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Creamy cacao butter keto recipes are a great way to add a healthy source of fat to your diet.
Cacao butter has a mild chocolate flavor and white, yellow color that will instantly remind you of your favorite white chocolate bar.
What is cacao butter?
The Theobroma cacao tree produces a beautiful yellow, orange, and purple fruit pod. Inside this pod are seeds called cacao beans. The beans are the essential ingredient for making chocolate, so this is as close as you can get to having chocolate grow on trees.
A far cry from chocolate peanut butter cups dripping down like cherries, the bean is bitter and must be dried and fermented before eating.
This chocolate bean can make a few different foods: cacao paste, powder, butter, and nibs. Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, comes about as the bean is pressed to separate the oil from the fiber (aka “powder”).
The pale-yellow, edible fat is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments and cosmetics. Due to the emulsifying properties, it is an excellent ingredient for ketogenic chocolate recipes.
Cacao butter may also be used in equal amounts to make recipes dairy-free.
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Where to buy it?
There is undoubtedly a dark side to the cacao industry. Scandals over child labor, poor working conditions, and toxic contamination of both the growing area and final cacao product make it evident that choosing a trustworthy source is important.
We’ve linked up with Pacari Cacao, an award-winning, biodynamic, and organic cacao farm near us in Ecuador. Having our feet on the ground here in Ecuador has given us greater insight behind the scenes of the cacao industry. Mega and low-quality producers cut corners in ways you would never imagine! Choosing a high-quality brand ensures you get the purity of product you want.
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If you do buy it, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place. It generally has a shelf life of two to three years if it hasn’t been exposed to heat or wet conditions. It’s a general practice of mine to write the date you opened it on the package, so I remember about
10 Cacao Butter Recipes for a Keto Diet
Cacao butter provides texture, flavor, and a creamy visual appeal to keto recipes.
Use the butter in place of dairy butter next time you make a bullet-proof coffee or try one of these delicious sugar-free keto recipes with cacao butter as one of the featured ingredients!
Sugar-Free Walnut Cardamom White Chocolate
Cacao butter brings the classic flavor and appearance to these nutty, cardamom flavored keto chocolate cups. You would never think they could be so easy to make!
“Perfect” White Hot Chocolate
Cozy up with a mug to white cocoa. It’s new and novel with an ultra creamy blend of cacao butter, cream, and collagen peptides.
Crunchy White Chocolate with Brazil Nuts
Everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter, but what about the other nuts? This recipe pairs cacao butter with Brazil nuts to achieve a smooth, good-for-you ketogenic white chocolate.
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
What is a chocolate recipe round up without peanut butter cups? These are practically fool proof.
Low-Carb Mint Chocolate Bar
We crafted this recipe after our second child was born, this was the perfect new mommy treat!
Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Bar Recipe
Everyone has to have a good go-to chocolate bar recipe. This one is simple and easy, made with just 5 essential ingredients.
Spirulina Chocolate Bites
Homemade Spirulina Chocolate Bites are simple to make and so much more delicious than anything store-bought. You can make them entirely from natural, organic ingredients without any artificial flavors, preservatives or added sugar.
White Chocolate Keto Truffles
Truffles are a beautiful treat to make. Use this recipe to stay low-carb, ketogenic, and sugar-free!
Sugar-Free Chocolate Bites with Reishi
A medicinal mix of reishi, shilajit, and maca make this keto chocolate stand out from the crowd. It’s deep, dark flavor is unforgettable.
A buttery delight, these gluten-free keto brownies turn blonde with creamy cacao butter!
Now you see how many ways there are to use cacao butter in easy and delicious keto recipes!
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I hope you are inspired by these recipes as much as I am!
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