The autoimmune paleo diet, sometimes called the autoimmune protocol diet, has helped many people with autoimmune diseases control their uncomfortable symptoms. Consisting mostly of a grain-free, dairy-free diet, the AIP diet seeks to reduce inflammation caused in the body by reducing inflammation-inducing foods.
Fat bombs are a mix of healthy fats and some proteins designed to sustain energy and satiate cravings. They are a common snack on the AIP diet, as with the low-carb nature of this way of eating, many people often need additional protein and fat to keep full. However, not all fat bombs fit within the AIP diet, so let’s look at what would make them AIP compliant.
What Makes a Fat Bomb AIP Compliant?
To be AIP compliant, fat bombs cannot contain any of the foods recommended to avoid on the AIP diet. These foods include grains, legumes, nightshades, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, refined and processed sugars, processed oils, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and food additives. AIP fat bombs avoid these ingredients.
It is important to note that a portion of people can tolerate nuts and seeds and some forms of dairy without a significant inflammation response. Therefore, fat bomb recipes with these ingredients in moderation can also be an option for some people.
On this list, you’ll find a few recipes with the occasional nut butter or dairy product like cream cheese, but if these ingredients flare your inflammation, you’ll find plenty of other recipes without them, or you can make AIP compliant substitutions.
So get out your cupcake liners and silicone cups because we have 20 delicious fat bomb recipes coming right up.
AIP Fat Bombs with Coconut Oil/Butter
These AIP fat bomb recipes have coconut oil, melted coconut butter, or both as the healthy fat component!
Made with unsweetened shredded coconut and vanilla bean powder, this AIP compliant fat bomb from Real World AIP is a tropical delight that tastes like a vanilla coconut shortbread cookie. It is also a no-bake recipe, making it super easy, especially if you have a food processor.
Blackberries always remind us of summer, but these blackberry fat bombs by Sugar-Free Mom are the perfect snack any time of year. They may be labeled as keto fat bombs, but this recipe is also AIP compliant! With vanilla and lemon juice, these will satisfy any sweet fruity cravings. They are sweetened with stevia, but you can easily leave it out or substitute it for coconut sugar.
Finely shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon make this one by Joanna Frankham fill your house with yummy smells as you bake them. Don’t worry. It’s a simple one bowl combine and bake recipe, so it won’t take too long to be able to dig into these.
If you dream of being on a tropical beach right now, these coconut-lime fat bombs by Health, Home, and Happiness will cure your blues. You’ll need the zest and juice of one fresh lime to add to the coconut cream and coconut oil base and a smidge of patience while it’s in the refrigerator, and you’ll be ready to enjoy all of the beach vibes.
Craving chocolate? There is still a way to get the decadent chocolate flavor with these toasted coconut butter fat bombs created by The Castaway Kitchen. Though the original recipe is not AIP compliant, it is a great AIP fat bomb with just a few of their recommended substitutions. The Castaway Kitchen simply recommends substituting the dark chocolate for coconut cream and coconut oil mixed with carob powder and omitting the vanilla extract.
Papaya is a unique fruit that pairs perfectly with the coconut flavor. These papaya coconut fat bombs by Purely Healthy Living include pili nuts, which are a great source of healthy fats and do not typically cause inflammation for most people. They are also topped with fresh, sliced kiwi, making them burst with fun flavors.
The fit fat bombs by Grazed and Enthused are just three ingredients– coconut flour, coconut oil, and raisins! The raisins give these plenty of sweetness and can even be swapped for any dried fruit of your choice to mix it up.
These paleo peppermint patties designed by Real Food with Jessica are a wonderful swap for traditional peppermint patties. The original recipe is fully AIP compliant except for the use of cacao powder in the chocolate layer. Though cacao might not bother you, it can be substituted for carob powder to be strictly compliant. You may just want to lessen the amount of honey to avoid it being overly sweet because carob powder is naturally sweet, but cacao powder isn’t.
Caramel Apple Pie is a decadent treat, but it is full of non-AIP-compliant ingredients. This recipe takes out all of the guilt. It is sweetened with stevia, but you may find that they’re sweet enough without the artificial sweetener. If you do need some additional sweetness, you can always add monk fruit sweetener or coconut sugar instead. These might take a bit more work but are so worth it!
This cinnamon bun fat bomb recipe by Ditch the Wheat can be made with or without almond butter or can include peanut butter instead. Just simply follow the directions. With no cooking required and customization available, these cinnamon bun fat bombs are a great option.
Ginger packs a lot of flavor and health benefits. These easy ginger vanilla AIP fat bombs by Must Hike Must Eat are a sweet treat with a mellow bite. The unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut oil, and coconut butter have a wonderful texture and the collagen powder packs in some extra protein.
With only four ingredients, you can get your fruity fix without a lot of effort. Freeze-dried strawberries and fresh blueberries burst with flavor in these coconut fat bombs.
When you substitute the stevia in this recipe for monk fruit, these easy keto fat bombs are autoimmune protocol compliant. The bright lemon flavor is reminiscent of lemon bars without all of the added ingredients.
This recipe uses coconut oil mixed with carob powder to make a delicious “chocolate” shell that firms up to hold Manuka honey inside. When you bite into these, you’ll be met with a delicious and sweet surprise.
Pumpkin pie is a staple of fall, and these pumpkin pie fat bombs are sure to get you through the season. The spiced cinnamon crust is actually just finely shredded coconut spiced up with cinnamon, clove, and coconut sugar, but trust us, you won’t miss the pie crust with this one.
Of course, in this recipe, the chocolate flavor is actually carob powder to make it compliant, but with the addition of maple syrup, you’ll get the same level of sweetness as rich milk chocolate. These may be protein bites because of the collagen protein, but the coconut butter-based makes them a fat bomb as well.
Savory Fat Bombs
If sweets aren’t your thing, you’ll love these savory recipes.
There is no better combination than salty, crunchy, and creamy all rolled into one. These bacon and guacamole fat bombs are addicting. The recipe is mostly AIP compliant, just leave out the chili pepper, choose nitrate-free bacon, and you’re good to go!
This recipe may be made with coconut butter, coconut oil, and coconut milk, but with the addition of matcha powder, it errs more on the savory side. It is a delicious snack if you love matcha.
If you can tolerate some cream cheese and mozzarella on your AIP diet, the crab rangoon fat bomb recipe by Officially Gluten Free is an indulgent splurge. Crab and cheese are mixed with savory spices and then rolled in chopped nitrate-free bacon pieces in this recipe. How could you say no?!
This recipe has only three ingredients– coconut butter, coconut oil, and Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend. Though the coconut base gives it just a hint of sweetness, the earthy flavors of the veggie blend powder keep these in the savory category.
Satisfy Your Taste Buds with AIP Compliant Fat Bombs
Whether you are looking for sweet or savory, these AIP compliant free recipes skip the refined sugar, are mostly dairy-free, and make the perfect snack to satisfy your taste buds. These are exactly what you need, whether you are paleo, keto (ketogenic diet), or on the autoimmune paleo diet.