Blueberry Lemon Crumble Collagen Bars

Hands down one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made! These bars make the perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack or even dessert when topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, packed with oats, chia seeds, and Great Lakes Collagen giving them a delish chewy crust plus a yummy juicy berry filling with added health benefits from the amino acids and protein. Add them to your list!! Recipe by @fitandwellmedgal⁠.

  1. Serves:9
  2. Time: 20 prep, 20 min. bake

INGREDIENTS

    Crust and crumble topping: ⁠
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats⁠
  • 1 cup Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate
  • 1/3 cup almond flour⁠
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled⁠
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⁠
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder⁠
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁠
  • ⁠ Blueberry lemon chia filling: ⁠
  • 2.5 cups frozen blueberries (small bag) ⁠
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)⁠
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds⁠
  • 1/4 cup Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate ⁠
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice or water ⁠
  • Lemon zest⁠

DIRECTIONS

    For the blueberry lemon chia filling: ⁠
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ⁠
  • Dissolve collagen in lemon juice or water. ⁠
  • Add this and berries to a small pot, bring to a low boil then reduce heat to a simmer. ⁠
  • Stir in chia seeds and mash some of the berries with a fork. ⁠
  • Turn heat off. Allow to gel while you prepare the crust. ⁠
  • For the crust: ⁠
  • Add 1.5 cups of the oats to a food processor and pulse until flour consistency. ⁠
  • Add in dates, almond flour, and collagen and pulse a few times or until combined. ⁠
  • Add in remaining ingredients and pulse a few times or you can also transfer to a bowl and mix well. ⁠
  • Line a 9x9” pan with parchment paper, lightly spray with coconut oil. ⁠
  • *Press crust onto the bottom of the pan with your hands.** Reserve ½ cup of crust mixture for topping**⁠
  • Spread the blueberry lemon chia filling over the crust. ⁠
  • Crumble the remaining crust over the top. ⁠
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes. ⁠
  • Cool, cut into slices and enjoy!

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