Pecan Pie Fat Bombs (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan & Keto)
.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 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). They are loaded with healthy fats, so just one of these fat bombs will help 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 fat bomb, 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!
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Pecan Pie Fat Bombs
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 18 balls 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
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 pecans, or nut of choice
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup coconut butter, I used homemade toasted coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons pecan butter, or nut butter of choice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 2 tablespoons 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
Cacao nibs not listed in ingredients. How much?
These sound real good.
Hi Sharon, my bad – I ended up not adding cacao nibs to the recipe and forgot to remove it from the directions. It’s fixed now!
Have you tried it using vanilla extract instead of the powder? I would like to make this tomorrow but I only have extract. Do you think it will work or add to much moisture to the dough?
Yes that will be just fine! Enjoy :)
HI, this recipe looks almost like the ULTIMATE in energy balls! Any way you could provide the nutrition info for them? I would love to know the fiber and protein content. Thank you so much for all your fantastic recipes :)
Hi Doris, thanks so much!! Yes, I actually meant to do that and totally forgot – been busy with puppy brain, haha! I’ll add the info now.
Thanks for adding the information :) Enjoy the puppy, those are the best of times :)
Happy new year! All the best!
Just made it following the instructions and end up with a very runny textured mix that I couldnt shape into anything :(
Now its in the fridge to harden up a bit to form the balls later. Possible to be from the blender ? I had everything come together really good, no big chunks of any of the ingredients though.
Hi B, if you blend too much it will start to release too many of the oils and turn too buttery. It’s definitely easiest to make these in a food processor since you have to be careful of that in the blender, as you realized. I did make mine in the blender, though! It should firm up in the fridge, thanks to the coconut butter and oil, so hopefully, they’re salvageable! If not, you can put the mixture into a silicone ice cube tray, freeze, and pop out a square as a snack :)
What a great idea for a “save”!
Do these (the main recipe) have stay in the frig? We’re traveling n to Europe for 3-4 weeks in June and these would make great traveling snacks!
Thanks so much!
Hi Debbie, you know, I’ve always kept them in the fridge but I don’t see why they wouldn’t be fine at room temperature for at least a week or so…maybe just refrigerate when you can? If your hotel or anything has a fridge? They should be just fine though!
How many balls will this make. The nutritional facts are useless unless we actually make as many balls as you did to figure out the facts for one ball. Thank you so much
Sorry! Just saw it at the top. My bad.
Hi Tara, glad you saw it in the top there, hope you enjoy them!
These aren’t bad, but I was really expecting something that tasted like pecan pie, which these absolutely do not. They are kind of heavy and dry. Won’t be making them again.
Sorry that they weren’t what you were expecting, Sarah! Pecan pie is very sweet, so something without a lot of sugar will never be exactly the same. You could always add a few dates or some maple syrup to get more sweetness if that’s what you’re after!
My provider just put me on an elimination diet and I have been STRUGGLING. These little gems are saving my life!! Thank you so much :)
YAY so glad you’re loving them, Jenna!! Hope you find more snacks to help you through more easily <3
Could you add Stevia, monkfruit or erythritol to make it sweeter? If so, how much would you suggest?
Hi Eric, I don’t use stevia or monkfruit because they give me migraines, but each of them are pretty strong in their pure form, so you’d likely only need a tiny amount!! I’d start with a tiny bit and you can always add more to taste.
What is the serving size?
Hi Christine, the serving size is one ball.
Just made these. Batter tastes sooo good. Firming up in the fridge now. This yielded me about 10 balls.
So glad you’re loving them, D!