Buttered Coffee

The first thing I researched when making buttered coffee 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

Purely from a stats perspective, 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, this is precisely what you should be drinking! Apparently a “Bulletproof Coffee” every morning is your window to weight loss. Also, for reference eating the neglected food groups remains part of your window to weight gain.

The bulletproof coffee creator discovered this beverage while mountain climbing, Therefore Homer should have continued drinking buttered coffee while he was trying to climb the Murderhorn. Or maybe not. Here’s has an article on the whole Bulletproof coffee diet and why it might all be BS. 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!


  • Coffee
  • Rich, Creamery Butter


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


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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marcus trelle

Bulletproof coffee years earlier!


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


Should have used unsalted butter then


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.


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.


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.


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.