Fat Bombs! For The Win

When I’m not exploring a new food spot, making new blog recipes, or doing some sort of activity you can find me at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Yes, I’m a pediatric Registered Dietitian and I work with children who have Epilepsy or seizures. A key treatment option for my patients is the Ketogenic Diet. This diet is a very high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate diet. This particular macronutrient breakdown causes the brain to use fat for energy instead of glucose (carbohydrates). This diet packs a TON of fat and I’ve learned how to counsel families on how to do just that!

Naturally, I thought it was about time I tried a popular patient favorite: Keto Fat Bombs and share with you all! No, these don’t taste like a reese’s cup, but I think they’re sweet just enough and who doesn’t like a chocolate bite that just melts in your mouth?!

Okay, so these are super easy to make, doesn’t use any crazy ingredients, and all you need to do is grab one out of the freezer and enjoy!

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Ingredients:

4 tbsp butter (I used vegan)

8 tbsp coconut oil, softened

2 tbsp almond butter

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 packet of truvia (or liquid stevia)

4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

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Directions:

  1. Place butter, oil, and nut butters in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 35-45 seconds or until melted. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add cocoa powder + sweetener and combine.
  3. Using a muffin tin and muffin liners pour a thin layer in each mold and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the muffin liners and store in the freezer in a ziplock bag

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This made about 14 cups! If you’re feeling adventurous…get some fun molds and go to town!

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Dark Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

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I’m all about making recipes a little healthier as long as it DOES NOT taste like cardboard! We all deserve sweets and treats throughout the week and if your body is craving something chocolate-y; well, I vote we satisfy that craving! These blondies are made with a secret ingredient that packs some protein and healthy fats to these bars. I hope you love them just as much as I do! I followed Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe and made a few tweaks based on what I had on hand.

Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas, drained

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup coconut sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup old fashioned oats

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Dark chocolate chips (no limit here)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  4. Totally optional, but highly recommend adding more chips on top right before baking
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool completely before cutting.

This recipe makes 12 regular size bars!

 


Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread

Makes: About 10-12 slices (depending on the thickness of your slice)

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Preparation: 15 minutes

Bake time: 35-45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small roasted sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp balking flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon + salt
  • Toppings: Dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, nuts etc.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Mash the potato and applesauce together. Add all the wet ingredients and mix well. Then add the almond flour, baking powder and spices. Pour batter in a lined bread pan and spray with oil. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

This bread is so delicious and goes great with a nice drizzle of your favorite nut butter! Plus it’s a healthier take on the typical sweet breads and the perfect snack or breakfast!