Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs

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Do you need fat bombs on the ketogenic diet? No, you don't. I'd like to clarify something about these high-fat snacks: they are not suitable for everyone and you shouldn't be upping your fat intake if you don't need to. Here is when you can include fat bombs:

  • They are great for those who need to add healthy fats into their diet to meet their personal macronutrient targets
  • If you're on the FAT FAST
  • They can be used as pre or post workout snacks
  • Finally, they're great party snacks

Some of the most popular recipes on my blog are fat bombs - most of them are sweet but this one is savoury.

Unlike regular guacamole, this one doesn't include tomatoes because they would make the mixture too runny. Using butter has the desired effect and the fat bombs are firm. Avocados, which are used to make them, tend to brown and create an unwanted effect. To minimise browning, make them in small batches so you don't have to store them for a long time. Also, make sure you use lime juice and keep them in an airtight container.

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving / 1 piece)

1.4 grams 1.3 grams 3.4 grams 15.2 grams 6.9 grams 156 calories
Total Carbs2.7grams
Fiber1.3grams
Net Carbs1.4grams
Protein3.4grams
Fat15.2grams
of which Saturated6.9grams
Calories156kcal
Magnesium10mg (3% RDA)
Potassium161mg (8% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3.6%), protein (8.6%), fat (87.8%).

Ingredients (makes 6 servings / fat bombs)

  • 1/2 large avocado (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, softened at room temperature - you can make your own ghee (55 g / 2 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small white onion, diced (35 g / 1.2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice (~ 1/4 lime)
  • freshly ground black or cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 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 Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs and used them as party snacks! Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs
  2. Halve, deseed and peel the avocado. Place the avocado, butter, chili pepper, crushed garlic, cilantro and lime juice into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs
  3. Mash using a potato masher or a fork until well combined. Add the diced onion and mix well. Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs
  4. Pour in the bacon grease from the tray where you baked the bacon and mix well. Cover with a foil and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
    If you are wondering why I used another bowl, it's simple because I couldn't fit the glass bowl in the fridge :-) Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs
  5. Crumble the bacon into small pieces and prepare for "breading." Remove the guacamole 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 & Guacamole 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. Bacon & Guacamole 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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Hi Martini
I found your recipe when i searched for fat bombs. My family has only recently started having fat bombs and i though we should give yours a try. We love avocado and bacon. I'm just not sure about eating it cold. Can you warm it up somehow without it colapsing?

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I'm afraid these would be too soft if you eat them warm. Maybe you will like other fat bombs? 😊 ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter

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I loved reading your posts.  I have Hashimoto's and recently started the keto diet as well.  I tried so many other things over the years to no success of feeling "good".  I have read many articles saying the keto diet isn't good for Hashimoto's and others that say it's great  Can you shed any light there on your thoughts?  Thanks!
PS...I am about 1 month in and actually feel really good!  Sustained energy and not as many stomach problems as I always had!

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Thank you Nicole! I started following a low-carb diet to improve my Hashimoto's symptoms and wouldn't change it 😊 This article may help: Are Keto and Low Carb Diets Suitable for People with Thyroid Disease?

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These are awesome. Mine didn’t get real firm so I just eat them with a spoon. Incredible. I was skeptical but they are great!

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Thank you Janet!

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Hi Marta, I want to try this recipe, but can't stomach the idea of putting 1/4 cup butter in with the avocodo.  Will the recipe turn out if I omit the butter?

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You can skip the butter but then I'd use it as a dip because I don't think it will hold its shape that well 😊

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You mentioned quitting processed foods but isn't bacon a processed food?
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/01/bacon-cancer-processed-meats-nitrates-nitrites-sausages

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There are many articles that cover this topic so I won't go into great detail (red meat, nitrates, nitrosamines, etc). In short: if you don't base your diet around bacon and include enough antioxidant-rich foods, then you can enjoy bacon. Keep in mind that quality matters and not all bacon is equal. Cooking temperature and time also play a role. If you do a google search you'll find this explained in more detail.

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Hi there, we're hosting a group at our campsite and I was wondering if these would stay green if I made them about 2 days in advance and wrapped them really well. Have you tried keeping them for a few days?

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Hi Melissa, I'm sorry this took so long to reply! I wouldn't take them to a campsite because they wouldn't hold their shape but you could use them as a dip with beef jerky or low-carb crackers? They will still turn a little brown though.
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Hello I am just starting to look for some of the fat bombs for my husband. On the weekends when home he is always looking for a snack. In a diabetic diet for a snack you cannot go over 20 grams of Carbs.
I found your bacon fat bombs.
My husband likes turkey sausage over bacon. Can I use sausage? thank you for any suggestions etc. I spend 2 to 3 hours in a store every week going through the carbs. Unfortunately I am the one that suffers over foods I love.

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Thank you for your kind words! I know how you feel but I promise it will get better. It's not easy to stop eating foods you love but luckily there are loads of healthy low-carb alternatives to almost anything. Yes you can try sausage meat but you'll need to crumble it and crisp it up.

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Nice little recipe for us that eat the Keto way.  Just love the recipes that we can be creative with.  Since doing this diet.  I love to cook now!

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I just made these and followed the directions exactly. Mine seem a little loose and we're hard to coat in the bacon. Any ideas? Will they become firmer in the fridge?

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I think it will help if you put the mixture in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before coating. Or you can serve it directly on top of crispy bacon slices (no refrigeration needed) 😊

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Can’t wait to try this. Trying to find recipes that would help get my husband on board. He’s a sugar junkie and very thin!

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Hi Martina,
I love your blog! I was watching Dr. Ken Berry's video where he talks about fat bombs and he says they shouldn't have any protein in them to keep your insulin level from being raised. BUT, he recommends your fat bomb book and I noticed that most of them have protein in them. Would you please comment? Is it better to have protein in your fat bombs and in your Keto coffee (or BP coffee) or not? I trust you. I trust him. I'm wondering if I'm missing something? Thank you!

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Hi Sandi, there is always a little bit of protein in fat bombs but it's very low. I don't think this amount of protein will trigger any insulin spike. I think what Dr. Ken Berry meant was that they should be very "low" in protein.

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Can you make a whole batch and then freeze some of it? I wouldn't want any of it to go bad since I don't really eat very much to begin with and I was thinking of making several types.

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These do not freeze that well. It's better if you halve the recipe.

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How are these when they turn cold in the fridge? Does the fat from the bacon become solid? I am wondering because I want to create on-the-go meals, and would keep this cold in a insulated bag. Great recipe!

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They do become "firmer" in the fridge - I prefer these freshly made or left outside the fridge for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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How many calories are these? It doesnt say. Trying to add it to my carb manager

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Hi Gabby, calories are listed as "kcal".

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Before starting Keto, I made a similar recipe...of course I ate it with chips, so now no chips!

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I would love to know why every recipe it seems has nuts! I love desserts as much as the next person but I am allergic to tree nuts and legumes (peanuts, sesame seeds, peas) and I can't have wheat, But every diet out there NUTs NUTS NUTS!!!!

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This recipe does not contain nuts. For more nut-free options, you can use the filtering tool in KetoDiet Blog: Recipes I hope this helps.

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These look amazing. I have never thought of a savoury fat bomb, but I love guacamole! (and bacon, of course) I was wondering if you could use a pre-made guacamole? Thank you so much.

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Thank you Carol! Yes you could do that. Just watch out for unwanted ingredients 😉

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Wow, all this without adding cheese. This really doesn't have to be a "ball"... could almost be a spread, right on a thick wedge of brie cheese 😊

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Absolutely, I actually prefer this as a spread, great with keto bread! 😊 ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter

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Hi, Will these turn brown after a few hours?  I know when I make guacamole, it only lasts a few hours and then turns horribly brown and the taste changes.  Does the fat in the butter or cream cheese change the chemistry to prevent this?    Just wondering.

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Hi Anita, yes, they do turn brown. Adding lime juice and keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge will slow down this process but they will eventually turn brown.

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My mom always said that by leaving the avacado pit in the guacamole it stops it from turning brown. Since guacamole is eaten quickly in our homes I'm going to assume it works since I've never had brown guacamole. She would tease that the avacado would assume it's still whole with it's seed still there with it. Lol

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So funny!! 😊 When there's guacamole in my house, it never lasts for more than a few hours!

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Even with the seed in place, avocado will still turn brown.  Maybe a bit slower, IDK.  If you cover the avocado with plastic wrap, fitting it exactly on to the avocado, it will stay green for much longer.  Same with your avocado dips.  Press plastic wrap to cover the surface of the dip.  

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I made this recipe exactly Except, I baked it. I ate it as a hot side dish while hubby had his mashed potatoes and gravy!

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I haven't thought of that 😊 I would expect the butter to melt - or was it ok?

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I have just started following the Keto diet and downloaded your iPad app, love it! I am a little confused though and would love some clarification please. You commented above that extra fat from these bombs for example are good for meeting your macro targets. I've done my macros, and just need to know whether or not I should be striving to achieve the full grams of fat per day, even if it means eating more (without going over my calories) - or is it the percentages that are more important? Because sometimes my percentages seem correct however I am way under on my fat grams (they are equal to my protein grams). I hope this question makes sense.
(By the way I cannot wait for the full phone app as I like to add my meals, calculate and look up recipes on the go - any chance of a time estimate?😊)
Thanks!

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Hi Rachael, what matters is the overall macros in grams. Although percentages will give you a good idea of what a keto diet looks like, they are not good enough because they are only relative (they never reflect overall energy/ calories).
The way it works is that if you don't feel hungry, you shouldn't eat, even if this means that you don't eat the amount of fat you get when yo use our keto calculator: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet (always eat to satiety).
We have been working on the universal app but also a few unexpected projects (new cookbook and KetoDiet Challenges) so we are a bit behind our original plan (summer 2016). I can't give you an estimate yet but we are doing our best to finish it asap 😊

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Winter has just started in South Africa n cold weather makes me hungry..i think fat bombs n especially savory ones will curb my 'hunger'.

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Out of curiosity as I really want to make these. What is in the bowl at the 12:00 position in the picture of everything ready to mix? The green shredded looking item ? Cilantro? Lime zest? scallion?

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Thank you for noticing! It's now listed - it was cilantro 😊

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I have to try these fat bombs they look so good!

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They are really good, but too buttery....I would replace the butter for cream cheese next time, good suggestion.

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Hi Dee, yes, you can try cream cheese or more mashed avocado instead 😊

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