Healthy GF Collagan Banana Blondies

Low glycemic and energy enducing – don’t mind if I do.

I’ve been researching the collagen peptide craze for some time, and I finally decided to dedicate each day to incorporating collagen into my diet. I tried a couple brands, but finally settled on one that I love – Further Foods Collagen Peptides!! Reasons why I love Further Food collagen?

= ZERO taste, dissolves easily, and sourced with care.

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I’ve been adding it to my recipes, coffee and smoothies non stop. After perfecting this recipe (having my boyfriend Chris and friend David try every batch) I wanted to share it with you!

I have to say, I was surprised the guys loved them as much as they did how healthy the assortment of ingredients are – they can be a little picky. Not only do they love them, they request it!

These bars are full of healthy fats and natural sugars that pack the comfort of a blondie without the high glycemic crash.

Benefits of Collagen Peptides?

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Nutritional benefits of collagen peptied? Collagen peptides improve the elasticity and hydration of our skin resulting in anti aging properties and the reduction of cellulite, stretch marks and wrinkle. They also reduce UV induced skine damaging.

If you’re someone who struggles with joint pain, collagen peptides reduce pain, inmprove mobility, reduce injury recovery time and builds bone mineral density.

Collagen also impacts weight loss, hassiting our bodies retain musle mass, heals the stomach lining, aids in digestions, and regulates stomach acid which prevents heart burn and ulcers as well as preventing inflammation of the gut!

You can purchase Further Food Collagen Peptides here and if you use the discount code emandfoodiethings10 you’ll recieve 10% off your order!

RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 35 min | Makes 15 bars

Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients
4 Ripe (brown!) bananas
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp flax meal
6 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk – I like the vanilla kind
1 Tsp pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients
1 Cup almond flour
1 Cup gluten free oat flour
1/2 Tsp salt
1 Tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon

1/4 Cup coconut Sugar

3 scoops of Further Food Collagen Peptides

Topping
1 Cup dark chocolate chips
1 Tsp of coconut oil

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STEPS

1. Preheat your oven to 350º degrees fahrenheit
2. Combine chia seeds, flax meal, and almond milk in a small bowl. Mix well and let soak for about 3-6 minute or until the chia seeds and flax meal have absorbed the almond milk. It should form a jelly like consistency seen below!
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2. Prep your 9×9 tin with parchment paper. Make sure to grease before and after with coconut oil so the bars are easier to remove from the pan.
3. Mash the bananas so their smooth with a few small lumps. Add 1/2 maple syrup and vanilla extract.
4. In a separate bowl combine the gluten free oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
5. Add the chia/flax egg, Further Food Collagen Peptides, and coconut sugar to the banana mixture and give it a stir till well combined, then add your dry ingredients. The batter should be thick and sticky but not runny.

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6. Pour your mixture into your prepared pan, spreading is the sides with a spatula and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry and the top is lightly brown.

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7. While you’re letting the bars cool, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips with 1 tsp of coconut oil over a double boiler.
8. Remove the bars from the tin and cut into squares, drizzle with chocolate and serve!

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These bars are super yummy and great for dessert, a snack or even breakfast! Expect them to be fudgy in the middle – just like a blondie! You can add chopped nuts to the batter for a little crunch as well! I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know how it goes! As always – eat real food!

X EM

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