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.
Healthy Fats Are Important on Keto
You can use this delicious fat bomb recipe to add extra healthy fats to a ketogenic diet. Maple pecan fat bombs make the perfect snack. This sweet treat is a healthy dessert that can help you stay on track with a low carb lifestyle.
But why add fat bombs to a keto diet when your thighs already have fat to burn? 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. This is easy to do with a low carb, high fat diet.
This means you need to add enough healthy fats to a ketogenic diet. The best healthy fats to add to fat bombs include grass-fed butter, cocoa butter, MCT oil, macadamia nuts, peanut butter, coconut butter, and pretty much any coconut oil mixture. Eating enough healthy fats helps your body feel safe enough to let go of the stored fat hanging out on your thighs.
You can even sneak in a few cream cheese fat bomb recipes here and there. Alternate this recipe with a few cheesecake bombs for dessert and watch the fat melt away!
My point is keto is a low carb, high fat diet. If you miss either part of that equation, you may not get into ketosis. If you don’t get into ketosis, you won’t get the amazing keto weight loss results you crave.
Find Your Healthy Fat Balance on Keto
Does this mean you need to eat all of the fat bombs to get the health benefits from a ketogenic diet?
Nope – I didn’t say that either. You may just need to add a little extra oomph when it comes to adding more fat to your 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 the reason we teach our students to make good use of recipes high in healthy fats.
Healthy fat bomb recipes like maple pecan bites are a favorite among keto challengers. The women who join the Keto Challenge learn how to burn more fat by adding fat bombs to meals. So long starvation diets of the past! When you follow keto the right way, you get to eat more so you can lose more.
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Low Calorie Keto Doesn’t Work Long Term
If you’re accustomed to living a restrictive keto meets Weight Watchers lifestyle, fat bombs can help you rev up your fat burning engine. Use this recipe, plus other combos like coconut oil, unsalted butter, and dark chocolate to curb a sweet tooth while burning more fat.
Do you currently fall in the keto low calorie camp? If so, you need to kick fat macros way up. Eating enough fat helps your body feel safe enough to burn fat. On the other hand, counting calories on keto can lead you to feel like you failed another diet. Keep this in mind next time a random keto expert tries to convince you to cut daily calories lower than what my toddler eats in a day 🧐
Your Needs Are Different on a Keto Diet
The only constant when it comes to a weight loss plan is there is no one right diet for everyone. Different ways of following keto work for different people. Figuring out what works for you on keto takes a lot of trial and error.
Of course we provide easy keto plans with our Ready, Set, Keto! Method. Our method teaches you how to work with your body instead of against it. This helps you cheat your way to results with keto so you can speed the process up a bit 😉
You can also find plenty of keto recipes with a butter pecan flavor on my website to give your body what it needs. These keto treats help you keep your fats high, your blood sugar in check, and your metabolism speedy!
A Word About Keto Friendly Sweeteners
While we’re chit chatting about the do’s and don’ts of speeding up 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. This is especially true when it comes to savory fat bombs like these.
The maple extract, vanilla extract, and blackstrap molasses provide a natural sweetness to these fat bombs. With a combo like that, there’s no need to add anything artificial. Using too many food-like products made in science labs confuses your body since it doesn’t understand how to digest these chemicals.
When you eat something your body doesn’t recognize as food, wanna know what happens?
Your body stores the unrecognized substance in fat cells until it can figure out what else to do with it. This is the reason a real food diet is necessary for sustained weight loss. When you have the ability to digest what you eat – even better!
Keto isn’t a magical diet where if you eat zero carbs you automatically burn through all of your fat. Keto works because you end up eating more real food that happens to be low in carbs. When you add too many artificial sweeteners, this can halt results on a keto diet.
Real food your body can digest + lower insulin spikes due to eating foods low in carbs = fat burning machine!
Don’t even get me started on sugar alcohols like golden erythritol! Learning to go by the net carb count in sugar alcohols can screw up your results with a keto diet. These artificial sweeteners can cause adverse reactions like painful gas. You may notice this soon after eating keto cookies, keto fudge, or whatever other keto dessert you found filled with erythritol.
So now you don’t have the fat loss results you want, plus you’re doubled over in pain all day.
More About Counting Net Carbs on Keto
One of the biggest lessons 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. This holds especially true for challengers who’ve hit a keto weight loss stall.
That’s when digging into that nutritional data on a keto friendly food label is important. Once you take a closer look at the ingredients and start adding up total carbs instead of net carbs, you may realize you haven’t been following a keto diet after all 😲
While nothing in my blogs is meant as medical advice, dropping most of the added sugars and sweeteners in my plan has strengthened my immune system. It’s also made weight loss on keto a breeze.
All of this chatter might get me in trouble with other keto experts, but I’m just doing my best to help out the little guys (or more likely, gals). That’s 100 pounds of weight loss experience talking … so I may know a thing or two about a thing or two.
How to Make Maple Pecan Fat Bombs
Melt the coconut oil and almond butter over together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk while melting to combine the fats. Once the mixture is melted together, remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
After a few minutes, whisk in the vanilla extract, maple extract, blackstrap molasses and heavy cream. Add the mixture to the lined pan in 1 tablespoon increments. Drop the pecans into the individual tins by hand to make sure they are evenly distributed.
Place the tray in the freezer until the fat bombs are firm. This typically takes 20-30 minutes. Store the fat bombs in the freezer or fridge in a Ziploc bag or other airtight container.
A Few Quick Keto Cooking Tips and Keto Swaps
- The recipe calls for heavy whipping cream. If dairy leads to a weight loss stall for you, then swap this for a full fat coconut milk.
- You can choose to either chop fresh pecans or use toasted pecans instead.
- 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 you have on hand.
- Never store the finished product at room temperature since these melt quickly.
- I use a touch of blackstrap molasses to add sweetness to this recipe. I bet you could get away with maple syrup as a swap if that’s what you have on hand. 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.
Keto Maple Pecan Fat Bombs Wrap Up:
Are you curious about swapping almond butter vs peanut butter keto treats?
Wait – Is almond butter keto friendly? I suppose I should have established that at the beginning of this blog, but yes it is.
But 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 interchangeable on keto. It comes down to your preference and food sensitivities to determine which to use.
If a keto pecan recipe is one of your favorite flavors, check out this keto pecan pie recipe. You also need to try this butter pecan recipe, which is a simple 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
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Keep Keto Simple
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Keto Maple Pecan Fat Bombs
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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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