Keto Peppermint Patties:
This keto peppermint patties recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
Keto Peppermint Patties
Yield 6 patties
- ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon liquid stevia or monkfruit sweetener
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract
- 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- Pinch of pink salt
Step #1: If your coconut oil is rock-hard, warm ½ cup of it in a small saucepan over low heat until softened. Line a plate with parchment paper.
Step #2: In a bowl, combine the softened coconut oil, stevia, vanilla extract, and peppermint oil, mashing any clumps of coconut oil against the side of the bowl until the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow it to harden somewhat.
Step #3: Using a 1-tablespoon scoop, form the mixture into little balls and place them on the prepared plate. Freeze for 5 to 10 minutes to firm the batter.
Step #4: Lay a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the balls and, using your hands, press down and flatten the balls to the desired thickness. (I like them on the thicker side.)
Step #5: Place a heat-safe glass bowl inside a medium saucepan filled with 1 inch of water over low heat. Place the chocolate chips and the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the bowl and allow to slowly melt, stirring occasionally to break up any solid pieces. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Step #6: Dip the chilled patties into the melted chocolate. If you want to drop the patties into the chocolate for maximum coverage, use a spoon.
Step #7: Line a plate with parchment paper. Place the patties on the prepared plate and place in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until hardened.
Step #8: Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week.
**The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Serving Size 1 patty
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27 g
Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make a larger batch, simply double this recipe.
You could use ¼ cup of raw honey instead of the stevia, but then, of course, you will have a whole bunch of sugar in the recipe.
Dr Jockers Comments:
Are you kidding me? Healthy, fat burning, keto peppermint patties!!!! These taste incredible and are full of good fats and anti-oxidants to support your body’s metabolism and helps you to reverse chronic disease.
Peppermint essential oil is excellent for energy, metabolism and brain function. It also helps to improve respiration and overall bodily oxygenation. Coconut oil is the main calorie source in this recipe and it is full of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that help us to burn fat and support healthy brain function.
The Lily’s chocolate chips taste amazing and are sugar-free. They do have a sugar alcohol, erythritol, that can cause some gas and bloating for individuals who struggle to digest sugar alcohols. Many others do great with it. As an alternative, you can also use these cacao nibs, which have a slightly bitter taste, so you may want to add in some stevia during the melting process.
You are going to LOVE this recipe! I predict it will be a family favorite!