Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars – with Healing Collagen! (AIP/Paleo)

Collagen Protein Bars

 

The one food I’m sure to eat every single day is Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
I will buy 3 to 4 canisters at a time because I get anxious if I’m running low. Having a convenient protein option when you have food allergies is KEY. Protein keeps me from being hangry. I know the Paleo community is all about the fat but for me protein + veggies = life sustained.

 

My favorite way to use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides right now is in my Pineapple+ Grapefruit Digestive Tonic recipe. I made it this weekend with the addition of strawberries and cucumber. So dang refreshing. As I type this, I’m excited to go to bed so I can wake up for that delicious drink. It’s so full of fiber and it really fills my tummy (known to be an insatiable bottomless pit, quite frankly.)

 

I’ve also added it to my Cranberry Fig Collagen Protein Bars and a whole bunch of smoothies like my Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl. Collagen definitely does what its purported to do… and I can’t say that about most supplements. I find most supplements to be a waste but this stuff has been in my daily rotation for over a year and a half. I really amped it up during pregnancy and with breastfeeding the extra hit of protein is helpful for my supply.

 

These Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars are another great way to get your gut-healing goodies in. I love all the Paleo energy ball recipes out there but a lot of them use dates, and I’ve been keeping my sugar/treat intake lower recently.

 

These Protein Bars are also nut-free so they make the perfect school snack for your kids (just make sure they stay cool)

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Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars

Preparation 00:10 2017-08-23T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 00:00 2017-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 9 squares     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine the raisins, coconut, sweet potato flour, collagen, cinnamon and sea salt until a fine and moist crumble forms.
  2. Add in the coconut oil and process for 1 to 2 minutes until you achieve a dense mixture that sticks together. Add in water and process to help smooth the ingredients.
  3. Press mixture evenly into a 4"x6" parchment-lined glass dish. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until solidified. Slice into squares using a sharp knife. Best stored and served from refrigerator.

27 comments on “Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars – with Healing Collagen! (AIP/Paleo)

    • Alaena Haber says:

      Yes – the texture may be slightly different but it should work! Cassava also has a different flavor than sweet potato flour, which is sweeter than cassava. If you try it, please come back here and let everyone know how it went! Thanks!

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  • Oh these look so scrumptious!! Just got in my first order of collagen!
    No SP flour on hand, I shall experiment with others and report back, but I definitely want to get some!

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    • Alaena Haber says:

      I’m not sure since I didn’t create the recipe that way but I can only imagine it would be a sloppy mess and not hold together well! The coconut oil helps everything hold together.

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  • These look delicious! I’m always looking for easy portable snacks and these fit the bill! Can’t wait to try!

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  • Ashton Strom says:

    Any substitutes for the raisins. I’m low fodmap as well and can’t have cranberries either. These look delish!

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    • Alaena Haber says:

      Any dried fruit that is acceptable on a low fodmap diet should work! I’m not super familiar with low fodmap, so I can’t advise from experience.

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  • Hi Alaena, sounds like you are enjoying loads of histamine foods these days? You have obviously done some significant healing. Do you still need to watch your histamine foods at all? Looking for some inspiration to overcome my histamine intolerance ?Jacqui

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    • Alaena Haber says:

      Yes, I have reintroduced most high histamine foods but I still have to be careful with kombucha and fermented beverages. I can do some sauerkraut but I can’t eat tons of sauerkraut on top of smoked salmon with a glass of wine. That would still be too much for me, but a huge improvement from where I was a couple years ago!

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  • Denise O. says:

    Need a sub for collagen. Don’t have any & don’t plan to buy. Thanks for all your amazing recipes. They make eating more fun. Thanks!

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  • Just made these with coconut flour, didn’t have sweet potato flour so we shall see how they come out…I’ve been looking for a way to use my collagen…
    thank you!

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  • This recipe looks great!
    I guess I’m the substitution queen here again though. Could I use plantain flour instead of sweet potato flour? If not, I may just try the cassava like another reader mentioned. (My pantry is currently stocked w cassava, tiger nut, coconut, & plantain, so if I buy another flour I’m pretty sure my hubs is going to get rid of me quietly).

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    • Alaena Haber says:

      Yes you can use plantain flour! I find it pretty similar to sweet potato flour. The taste isn’t as sweet though so you may want to add a little honey or extra cinnamon to counteract that.

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