Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs

Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

Coffee flour, made from dried coffee fruit, is full of antioxidants and lends an earthy, tart flavor to these Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs– the perfect low carb, high fat treat!

Are you surprised to hear that coffee comes from a fruit? I suppose I knew that on some level, but since our focus is on that caffeine-laden bean in the middle, it’s easy to forget about the fruit that surrounds it. Unfortunately, the coffee berry is often discarded, which is a real waste considering its nutritional benefits.

Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

At Paleo f(x) last month, Dr. David Perlmutter gave a presentation on brain health and regeneration. Listed among the foods that are beneficial for brain cells was the lowly coffee berry (check out this article from Dr. Perlmutter’s website for more info). Coffee fruit is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamins, which have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

I noticed Trader Joe’s started carrying coffee flour several months ago, but had no idea what to do with it! After listening to Dr. Perlmutter’s talk, I decided it was time to grab a bag and see what I could make with this nutritional powerhouse. With only 1g of net carbs per tablespoon, I thought it would lend itself well to a low carb, keto-friendly treat.

Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

And so these Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs were born! The coffee flour itself has a roasted, slightly bitter, slightly tart flavor to it. To me, the smell is reminiscent of black tea leaves. Mixed with cacao, coconut, nuts and seeds, these fat bombs are a perfect little pick me up.

Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

Keep in mind, these fat bombs are not meant to be sweet like a candy, but a little bit of natural sweetener will help offset the bitterness of the cocoa and coffee flour. I am very sensitive to the taste of stevia and this pure stevia leaf powder is the only brand I can stand. A little bit goes a very long way, so a bottle will last you a long time. If you have another type of stevia you like, you are welcome to use that and sweeten to your preference. Monk fruit, xylitol, honey, or maple syrup would also work, but the amount will vary. I recommend to smart small and add more if needed.

If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, nuts.com sells coffee flour as well, and is a great place to grab the other nuts and seeds you’ll need for this recipe. Thrive Market is another great resource for these ingredients and tons of other healthy foods at really great prices. Start your 30-day free trial here.

Nutrition Info (per 1 fat bomb, when recipe is made into 21 servings): Calories 137, Fat 12.5g, Protein 3.2g, Carbs 3.7g, Fiber 2.3g, Net Carbs 1.4g.

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Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs
Low carb, high fat, keto, paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free
Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Servings
21 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp coffee flour
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides optional
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tbsp cacao butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp coconut butter/manna softened/melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste
Servings
21 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp coffee flour
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides optional
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tbsp cacao butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp coconut butter/manna softened/melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste
Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Instructions
  1. Combine the almonds, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds in a food processor (or high-powered blender such as a Vitamix). Pulse the mixture until it is finely chopped (not as fine as a flour, but not in large chunks).
  2. Add the cacao powder, coffee flour, collagen peptides, and salt. Pulse a couple times to combine.
  3. Add the coconut oil, cacao butter, coconut butter, and vanilla, as well as a small amount of stevia. I used two scoops of this pure stevia powder (the small scoop is included in the bottle). If using drops, start with just a couple. Blend until the mixture starts to clump together.
  4. Taste the mixture and add more stevia to your liking.
  5. Line a small baking sheet or plate with wax paper or parchment paper. Use a small portion scoop or tablespoon to scoop the mixture into balls, roughly the size of ping pong balls.
  6. Place in the refrigerator and let chill at least 1 hour, until firm. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Store fat bombs in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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