Buttered Coffee


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Homer: Oh Marge, how could you let me let myself go like this?
Marge: Me? I’m not the one who puts butter in your coffee.
– King of the Hill

The Simpsons | Season 9 - Episode 23

The first thing I researched when making the Buttered Coffee recipe was whether cream is actually that much worse for you than butter, here’s the nutrition information:

1 tablespoon cream = 20 calories / 1.72 grams of fat
1 tablespoon butter = 102 calories / 11.52 grams of fats

So it looks like butter is not the way to go when it comes to a healthy morning beverage; except according to a guy who claims he hacked his way into health and fitness, it is! Drinking “Bulletproof Coffee” every morning is your ticket to weight loss. In fact, he discovered this diet while mountain climbing, therefore Homer should have continued drinking his Buttered Coffee while he was trying to climb the Murderhorn.

Or maybe not. Gizmodo has an interesting article on the whole Bulletproof coffee diet. I think part of the problem lies with the fact that drinking this beverage provides “140 percent of your RDA for saturated fat” – that’s bad. However, it does not contain potassium benzoate. That’s good!

Ingredients

  • Coffee
  • Rich, Creamery Butter

Directions

Melt desired butter amount until it is liquid, immediately add to coffee. Stir and consume.

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I personally like some sweetness in my coffee, which likely contributed to my dislike for how Buttered Coffee tastes. Still, I would say that butter makes a somewhat acceptable substitute for milk or cream. It is, after all, a dairy product, it just adds some saltiness instead of sweetness. And really there are few foods that taste bad if you add butter to them.

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Buttered Coffee Recipe From: King of the Hill (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 23)

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Stella

Looks weird but I am willing to try! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

jake

Should have used unsalted butter then

Eatslikeaduck

Yes, that would have made butter in coffee much more palatable! I mean, overall dairy like milk and cream in coffee is acceptable, so butter isn’t that far of a stretch.

teightytwo

Creamery butter is an actual thing?? All this time I thought it was just a funny, exaggerated name and would laugh everytime I saw the episode.

Eatslikeaduck

It is a thing and it’s delicious drizzled on every food and food combination you can think of.

Sara Em

My grandfather loves butter. He grew up during the depression, so he got nothing but margarine as a kid. Hence the love of real butter. Well, I guess he would have buttered toast with his coffee and dip the toast in the coffee. This grossed out his brother in law. So, one day, to freak him out, Grandpa goes and takes a stick of butter, dunks it in the coffee, and takes a big ol’ bite. I imagine Uncle Mike’s reaction was not a positive one. This recipe reminds me of that story.

Eatslikeaduck

But you left out the most important part of the story, did you Grandpa have an onion on his belt at the time?!

Sara Em

It honestly would not surprise me if he did.