Macadamia Nut Fat Bomb
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Perfect Keto’s macadamia nut fat bomb is the best way we know how to have a treat that is literally guilt free and supplies us premium energy for our day. It’s officially time to shake off the fat-phobia and neuroticism from the past 30 years. Americans collectively did a low-fat, high-carb diet experiment and got fatter and sicker. The truth is that every cell in your body needs fat to function properly. When we are in ketosis, fat is our energy. We can literally sub out the word “fat” and replace it with “energy” so this recipe title would the Macadamia Nut Energy Bomb.

Two big things to highlight from a nutritional standpoint:

Macadamia Nuts

When you think of macadamia nuts, Hawaii might come to mind, but this nut is actually native to Australia. These are some of the most sought-after nuts in the world, so they can be expensive but they carry huge health benefits.

Macadamia nuts are among the fattiest of all nuts and contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Over 80% of the fat in macadamia nuts is monounsaturated, which is the type of fat that even major public health associations admit is beneficial to our cardiovascular system and glucose regulation (which is essential to ketosis). Comparing to even avocados and olive oil, macadamia reigns supreme in the MUFA category.

  • Macadamia nuts (1 ounce): 16.5 grams.
  • Avocado (1 avocado): 13.3 grams.
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon): 9.8 grams.

Macadamias are also incredibly low in omega-6 fatty acids, which are generally inflammatory. Comparing to an ounce of other types of nuts, macadamias omega-6 levels are microscopic.

  • Walnuts: 10.7 grams
  • Pecans: 3.7 grams
  • Almonds: 3.4 grams
  • Cashews: 2.2 grams
  • Macadamia nuts: 0.36 gram

See our full guide to Nuts on the Ketogenic Diet for more.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s)

The MCT’s coming from the coconut oil are going to be huge for us. MCT’s are a type of fat that is metabolized quicker than most, and broken down into useable energy. It also can easily cross the blood-brain barrier, which is why they are so beneficial to our mental clarity and performance. Perfect Keto made a convenient MCT Oil Powder just for this reason, and more can be found in our article Are MCT Supplements Worth Taking?

Enjoy having this fat (energy) bomb on deck to rock your day. PK Pro Tip: Put some in your freezer too. 🙂

 

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Macadamia Nut Fat Bomb

Perfect Keto’s macadamia nut fat bomb is the best way to #treatyouself with premium energy for your day. When we are in ketosis, fat is our energy.

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unrefined coconut oil (room temp)
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. erythritol or Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 macadamia nuts
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil, vanilla, sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Line a small container with parchment paper. Pour in the chocolate mix, use a spatula to spread it thin and evenly along the bottom. I recommend a container no bigger than 4×6.
  • Place macadamia nuts in chocolate mix. You can be really systematic about it or make fun shapes. Sprinkle salt lightly all over.
  • Place the container in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove, cut into 6 even squares.
  • Store in the freezer for a quick sweet treat or fat bomb.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Square
  • Calories: 99
  • Fat: 16.9
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 0.8

Keywords: macadamia nut fat bomb

Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.

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Responses (17)

  1. I’ve made this recipe a number of times. Its really good and a bit addictive especially when I need a sweet treat.

  2. I made these today and they are sooooo good and addictive. However when I input the recipe into Master Cook, it states that the carbs are 38 grams and the calories are 1992 – that scares me. How did you get 1.9 grams and 99 calories? I want to believe you since I am on the Keto eating plan.

  3. I omitted nuts, as I don’t care for nuts. They do need something though. I thought the next time I make them I would add some Heavy whipped cream to them to give them more fat. Other than that, they were very tasty. I also have Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in a grinder and put some of that on top. That was interesting.

  4. Is there a healthy/natural version of erythritol or swerve? I do not like using chemicals in my diet.
    Thank you.

  5. Your directions omit the adding of the chocolate powder.
    “In a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil, vanilla, sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth.”

  6. I put this recipe into Cronometer – It says:
    Full Recipe 145 grams. 15 g is about a tablespoon – which is what I use for my fat bombs in little silicone cups. Full recipe says 35.12 g of carbs, but when you split it into 10 servings of 15 g [about 1 Tb] you get 3.5 g of carbs each.
    Calories -96.2 kcal, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 6.6 g,
    Sodium 16.9 mg, Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g, Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 0.2 g [may be counting the sugar alcohols]
    Protein 0.7 g Hope this is helpful.

  7. I made these with almonds and almond extract. I added a tablespoon of unsweetened coconut for some crunch. I used mini paper muffin cups.
    They turned out fantastic.

  8. I’ve only been on a keto diet for 3 days and I was really getting burnt out on having absolutely nothing that taste sweet. This recipe hit the spot and I was able to find Swerve at Walmart!!

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