Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs

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I'm a big fan of savoury fat bombs! I've explained how to incorporate fat bombs in your diet in my post here. Don't get me wrong, I like their sweet version too and have even created several recipes myself. However, I think that savoury fat bombs are simply better, as they are more sating and don't seem to trigger cravings.

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Nutritional values (per serving / 1 piece)

0.2 grams 0 grams 5 grams 18.4 grams 7.6 grams 185 calories
Total Carbs0.2grams
Fiber0grams
Net Carbs0.2grams
Protein5grams
Fat18.4grams
of which Saturated7.6grams
Calories185kcal
Magnesium and Potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (0.3%), protein (10.7%), fat (89%).

Ingredients (makes 6 servings / fat bombs)

  • 2 large eggs, free-range or organic
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, softened at room temperature - you can make your own ghee (55 g / 2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (you can make your own)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 4 large slices bacon (120 g / 4.2 oz)

When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C/ 375 °F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking paper, leaving space so they don't overlap. Place the tray in the oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. The time depends on the thickness of the bacon slices. When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.
    I made a double batch of the fat bombs and used them as party snacks! Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs
  2. Boil the eggs. Fill a small saucepan with water up to three quarters. Add a good pinch of salt. This will prevent the eggs from cracking. Bring to a boil. Using a spoon or hand, dip each egg in and out of the boiling water - be careful not to get burnt. This will prevent the egg from cracking as the temperature change won't be so dramatic. To get the eggs hard-boiled, you need round 10 minutes. This timing works for large eggs. When done, remove from the heat and place in a bowl filled with cold water. I like love and always use this egg timer! When chilled, peel off the shells. Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and add the peeled and quartered eggs. Mash with a fork. Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs
  4. Add the mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper and mix well. Pour in the bacon grease and combine well. Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until it's solid and easy to form fat bombs. Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs
  5. Crumble the bacon into small pieces and prepare for "breading." Remove the egg mixture from the fridge and start creating 6 balls. You can use a spoon or an ice-cream scooper. Roll each ball in the bacon crumbles and place on a tray that will fit in the fridge.
    Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs Enjoy by itself or with my Ultimate Keto Buns. Eat immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Also, make sure you check out my Bacon & Guacamole Fat bombs! Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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The recipe says to crisp the bacon in the oven on parchment paper. Later it says to add bacon grease to mixture of butter, eggs, mayo, salt & pepper. Where is the bacon grease from? Did you have a previous edition of this recipe that called for frying the bacon?

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Hi Jan, I just poured the grease from the tray into the bowl with eggs (see step 4). I hope this helps!

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My husband will not touch anything with mayo and is allergic to cheeses and most dairy, you replied to another comment that they could add cream cheese, is there a reason for this? Would they not work if I simply omitted the mayo?

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I think it will work with cream cheese because I made a similar savoury fat bomb recipe with it (although this does not include eggs): Savory Mediterranean Fat Bombs I hope this helps!

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Martina,
  Any plans to add these to the Keto Diet App?

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Hi Jonathan, all blog meals can be found in the app in KetoDiet Blog > search for the meal. You can then add it to the Planner using the "plus" icon, or make it a favourite by tapping on the "heart" icon so you can then easily find all your favourite recipes.

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They look great and perhaps handy for travelling  (eat in airport on layovers vs. bad airport food). I am going to try immediately

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Pink Himalayan salt contains NO iodine, therefore if this is the only salt you use you are libel to get a goiter.
Pink Himalayan salt is flooding the western markets as it is illegal to sell it where it is mined because of the lack of Iodine.

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Iodine deficiency is far more common in developing countries. Apart from iodised salt, there are other sources of iodine: sea vegetables, fish, yogurt, eggs, cheese, etc. Therefore, it would be incorrect to assume that using only pink Himalayan salt causes thyroid issues.

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Hi,
Can these be microwaved? I would like to make them for my husband to eat in the morning's.

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Hi Marlene, I wouldn't microwave them - due to the high fat content they would melt.

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I didn’t like these at first. Then I realized it was because of the cold bacon and grease. So I microwaved and, yes, they did melt, but I
Like them a lot better warm!

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I’m super excited to try these but need some help! Mine turned out soupy, maybe because I used 5 pieces of bacon instead of 4?? Are there any suggestions for thickening it up so I can make them
Into balls? Thanks!

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Hi Vicky, was it too soft? Then perhaps you used too much mayonnaise and not enough butter? I can't think of anything else - too much mayo would make it too soft.

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Or the extra grease from 5 strips of bacon... I would think adding another egg... Or half an egg more would thicken it up.

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That's true because not all bacon is equal and some may contain more fat which only solidifies once chilled.

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Can anyone tell me the calorie content? Thanks

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Hi Julie, it is listed as "kcal".

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How many calories per serving?

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Hi Shawna, it is listed as "kcal".

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How many calories are in this recipe per piece?

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Hi Sheila, it is listed as "kcal".

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My fat bombs won't roll into balls. They're just crumbling apart. Any idea why that might be?

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Hi Meranda, was the butter softened? If looks like it may have been too solid?

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Can these be frozen and thawed later? This was my first time making them and I think I added too much liquid. They're mushy. 😊

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I don't think so - I wouldn't freeze them.

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I made these and they were delicious! I was wondering though. There are 18.4g of fat in each bomb (if you make 6) . Meaning that 6 would be 110.4. I doubled the recipe (220.8g of fat for 12) but I guess I made them too big or something lol because I don’t was only able to make 7. To figure out how much fat is in each, couldn’t I just take the total (220.8g) and divide it by 7 (how many I made)? I hope this makes sense and I appreciate any feedback!

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Absolutely! That will give you fat per serving 😊

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I am new to the keto diet and I have tried these a couple of times now and they came out perfect every time. I really like the idea of fat bombs and they are so small and easy to take everywhere. Going to try some of the others as well! Thanks for the recipe!

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Using coconut oil instead of the bacon day seems healthier, have you tried it?

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Hi Mary, I haven't tried that but I'm not sure if I would like the coconut taste.

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you can get coconut oil that is tasteless. you can get expeller pressed or cold pressed. one has the coconut flavor but the other one is almost tasteless. I can't remember which at the moment...lol.
Totally adding bacon in mine though because bacon is great when you are doing ketos. I have been buying nitrate/nitrite free, sugar free, organic bacon! A bit more expensive but worth it! ;)

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I'm curious why the butter is added? There's enough fat in the bacon, egg and mayo to make them a "fat bomb". Does the butter do something to hold them together?

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You can skip it if you like. The reason I used it is because a fat bomb technically needs to have at least 85-90% calories from fat, and it helps them hold together too.

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I tried making them but they didn't really turn out right

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These look pretty good but I have a question. I couldn't help but chuckle at the comment about not liking egg whites & preferring the yolk, because  I'm the opposite: love the whites, detest the yolks. Can I dump the yolks and make this with just the whites? Or is there a solution to replace  the yolk? Honestly the only time I eat the yolk is for scrambled eggs (it's ultimately a texture thing).

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I'm not sure how that would work for the taste and texture. Maybe you can try these instead? Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs
Or these (I think the egg yolk could be substituted with more avocado): Avocado & Egg Fat Bombs and Deviled Eggs

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I'm the same way with the texture of hard boiled yolk! Try scrambling the eggs in the shell before boiling them. Wrap egg in plastic wrap and twist the ends like a tootsie roll wrapper. Spin the egg around back and forth for 20-30sec then unwrap and boil.

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I also like to add thawed frozen spinach that has been completely wrung out of all moisture.  Sooooooo good!

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Oh I also forgot to mention, I steam my eggs in a steamer for 15 minutes. They turn out perfectly every time. After I cool them down some in cold water, I return them to the steamer bowl, put the lid on, and while holding the lid on tightly, shake them vigorously for a minute or two, until the shells are cracked all over. Then I peel them under running water and the peels practically fall off in one piece! The whole process is so quick and easy it makes cooking and preparing boiled eggs, even large quantities at once,  practicality effortless!

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Thanks for the tips!

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Lard (from a good clean source) is the perfect answer, and rendered duck or goose fat would be great options.  Beef tallow may be a bit stiff, but should soften with the bacon grease.  Coconut oil is a decent alternative as well.

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You made reference a few times that these were dairy free. They most definitely are NOT DAIRY FREE. They are made with butter = cream = dairy. (But of course anyone with severe allergic reactions to dairy would know they couldn't eat butter.) For a dairy free version, you might try substituting dairy free Smart Balance for the butter. I love eggs every way, and love egg salad, so I'm looking forward to trying these.

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Although ghee is lactose and cassein-free, I agree that those with severe dairy allergy will have to avoid ghee altogether. However, I wouldn't recommend Smart Balance as a healthy alternative - the ingredients list canola oil, soy oil, artificial flavours and more. Instead, I'd try palm shortening - that may work 😊

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You could substitute with avocado

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You can easily just use coconut oil instead

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FYI...if you put your hard boiled egg in a mason jar with  a little water, cover and shake vigorously, the egg shells peel off easily...best tip I ever got from Facebook!
I love hard boiled eggs mashed with butter, I'm definitely going to make these! Thanks for sharing.

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That is an awesome tip, thank you! 😊

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Hi!  I'm trying these for the first time today.  I followed the recipe to a T, but I think I added too much grease.  My egg mixture was too loose and I had some leftover.  I also doubled the recipe and made 9 balls before running out of bacon.  I hope they turn out!

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Maybe the bacon slices were smaller? If so, I'd add 1-2 slices just to be sure. Hope you liked them!

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How many of these would you eat if you were making them your breakfast?

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I'd go for 1-2 fat bombs... maybe with some grain-free bread 😊 Low-Carb & Paleo Bread - The Ultimate Guide

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I eat 4 for breakfast in order to get my fat intake high enough to match my macros. I make huge batches of 24 for the week.

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Don't see where it says how much bacon grease.

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It's the bacon grease that you get from crisping up the bacon slices 😊

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I love this fat bomb n seems easy to make 👍🏽 but I don't like mayo is there another option? Maybe soft cheese like Philadelphia?

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Yes, cream cheese is a great option!

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You could use avocado instead

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