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One of the pillars of many a ketogenic diet is fat bombs, and plant-based keto is no exception. There are going to be days where you look at your macros and realize that you’ve only got 1g of carbs left, but still somehow need 200 calories and more fat. Since drinking straight coconut oil isn’t an appealing option for everyone, and macadamia nuts are pretty pricey, fat bombs are a great way to satisfy this need. I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for a really easy vegan fat bomb that people can make without a blender, so I thought I’d post the one I make the most.
These vegan fat bombs don’t have any crazy ingredients or weird preparation methods and are great to grab in a pinch. I like to keep a batch in my fridge at all times, so I have something to eat that’s super low carb and won’t jack up my blood sugar if I’m hungry and don’t want to actually cook anything.
Notes on Making Basic Vegan Keto Fat Bob-ombs
- Please don’t sue me, Nintendo.
- Please don’t sue me, Universal.
- If you don’t want to use almond butter, you can use pretty much any nut or seed butter, including coconut butter/manna.
- If you can’t have coconut oil, you can use an equal amount of cocoa butter instead.
- I like to use adorable silicon moulds (like these, actually exactly those) to make these for two reasons: they’re super cute, and I can make small enough fat bombs to be able to control the portions better.
- I store these in the freezer, but they will actually stay stable in the fridge, due to the coconut oil content.
- Similarly, if you aren’t a chocolate person, you can just replace the cocoa powder with another tbsp of almond butter. Just be sure to update the nutrition information accordingly in whatever tracking program you’re using!
- I used stevia to sweeten these, but if you’d rather use another sweetener, about 1 tbsp of powdered erythritol should do the trick. You could also use a granulated sweetener, but it will be a little gritty. You can also pulverize the granulated sweetener in a coffee grinder, and this will take care of the grittiness.
- I used the generic values for coconut oil, cocoa powder, and almond butter from the USDA reference chart, but if you are using specific brands, be sure to take this into account when calculating macros.
- You don’t have to make 12 servings out of this recipe – this is just what I got. If you want to make larger fat bombs, just make sure to update the macros in your tracker.
Basic Vegan Fat Bob-omb
- 1/2 cup 112g coconut oil
- 6 tbsp 96g unsweetened almond butter
- 2 tbsp 10g cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp liquid sweetener
- In a mixing bowl, melt together coconut oil, almond butter, cocoa powder and sweetener. Mix together until completely incorporated and pour into moulds. Freeze for about a half hour to set.
18 thoughts on “Basic Vegan Fat Bob-omb”
How to melt? Microwave… double broiler?
Hi Christina! You can use a double boiler, or also a microwave (for short bursts)! 🙂
I just made these last night… thx they are great! They don’t taste like a 97% dark chocolate bar of course haha but pleasurable and tasty enough to eat and get more fat in. Just what i needed. Thx again ill be making these all through my keto journey.
I’m so glad they do the trick, Christina! 🙂
Where did you get your moulds? My daughter loves pigs and I think she would get a big kick out of these fat bombs.
Hi Kim! Pigs are so cute! I also love them (as you could probably tell from this post), and it makes me really happy that you want to make your daughter’s day with some cute pig fat bombs. 🙂
The mould I used is from Amazon (US link here: https://amzn.to/2JMTqZE, Canada here: https://amzn.to/2HzPPxB & UK here: https://amzn.to/2GXkSqa, in case that “u” in “mould” indicates you are not in the US!).
what type of liquid sweetener do you use?
Hi Sarah! I usually just use the liquid stevia from Trader Joe’s 🙂
I ended up making them without the cocoa as I didn’t have any on hand, and they were still delicious! thanks for the recipe. It was just what I needed to complete my macros.
I’m so glad you like these! And good to know they’re still tasty without the cocoa. Sometimes you need a sweet treat…without too many grams of carbs or protein!
Just made my first batch of fat bombs, and these were DELICIOUS. I didn’t expect them to be so good! Thank you for the recipe!
I’m so happy you like them, Amber! 😀
I have tried so many other fat bombs and all I could taste was coconut oil. These are the BEST! Super happy. Thanks 🙂
These look so good. Do you use roasted or raw almond butter. I ask because the taste is so different in them.
Hi Anne, good question! It’s really a matter of preference. I tend to use roasted nut butters because I like them better, but if you really like raw nut butters, then go with that! 🙂
These are delicious. I added a pinch of salt and a half tsp more of granulated monkfruit sweetener just because I’m not a dark (bitter) chocolate lover. Then I froze them in a loaf pan and cut them into small squares when set. The taste blew me away… just so good.
Hi Bajan, I’m so glad you like them! That’s especially high praise coming from someone who isn’t a dark chocolate fan 😀
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