Bulletproof Coffee Recipe (How to Make Bulletproof Coffee)

Bulletproof Coffee is a rich, creamy coffee drink filled with healthy fats. It’s made with coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. Coffee with butter has many added health benefits that you don’t get from regular black coffee. It’s popular in the keto and paleo communities, and is said to help with weight loss. Learn how to make bulletproof coffee and make this your new morning fuel.

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Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Bulletproof coffee is a creamy, delicious coffee drink that will fuel you with energy. Whether you’re looking for keto coffee or just a new and tasty coffee recipe, this drink is for you!

This Bulletproof Coffee recipe is so easy to make and it is SO GOOD. Essentially, it is fresh brewed coffee blended together with unsalted, grass-fed butter and MCT oil. I also added some pink salt and ground cinnamon to give it some more flavor.

The are a lot of great things about this coffee with butter recipe: it’s keto-friendly, it gives you a steady boost of energy without the typical caffeine crash, it’s filled with healthy fats, and it will stop those hunger pains that are common with coffee. Using butter instead of milk or creamer also makes it the creamiest, best tasting coffee ever!

This keto coffee recipe is great, whether you’re following that diet or not. I can’t get over how creamy it is, and I love the added cinnamon for an extra kick. Learn how to make bulletproof coffee to give you a healthy energy boost and start your morning right.

Replace your usual morning coffee routine with this creamy Bulletproof Coffee recipe!

Topping fresh coffee with ground cinnamon

Bulletproof Coffee with butter

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is brewed coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. It’s touted as a coffee that will give you more energy and help you lose weight. It’s a popular recipe with those on a paleo or keto diet because of the healthy fats. It’s a delicious, rich, creamy coffee drink to start your morning!

Bulletproof Coffee Benefits

There are a lot of benefits to bulletproof coffee over other types of coffee, especially for those following a paleo or keto diet. Many people swear by the health benefits of making coffee with butter.

  • Coffee usually gives you a caffeine buzz in the beginning, but can also lead to a crash later on. Bulletproof coffee is meant to give you a longer, steadier boost of energy.
  • Healthy fats from butter & MCT oil help to stop food cravings that often happen when drinking coffee. So theoretically it could help you lose weight.
  • Without getting too scientific, MCTs are saturated fatty acids that are easier to digest than other types of fat, so it is great for digestion.
  • Generally, the MCT oil in bulletproof coffee will help you feel full & satisfied, will give you more energy, and give you a clear, focused mind.

Bulletproof coffee with cinnamon

Cinnamon coffee made with butter

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

This bulletproof coffee recipe is so easy to make! Easy enough that you can make it every single morning without too many extra steps. Stock up on the necessary ingredients (coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil), and you’ll have everything ready to get your day started with a boost of energy. I also added in pink salt and ground cinnamon to add some more flavor, but they are not required.

  1. Brew a pot of coffee as you normally would
  2. Mix coffee, butter, MCT oil (and salt & cinnamon if using) into a blender
  3. Blend until smooth and serve hot

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What is MCT Oil and what are the benefits?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides or medium chain fatty acids. This type of fat is most often derived from coconut oil or palm oil.

MCT oil is colorless, odorless, and stays liquid at room temperature, which makes it perfect for blending into drinks, smoothies, and other recipes. It’s great for added energy and a sharper brain! Other benefits of MCT oil include:

  • Suppresses hunger
  • Provides quick/clean energy
  • Can help you lose unwanted fat
  • Supports immune health

What is Pink Salt and why is it healthy?

Pink Himalayan sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, so it’s more than just a flavoring for meals and recipes. I love the little zip (plus all the minerals!) it adds to this Bulletproof Coffee Recipe.

What are some optional add-ins for Bulletproof Coffee?

There are so many options for how to jazz up this bulletproof coffee recipe. Here are a few things we have tried in our morning routine.


Keto coffee recipe

How to make bulletproof coffee

What is keto coffee?

Those following a ketogenic diet focus on high-fat, low-carb. So keto coffee generally refers to any coffee that is keto-friendly, i.e. a recipe that contains healthy fats and no sugars. Drinking black coffee is fine on this diet, but adding healthy fats, as in this bulletproof coffee recipe, makes it a better option than regular coffee.

Why do people put butter in their coffee?

Coffee with butter might sound strange at first, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds! Adding a pat of butter to your coffee can add a good dose of healthy fat to your diet first thing in the mornings. This helps give you energy so that you don’t end up with a caffeine crash. Butter also makes your coffee super creamy, like the best latte.

Bulletproof Coffee topped with cinnamon

I hope you guys try this recipe. The bulletproof coffee benefits should be enough to convince you (healthy fats, steady energy, sign me up!), but don’t forget that it’s super tasty too! If you’ve never tried coffee with butter, then now is the time. You’ll be surprised by how delicious it is, even better than milk or cream.


Watch the video or see the recipe card below for details on how to make Bulletproof Coffee. Enjoy!


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4.82 from 16 votes
This Bulletproof Coffee recipe is creamy, delicious, & filled with healthy fats. It's keto-friendly and will give you a steady boost of energy to start your morning!
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Bulletproof Coffee is a rich, creamy coffee drink filled with healthy fats. It's made with coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. Coffee with butter has many added health benefits that you don't get from regular black coffee. It's popular in the keto and paleo communities, and is said to help with weight loss. Learn how to make bulletproof coffee and make this your new morning fuel.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bulletproof coffee, coffee, how to make bulletproof coffee
Servings: 1
Calories: 268 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Optional Quicker Ingredient (SEE NOTE)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined and smooth.
  2. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Other optional ingredients include stevia, unsweetened cocoa powder, protein powders, sugar free syrups, collagen peptides, and more!

NOTE: Omega PowerCreamer is an easier way to make Keto Coffee. You can substitute it in place of the Ghee and MCT oil as it contains Ghee, MCT oil, and Coconut Oil all in one easy to use "creamer". They also have flavors such as Cacao, Vanilla, and Cinnamon! Easy peasy. Click HERE to check them out.

Nutrition Facts
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1170mg 49%
Potassium 166mg 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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It looks so delicious! Never thought to add butter o coffee! I have to try!
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I have never heard of this bulletproof coffee :o and it looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can't wait to try it.
Alexander Libby
Most of my life, Ive thought coffee was too bitter and the thinness of it made the bitterness intolerable to my taste palate. I didnt use this recipe exactly, but i made the same basic bulletproof coffee. 10 fl oz of water to a boil, poured over two tbsp of maxwell house coffee. Steeped for five minutes, and then pressed for 30 seconds. I then poured it over 2 tbsp kerrygold butter and 1tbsp mct oil in my blender bottle. I then shook vigorously(activating my rotator cuffs) for about 45 seconds until a super aesthetically pleasing foam was on top and the liquid was a beautiful golden hue. I am surprised how much I like this. There is still bitterness, but it is so soothing mixed with the most velvety, creamy texture. I want to thank you for the suggestion of adding salt(reason for this review). Wouldnt have thought to include that. I use celtic gray salt instead of pink himalayan. Amazing recipe for a delicious, healthful morning drink by a very delightful blogger. Thank you Becky. Happy health to you and your body for an indefinite stretch of time.
Dina Pulido
The pink salt was to strong for me! I prefer it with out:)
This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!
nick w
this is a great recipe!
Greg Blome
What a great breakdown! Looks amazing!
Rebecca {foodie with family}
I tried a bulletproof coffee once and absolutely loved it. This looks like such a great version!
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