Looking for a low carb dessert with a savory maple flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth? Maple pecan keto fat bombs are a quick and easy recipe with a nutty flavor that you’ll fall in love with. While I love keto almond butter recipes to add extra healthy fats to my ketogenic diet since these make the perfect snack, this sweet treat makes a healthy dessert for anyone following a low carb lifestyle.
But why add fat bombs to a keto diet when you keep hearing that your thighs already have enough fat to burn? While there’s no shortage of bad weight loss advice floating around the Ketospere, if you want to lose weight the keto way, then you need to keep blood glucose levels in check with a low carb, high fat diet.
This means you need to add enough healthy fats like grass-fed butter, cocoa butter, MCT oil, macadamia nuts, peanut butter, coconut butter, and pretty much any coconut oil mixture to your plan so your body feels safe enough to let go of the stored fat hanging out on your thighs. Heck, you can even sneak in a few delicious cream cheese fat bomb recipes here and there and just watch the fat melt away! My point is keto is a low carb, high fat diet – so if you’re missing either end of that equation, you may never get into ketosis … which means you may never get those amazing keto weight loss results you crave.
Does this mean everyone needs to eat all of the fat bombs to get the amazing health benefits a ketogenic diet has to offer? Nope – I didn’t say that either. Some just need to add a little extra oomph when it comes to adding more fat to their keto meal plan. A small amount of fat here and a little bit of fat there can be that little push you need to burn stubborn fat. This is precisely why we teach our students to make good use of recipes that are high in healthy fats.
There are others who’ve become accustomed to living a restrictive keto meets Weight Watchers lifestyle who sure can combine coconut oil with all of the unsalted butter and dark chocolate to help get their fat engines revved up. Speaking from experience, when it comes to keto vs calorie counting, you need to kick those fat macros way up to help your body feel safe enough to let go of stored fat. (AKA, when it comes to keto vs CICO, keto wins by a landslide!) Counting calories on keto can be the disaster that leaves you feeling like you’ve failed another diet. Keep this in mind next time some random keto expert tries to convince you to cut your daily calories lower than what my toddler eats on a daily basis 🧐
The only thing that remains a constant when it comes to a weight loss plan is there is no right diet for everyone and different ways of following keto work for different people. You have to take time to figure out what’s right for you through a whole lot of trial and error. (Of course we provide easy keto plans with our Ready, Set, Keto! Method if you’d like to speed the process up a bit 😉) I also have plenty of keto recipes with a butter pecan flavor to help you keep your fats high, your blood sugar in check and your metabolism speedy!
While we’re chit chatting about some of the do’s and don’ts of fat loss on a keto diet, let’s talk keto-friendly sweeteners when it comes to a low carb diet. I don’t love adding too many “keto friendly” sweeteners to recipes, especially savory fat bombs like these. I feel like the maple extract, vanilla extract and blackstrap molasses provide enough natural sweetness that there’s no need to add anything artificial that your body does not understand how to digest correctly.
When you eat something your body doesn’t recognize as food, wanna know what it does? It stores it in fat cells until it can figure out what else to do with it. This is the reason a real food diet you have the ability to digest works so well. It’s not that keto is some magical diet where if you eat zero carbs you’ll burn through all of the fat. Nope – you’re just eating more real food that happens to be be low in carbs. Real food your body can digest + lowering insulin spikes with foods low in carbs = fat burning machine!
Don’t even get me started on sugar alcohols like golden erythritol! Not only does going by the net carb count these sugar alcohols provide screw a ton of people up on keto, but often these artificial sweeteners cause adverse reactions like painful gas soon after you eat the keto cookies, keto fudge or whatever other keto dessert you made. So now you don’t have any fat loss results and you’re doubled over in pain all day to boot.
One of the biggest lessons our Keto Challengers learn is to go by the total carbohydrate count in a recipe. When challengers go from counting net carbs to total carbs, it’s a game changer – especially those who’ve hit a keto weight loss stall. This is when digging into that nutritional data on a “keto friendly” food label is super important. Once you check out the ingredients and actual total carbs in the products you buy, you may even realize you haven’t quite been following a keto diet at all 😲
While nothing in my blogs is meant as medical advice, dropping added sugars and sweeteners from my plan has helped strengthen my immune system and has made weight loss on a keto diet a breeze. All of this chatter might get me in trouble with other keto experts, but I really just want to help out the little guys – and that’s 100 pounds of weight loss experience talking here.
OK – all of the eat more to lose more weight loss rants aside, here’s a few tips when it comes to making this recipe delish:
- The recipe calls for heavy whipping cream, but if dairy stalls your keto weight loss results, feel free to swap this for a full fat coconut milk. You can find this in cans on here.
- You can choose to either chop fresh pecans or even use toasted pecans in this recipe.
- I use mini muffin trays lined with mini cupcake tins for this recipe, but feel free to use a silicone mold instead if that’s what works better for you.
- Never store the finished product at room temperature since these melt pretty quickly. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
- I use a touch of blackstrap molasses to add a little sweetness to this recipe, but I bet you could get away with maple syrup as a swap if that’s all you have on hand. Just keep the portion very small to keep the carb count down.
- I don’t use sweeteners in my keto fat bomb recipes. Test the batter before you freeze these. If they aren’t sweet enough for you, add your preferred keto sweetener. If you’re unsure which makes the best keto sweetener, get my free Keto Sweetener Guide.
While you’re still here, are you curious about almond butter vs peanut butter keto treats? Wait – Is almond butter keto friendly? Yes. And is peanut butter keto friendly? Sure is. So which do you choose?
There is no one best nut butter for keto. While I prefer almond butter for this recipe, feel free to swap it out with peanut butter and let me know how it is. These nut butters are very interchangeable on keto and it really comes down to your preference and food sensitivities to determine which you use.
If a keto pecan recipe is one of your favorite flavors, check out this keto pecan pie recipe or this butter pecan recipe, which is an amazing keto mason jar ice cream recipe. Don’t be shy – look around for your favorite new keto snack recipe or keto friendly party food to share – I have plenty of delicious keto recipes to go around
Save the recipe card below, but also be sure to pin this to your favorite keto desserts Pinterest board since this is a recipe you’ll want to make again! One last thing – I am part of the Amazon Services LLC associates program, so there may be affiliate links spread throughout this post. I can assure you all profits come right back into this blog to help others live their best healthy fat lives 😍Print
Maple Pecan Fat Bombs
These delicious fat bombs have a nutty maple flavor without any artificial sweeteners!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: Serves 20 1x
- Category: Keto Fat Bomb Recipes
- Method: Stove top
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 4 oz coconut oil
- 4 oz almond butter
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- 1 tsp blackstrap molasses
Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin tins
Melt the coconut oil and almond butter together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk to combine.
Once melted, remove from heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Add in heavy cream (best at room temp), vanilla extract, maple extract, and blackstrap molasses. Stir with a whisk to combine.
Add the mixture to the mini muffin tins in 1 tbsp increments.
Drop pecans into individual tins by hand.
Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
Store in a Ziploc bag or airtight container in the freezer or fridge.
I don’t use any sweeteners in my fat bomb recipes. Taste the batter to see if these are sweet enough, or if you’d like to add your keto friendly sweetener of choice.
- Serving Size: Serves 20
- Calories: 106.2
- Sugar: .6
- Fat: 10.8
- Saturated Fat: 5.7
- Carbohydrates: 1.6
- Fiber: .7
- Protein: 1.4
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