that's what I had on hand. Love the high fat content for only 1 net carb. Most other recipes I have tried are in the 10-15 gram range. These are absolutely delicious and lots of bang for your buck. Thank you so much for this recipe!
Tuesday 1st of September 2020
Wonderful to have something quick and easy and foolproof for when I have a sweet tooth,thanks so much! I would like to add almond slithers to it next time just for a change up but they are great just the way they are!
Tuesday 7th of January 2020
Best fat bombs I’ve made to date. Love them! Going to take some of the recommendations from above (like the espresso) Can’t wait to see how well the variations turn out. Soooo good! Thank you!
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