Grass-fed Cinnamon Butter Fat Bombs
Are you getting enough grass-fed butter in your diet? Grass-fed butter is a nutritional powerhouse, and unless you have a dairy allergy, I think you should be including it in your diet everyday.
(Experienced real foodies know what I’m talking about, but if you’re new to real food you should check out this post on why butter is good for you.)
Not all of my meals lend themselves to being topped with butter, so I’ve developed a few candy-like recipes that make it easy to add some butter to the end of a meal or snack.
One of my favorites is these cinnamon butter fat bombs. I’m not a huge fan of the term “fat bomb,” so you can also call them cinnamon butter bites if you prefer. 🙂
Flavorful, slightly sweet, and with a whipped taste vaguely reminiscent of frosting, these cinnamon butter bites are a delicious way to eat your healthy fats! Just pop one or two at the end of your meal, or even between meals if you feel like you need a little pick me up.
They’re kid-friendly, too! Healthy fats like grass-fed butter are SO important for kids, but I personally struggled with getting much butter into my daughter when she was younger. She totally went for these butter bites, though!
Where to Find Grass-fed Butter
While you can use any butter for this recipe, you’ll get better nutrition as well as better flavor if you opt for grass-fed butter. Grass-fed butter comes from cows that are exclusively (or close to exclusively) fed grass–which is the ideal diet for a cow–and thus contains many more vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than butter that comes from grain-fed cows.
Depending on where you live, you may have several different varieties of grass-fed butter available to you. Personally I exclusively buy Kerrygold butter because I can get it at my local Costco for a very affordable price.
If you’re not a Costco member, you can also find grass-fed butter at health food stores like Sprouts, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Local grass-fed dairies also often sell grass-fed butter, although that option is likely to be more expensive.
If you can afford it, raw grass-fed butter is the absolute BEST butter you can buy. Personally I don’t have that kind of leeway in my budget, but if you do, definitely go for it!
Looking for More Healthy Fat Recipes?
If you want more ways to add healthy grass-fed butter to your diet, check out my recipes for grass-fed butter mintsand chocolate butter bites.
Coconut oil is another healthy fat that I try to incorporate into our diets everyday. If you’re a fellow coconut lover, you need to try my many coconut oil recipes, like:
- chocolate coconut fat bombs
- homemade mint chocolate
- coconut oil fudge
- lemon coconut delights
- coconut berry delights
- chocolate coconut butter bites
Notes on the Recipe
I use salted butter in this recipe because my most affordable grass-fed butter option is buying salted Kerrygold butter at Costco. You can certainly substitute unsalted butter, just be sure to add some salt to taste.
Several people have asked me whether you can make this recipe in a blender instead of a food processor. While I haven’t done this myself, I’m pretty sure it would work. The only issue will be that the butter mixture is pretty thick, so you’ll have to work a lot to scrape it all out of your blender. I own a high-powered blender as well as a food processor, but I always prefer my food processor for recipes like this one because it’s much easier to scrape out. (Plus my food processor can go in the dishwasher! Not true for my blender.)
Equipment You’ll Need:
- Food processor (I use this one)
- Silicone chocolate molds (I like these) OR a cutting board lined with parchment paper
- 1 pound salted butter, preferably grass-fed
- 1/4 cup honey (OR 1 tablespoon honey and 20 drops SweetLeaf clear liquid stevia)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Salt to taste, if using unsalted butter
- Allow butter to soften on your counter until it is slightly squishy.
- Add butter, cinnamon, honey/stevia, and vanilla extract to your food processor. Process for a couple of minutes to mix ingredients and achieve slightly whipped taste. Stop food processor as necessary to scrape down the bowl and reincorporate ingredients.
- Spoon butter mixture into silicone molds, Alternatively, you can line a cutting board or other flat surface with parchment paper and then spoon dollops of butter mixture onto the parchment paper. (This is not as pretty but it works just as well, and is actually my preferred method if I’m not taking a photo!)
- Freeze for an hour or two, then remove from parchment paper or molds and store in a container in your freezer. Enjoy!