No-bake Collagen Boosted Energy Bars
Ever wanted to try making your first homemade protein bars? Today's your day!
Store-bought brands with collagen cost up to $2-$3 per bar but with the right collagen protein powder, you can turn that boring old peanut butter mix into a tasty, cost-effective superfood filled with enough carbs to sustain any of your indoor family adventures or refuel you after your toughest workouts. Collagen supports overall health and unlike whey, it's dairy 100% dairy-free!
Each protein bar is packed with approximately 350 calories and 15 grams of protein. This means that 2 collagen bars have enough nutrients to substitute a full meal!
This sweet and chewy collagen-infused energy bar takes less than 15 minutes of hands-on work, is a great activity for the whole family AND, the best part is that it does not require any baking time!
So gather your little ones and let's get mixing...friendly reminder to wash your hands first and sing happy birthday! Twice!
There are 5 simple ingredients:
- 1 cup Kirkland honey
- 1 cup of Natural Peanut Butter (or almond butter)
- 60g of Just Bloom Unflavored Collagen (5 pouches)
- 2 cups standard Quaker Oats
- 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Mix all ingredients into a bowl using a spatula. Pouring the honey and peanut butter first and then gradually mixing in the oats and chocolate chips (1-cup at a time) until all excess honey is dried up and dispersed into the batter.
Pour all ingredients from the bowl onto a square sheet of parchment paper and place into a square or rectangular baking pan (10"*10")
Press the ingredients to fill the square pan using a rubber spatula until the mixture is flat and even on all parts of the pan
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, Remove baking sheet from pan and place it onto a counter
Cut one horizontal slice down the middle and 3 even vertical slices as shown to form the shape of the bars. Each should be about 3 inches long and 1 and a half inches wide.
If cut equally into 10 bars each serving size is 365 calories, 42 carbs, 16g fat, 15g protein, 26g sugar.
Cost:With these ingredients the total cost per bar is approximately $1
Is honey a keto-friendly Sweetener?
Unfortunately not. Honey is high in carbohydrates, but it's far healthier than other non-organic sweeteners that wouldn't make good protein bars anyway.
Why use collagen with peanut butter?
Buying quality protein bars at the store can cost a TON, especially if you are a serious cardio athlete like me!
By mixing Just bloom collagen with peanut butter or almond butter you are getting all 9 essential amino acids and can keep full even longer. Collagen has the unique ability to curb your appetite and when added to your normal meals it can can help keep you fed and full longer, so you don't have to snack as much throughout the day!
I like to get the most bang for my buck and take things a step further by adding it to my favorite super foods. Heck I even made some Super Food Beetroot curry with my collagen powder.... Stay tuned for next week!
Why use collagen powder in a protein bar?
In edition to keeping you feeling full, Collagen has a unique ability to help muscles recover and grow more quickly. It provides nutrients to help build healthy connective tissues and skin.
Whether you are prepping for your next 5-day backpacking trip or getting a well earned recovery snack after you're at home workout, or just messing around with some lazy no-bake recipes, these bars are sure to bring a smile to your face and keep you you going until your next meal.
Looking for more ways to use your collagen creamers that don't involve coffee? Here are 5 simple recipes you can try with ingredients you have at home.
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