Butter coffee

Butter coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Fill ‘er up!

Butter coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Fill ‘er up!
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 ml hot coffee freshly brewed
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serve immediately.

 
 

Get more

Start a free trial for further access to 100+ low-carb meal plans, the amazing meal planner tool and all low-carb cooking videos.

Start free trial

Is butter coffee or Bulletproof® coffee good for weight loss?

Not really. Sure, if you drink butter coffee or the so called Bulletproof® coffee instead of having breakfast you might lose some weight. But you'd likely lose even more weight with a breakfast consisting of only black coffee (or just a little milk), i.e. intermittent fasting.

Here's an article on the subject: Is drinking coffee with butter and oil the key to weight loss?

The main benefits of butter coffee are long-lasting satiety and energy, and possibly a feeling of mental clarity (due to ketones, and the caffeine).

Why add butter and oil to your coffee?

The fat provides satiety and helps curb cravings. The amount of fat can be adjusted to your liking. It can be a good idea to start off with a small amount, lets say a teaspoon, of MCT oil and work your way up to a full tablespoon if you feel good doing so. Some people experience stomach problems if adding too much oil at once.

The fat together with the caffeine from the coffee will give you a boost of energy to start your day. If caffeine isn't your thing, go ahead and try it with decaf. It won't give you quite the same effect but you will still have a great-tasting and filling drink.

MCT oil can be ordered online, but if you don't want to use it or can't find it, try unflavored coconut oil instead.

Add flavor

Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite flavors to it. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and you'll have a butter mocha. Or why not try some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. If you feel like adding sweetness to your coffee, check out our guide to keto sweeteners.

This recipe works with hot tea or even bone broth, too, so give it a try. Or if chocolate is your thing, try our keto hot chocolate... a very low-carb morning indulgence!

You might also like

Get the full Diet Doctor experience for free

With Diet Doctor Plus, you get instant access to all of our delicious recipes, popular meal plans, meal planner tool, inspiring videos and educational guides. As a paying member you also help us in our mission to empower even more people. What are you waiting for? Sign up today and try for free for a month. Cancel anytime you want.
Start your free trial
1 2 3 4

199 comments

  1. Shannon
    Way To Go!! Your numbers are INSPIRING!! I'm only on day two. I'm 255...and hoping to have similar results.
  2. Kathy
    Love my morning pseudo bulletproof coffee as I used fresh brewed coffee, 1 tbsp MCT oil sometimes the powder with vanilla flavour sometimes just the liquid, or 1tbsp cocao butter, 1 tbsp collagen protein powder, 2 tbsp hwc and erythritol to taste- use frother to whip all together .....I have everyday and do IF 16:8 but was told my holistic nutritionist that it was ok to have during fast along with tea or water - some say ok others say no way .....
    Replies: #153, #187
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Dr Fung recommends only black coffee or tea, with a splash of cream, or bone broth. That many added ingredients is likely to break the fast.
  4. Mncedisi
    What if you don’t have a blender, Can I add my MCT oil in my Jacob coffee?
    Replies: #155, #164
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What if you don’t have a blender, Can I add my MCT oil in my Jacob coffee?

    If you don't have a blender, you would want to find some other way to stir it up well so the oil gets blended in and doesn't separate.

    Reply: #195
  6. Yojahira
    Thank you very much for helping me to loss 16 pounds in two weeks.
  7. Bridgette
    Can anybody tell me if they worked out the first week and just focused on the diet first to lose weight? I don't want overwhelm myself but just the first two weeks stay on top of the meals until I get use to it. Thanks
    Replies: #163, #171, #182, #202
  8. Tim
    I don’t know if anyone will have experience of this, my wife and I have been drinking this for. Few months, now she has to have prescription tablets 3 times a day with meals. Is there enough substance in this coffee to take tablets with, or will she have to stop bulletproof in the morning and have a regular breakfast??
    Reply: #159
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t know if anyone will have experience of this, my wife and I have been drinking this for. Few months, now she has to have prescription tablets 3 times a day with meals. Is there enough substance in this coffee to take tablets with, or will she have to stop bulletproof in the morning and have a regular breakfast??

    She may wish to speak with her doctor or pharmacist about this. Different medications have different requirements.

  10. Sheila
    I have real Coconut extract in my cupboard now. Can I use that instead of buying Coconut oil?
    Reply: #165
  11. Hannah
    Ive been living a keto lifestyle since January its now the 1st march and my scales have hardly moved. In fact i weighed myself a month after i started and i was 1lb heavier. I don't know what im doing wrong. I dont drink coffee but ive forced myself this morning with a bullet proof keto. Just to put something different in my body. Im losing faith.
    Reply: #162
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Ive been living a keto lifestyle since January its now the 1st march and my scales have hardly moved. In fact i weighed myself a month after i started and i was 1lb heavier. I don't know what im doing wrong. I dont drink coffee but ive forced myself this morning with a bullet proof keto. Just to put something different in my body. Im losing faith.

    You can check out our top weight loss troubleshooting tips here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

  13. Dave bergeron
    I did exactly that. First week just diet as I didn’t want to be overly exhausted while I adjusted to the new source of energy. I was in above average shape before I started this, but wanted to loose some body fat to put me down at the 12% area. First week with no exercise I went from 159 to 150.8. I Began lifting weights again on week two but have still dropped down to 147.6, all body fat, i’m Very impressed!
  14. Marni
    If you can get to an IKEA, they have frothers for just $2.99!
  15. Marni

    I have real Coconut extract in my cupboard now. Can I use that instead of buying Coconut oil?

    Coconut extract is just flavoring. It might taste good but it does not contain fat.

  16. Laura
    I have been doing the Keto diet for about 3 weeks now, and have lost 8 pounds ( I have NOT been exercising ). It took about 2 weeks to get into ketosis . I had the keto flu really bad for about 3 days. It made me extremely tired, sleeping didn't even help! But now, I feel like I have gotten my second wind and feel awesome!! I did my first bulletproof coffee today. I was afraid it would make me all jittery, but it just made me feel mentally sharp and it did cut the food cravings.
  17. Johnda
    I don't like coffee (Don't judge), but I do like tea, so I used a caramel apple spiced tea instead. wow! Then I tried this with cuppa vanilla caramel cake tea. Again- wow! Butter goes with these flavors so well! I love that this makes the tea even better. Next I'll try coconut oil in Orange spice. As far cutting cravings, after drinking this, if I start working on something, I totally forget about food. Keto is amazing.
  18. Jennifer
    I'm confused -- does brewed coffee contain any carbs? This recipe lists zero carbs, but I buy Starbucks brewed coffee (black, unsweetened, the only ingredients are coffee and water) and the nutritional label lists 2g of carbs per 8oz.
    Reply: #169
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused -- does brewed coffee contain any carbs? This recipe lists zero carbs, but I buy Starbucks brewed coffee (black, unsweetened, the only ingredients are coffee and water) and the nutritional label lists 2g of carbs per 8oz.

    Coffee includes trace carbs. Different brands and brewing methods may affect the final carb count.

  20. Johnda
    Me again. Still don't like coffee. Made bullet proof tea. Was great. So I tried bullet proof Coco this morning. It has a couple of carbs, so isn't suitable for fasting, but was delicious and cut food cravings. I used unsweetened Coco, a little erythritol, almond milk and a dollop of DD buttercream. Crazy good!
  21. kara
    I lost weight without adding to my exercise routine. A lot of water weight dropped off too.
  22. fady
    Can I use milk in my keto diet?
    Reply: #173
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use milk in my keto diet?

    Unfortunately milk is too high carb and has too much lactose/milk sugar to be keto friendly. Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream are better options because they are lower carb and higher fat.

  24. Cynthia
    Bulletproof coffee is too much fat for me. My macros would be off right away and this is not appropriate if you are in your fasting window. It is more of a meal replacement prior to working out rather than something I would do everyday. Especially as a woman, because women's macros are lower than men's even if they work out all the time. My modified version that I drink on the way to the gym is coffee with tbsp of HWC, a few grams of protein powder and a tsp of MCT oil.
  25. 1 comment removed
  26. Gerri Rodriguez
    Can you put your protein drink in your coffee. My protein drink has 3g carbs , 1g Sugar, 30g protein?
    Reply: #177
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you put your protein drink in your coffee. My protein drink has 3g carbs , 1g Sugar, 30g protein?

    You will want to pay attention to the ingredients. Many protein powders have artificial sweeteners. Also keep an eye on your protein amount as keto is moderate protein, not high protein.

  28. Jean
    I don't like coconut oil in my coffee. Can I use all butter or 2 butter with 1 cream or 2 butter and 1 avocado oil. Thanks.
    Reply: #179
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't like coconut oil in my coffee. Can I use all butter or 2 butter with 1 cream or 2 butter and 1 avocado oil. Thanks.

    This is pretty easily customized! You can omit the coconut oil and try the heavy cream or avocado oil, whichever you prefer.

  30. Harold T. Ntshingila
    Hi what is MCT oil
    Reply: #181
  31. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi what is MCT oil

    MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides - it's a processed, liquid version of coconut oil.

  32. Nichie
    Day 6 of my first week, only lost 2lbs but did 3 straight days of cross fit. my energy is not what I would like it to be but a friend said the first week is the toughest.
  33. Missy
    If you are drinking bulletproof coffee in the morning to help you get into ketosis and produce ketones how long do you wait before eating a keto meal?
    Reply: #184
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If you are drinking bulletproof coffee in the morning to help you get into ketosis and produce ketones how long do you wait before eating a keto meal?

    Anytime you eat or drink a meal, you should ideally be able to go 4-6 hours before your next meal. BPC is not complete, in that it has no protein. Some people prefer to add bacon and/or eggs to their BPC to help make a complete meal. It's personal preference.

  35. JODI
    Ok I have a question regarding bullet proof coffee, and ACV, along with IF. Can you have BPC, ACV in the morning and still fast? I usually drink back to back but unsure this is the right way or not. I've been on ket for month and have lost only 5 lbs. HELP!
    Reply: #186
  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Ok I have a question regarding bullet proof coffee, and ACV, along with IF. Can you have BPC, ACV in the morning and still fast? I usually drink back to back but unsure this is the right way or not. I've been on ket for month and have lost only 5 lbs. HELP!

    A BPC will break a fast. Have you seen our top weightloss tips? https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

  37. PaulS
    Kathy, two tablespoons of Erythritol is, according to my package, 24 net carbs! That’s more than half of what I can have for carbs in a day if I want to stay in Ketosis.
    Reply: #188
  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Kathy, two tablespoons of Erythritol is, according to my package, 24 net carbs! That’s more than half of what I can have for carbs in a day if I want to stay in Ketosis.

    For most people, the erythritol will not affect blood sugar and can be omitted from carb count for the day.

  39. Liz
    Anyone use MCT oil? I don't care for the taste of coconut oil in my coffee.... Recommendations on brand, potency, etc..
  40. Maira
    I like to make little pancakes mixing a tablespoon of almond or pumpkin butter with an egg, vanilla and 1!4 spoon of baking powder for breakfast.
    Can I eat thatbwith bulletproof coffee or is it to much?
    Reply: #192
  41. Michelle
    I have to confess, I'm not a huge fan of this. I love coffee. No, seriously....I LOVE coffee. Strong, hot, black coffee..... nothing in it. I can do flavors if they're subtle, like Highland Grog or Jamaican Me Crazy, but I enjoy the bitter taste of just plain ol' coffee. I have put coconut oil in my coffee on occasion, and it's tolerable...slightly nutty taste. But adding the butter is just TOO much for me. And I hate cream or anything that dilutes the taste of my coffee. That being said, as a once-in-a-while thing, I could do bullet-proof coffee, EXCEPT for the blending thing. I'm sorry, but frothy coffee is nasty. I'd rather drink it loaded with creamer and sweetener...(which I would never do, cuz... ew!) So I guess my question is this - is the blending absolutely necessary?? I could do this now and then, minus the frothy blending part....
    Reply: #193
  42. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I like to make little pancakes mixing a tablespoon of almond or pumpkin butter with an egg, vanilla and 1!4 spoon of baking powder for breakfast.
    Can I eat thatbwith bulletproof coffee or is it to much?

    Just watch the carb count and make sure it fits within your limits for the day.

  43. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I have to confess, I'm not a huge fan of this. I love coffee. No, seriously....I LOVE coffee. Strong, hot, black coffee..... nothing in it. I can do flavors if they're subtle, like Highland Grog or Jamaican Me Crazy, but I enjoy the bitter taste of just plain ol' coffee. I have put coconut oil in my coffee on occasion, and it's tolerable...slightly nutty taste. But adding the butter is just TOO much for me. And I hate cream or anything that dilutes the taste of my coffee. That being said, as a once-in-a-while thing, I could do bullet-proof coffee, EXCEPT for the blending thing. I'm sorry, but frothy coffee is nasty. I'd rather drink it loaded with creamer and sweetener...(which I would never do, cuz... ew!) So I guess my question is this - is the blending absolutely necessary?? I could do this now and then, minus the frothy blending part....

    Frothing is absolutely necessary if you add butter. However if you like plain black coffee, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Go with what you like.

  44. Marjan
    I like coffee every morning is this coffee meant for fasting only or can it be combined with the Keto diet as part of the diet?
    Sorry just confused as I have just started the Keto diet.
    Reply: #196
  45. John
    Seal it in a mason jar and shake. Same result as blender.
  46. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I like coffee every morning is this coffee meant for fasting only or can it be combined with the Keto diet as part of the diet?
    Sorry just confused as I have just started the Keto diet.

    Bulletproof coffee would break a fast, this is a breakfast meal item. Only black coffee with a very small splash of cream is OK for while fasting.

  47. Sheryl
    So if I am doing the 16:8 fast, and not eating until later in the morning, if I drink bullet proof coffee it will break my fast? I am confused because some said they drink this while fasting.
    Reply: #198
  48. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    So if I am doing the 16:8 fast, and not eating until later in the morning, if I drink bullet proof coffee it will break my fast? I am confused because some said they drink this while fasting.

    Yes, a bulletproof coffee will break a fast. Dr Fung recommends only bone broth, tea or black coffee (maybe 1-2t of cream) when fasting.

  49. Kitti
    Hi!
    My question is if I am not allowed to have dairy or eggwhite can I use more coconut oil (or something else)?
    Also in case of other recipes.
    Reply: #200
  50. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi!
    My question is if I am not allowed to have dairy or eggwhite can I use more coconut oil (or something else)?
    Also in case of other recipes.

    I would not recommend adding more coconut oil. Too much can be very upsetting to your stomach. Dairy and egg substitutes will likely vary by recipe and what function the ingredient serves in that recipe. We do have dairy free recipes and egg free! Here's a link to our egg free breakfasts.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/egg-free-breakfast

  51. Kandice
    Hello. I IF 16:8. My window to eat is 12p-8p, fast from 8pm -12p. I am also vegetarian & will follow the vegetarian Keto plan. Is is okay for the Bullet Proof coffee to be my first “meal” at 12pm to break my fast? Next meal would be around 3:30-4, and last meal by 8pm.
    Reply: #203
  52. Angel

    Can anybody tell me if they worked out the first week and just focused on the diet first to lose weight? I don't want overwhelm myself but just the first two weeks stay on top of the meals until I get use to it. Thanks

    I have not worked out at all and have lost 31 lbs over just a few months (and truth be told 'cheat' way too much with family things like birthdays and holidays). As of right now I feel I'm still too overweight to work out and not feel like I'm dying! lAnd while I can majorly feel the difference since losing the weight, I think once I lose another 20-30 I'll feel good enough to start working out, at that point I'm fully expecting the weight to just melt off. My son will graduate from his Special Forces training in Dec, and I want him to be as proud of me as I am of him on that day! :)

  53. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello. I IF 16:8. My window to eat is 12p-8p, fast from 8pm -12p. I am also vegetarian & will follow the vegetarian Keto plan. Is is okay for the Bullet Proof coffee to be my first “meal” at 12pm to break my fast? Next meal would be around 3:30-4, and last meal by 8pm.

    Results are going to vary from person to person. If you are happy with the success that you are seeing, then this could work well for you!

  54. Juliet Somers
    I went to the site you suggested for MCT oil ( which I've never heard off before as I'm new to Keto) but read on the page that it's either made from coconut oil or palm oil. Is there a difference in 100% coconut oil and MCT made from coconut oil, as I try to avoid anything with palm oil
    Reply: #205
  55. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I went to the site you suggested for MCT oil ( which I've never heard off before as I'm new to Keto) but read on the page that it's either made from coconut oil or palm oil. Is there a difference in 100% coconut oil and MCT made from coconut oil, as I try to avoid anything with palm oil

    MCT Oil is made from coconut oil. If you don't want to purchase MCT, you can also use regular coconut oil.
    https://www.amazon.com/ospublishing/story/02b68cb9-7016-4d65-9739-830...

  56. Sheetal
    I lost weight without adding to my exercise routine
1 2 3 4

Leave a reply

Reply to comment #0 by