Can You Bake With Collagen Powder?
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We know it's easy enough to add high-quality hydrolyzed collagen peptides powder to smoothies, but can you bake with collagen powder?
Without a doubt, the answer is yes!
Actually, the collagen peptides in the powder will not turn into gel or break down when combined with a liquid or eggs.
Not only that, when you're cooking with abundant protein collagen powder, but it also can be easily mixed into any recipe without fundamentally changing the texture or taste.
If you're wondering about collagen cooking temperature, the collagen proteins keep their structure up to 572°F (300°C). Anything above that temperature will degrade the peptides.
Now, let's see what collagen recipes you can make that are yummy and good-for-you treats!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It's what's known as a triple-helix protein. That means it's made of three strings of amino acids, weaved together, to form a tight, strong and flexible structure that holds things together.
There are over 28 types of collagen protein and it appears everywhere in the body--it's especially concentrated in the skin.
Not only does it hold everything together as the 'glue' in connective tissue, but it has other jobs too.
As you approach your 30s, the body has less and less new collagen production. It especially declines in and after menopause.
As a result, you might start to see an increase in wrinkles and fine lines, thinning hair, brittle nails, softer bones, smaller muscles and a cranky gut.
To hold off the effects of aging, many people (U.S. consumers are expected to spend $293 million on collagen products in 2020) add collagen supplement to their daily routine.
Or their increase their consumption of bone broth, which is high in important amino acids and collagen protein.
Their daily dosage helps their bodies create new collagen and protect what they have. The boost of collagen in their bodies helps to improve their hair, skin and nails, experience less joint pain and encourage joint health--among other potential benefits.
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Because you can bake with collagen powder, you're going to love getting your chocolate fix through these diary-free, healthy, creamy almond butter cups.
An easy recipe with 4 ingredients and 10 minutes, you'll get a collagen protein-packed treat with healthy fats that can help you feel fuller longer.
Not only are these bite-sized treats delicious, but they also provide the anti-aging, beauty-enhancing benefits of collagen protein.
- Place almond butter, cinnamon and collagen into a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate by your preferred method.
- Use a teaspoon to drizzle some melted chocolate into a chocolate mold (mini paper or silicone cupcake/muffin cases work, too!) and spread to coat evenly.
- (Don’t use all your chocolate. Remember: You want to save about ¼ of it to spread on top once our chocolate cups are filled.)
- Place your chocolate cups in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes to set.
- Remove your chocolate cups from the fridge or freezer. Fill each chocolate cup with a spoonful of almond butter. Then use the back of your spoon to carefully smooth out the top and firmly but gently press the filling down into the chocolate cups.
- Once all your cups are filled, top with a little extra chocolate. Smooth it all the way to the edges so the filling is completely covered then sprinkle with salt and place them back into the fridge (or freezer) to set.
- These delicious little cups will keep well in the fridge for several weeks but can also be stored in the freezer for 3-6 months!
No-baking Collagen-Infused CBD Energy Bites
How about getting even more bang for your bite by combining the health benefits of CBD along with the body-enhancing benefits of baking with collagen?
There's no need to worry, this recipe doesn't contain any THC (the part of the cannabis plant that makes you feel high).
And to be extra sure, you can opt for CBD isolate, which is the purest form of CBD available.
- Dosage of 25 mg CBD oil (use eye dropper in bottle)
- 1/2 cup dry pitted dates
- 3/4 cup raw almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 3/4 cup Amandean Premium Grass Fed Collagen Peptides Powder
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar (or maple syrup)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
- In a bowl, mix together coating ingredients for rolling balls.
- Combine all energy bite ingredients with a food processor.
- Roll heaping tablespoons of mixture into round balls. Roll each bowl in coating mixture.
- Refrigerate the CBD dessert balls for at least 1 hour before serving. They store well in the fridge up to 1 week.
Yields 12 muffins
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Collagen Protein
Now that you know you can bake with collagen powder, what about using it in these delicious and healthy pumpkin muffins?
Although we tend to think of pumpkin as an autumn food, it's perfect for any time of the year. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, an anti-oxidant and helps boost your body's immune system.
When you pair pumpkin with collagen protein powder in a muffin and you have a powerhouse of superfoods to take with you on the go.
- 1 2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
- 3 pasture-raised eggs
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 4 scoops (2 servings) Bulletproof Collagen Protein powder
- 1/3 cup almond or cashew butter
- 1/3 cup Lakanto Golden
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a 12 pan muffin tin with parchment liners or grease with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl or mixer, combine the pumpkin, eggs, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and nut butter until fully combined.
- Add the Collagen Protein powder, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate chips last.
- Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin tins.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Yields 1 cheesecake
Who would think someone could create a healthy, protein-packed cheesecake?!
Well, someone did, and what a creation.
Easy to make and delicious addition to any meal or to take to a party, check out this easy recipe that includes collagen powder in a traditional-type cheesecake.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Soften cream cheese in large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs and stevia, mix with mixer.
- Add remaining ingredients and continue mixing for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour into 6 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 25 minutes and then turn oven down to 200° and bake for an additional hour.
- Let cool in fridge for 4-5 hours.
Optional: top with fresh strawberries or blueberries.
Yields 3 servings
Chocolate Collagen Pudding
In our last recipe on baking with collagen powder, we're going to include a chocolate pudding...who doesn't love a chocolate fix now and then?
Feel free to get creative in adding other ingredients to your collagen chocolate pudding like chia seeds, nuts or seeds, for example.
Let's get starting on making this treat!
- Heat ½ cup of coconut milk in a small saucepan.
- Once the coconut milk is warmed, sprinkle the Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel over the coconut milk.
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to rest for 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk the collagen and coconut milk together. Add the vanilla extract.
- Sift the cocoa powder into the pan, stirring as you go.
- Pour mixture into a blender along with a dash of salt, the remaining coconut milk and your sweetener of choice. Blend until smooth
- Allow the pudding to set for about 3 hours in the refrigerator.
- Gently mix the pudding with a spoon and pour it into ramekins or serving glasses.
- Garnish with chopped dark chocolate and a sprig of mint.
Now you can know you can safely bake with collagen peptides powder...it's nice to have some options in getting your daily supplement dosage.
We hope this article gives you some ideas to be creative with your collagen protein powder and go beyond mixing it in liquids or smoothies.