This keto bulletproof coffee recipe is a great way to start your day and give you a dose of some heart healthy fats. Adding some fat to your morning coffee is going help make you feel full longer, give you tons of energy and aide with weight loss. It also helps tremendously at keeping your cravings at bay, so you won’t binge on bad foods.
This is my favorite travel mug for my bulletproof coffee. It keeps my coffee hot for hours and is leak & spill proof so I can just toss it in my bag!
Since starting the keto diet I’ve experimented around with trying to find the perfect bulletproof coffee recipe and trouble shoot common problems I was reading people were having when making bulletproof coffee.
Before I get to my favorite bulletproof coffee recipe, I wanted to let you know some of the problems I saw, in hopes that they won’t happen to you! It also might explain why you haven’t liked bulletproof coffee in the past.
So here are some common issues I’ve seen (feel free to skip down to the recipe if you want):
Problem#1: You feel like you are just drinking oil and butter. You keep getting big gulps of oil.
Solution: You are most likely not using a blender or not blending your coffee enough. I’ve experimented with this and if you try to use a spoon to stir in your oil, the oil will always separate to the the top leaving you with a mouth full of oil, yuck!
I also tried whisking for three minutes, which was not successful either. Your best bet is to use a blender and use the pulse setting if possible. This will distribute the oil and butter properly.
Another reason for this could be the recipe you were using prior uses TOO much oil. Many recipes I saw called for two tablespoons of oil and two tablespoons of butter. For me in just one cup up coffee, this is way too much oil and butter! My recipe has a lower amount of both, while still providing you with enough fat.
Problem #2 You don’t like the taste.
Solution: If you aren’t someone that likes cream or milk in your coffee, the butter gives your coffee a cream type flavor. My fiance normally likes his coffee black and did not like the butter taste. For his coffee, I just double the amount of coconut oil (or any oil you choose) and leave out the butter. Why drink something you don’t like?
I also saw comments of people saying they hated the coconut flavor. Coconut oil has a coconut flavor, no way around that. If you hate coconut, you probably will not like coconut oil in your coffee. Try an oil that is tasteless instead, like MCT Oil.
Problem #3: The coffee causes stomach upset because you can’t tolerate dairy.
Solution: Simply double the oil and leave the butter out to make it dairy free.
Okay, now that we took care of some common problems, here is my favorite tasty recipe for bulletproof coffee. Also listed are some optional add-ins to jazz up your bulletproof coffee. Enjoy!
Recipe for the BEST Bulletproof Coffee
- 1 Tbsp Unsalted Grass Fed Butter (I like the Kerrygold brand)
- 1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
- 10-12 ounces of Coffee (or however much you typically pour for your cup of coffee)
Directions: Pour your coffee into the blender and add your other ingredients. Blending time can vary based on blender, so blend for 30-40 seconds or until your your coffee is nice and frothy.
If you’re bringing your coffee on the go, this travel mug is leak proof and amazing!
The oil should be evenly distributed, but if you are seeing oil gathering towards the top of your cup, you need to blend it longer.
If your blender has a pulse setting, I’ve found this is my preferred way to blend my coffee. Pulse the mixture about 10-20 times for the perfect cup up bulletproof coffee.
Which oil is best?
Coconut oil or MCT oil are the two typical oils recommended for keto bullet proof coffee. Both are good and can aide in fat loss and give you energy.
Difference in Oils, MCT vs. Coconut
MCT is short for “medium-chain triglycerides”, which is a saturated fatty acid. MCT helps give you energy, is great for brain function, and can boost weight loss.
Think of MCT oil as the most concentrated version of MCT, but coconut oil still contains MCT as well. With coconut oil MCT makes up about 65% of the fatty acids.
MCT oil is typically more expensive and less readily available, so I typically go with coconut oil. However, many people love MCT oil. You have to do what works the best for you.
As stated earlier if you don’t like the taste of coconut, MCT oil is tasteless and you would probably prefer it to coconut.
If you’re still wondering if you should go with MCT oil or coconut oil, this article from Dr. Axe is great! The main takeaway is both oils can be beneficial and help aide in your weight loss.
Optional Add Ins To Spice Up Your Bulletproof Coffee
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Keto Protein Powder
- Heavy Cream
- Pumpkin Pie Spice and/or cloves
- Cocoa Butter
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Almond milk or dairy free milk of your liking
Let me know how your bulletproof coffee turned out or share your favorite add-ins!
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Annie Brown is a frugal living expert and the founder of Savvy Honey.
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