Easy Lemon Fat Bombs

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Fat bombs are becoming more and more popular within the low-carb community and not just during the fat fast. These lemon treats are just one of the many fat bombs I have on my blog. I often use coconut oil which is high in MCTs and one of the healthiest foods on the planet. As always, fat bombs are not meant to be overeaten or substitute a full meal but they are great as snacks.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

0.8 grams 2.1 grams 0.76 grams 11.9 grams 10.3 grams 112 calories
Total Carbs2.9grams
Fiber2.1grams
Net Carbs0.8grams
Protein0.76grams
Fat11.9grams
of which Saturated10.3grams
Calories112kcal
Magnesium5mg (1% RDA)
Potassium46mg (2% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from net carbs (2.8%), protein (2.7%), fat (94.5%)

Ingredients (makes 16 servings)

Note: Based on some feedback, 2-4 tbsp powdered Erythritol works better than stevia - the amount depends on your preference. Coconut butter is also known as "creamed coconut" - this is not the same as coconut milk "creamed" in the fridge. You can also use shredded coconut to make coconut butter in a food processor.

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Instructions

  1. Zest the lemons and make sure the coconut butter and coconut oil are softened (room temperature). It's better if you use a very fine grater to avoid having large pieces of lemon peel in the fat bombs.
    Make sure you use organic, unwaxed lemons in this recipe. Easy Lemon Fat Bombs
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make sure the lemon zest and stevia are distributed evenly. You can use clear, lemon or coconut stevia drops.
    If you prefer a sweeter and less bitter taste (may be caused by too much stevia), use 2-4 tablespoons or powdered Erythritol instead. Easy Lemon Fat Bombs
  3. Fill each mini muffin paper cup, or silicone candy mold with ~ 1 tbsp of the coconut mixture and place on a tray that will fit in the fridge. Easy Lemon Fat Bombs
  4. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or until solid. Easy Lemon Fat Bombs
  5. When done, keep refrigerated. Coconut oil and coconut butter get soft at room temperature. Enjoy!
    Easy Lemon Fat Bombs

Tip for leftovers: You can use the remaining lemon to make home-made lemonade. Simply mix water with preferred amount of lemon juice and stevia and add some ice. Or you can add some lemon juice to my Summer Iced Berry "Lemonade" :-)

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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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Where can I buy coconut butter?

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I get mine on Amazon (also known as coconut manna).

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Love them!
Thank you for sharing!

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I LOVE lemon and these were awesome!  I also tried substituting 2 TBS of red palm oil for 2 TBS of the coconut butter.  Even better though I didn't think it possible! 1 TBS red palm oil has 14g. fat, 6g saturated, zero cholesterol, sodium, carbs or protein, but a whopping 80% of the RDA of vitamin A and 10% of vitamin E.  This is a plus in my opinion since in avoiding carbs, things like carrots and sweet potatoes have become a rarity.  I feel like I'm getting other vital nutrients that I'd be lacking otherwise.  Anyway, thanks for a great recipe!  I'll be checking out more of yours.  And thanks for posting about how to make your own coconut butter too.  That stuff is expensive pre-made!

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Thank you! That's great thinking! 😊 I was wondering if you could taste the red palm oil though? I'll be definitely trying that!

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I didn't notice much of a difference in the taste.  Maybe a little more "buttery"? It did make it a really pretty yellow though!

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Now I'm intrigued, especially with the colour effect! I'm thinking... turmeric would make them look really pretty but will not go with lemon - but "golden milk" fat bombs would be amazing! 😊

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I must have done something wrong because mine tastes like soap!! Just broke my heart to put all that time and money into this and it tastes just like lemon soap. I followed the directions exactly. Made my own coconut butter the way you showed it, exact measurements and they are awful. 😢 has anyone got an idea how this happened?

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I'm sorry to hear that Missy 😞 Could it be the lemon extract? I think this can make a huge difference as not all are the same - that's where I it may be coming from.

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Hi.  This is a great recipe. I got a little adventurous and made Lemon-Raspberry, two different kinds of Lemon (one with lemon essence as the extract is not available where I live and one with lemon zest and vanilla) and one with lime. I have to say as written the Lemon ones are great, but the Lime ones are great too. I used a pinch of psyllium husk at the bottom of each one to help them release easier from my silicone cups. Love love love the recipe.  Thanks!

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That's a great idea, why did I never think of using psyllium powder!? 😊

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What do these taste like? Are they more lemon or does the coconut oil come through? I cannot use coconut oil to saute food (upsets my stomach), and I'm not crazy about the taste of coconut unless it's covered over by chocolate!
Is there a suitable substitute for Coconut Oil?
Can butter substitute for Coconut Butter?
Thanks for your help.

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I think they have a strong lemon flavour but that depends on the amount of lemon zest or whether you use lemon extract (lemon zest is better). I like them a lot - you will too if you like lemon treats 😊 I think that if coconut oil upsets your stomach, you can use ghee or butter instead.

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I've just recently switched to a ketogenic diet (13 days in) and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's a few years ago. I'm curious how your Hashi's has changed over the years since you switched how you eat? I'm making these lemon fat bombs today and can't wait to try them!

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Hi Mary, I am actually planning to write a post about this but in a nutshell:
- my antibodies have dropped dramatically to almost "normal" values
- I still take medication (synthetic T4) which is what I use because I don't have any issues with T4 to T3 conversion (if I did there are other options).
- I take vitamin D (cod liver oil), magnesium and collagen
- I eat foods rich in selenium (brazil nuts) and zinc (seafood)
- I avoid gluten, soy and legumes. I also keep my carbs low but not ultra low (30-50 g net carbs).
- Here's a post that may help: Are Keto and Low Carb Diets Suitable for People with Thyroid Disease?
Keto on! 😊

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Okay, calories per bomb in my batch are roughl 175cal/each.
I made my own coconut butter (very easy). 1.5 7-oz bags of coconut flakes yielded 8oz of butter. I used what the recipient called for.
I also used juice from 1/2 a lemon and 1.5 tlbs of swerve sweetener as i don’t like super sweet bombs....
They are in the freezer now.....  Thanks for this recipe!!!

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I hope you like them!

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Can you tell me the calorie content in one of these fat bombs?

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Hi Tracy, calories are listed as "kcal" = 112 per fat bomb.

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You saved me from cheating!  I was craving something sweet and I knew I didn't meet my fat count for the day. I didn't want anything dairy so I was eyeing out other non-keto options.  I stopped myself and decided to quickly check on Pinterest for a non-dairy fat bomb recipe that was fast and easy to prepare.  I came across your keto blog and found this recipe.  OMG it tastes so decadent and delicious!! Plus, it took me 5 min to make, really!  I used 2 Tb of powdered Swerve and instead of lemon zest extract I used two True Lemon crystallized lemon packets.  They have <1 grams of carbs.  I also used NutriFera coconut butter.  Turned out Amazing.  Thanks so much for the recipe!

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Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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So what is a serving? Just one?

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One serving is 1 fat bomb (as per the nutrition facts) but otherwise it can be as many as 2-3 fat bombs 😊

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Hi Martina!
I have your fat bombs book (I love it) and I followed the steps to make this recipe. When I have the butter and oil in the double boiler the mix is creamy and smooth, but as soon as I add the extract it “coagulates” and turns into a chunky pudding like paste. On my first try I used lemon juice, so I thought that the citric acid was the cause, but in my second batch, I used almond extract and the same happened.
Do you know why this happens? Is it expected?
The taste of the final bombs is good, but it’s a little bit messy trying to fill molds with a thicker paste.

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Thank you for buying my book! I sometimes use alcohol-based extract instead but I didn't use it in this particular recipe (fresh lemon zest tastes better). I've used almond extract in nut and seed butters many times and don't remember any issues with it. I'm glad it tasted great though 😊

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I'm a novice.  Can you tell me in cups or  Tbls how much 7.1 oz (200 grams) of coconut butter is?  Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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It's slightly over 3/4 cup - it's about 3/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons

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Used coconut juice instead of zest or extract, and added a tiny bit of shredded coconut. This is a winnnnnnnnn

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I bought sweetener made with sucralose which measures cup for cup with sugar. What is your suggestion of amount to use?

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Hi Morgan, I don't use artificial sweeteners so I can't advice on the amount. For more about low-carb sweeteners: Complete Guide To Sweeteners on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet

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Sucralose is Splenda!!! Which is ok to use on keto.

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Artificial sweeteners are low in carbs but there are plenty of reasons to avoid them on a whole foods based ketogenic diet.

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Has anyone tried using lemon essential oil rather than the lemon zest? Good? Bad?

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Yes, you can do that - use just 2-3 drops and it will work great 😊

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I loved these, although I did add the juice of 1/2 lemon...and they needed to stay in the freezer because of that!  😊  Ill do it the same way next time, too.  I am wanting to do a simple chocolate fat bomb, and I keep coming back to this recipe.  Have you ever modified it to add cocoa powder instead of the lemon peel?  If so, how much did you add?  

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I haven't tried modifying this one but how about these? 😊 Dark Chocolate & Nut Fat Bombs

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We don't get coconut butter here, what's the substitute.

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You can use any nut or seed butter, or make your own nut, seed and even coconut butter: ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter

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My husband and I are doing pretty well with Me to, but my problem, with a lot of recipes, is that I'm allergic to coconut. I usually substitute butter for coconut oil or coconut butter. Will that work with this recipe as well? Thank you!

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I think it may work better with blanched almond butter + regular butter. Pure butter may be too much because it would be too oily.

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Thanks for this recipe- super yummy!,, I used organic Santa Cruz lemon plus erythritol as I don't like the flavour of stevia- thx!,

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Thank you Rhonda!

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Hello !  
I will try them !
how long can you keep them in the fridge ?
Can you freeze them ?
thanks !  😊

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Yes, you can freeze them for up to 3-4 months or keep them in the fridge for 1-2 weeks 😊

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I'm ultimately failing at Paleo because I  want chocolate & cakes, pies, cookies, bread as either snacks, desserts, or the "finish" to the meal.
My baking experiments with Paleo friendly flours have been dismal so far.
I'm hoping the fat bombs will work for satisfying carb cravings as I try to switch from eating the higher carb items.
I love fruit & probably eat more than than the average person (I know, high glycemic- but fiber), eat veggies of all on kinds, but avoid white potatoes, eat no beef (it doesn't like my gut), enjoy seafood, love salmon, will eat chicken & pork.
Having hit my 60's, I am having trouble losing weight & am 12-15 pounds over my happy or acceptable range, but those pounds won't come off!
The weight is mainly in the midriff & abdomen, which is touted as being the most dangerous, visceral fat, cardiac-wise- & this worries me.
I need to change & I  know it, but fooling or retraining the brain into thinking the different foods are better is harder than one can imagine.
Jan m.

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Hi Jan, have you tried this bread? Ultimate Keto Buns
Here are more fat bombs: ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter
Although in my experience, it's better if you avoid all bread and cake substitutes for a few weeks when you start following a keto diet just to get your body used to it. Sweeteners and too many nuts may make cravings worse. It's better if you stick with simple foods - meat, salads, eggs, some cheese, etc and avoid snacking and having low-carb treats during the first 3-4 weeks. Here is a food list that may help: Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet  Hope this helps!

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Martina this website and your recipes are simply amazing! I bought some adorable silicon molds for the fat bombs from Amazon. These healthy medium-chain fats are so great for the GI and satiety to combat sugar cravings, whether you are keto, low carb, or not!
For the Americanas: I used unsweetened coconut flakes from Trader Joe's, in a Ninja bullet, with the 1/4 cup coconut oil from the recipe (coconut oil sold at Costco) + some of the juice of the zested lemons! Oh, and Organic Stevia drops (Trader Joe's sells $6.99) if the stevia is too bitter then use less, it is 200x stronger than sugar.

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Thanks for all the tips Ali, I'm glad you liked them! 😊

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Just came across these and thought it sounded like an excellent use for the jar of coconut manna that I decided was disgusting on it's own. My lemon did not yield enough zest to make it taste like anything, so after tearing through my cupboards I ended up using a single serve packet of 4c diet lemonade. Added a splash of clear vanilla extract, and they are fantastic!  The single serve packet was exactly enough to make it sweet/tart. I feel a touch guilty because I haven't had ANY sweeteners (even my favorite erythritol) in four weeks, but oh well. Sometimes I need a source of fat besides my go-to dairy, and/or something sweet. These are perfect!

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Glad it worked and that you liked them! I know how you feel, I avoid sweeteners as much as I can (just occasional treats) 😊

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I just made theses with cream cheese and they are the bomb!! I used cocnut manna (butter), cream cheese, cocnut oil, and vanilla flavored stevia, and of course the lemon zest and also small amount of lemon juice from the lemons. Wonderful!! Thank You.

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Thank you!! Glad you liked them - I'll have to add some cream cheese next time 😊

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