Keto Coconut Cake Protein Bites

These keto coconut cake protein bites are my new favorite treat. I eat two for a low carb breakfast or snack and it really fills me up. It’s super  easy to make and only takes a few ingredients. Two protein balls have only 0.3g net carbs!

You might also like these low carb chocolate cheesecake bites!

white plate with coconut cake protein bites on beige towel

Recently I found an old post for sone chocolate coconut protein balls and decided to make them for a quick snack.  They were really filling for me and satisfied my sweet tooth.

So today I wanted to mix it up a bit and decided to make these keto coconut cake protein bites. If you like coconut you will love these little round balls of protein sweetness! Each one only has 0.1g net carbs. 

 

white plate with coconut protein balls and bowl with toasted coconut

Low Carb Protein bites iNgredients

The main ingredients are coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, protein powder, vanilla extract and Lakanto Golden sweetener.

 

A note about the protein powders, I like Isopure Zero Carb protein powders because they are 0 carbs! I also like this Lite Protein birthday cake for recipes like this. They add flavor and protein for little to no carbs and not many calories.

 

 

coconut protein bites ingredients like Lakanto sweetener, protein powder and shredded coconut

 

As for the sweetener, you can use whatever you want but I do like this monk fruit sweetener, Lakanto Golden. It has a little bit of a brown sugar taste and again, no carbs or calories. 

 

Lastly, I use unsweetened shredded coconut. You don’t want the sweetened kind you can buy in any grocery store. I buy mine online but they might have it in your local grocery store. You can find many of these products for the coconut cake bites in my Amazon store if you are interested.

 

 

Easy way to toast coconut

This is the easiest thing to do and toasting coconut gives it more crunch and flavor. You can use the toasted coconut in the batter itself or just to coat them at the end like I did. To toast, add your unsweetened coconut to a dry pan on medium heat. Stir until it starts turning golden brown and take off the stove and pour onto a paper towel or plate. It will continue to cook and burn a bit in the pan if you leave it in the pan.

 

pan of toasted coconut on blue towel

 

Making the coconut cake protein batter

I only made 12 small balls in this batch but you can easily double the recipe if you want more. Just add all the ingredients except the toasted coconut in a bowl and mix with a fork to get the coconut oil incorporated well. Don’t use melted coconut oil as it will be too soupy.  Place the batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to make it easier to work with.

 

bowl with coconut protein bite batter

 

Take a teaspoon amount and roll into a ball and then roll around the toasted coconut. Make sure the press the toasted coconut into the balls and then place them on a plate and store in the refrigerator or freezer. I keep mine in the freezer though they get a little hard. Let them thaw a few minutes if you do this. 

 

closeup of coconut cake protein bites and a plateful in background

 

Notes about this coconut protein bites recipe

  • Take a little taste of the batter for sweetness. Depending on your protein powder you may need more or less sweetener.
  • If the dough is too soupy refrigerate to make the coconut oil firm up.
  • If it’s too dry to roll into balls, add a bit of cream or almond milk, a teaspoon at a time, until it’s more moist.
  • You can use any kind of protein powder you like. I just used 1 scoop in the whole recipe. 
  • I used vanilla extract but you could also use coconut if you have it. 

 

white plate of protein balls on a beige towel

Well I hope you like these protein balls as much as I do. Like I mentioned before these are also good for me when I want a quick low carb breakfast. I just grab a few and they really fill me up. The nutritional information for 1 coconut cake protein bite is:

56 cals / 5.3g fat / 0.4g carbs / 0.3g fiber / 2.2g protein = 0.1g net carbs

closeup of coconut protein balls on white plate with beige towel

Keto Coconut Cake Protein Bites – an easy low carb snack

These keto coconut cake protein bites are my new obsession. I eat two for a low carb breakfast or snack and it really fills me up. It’s really easy and only a few ingredients to make. Two protein balls have only 0.3g net carbs!

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons
    coconut oil
  • 2
    tablespoons
    coconut, shredded, unsweetened
  • 1
    scoop
    Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla Protein powder
  • 2
    tablespoons
    coconut, shredded, toasted
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    tablespoons
    Lakanto Golden sweetener

Instructions

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut and add to a dry skillet. Heat to medium heat and stir until toasted to a golden brown. Take off heat and spread out on a paper towel.

  2. In a bowl, add the protein powder, Lakanto sweetener and 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut. Mix well

  3. Add in the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Mix well with a fork to get the coconutl oil to combine with the dry ingredients. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  4. Take out and form into balls and then roll into the coconut. Press the toasted coconut into the balls and then store in the refrigerator or freezer.

  5. If freezing let them thaw a few minutes before eating as they may get hard.

  6. *** Note *** If the batter is too loose, the refrigeration with harded the coconut oil and make it easier to use. If it’s too dry you can add a teaspoon of cream or almond milk or more to get it into cookie batter like consistency.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information for 1 coconut cake protein bite is:

56 cals / 5.3g fat / 0.4g carbs / 0.3g fiber / 2.2g protein = 0.1g net carbs

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