These keto fat bombs really hit the spot right now with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner. Pumpkin makes up the majority of the ingredients in these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fat Bombs. They are a nice treat to satisfy your pumpkin cravings while on the keto diet.
I would have never thought pumpkin and peanut butter would go well together. I was pleasantly surprised when I gave these a shot one day. It was just one of those days experimenting in the kitchen. I had 1/2 a can of leftover pumpkin puree after making my pumpkin muffins. I also had some leftover fresh ground peanut butter that really needed to be used in the pantry. It was just enough to mix with the pumpkin puree to give a hint of peanut butter with a thick consistency.
These are thick once mixed. I found it best to spread the fat bomb batter in a layer about the thickness of fudge (about 1") in a tupperware container. Put down a layer of parchment paper between the tupperware and batter. This helps when removing the fat bombs once they set.
Let the fat bombs freeze in the freezer for 1-2 hours, then you can cut into as many pieces as you like. I like small ones, again similar to the size of fudge pieces.
You're safe to taste the batter before freezing, so if you want these to be sweeter then add some more no-calorie sweetener. I don't like them too sweet because it reminds me of the sweets I never eat any more... and then I eat too many. 🙁
I'm so glad pumpkin is a high fiber food and mixes well with other ingredients. If I had to go without pumpkin on the keto diet this fall it would be so disappointing. I can eat these all October and pretend I'm eating Halloween candy! Haha, not quite, but if you're imagination is big enough then they work.
What other flavors do you mix pumpkin with?
I have made some pumpkin cheesecake fat bombs too. Cheesecake, along with pumpkin, is one of those foods I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is made up of mostly high fat ingredients. High fat recipes are perfect for some keto ingredient substitutions. Yummy yummy. I'll be posting more pumpkin recipes as I go this Fall, follow along!
Nutrition Info: Per piece (32 pieces in recipe) - Calories: 34 calories, 1 gram net carb, 0.5 gram fiber
Macronutrient Ratios: 72% fat, 11% protein, 17% net carbs