Pecan Pie Fat Bombs
These Pecan Pie Fat Bombs are a super filling nutritional powerhouse, with loads of healthy fats and protein, and no sugar needed! These energy bites are flavored with vanilla bean and buttery pecans, and they’re gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and keto.
So if you don’t follow me on Instagram…you may not have seen the news: I have a new family member!!! His name is Hank, and he is a tiny Border Collie mix puppy. He weights in just under 7 pounds of total and utter CUTENESS.
I went into Helen Woodward Animal Shelter, the same shelter I got Bear from almost 13 years ago, on Saturday…”just to look.” After having little Hank in my arms for a few minutes, I couldn’t give the little guy up. He’s supposed to grow up to be between 25 to 40 pounds! I don’t know exactly what he’s mixed with because the shelter never met his parents, so it could be more or less.
Meet the great Hank!
Helen Woodward does their best to give a guess as to what size he’ll be. But my last dog, Bear, was supposed to be 30 to 40 pounds…and he ended up being around 125 lbs! Hopefully, Hank stays a little more medium-sized :). Here’s a photo so you can see what a cute little nugget he is…
So far, he’s been difficult, but also SO sweet and such a good little boy. He’s incredibly playful and so smart and he’s already starting to get the basics of potty training. I can already tell he’s going to be a great little friend for the next many, many years! If you wanna see pictures of him and follow along for lots more of Hank, you can follow his Instagram @the.great.hank!
Let’s talk Pecan Pie Fat Bombs!
Now, let’s talk about why you’re really here: the recipe for these delightful Pecan Pie Fat Bombs! With all the New Year Resolutions and everyone eating at least a little bit healthier for January, I thought a filling, low-sugar snack would be the perfect recipe to kick off 2018.
If the term “fat bomb” deters you – don’t let it! The name refers to the fact that this ball of pecan pie goodness is loaded with healthy fats. This makes for a low-carb, higher-protein treat that perfect for the Keto diet – among many others.
These Pecan Pie Fat Bombs fit pretty much all diets (except nut-free): they’re gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegan, Whole30-approved, AND keto (if you leave out the date). Just one of these fat bombs will keep you full for a while.
I adapted this recipe for my Nutty Coconut Fat Bombs, which have been a staple in my house since I first made them. I’m constantly grabbing one of the fat bombs: either it’s a pecan pie fat bomb, my original coconut fat bombs, or another flavor I’m experimenting with. Whenever I’m hungry and need food ASAP but don’t have time to make something, a fat bomb is perfect.
When you make these balls, you will see how they are loaded with all sorts of healthy goodness. A variety of nuts, seeds, and healthy fats – and they taste SO GOOD too! They come together in less than five minutes in a food processor or high-powered blender, minus the rolling time. But before they are rolled, you can grab some to snack on so they’re pretty much done ;)
I hope you’ll give these Pecan Pie Fat Bombs a try. Let them fuel you towards your New Year goals and resolutions!! I’d love to hear any other flavor ideas you’ve got in mind as well…I’m wanting to make ALL the fat bombs. Enjoy!
Want more energy bites?
- Strawberry Vanilla Bean Energy Bites
- Cacao Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
- Raspberry Dark Chocolate Energy Bites
- Nutty Coconut Fat Bombs
- Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites
- Mocha Almond Fat Balls
These Pecan Pie Fat Bombs are a super filling nutritional powerhouse, with loads of healthy fats and protein, and no sugar needed! These fat bombs full of vanilla bean and pecan flavor, and they’re gluten-free, paleo, vegan, keto, and Whole30-approved.
- 1½ cups (187g) pecans or nut of choice
- ½ cup (35g) shredded coconut
- ¼ cup (60g) coconut butter, I used homemade toasted coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons (32g) pecan butter, or nut butter of choice
- 2 tablespoons (28g) chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons (20g) flax meal
- 2 tablespoons (28g) hemp seeds
- 1 date, optional – skip to keep keto
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean ghee OR coconut oil, use coconut oil to keep vegan
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder, or vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Pulse for about 1-2 minutes, until the mixture starts to break down. It will first become powdery and will stick together, but still be crumbly.
- Keep processing until the oils start to release a bit and the mixture sticks together easily – just be careful not to over process or you’ll have nut butter.
- Use a small cookie scoop (I use this one) or a tablespoon scoop to divide the mixture into equal pieces. Use your hands to roll into balls and place on a plate or baking sheet and place in the fridge to firm up for about 30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container zip-top bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutritional info is calculated WITHOUT the date.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 121
- Sugar: 0.8
- Fat: 12
- Carbohydrates: 3.8
- Fiber: 2.9
- Protein: 2
Keywords: pecan pie balls, pecan energy bites, pecan pie