Fat bombs are a staple on the ketogenic diet. These keto maple cinnamon fat bombs are delicious and beyond simple to whip up!
WHAT ARE FAT BOMBS?
Fat bombs are one of the most ketogenic foods you’ll ever find. In short, they are foods that aid in fat consumption during the day for those on the ketogenic lifestyle.
Fat bombs can be used in many different ways – like snacks, meal replacements, or as a side dish.
They are incredibly high in fat, with little no carbohydrates and protein.
As a general rule, they are also very easy to make and contain only a few ingredients.
THE FAT BOMB CRAZE
For ketogenic dieters, fat bombs have become a literal online craze over the past few years. Every kind of fat bomb imaginable has been created, it seems, even some very extravagant ideas.
Here’s looking at you, red velvet, white chocolate dipped, dark chocolate drizzled, and cinnamon dusted ones I saw online not long ago.
For most, those kinds of fat bombs are just too hard to make. They may be delicious, but for the general person, just too complicated.
Our philosophy is, short, simple, and sweet when creating foods. Fat bombs, especially, should be easy and quick.
Fat bombs are the perfect snack for anyone who tends to like desserts that are rich but not super sweet.
Since they’re low in sugar and carbohydrates, fat bombs are great for eating any time of the day, either on their own or as part of a meal.
ARE FAT BOMBS HEALTHY?
Absolutely! If you are a fan of the ketogenic or low-carb way of living, fat bombs fit right into the “rules” of each diet.
For both, they are low in sugars and carbohydrates. For ketogenic, they are high in fats.
Furthermore, for each diet, the fats used in these keto cinnamon maple fat bombs are heart-healthy and unrefined.
WHY SHOULD I INCORPORATE FAT BOMBS INTO MY DIET?
The easiest way to answer this is to ask you a few questions of our own…
- Do you need ways to find extra fat in your daily diet?
- Do you find it hard to meet your unique daily fat intake needs?
- Do you like sweet, rich, and easy snacks/desserts?
- Do you want to have high-fat, low-sugar treats on hand at all times?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should absolutely look into incorporating fat bombs into your diet!
There are other questions we could ask, I am sure, but those are some of the biggest.
If nothing else, fat bombs are the easiest way to add plenty of fats into your diet each day!
WHAT KIND OF BUTTER SHOULD I USE?
Types of butters (regular store-bought versus grass-fed versus organic, etc.) are a highly contested topic in the world of low-carb and ketogenic eating.
Having said that, using grass-fed butter is probably a good idea. There are several articles that help explain its benefits and differences.
If you’d prefer to go “all in” on making as things yourself as you can, we even have an article on how to make your own butter at home.
The process is incredibly easy and only requires two ingredients. Actually, make that one ingredient if you are making unsalted butter.
Making your own ensures you know exactly what goes into the butter you are eating, as well as the exact process used to make it.
If you’ve never made your own before, give it a shot. You’ll find it’s easy, fairly quick to do, and results in a delicious, light, and fresh tasting butter!
CINNAMON MAPLE FAT BOMB INGREDIENTS
The ingredient list is super simple. You’ll need the following keto and pantry staples to make this recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tbsp Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
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- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Keep in mind, if you follow one of the recipe variations discussed below, the main ingredient will change.
You might consider reading that section first before continuing, due to the use of different main ingredients.
HOW TO MAKE MAPLE CINNAMON FAT BOMBS
The process to make these fat bombs are is super easy.
Begin by combining all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip all ingredients together until butter is light and creamy.
If you are using a variation (discussed below), the goal is still for it to be light and creamy.
Spoon the mixture into a silicone candy mold and place into the freezer. Freeze for two hours before removing the fat bombs from the silicone mold.
Place into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator
SHAPING THE FAT BOMBS
As a general rule, shaping fat bombs is pretty darn easy. Most are made up of butter, cream cheese, or coconut oil.
This makes them easy to form and shape since these ingredients are super malleable when soft.
For this recipe, we call for the use of a silicone candy mold. However, it is also just as easy to form the fat bombs a spoon.
You can also “drop” the fat bombs onto a piece of wax paper as well.
Regardless, shaping the fat bombs will be very easy, especially if you don’t care what they look like when done.
DOES IT MATTER WHAT SHAPE THE FAT BOMBS ARE?
In short, no. It really doesn’t matter what shape they are in. It’s all personal preference.
If you prefer eating them like candy, you might decide to shape them like candy is appropriate.
However, if you’re making these for a nice sweet treat, shape won’t matter.
IS EATING FAT BOMBS WHILE INTERMITTENT FASTING OK?
Before we continue, it is very important to understand that the answer to this topic lies mainly in opinion. Everyone you ask about this will likely have a different answer, based on opinions and reasoning.
Having said that, we will offer our opinion on the subject. Please keep in mind, it is just that; an opinion.
THE DEFINITION OF INTERMITTENT FASTING
To “set the scene,” let’s first clear up the definition of intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is simply the process of fasting (not eating for extended periods of time) once a day or every so many days.
The only thing allowed during the fasting timeframe is caloric-neutral liquids such as water and black coffee.
This allows your body to use its own fat stores for energy, since no other form of nutrition is being ingested.
Some people do what is often nicknamed 8:16 fasting. This is where you allow yourself to eat regular meals only in an 8 hour window, while fasting the other 16 hours of the day.
BACK TO THE QUESTION…
Since fasting is not consuming nutrition for a period of time, it would be easy to assume nothing with calories is allowed.
However, as you know, the ketogenic diet relies on ingesting and burning fat for energy.
Therefore, we believe having small amounts (300 calories or less) of extremely high-fat foods (cough, cough… fat bombs?!) is acceptable while fasting.
Our theory (this is shared by others; we aren’t alone) behind this is that since you are training your body to use and burn fat as its main energy source, ingesting fats, though not a high calorie amount, is helping aid your body in making this fat transition.
The note of caution, of course, would be to be extremely vigilant when it comes to the number of calories you’re taking in during a fast.
If your caloric intake is too high, your body will assume you are eating normally and won’t really fast properly (use your fat stores for energy).
This is especially important if you decide to fast often (think the 8:16 fasting method here). You’d certainly not want to fast on a regular schedule and sabotage yourself along the way!
CUSTOMIZING YOUR MAPLE CINNAMON FAT BOMBS
For some, the thought of whipping butter might turn your stomach.
However, you can easily make some small changes to this recipe that will be just as fatty and yummy.
Here are a few variations on the original recipe you might consider when making this recipe.
CREAM CHEESE VARIATION
The easiest way to change these maple cinnamon fat bombs is to swap the butter for cream cheese.
Make sure your cream cheese is softened and follow the steps of the recipe as written.
CREAM CHEESE AND BUTTER MIXTURE
If you’d like to mix cream cheese and butter together, reduce the amount of butter to 1/4 cup and include 1/4 cup softened cream cheese. Again, follow the rest of the recipe as written below.
CREAM CHEESE AND COCONUT OIL MIXTURE
Lastly, you can remove the butter from the equation again and combine coconut oil (melted) and cream cheese.
Like the cream cheese/butter mixture above, use 1/4 cup of each and mix well.
With this variation, know that the fat bombs won’t fluff up as much as they will with the others. There will also be a taste of the coconut oil.
However, if you are dead set against using butter, this is another good option for you. As with the others, follow the rest of the recipe as written.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT SUGAR-FREE MAPLE SYRUP?
You sure can. As with most of our recipes, the sweetener (in this case sugar-free maple syrup) is just our suggestion of what we think works or tastes the best.
Having said that, there are plenty of alternative sugar-free maple syrups out there that will do the job.
You probably can find at least one, if not many more at your local grocery store or super market.
If you’ve never looked for them before, they are almost always located right next to the regular maple syrup.
A WORD OF SUGAR-FREE SYRUP CAUTION…
The first thing to be aware of is the sweetener used in the syrup.
Many brands will use sorbitol as its sweetener of choice. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is digested slowly in the human body. It has a sweet taste, but can often cause unintended side effects.
What are those side effects, you may ask? The first, with any consumption of a sugar alcohol, is a laxative effect.
Since sorbitol is digested more slowly than others sweeteners, it is very likely to cause digestive issues after ingesting it.
Secondly, sorbitol is not the most friendly of artificial sweeteners when it comes to keeping blood sugar low.
Since everyone responds to artificial sweeteners differently, it is very possible sorbitol can spike your blood sugar and slow weight loss.
If you’ve used products that contain sorbitol before and had no issues with blood sugar spikes or digestive issues, then you’re good to go.
However, if you haven’t used it before, it would definitely be worth your while to see how it affects you before using it on a regular basis. If you experience no issues, great!
Otherwise, it would be a worthwhile idea to seek out a syrup that uses a different sweetener to avoid these issues.
WHAT MEAL SHOULD I ADD KETO MAPLE CINNAMON FAT BOMBS TO?
Really, you can add these fat bombs to anything. They make a perfect side dish or snack.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Keto Shrimp Scampi
- Keto Skyline Chili
- Keto Jalapeno Popper Baked Chicken Spaghetti
- Keto Bacon Bourbon Meatballs
- Low-Carb Copycat Chick-fil-a Grilled Nuggets
TOOLS TO MAKE KETO MAPLE CINNAMON FAT BOMBS
- Hand Mixer – A good hand mixer can really go a long way as a staple utensil in your kitchen. Stand mixers are nice too, but a hand mixer is often faster and more thorough when dealing with smaller quantities of ingredients. For this recipe, a hand mixer is the perfect tool to whip out the fat bombs in no time flat!
- Silicone Candy Mold – A silicone candy mold will aid you in lots of different applications, especially as you are making candies and fat bombs. The mold is especially nice with these fat bombs, as it generally creates 1 tbsp servings, all while making them look pretty in the process!
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Using a hand mixer whip all ingredients together until butter is light and creamy
- Spoon the mixture into a silicone candy mold and place into the freezer
- Freeze for two hours before removing the fat bombs from the silicone mold
- Place into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 piece
Amount Per ServingCalories 102 Total Fat 12g Carbohydrates 0g Protein 0g