34 MCT Oil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Coffee
By: Amanda Suazo
MCT oil makes a powerful addition to your morning coffee, but it’s made for so much more. These MCT oil recipes add a great source of clean fats to just about any recipe — including breakfast, snacks, and even ice cream. Just don’t heat it above 320 degrees.
MCT oil makes the perfect addition to recipes — whether you’re keto or not. Unlike grass-fed butter or conventional coconut oil, it has a neutral flavor that pairs perfectly with any meal. Drizzle it on cooked meat and veggies, pour a tablespoon or two into smoothies, or mix it into snacks and spreads for a quality source of fat that keeps you full and focused for hours.
Use these MCT oil recipes for easy ways to upgrade your food with fat:
MCT oil recipes: Breakfast & coffee
Classic Bulletproof Coffee (keto, paleo, Whole30, vegetarian)
If you’ve never tried MCT oil recipes, make this one your first. With clean brewed coffee, grass-fed butter, and powerful Brain Octane Oil, it makes a creamy and energizing start to your day. Need a make ahead option? Try Bulletproof Coffee blocks.
Keto Breakfast Tacos With Bacon and Guacamole (paleo, Whole30)
Ditch the taco shell for good: This recipe swaps the tortilla with a gently cooked egg, then stuffs it with high-fat fillings like pastured bacon, MCT oil-infused guacamole, and cilantro. Have it all ready in just 15 minutes.
Bulletproof Coffee Egg Latte (keto, vegetarian)
This creamy take on Bulletproof Coffee adds pastured eggs and vanilla-infused collagen peptides to your brew. Blend and serve for a protein-powered breakfast shake. (Don’t worry, your egg won’t scramble!)
Keto Chocolate Noatmeal (paleo, dairy-free)
Using riced cauliflower and a drizzle of MCT oil, this recipe creates a creamy hot cereal alternative loaded with nourishing fat and fiber. Cook your veggie rice, then blend with cacao, eggs, and sweetener for a mind-blowing breakfast bowl.
Mint Mojito Iced Bulletproof Coffee (keto, paleo)
Add more pep to your morning mug with this refreshing coffee recipe. With muddled mint leaves, fresh brewed coffee, and MCT oil, this sweet and creamy blend comes together in minutes.
MCT oil recipes: Main dishes
Bulletproof Veggie Buddha Bowl (paleo, vegetarian, Whole30)
No meat, no problem: With quality fats from pastured eggs, grass-fed ghee, and MCT oil, this recipe still satisfies. While this bowl meal tops your cauliflower rice with fresh avocado, radish, and cucumber, you can swap in your favorite seasonal produce.
Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting with this quick and simple recipe. Top your skirt steak with savory herbs and spices, cook until shreddable, then serve with warm roasted sprouts. This dish creates all-day flavor with just a few minutes of prep time.
Roasted Carrot Soup (paleo, Whole30, vegetarian)
Get warm fall flavor without standing over a stove all day: Blend cooked carrots with coconut milk and MCT oil for a rich and creamy recipe with no inflammatory dairy. Have it ready in 30 minutes for a soothing dish you can enjoy all week long.
Purple Sweet Potato Salmon Sushi Roll (paleo, Whole30, dairy-free)
This technicolor meal stuffs your nori with creamy mashed avocado, fresh veggies, and sashimi-grade salmon. Add a drizzle of MCT oil and a sprinkle of salt for a quick recipe that’s almost too pretty to eat.
Keto Halibut Ceviche (paleo, Whole30, dairy-free)
This MCT oil recipe makes the perfect no-cook meal. Simply blend fresh cubed fish with lime, salt, creamy avocado, and herbs for a flavorful main dish with minimal effort.
Rainbow Mason Jar Salad (keto, paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan)
Make meal prep fun again: This fresh recipe layers colorful produce in a packable lunch jar, then pairs it with a quick and creamy Brain Octane Oil dressing.
MCT oil recipes: Drinks
Keto Green Lemon Smoothie (paleo)
Unlike traditional smoothies that load your glass with added sugar or inflammatory dairy, this MCT oil recipe uses a wholesome blend of avocado, spinach, coconut milk, and lemon juice for bright flavor that won’t give you a sugar crash. A clean protein boost from grass-fed whey makes this smoothie extra-creamy.
Keto Chocolate Shake With Coconut Milk (paleo, dairy-free)
In just two minutes, you can get a creamy, frothy shake with no added sugar. This recipe makes it happen with coconut milk, cinnamon, collagen, and MCT oil — all blended to perfection.
Keto Iced Matcha Latte (paleo, dairy-free)
This creamy, dreamy MCT oil recipe makes a delicious alternative when you want a subtle boost without the stimulating effects of coffee. Frozen coconut milk and collagen protein add a silky consistency, while stevia and vanilla add natural sweetness.
Low-Carb Raspberry Smoothie Bowl (paleo, dairy-free)
This scoopable smoothie makes a delicious base you can customize with your favorite toppings. Raspberries add a naturally sweet flavor, while Brain Octane Oil supercharges your bowl with quality fats.
Turmeric Beef Bone Broth (keto, paleo, Whole30)
Just like in coffee, MCT oil blends easily into this recipe for a boost of fat without any extra flavor. Add flavorful broth upgrades like turmeric, seaweed flakes, and grass-fed butter for a savory latte with no caffeine whatsoever.
Bulletproof Vanilla Milkshake (paleo)
Who says vanilla has to taste plain? With real vanilla, nut butter, coconut milk, and MCT oil, this five-minute shake swaps the sugar and dairy for clean fat and protein.
Blue Spirulina Latte (paleo, Whole30, dairy-free)
Add a superfood spin to your morning pick-me-up. This MCT oil recipe gets its blue hue from vitamin-rich spirulina, plus natural sweetness from coconut butter and cinnamon.
Keto Iced Coffee Protein Shake (dairy-free)
Trade a sugary mochaccino for this sweet and simple MCT oil recipe. Avocado and coconut milk add a sneaky dose of healthy fats, while cacao powder and cinnamon add cafe-worthy flavor.
MCT oil recipes: Snacks, sides, & spreads
Lemon Coconut Energy Bites (dairy-free)
This light and lemony MCT oil recipe uses lemon cookie collagen protein bars, shredded coconut, and lemon zest to make an energizing snack in less than five minutes. Double or triple the batch for an easy meal prep option!
Avocado Oil Mayonnaise (keto, paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, dairy-free)
Mayo just got a makeover. Like traditional recipes, this one uses egg yolk and salt, plus a blend of avocado and MCT oils for a clean, anti-inflammatory spread you’ll want to put on everything.
Bacon Mashed Cauliflower (keto, paleo, Whole30)
This side dish is easy enough to serve on busy weeknights, but elegant enough for holiday dinners. Tender cauliflower makes a perfect whipped potato substitute, while chewy bacon and MCT oil infuse fat and flavor into every bite.
Keto Edible Cookie Dough (dairy-free)
Get a cookie fix (without the cookie crash) with this fast recipe. Blend MCT oil with pantry staples like raw cashews, coconut flour, and Ceylon cinnamon to get all the sweetness you crave — without waiting on your oven.
Keto Matcha Coconut Butter (paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, dairy-free, vegan)
Plain coconut butter makes a naturally sweet and creamy spread — and this recipe supercharges its power even more with earthy matcha and MCT oil. Use it as a quick fruit dip, or a sweet topping for keto pancakes and ice cream.
Homemade Collagen Protein Bars (paleo, dairy-free)
Make your snack bar do more for you. This nut-free MCT oil recipe uses pastured collagen and Brain Octane Oil (just like original collagen bars), and makes the perfect base to customize with your favorite flavors.
Keto Cinnamon Roll Protein Balls (dairy-free)
Get sweet and spicy flavor with no gluten or sugar: This MCT oil recipe delivers it all with vanilla-infused collagen, Ceylon cinnamon, and sweet shredded coconut. Blend and roll for a high-fat snack that’s ready in minutes.
Dessert MCT oil recipes
Low-Carb Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (keto, paleo)
MCT oil adds quality fats to this recipe, while also helping your ice cream stay scoopable. Blend it with other high-energy additions like egg yolks, grass-fed butter, cacao butter, and coconut oil for ice cream that won’t make you crash.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (keto, paleo)
These low-carb cupcakes prove that you can still have dessert without running your diet off the rails. A coconut flour base makes this dessert perfectly cakey, while MCT oil and cacao butter in the frosting add a smooth finish.
Raspberry Lemon Keto Popsicles (paleo, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan)
For a fruit pop that won’t send you into a fog, make this five-minute recipe. Blend coconut cream with raspberries, Lemon FATwater, and Brain Octane Oil to make a refreshing dessert with no added sugar.
Keto Coffee Ice Cream (keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free)
Make desserts with perks: This caffeinated spin on keto ice cream incorporates espresso, coconut cream, and MCT oil into a dairy-free treat that stays totally creamy.
Magical Frozen Fudge Pops (paleo, dairy-free)
Like magic, these pops stay perfectly fudgy — all thanks to a blend of MCT oil, cacao butter, coconut cream, and pastured gelatin. Blend your base, pour into molds, and freeze for a filling treat.
Layered Keto Coffee Jelly (paleo, dairy-free)
With plenty of MCT oil and no added sugar, this wiggly, wobbly recipe makes the perfect breakfast or dessert. Layer coffee-infused gelatin with creamy coffee and coconut whipped cream for the ultimate decadent drink that any coffee lover can enjoy.
Keto Fudge, 3 Ways (paleo, dairy-free)
A chewy blend of coconut butter, collagen, and MCT oil makes the perfect base for sweet and spicy flavors in this dessert recipe. Add cacao powder or turmeric for a flavorful fudge that satisfies all your cravings.
Chocolate Cookie Dough Keto Ice Cream (paleo, dairy-free)
You won’t need eggs, cream, or even an ice cream maker to prepare this wow-worthy dessert. Instead, blend frozen avocado with coconut milk, cocoa powder, and MCT oil in your blender before topping with a crumbled chocolate chip cookie dough collagen protein bar.
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