Are you craving something sweet but find yourself resorting to the same keto desserts over and over again? These keto nut butter cups are sure to blow your sweet tooth away while being a nutritional powerhouse, and helping you maintain ketosis.
This recipe serves up six perfectly portioned keto nut butter cups, packing 26 grams of fat and only one gram of net carbs per serving.
These chocolatey nut butter cups are:
These keto nut butter cups include:
- Stevia or monk fruit
- Perfect Keto Nut Butter
The most abundant ingredient in this dessert is Perfect Keto Nut Butter, which is made with macadamia nuts, cashews, coconut butter, and MCT oil.
Health Benefits of Keto Nut Butter Cups
#1: MCT Oil For Increased Satiety
Most peanut butter cups contain a laundry list of inflammatory ingredients. For instance, pro-inflammatory peanut butter, processed vegetable oils, and sugar can wreak havoc on your health — even if they’re low-carb.
Instead of your classic peanut butter cups, try these keto cups. With nutrient powerhouses like macadamia nut butter, grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and unsweetened chocolate, they taste incredible and keep your energy high.
MCT oil is made up of MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides — a type of saturated fatty acid.
How are MCTs different from other fats? These fats have a different chemical structure that makes them easy for your body to absorb and use quickly.
While most fatty acids have to travel through your digestive tract to get broken down and metabolized, MCTs go straight to your liver. Here, they’re used quickly as energy or turned into ketones.
Because your body uses MCTs so efficiently for fuel, it’s much less likely that your body will store them as fat — especially if you’re following a ketogenic diet[*]. MCTs also help you feel fuller longer and they may even increase your ability to burn calories[*][*].
#2: Macadamia Nuts for Brain Health and Micronutrients
Macadamia nuts are loaded with micronutrients, offering nutrients like fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which are associated with better brain and heart health.
If you check out their nutrition facts, you’ll find they make for a great low carb snack, with only have 4 grams of carbohydrates per serving (60% of which is fiber), making the net carb count only 1.6 grams per serving[*].
Looking for a new dessert to try that is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth? Give these keto nut butter cups a shot. With all of their health benefits and healthy fats, they make the perfect treat for anyone looking to indulge when on the keto diet.Print
Chocolatey Keto Nut Butter Cups
Featuring Perfect Keto Nut Butter, this tasty dessert is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with macadamia nut butter, coconut butter, and MCT oil.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: N/A
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Melt chocolate with unsalted butter in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds.
- Add in the stevia.
- Stir in cream and keto nut butter.
- Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.
- Divide chocolate mixture between the tins.
- Freeze until firm (30 minutes to an hour).
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 4g (Net Carbs: 1g)
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: Chocolatey Keto Nut Butter Cups