Butter Coffee Pods

Hi there! This post will be short and sweet and practical- my favorite type of blog posts! Just get right to the point, amirite?

I love butter in my coffee.  OK, let's face it, I love butter on everything. Saturated fat is an essential part of a healthy diet, and it must be in balance with Omega 3's and Omega 6's in order to regulate our inflammatory response. Saturated fat was vilified during the low-fat craze of the 80's and 90's and I think people still have a hard time wrapping their brains around using butter and lard in their cooking.

The Paleo movement has helped, and butter coffee has become increasingly popular. I am happy to write a longer post about the importance of dietary fats, but I did promise I would get right to the point today, didn't I?

COFFEE

COFFEE

There is a long method of butter coffee, which really is the way to go if you have the time.  And then there's my short quick version, for weekday mornings. Again, I could write all about the long version and the reasons why it's great, but today's post is about efficiency and convenience! 

So here we go:

Butter Coffee Pods

  • 5 tbsp grass fed butter
  • 5 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Soften the butter and coconut oil enough to mix together, but not melted. Add the cinnamon and stir to combine. Using a small spoon, dollop the mixture (about a tablespoon's worth) onto parchment paper or into a muffin pan. Refrigerate until hardened, then you can place the pods into a Ziploc baggie for storage in the fridge. Place one pod at the bottom of your coffee cup, pour hot coffee over it, and stir well. 

**An important note** When properly made, butter coffee feels like a latte because you use the blender to emulsify the fats into the coffee.  This version will not do that-- so you will notice the fat separate a bit and layer on top of your coffee.  This doesn't bother me, I still love the taste. Again, we're going for convenience here right? I bust out my blender on weekend mornings for the full version.

Do you dig butter coffee? You can also add collagen peptides for gut support and protein. Butter coffee turns a potentially "bad" habit (coffee with cream and sweetener) into a good healthful breakfast or afternoon snack!