My kids are starving after school (I promise I send them a lunch and snack). . . any body else have ravenous kids?
But I am not interested in throwing sugar laden packaged snacks at them when I still need them to have some self control and concentration to get through homework and practicing their instruments.
I understand we don’t always have time to cook make fun snacks and there are healthy options that are grab and go. (my email is at the end of the post if you want to know my favorites) However, if you have older grade school kids they can make these on the weekend -its an easy measure and stir recipe. They can package them in baggies for the week. They even freeze well if you want to double the recipe.
These treats are loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full and fueled. What they don’t have? Gluten, dairy, inflammatory oils, or added sugar.
Perfect for kids as a quick and healthy after school snack or post workout refuel!
1 cup Natural Almond Butter (can substitute any nut or seed butter)
1/2 cup Golden Monk fruit Sweetener or Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Eggs, room temperature*
1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Unflavored Collagen Powder**
1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips ( I use Lily’s stevia sweetened chips)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together almond butter, sweetener, egg, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla.
3. Add the almond flour, oats, salt, and baking soda mixing until combined. Then, fold in chocolate chips
4. Spread the thick batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-22 minutes.
5. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.
* It’s important that eggs are at room temperature when combining them with coconut oil to prevent the oil from solidifying.
**Collagen powder doesn’t make or break this recipe, but it does add a boost of protein and compounds that are beneficial for all of us. Grass fed collagen peptides help with muscle and bone growth, tissue repair throughout the body, gut, eye, and brain health.
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