There’s nut(thing) butter than this keto butter mousse.
All jokes aside, the healthy fats in this mousse make it the perfect keto treat. You don’t need any dairy to get that luscious, silky texture — the macadamia nut butter takes care of that, so you can enjoy this mousse if you’re lactose intolerant or doing keto without dairy.
The main ingredients in this Keto Butter Mousse include:
- Perfect Keto Nut Butter
- Almond milk
The nut butters you find at your local grocery store are usually chock-full of vegetable oils, sugars, synthetic vitamins, and preservatives. Some nuts are also higher in carbs and can make you go over your daily carb limit.
That’s why we made our Perfect Keto Nut Butter. It’s specially formulated for the keto diet, so it’s rich in healthy fats, low carb, and made with just 6 nutritious ingredients:
- Raw macadamia nuts
- Raw cashews
- MCT oil (from coconuts)
- Raw coconut butter
- Vanilla bean powder
- Sea salt
So, whether you’re doing keto or thinking about starting, this velvety nut butter is the ideal snack.
Besides being delish and keto-friendly, this mousse has many health benefits:
5 Health Benefits Of This Keto Butter Mousse
#1. It’s Energizing
The special fats in the nut butter can help put and keep you in ketosis by elevating your blood ketone levels.
MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are a type of saturated fatty acid that can be quickly digested and used for fuel. They’re one of the most bioavailable forms of energy, don’t get stored as fat and research finds they can seriously boost your blood ketones.
Macadamia nuts pack a serious fat punch. Literally. Ringing in at 75% fat, one ounce of macadamia nuts contain 21.2 grams of fat and just 1.6 grams net carbs.
Cashews consist of approximately 46% fat, around 12.4 grams per serving[*].
#2. It’s Heart Healthy
Eating nuts on a regular basis has been shown to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease[*].
MCTs also keep your ticker healthy by regulating blood triglycerides and reducing LDL (harmful) cholesterol.
#3. Protects Brain Function
Macadamia nuts are rich in palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid that is a major component of myelin — the protective coating around your neurons. That’s why palmitoleic acid is so important for brain development in babies and for long term brain health[*].
Cashews contain copper, zinc, and iron — all vital nutrients for optimal brain function. By boosting ketone production, MCTs also help give your brain a cleaner and more efficient fuel.
#4. Lowers Inflammation
In one study, people who ate nuts eight or more times a week showed the highest reduction in inflammatory biomarkers[*].
#5. It’s Antibacterial
Coconut butter, like MCT oil, contains lauric acid, which is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. This type of fatty acid can help kill harmful microorganisms and prevent the overgrowth of bad bacteria in your gut.
Don’t get coconut butter confused with coconut oil because there’s quite a difference between the two. Coconut oil is made by removing the oil from the meat of the coconut and coconut butter is made with the coconut meat, turning it into a deliciously smooth butter.
Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with our Perfect Keto Nut Butter, let’s get to the recipe!
Heavenly Keto Butter Mousse
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 tablespoons Perfect Keto Nut Butter
- 1-2 tablespoon swerve, golden Lakanto, or keto friendly sweetener of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- pinch ceylon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- Cacao nibs
- Blend nut butter mousse ingredients until smooth. Pour into a saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes to avoid burning or sticking at the bottom. Taste mixture and adjust sweetness if needed. Remove from heat. Let it cool to room temperature. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
- Assemble parfaits by adding berries to a small serving dish, drizzle on nut butter mousse, repeat for added layers. Top with cacao nibs if desired.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 167
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 3g