Foolproof cashew butter fat bombs that take 5 minutes to make- They just need 3 ingredients!
CASHEW BUTTER FAT BOMBS
These 5-minute keto cashew butter energy balls are my new favorite. They have become my new go-to dessert or protein-packed snack between meals.
Naturally low carb and sugar free, they also happen to be 100% paleo, vegan AND gluten-free.
I’ve been enjoying these 3 ingredient cashew butter balls whenever I have a hankering for something sweet and satisfying. Usually, high carb snacks tend to keep me satisfied for….2 minutes? Then I’ll be searching for something else to tame the beast!
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These cashew butter keto protein balls have been a live saver. They may seem small, but they are deceptively satisfying and filling- they also keep me full for hours!
Texture-wise, they are soft, chewy and fudgy. Taste-wise, they remind me of a no bake cashew fudge without being overly sweet. Rich, decadent, but secretly healthy!
Is cashew butter keto friendly?
Like any nut or seed butter, cashew butter IS keto-friendly and suitable for a ketogenic diet.
Cashew butter is higher in fat than other nut butter (like almond butter or peanut butter) but also has the least amount of carbs. It contains moderate amounts of protein and a hefty dose of fiber!
Per 2 tablespoon serving, cashew butter contains a mere 1.6 grams of net carbs.
What nut butter is best for keto?
All unsweetened and no added sugar nut butter is suitable for a keto diet- It just comes down to personal preference.
I often always have peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter in my pantry at any time, and find that I enjoy one or more of them every single day.
All nut butter are high fat, low carb, and high fiber, meaning the overall net carb count is extremely low.
Cashew Butter Keto Energy Balls Ingredients- Just 3 Ingredients
Easy keto cashew balls that need 3 ingredients. No coconut oil, No cream cheese, and no avocado!
- Cashew Butter
- Coconut Flour
- Keto Maple Syrup
Be sure your cashew butter is smooth and drippy, to it is easier to mix into the other ingredients. You can easily make your own cashew butter- Simply make this recipe, but swap out the almonds for cashews.
Coconut flour helps keep the cashew balls chewy, but also portable. Different brands yield different textures. If yours happens to be one with a more dense texture, you will likely need to add some water or dairy-free milk to form into energy balls.
The keto maple syrup provides sweetness, along with holding the cashew fat bombs together. If you don’t follow a ketogenic diet (or low carb/sugar free diet), you can replace this with a refined sugar free sweetener, like agave, maple syrup or honey.
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How to make cashew butter fat bombs
Making these no bake cashew keto fat bombs is ridiculously easy.
You simply combine all your ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well, until combined. If the batter happens to be a little bit too crumbly/thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk (or liquid) to get a smooth and thick batter.
Using your hands, form small balls and place them on a lined plate (I place parchment paper on a dinner plate) and refrigerate or freeze until firm.
How many fat bombs can I eat on keto?
Fat bombs tend to contain between 1-3 grams of net carbs per serve. Depending on what your daily net carb limit is, you can enjoy a few of these, and remain in ketosis.
Personally, I’ve found enjoying 2-3 per day, usually between meals, sit very well with me. Sometimes I have a couple after dinner, whenever my sweet tooth needs a fix, and my daily carb count has still remained very low.
If you aren’t keto and just enjoying these cashew fat bombs as they are, I’d still recommend not overdoing it- They are still high in fats, even the good kind!
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Want more keto fat bomb recipes?
- Fat Bombs– the BEST recipe
- Chocolate Fat Bombs
- Almond Butter Balls
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Coconut Cups
Cashew Butter Fat Bombs
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well, until a thick, smooth batter remains. If the batter is too thick (crumbly), add 1-2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk or water to thin out.
- Using your hands, form small balls. Place the balls on a lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until firm.