Bulletproof Coffee Recipe (How to Make Bullet Coffee)

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Bulletproof Coffee is a rich, creamy coffee drink filled with healthy fats. This Keto drink (sometimes called butter coffee) is made with coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. “Bullet Coffee” has many added health benefits that you don’t get from regular black coffee. This recipe is 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.

Bulletproof Coffee recipe in clear coffee mugs

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Bullet coffee is a creamy, delicious drink that will fuel you with energy. Whether you’re looking for keto coffee or just something new to start your mornings, this drink is for you!

This 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 butter coffee 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 after drinking a cup of 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 the full keto 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.

Topping fresh coffee with ground cinnamon

Bulletproof Coffee with butter

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

To put it simply, this recipe 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 is a science-based approach to nutrition and wellness that is tried, tested and proven to make your life more awesome. Even better, you get to decide what more awesome means to YOU. It’s important to use the right ingredients, and luckily Bulletproof has us covered with everything we need to start our day the right way!

coffee cup, ground cofee, octane oil, and ghee on counter top

Benefits of starting your day with Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

There are a lot of benefits to this drink 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. This recipe will 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 Bullet Coffee – Step by Step

It’s 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

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 recipe, but it’s totally optional.

What are some optional add-ins?

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

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Protein Powders
  • Collagen Peptides (affiliate link)
  • Stevia or Agave Nectar for a bit of sweetness
  • See the recipe card for more ideas!

Keto coffee recipe

How to make bulletproof coffee

What makes this coffee recipe Keto Friendly?

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.

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, especially if you usually drink coffee on an empty stomach. 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.

Keto Coffee Variations

This simple recipe is a go-to, but I have a couple other keto coffee recipes that I love too! So if you’re looking for some variations and other ideas, try my Vanilla Keto Coffee Recipe and my Coffee Smoothie version (yes! a coffee smoothie!).

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 butter coffee, then now is the time. You’ll be surprised by how delicious it is, even better than milk or cream.

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