Low Carb Baking With Cacao Butter

cacao butter

My cocoa butter arrived! Let the low carb baking and ice cream making commence!

Amazon’s delivery fairies left a little package at my doorstep today – cacao butter (a.k.a. cocoa butter)! This weekend I’m experimenting with a few chocolaty fat bomb and dessert recipes. Double yum.

I’ve wanted to try cocoa butter for a long time. It’s an awesomely healthy fat. However I couldn’t find any at Whole Foods, Wegmans or Trader Joe’s near me. So I started searching Amazon. And yes, there were plenty of vendors who sell it, but who do you trust when you’ve never heard of any of them? And the prices ranged from dirt-cheap to “are you kidding me.”

If you decide to pick up a block, there are a few things to consider besides price.

Consistency. Does the quality of the butter change from order to order? For a lot of sellers, that isn’t the case. Read More


Testing ‘Fat Bombs’

I made my first fat bomb this afternoon. The primary ingredients are coconut oil, butter, unsweetened peanut butter and chocolate. 1 small cup is a single serving and more than enough to fill you up.

I made my first fat bomb this afternoon. The primary ingredients are coconut oil, butter, unsweetened peanut butter and chocolate. 1 small cup is a single serving and more than enough to fill you up.

Since my way of eating is low carb/high fat, I shoot for a daily caloric intake of 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs. That seems to be my sweet spot for weight loss. Some days that’s easier said than done. Enter ‘Fat Bombs.’

Fat bombs are small (and I do mean small) treats that are high concentrations of fat (talking 90%+) that give a boost of energy and help you feel satiated longer.

It really is impossible to eat a lot of fat bombs. Eating fat alone fills you up quickly and for a long, long time. Read More