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Vegan Bulletproof Coffee with MCT Oil

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This Vegan Bulletproof Coffee is the perfect vegan keto breakfast drink to start the day.

An easy 3-ingredient coffee latte, with no dairy, no sugar, and healthy fat from MCT oil and cacao butter.

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Is Bulletproof Coffee Vegan?

The classic Bulletproof Coffee recipe created by Dave Asprey is not vegan as the original recipe contains butter.

Butter is a dairy coming from animal sources and therefore it is not vegan-friendly. However, there is an easy way to replace butter and make a vegan version of keto coffee.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Vegan Bulletproof Coffee is like a classic bulletproof, it is:

  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Paleo
  • Nut-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Vegan

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How To Make Vegan Bulletproof Coffee

A vegan bulletproof coffee is a vegan keto recipe to support your weight loss journey.

It is a typical keto recipe served for breakfast or during your fasting window, to replace your regular coffee latte. In fact, regular coffee latte contains dairy like milk or heavy cream that are:

  • not vegan
  • contain carbs

All you need to make this creamy vegan keto coffee, a plant-based fat source that

  • brings enough fat to your drink to make a creamy, latte coffee
  • doesn’t add carbs

Cacao Butter And MCT Oil

Some recipes suggest almond butter as a butter replacement in vegan bulletproof coffee.

While it is a tasty option, I don’t recommend this choice because almond butter adds carbs to your drink.

Bulletproof coffee is the best drink for burning fat since it is carb-free.

But if you use almond butter it will add carbs to your drink and slows down your fat-burning metabolism. So it is preferable to use pure plant-based fat in your drink to keep it zero carbs.

Therefore, this vegan keto drink will only provide energy to your body, helping you fast for longer without breaking your ketosis.

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The best way to make a zero-carb, easy, vegan keto coffee drink is to use:

  • Cacao butter – this is the most natural plant-based substitute for grass-fed butter in a vegan keto coffee. Cacao butter is pure fat, it won’t add carbs to your coffee but creates the best creamy smooth texture, similar to coconut milk or any plant-based milk.
  • MCT oil – or unrefined coconut oil. This ingredient is the key to creating a fat-burning coffee. In fact, MCT oil, also known as Medium Chain Tryglycerid oil, is a small chain of fat easily assimilated by your kidney. Therefore it quickly brings energy to your body helping you stay in ketosis in the morning and keeping you full and satisfied. It’s the best oil to help you fast longer without feeling hungry.
  • Coffee – strong black coffee, you can choose your favorite coffee like organic coffee, brewed or instant.
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Blending the ingredients

The key to making a tasty, creamy vegan bulletproof coffee with cacao butter is to:

  • Melt the cacao butter before adding it to the coffee.
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or in a high cup with an immersion blender.

Coffee Flavoring

If you want to serve this vegan bulletproof coffee as a keto snack, instead of breakfast, it is fine to add some keto vegan ingredients that slightly up the carbs of your drink. Some tasty additions are:

  • Cacao powder – add 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to your blender.
  • Sugar-free vanilla syrup – add 2 teaspoons of keto fiber syrup to the blender, they are vegan-friendly and many flavors can be used like vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and more!
  • Keto sweetener – a pinch of erythritol, stevia drops, or monk fruit. This won’t add net carbs to your drinks, so you can use these even if you intend to serve this coffee for breakfast during your intermittent fasting period.
  • Keto coffee creamer – try adding my keto pumpkin creamer or keto condensed milk in your bulletproof for extra flavors!
vegan bulletproof coffee with MCT oil

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe To Blend Hot Liquid In A Blender?

Yes, most blenders can handle the temperature of hot coffee.

If you are unsure, refer to your blender instructions to check if hot liquids can be added to your jug.

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More Keto Vegan Breakfast Recipes

This bulletproof vegan coffee makes a fulfilling vegan keto breakfast served with tofu scramble or my no-bake hemp seeds breakfast bar or chia seeds pudding.

Below are the best vegan keto breakfasts to pair with your cups of coffee.

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Vegan Bulletproof Coffee

0.1gNet Carbs
This vegan bulletproof coffee is the best keto coffee to start the day with good fat and zero carbs.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 coffee
Serving Size: 1 coffee
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  • 1 cup Brewed Strong Black Coffee
  • 1 tablespoon Cacao Butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon MCT Oil or melted unrefined coconut oil


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  • Melt the cacao butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir constantly with a spatula until fully melted.
  • In a blender, add hot brewed coffee, melted cacao butter, and MCT oil. Add 1-2 teaspoons of erythritol or a few stevia drops to sweeten your coffee (optional).
  • Blend on high speed until creamy and frothy.
  • Serve immediately.

Immersion blender method

  • If you don't have a blender, or if you believe your blender can't handle a hot drink, add the ingredients into a tall mug and use an immersion blender or milk frother to froth the ingredients together.
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Nutrition1 coffee
Yield: 1 coffee


Serving: 1 coffeeCalories: 223.7 kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 0.1 gNet Carbs: 0.1 gProtein: 0.4 g (1%)Fat: 25.3 g (39%)Saturated Fat: 14.4 g (90%)Sodium: 136.8 mg (6%)Potassium: 116.1 mg (3%)Vitamin A: 500.8 IU (10%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    6 Thoughts On Vegan Bulletproof Coffee with MCT Oil
  1. 5 stars
    I ran out of the vegan coconut ghee, and tried this recipe as written plus a 1/4 tsp of chaga mushroom powder and I loved it! It’s much better than having coffee with the vegan ghee.

  2. 5 stars
    Todo un descubrimiento!! Odio el café solo y me costaba mucho mantener el ayuno por esta razón. Pero con este batido lo llevo genial! Thank you!!

  3. I tried to make this today, I melted the cacao butter and blended it all in a nutribullet but it was all oily at the top and not frothy, not sure what I did wrong

    • If oil stays on top it means that you didn’t pulse the ingredients long enough. Oil and water are not made to be together, the only way to combine them is a high speed blend that will break oil in so tiny pieces that they blend with the coffee/water based liquid


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