If you're not already familiar with the keto diet, you're probably wondering what the heck fat bombs are, and why you'd ever want to eat one. The name is a little weird, we admit. But if you're going keto (more on that here), they're about as necessary as RXBARs and chicken sausage are to the Paleo diet.
Basically, a keto fat bomb is a snack ball that's high in healthy fat and low in carbs. They're usually made with ingredients like avocado, nut butter, and coconut, and can be sweet or savory. Think: bacon and egg bombs in the morning and chocolate PB bombs after lunch. Now that we know fat isn't public enemy No. 1, go ahead and enjoy these hand-held, keto-friendly eats.
1. Everything Bagel and Lox Keto BombsShare on Pinterest
Your favorite Sunday brunch just got keto-fied. These breakfast balls will seriously help you forget you're skipping bagels, and you need fewer than five ingredients to get 'em together. Grab cream cheese, smoked salmon, scallions, and everything bagel seasoning, and start rolling.
2. Pumpkin Pie Keto Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
Most keto fat bombs are round, but there's no rule that says they have to be. These look more like brownies or fudge squares, and taste like fall. You can decide whether to include the protein powder and maple syrup, depending on how protein-packed or sweet you want them to be.
3. Almond Butter Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
These almond butter bombs look like a Reese's and taste like an Almond Joy… your brain might be thrown for a loop, but your stomach will be happy. They're made with nut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, and a sweetener, like erythritol.
4. Keto Pistachio Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
These guys straddle the line between sweet and savory, and we love the mix. Instead of cream cheese, they use mascarpone and a little vanilla extract for a sweet and rich inside. The creamy mix gets rolled in chopped pistachios to make a nutty, salty snack.
5. Paleo Butter Pecan Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
If your go-to ice cream flavor is butter pecan, you'll want to try out these sweet fat bombs. They're ideally made in an ice cube tray, which is the perfect way to have bite-size snacks on hand whenever you start to get a little hangry.
6. Matcha Coconut Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
These bombs combine two big health trends: matcha and keto. The green tea powder has a little bit of a bitter taste but balances out well with coconut butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Roll them in shredded coconut for extra texture (or skip it to keep the number of ingredients low).
7. Breakfast Bacon Fat BombsShare on Pinterest
You didn't think we'd forget about bacon, did you? The keto fave had to make an appearance. These addicting breakfast bombs mix it with hard-boiled egg, avocado, mayo, and a serrano pepper. Throw a little lime juice in there if you want a fresher taste. Keto eaters, your breakfast dreams have come true.