Satiate your hunger and feel great all day with a healthy treat: Pecan Ghee Keto Fat Bombs!
The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that focuses on clean, healthy eating. Ghee is a perfect complement to the keto diet, as it’s a great, healthy fat source that’s easy to use and delicious to eat. Whether you are a strict follower of keto, or you are just looking for a healthy snack to nosh on, these Pecan Ghee Keto Fat Bombs are sure to satisfy your hunger and give you a boost of energy throughout the day.
Ghee is great for keto
Ghee has many proven health benefits and has been revered for millennia for it’s healing properties. But why is it specifically great for keto?
Ghee is a versatile fat with a very high smoke point – great for sautéing veggies! It’s loaded with a wide range of fats including medium-chain fatty acids, which can be readily processed for ketone production and quick energy. Ghee contains butyric acid, a highly ketogenic short-chain fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory effects. And let’s not forget to mention that ghee contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a fatty acid that has been linked to weight loss.
Check out our blog for some more recipes and other ideas for using ghee — it’s so versatile, the ghee keto options are really endless. For now, here’s the Pecan Ghee Keto Fat Bomb recipe you’ve been waiting for!
The Recipe: Pecan Ghee Keto Fat Bombs
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- Optional: 7-8 drops of stevia, or any sweetener of your choice to taste. Omit if you are on a sugar detox.
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Add the pecans and toast them while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dish when the pecans are darker and smell toasty. They’ll toast even more while cooling.
Roughly chop the pecans into medium/large chunks.
In a small saucepan, combine coconut butter, ghee, and coconut oil and heat over low heat until melted.
Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt, as well as a sweetener, if using.
Divide the chopped pecans into a silicone mold of your choice, like ice cube trays.
Pour the heated butter and coconut mixture over the pecans, dividing it evenly.
Freeze for at least 30 minutes until the fat bombs harden.
If you don’t have a silicone mold, you can pour the mixture in a small container, freeze, then cut into bite-sized squares.
Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.
These Pecan Ghee Keto Fat Bombs are delicately flavored for a simple snack, but it’s easy to take them up a notch and turn them into a more decadent yet healthy dessert. Try swapping out plain ghee for Full Moon Ghee’s Chocolate Ghee or Maple Ghee.
Our Chocolate Ghee is made with local honey and organic, fair-trade chocolate, and is loaded with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, vitamin C, natural sulfur, B-complex, and iron.
Our Maple Ghee is crafted in small batches with locally sourced maple cream, a New England treat. Maple cream is full of antioxidants and is a major source of minerals and vitamins including zinc and magnesium, which play a key role in strengthening the immune system.
Recipe inspired by: Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs