Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are my new favourite breakfast, and I think they might be yours as well! Made with oats, almond flour, coconut, raspberry chia jam, and no refined sugar. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. With a chewy crust, zesty raspberries in the middle, and a crunchy topping… you’re definitely going to want to try these as soon as possible. 

This post is sponsored by Garden of Life Canada.

A few months ago, I discovered that I have a few food sensitivities. I’ve been working with a naturopath to heal my gut and eliminate these sensitivities, but for a period of time I had to cut out eggs, dairy, yeast, and a few other foods. This limited my options for breakfast time quite a bit, and I often found myself struggling to know what to eat or just making the same smoothie on repeat – because it was the easiest thing for me to reach for. Eventually I got tired of smoothies day after day… and I started experimenting with other breakfast foods that I haven’t enjoyed in a long time. Overnight oats, classic oatmeal… and finally I came up with the recipe for these Raspberry Oat Breakfast Bars! 

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Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars contain all the goods for a healthy breakfast – fibre, healthy fat, and protein. I included grass fed collagen peptides in this recipe because this is a super easy way to add in a bit of protein. Collagen peptides are also really great to bake with – they help to hold and bind these bars together, creating the most delicious chewy oatmeal bars. But before I share the recipe, let me share a little bit more about what collagen is, and why you might want to consider adding a collagen supplement into your daily routine!

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a structural protein, accounting for ⅓ of the total protein in your body. It is important for healthy hair growth, skin, nails, connective tissue, bone, teeth, your intestinal lining, and even blood vessels! Collagen is made up of the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxylysine, and hydroxyproline. A number of vitamins and minerals are essential for the production of collagen – including Vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as a cofactor to an enzyme that convert the amino acids lysine and proline into hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline.

Benefits of Supplementing with Collagen Peptides

As you age, collagen production decreases. This can lead to less flexibility, weakened joints, wrinkles, and thinning of the digestive tract. Lack of essential nutrients and poor nutrition, and a diet high in processed foods and sugar may also reduce collagen production. In addition, digestive problems may affect the absorption of essential amino acids, and therefore the production of collagen.

How to Choose A High Quality Collagen Supplement

Collagen peptides (aka hydrolyzed collagen) have been broken down into smaller parts that are easier for the body to absorb and use. When choosing a collagen supplement, look for one that:

  • Is Certified Paleo – this certification guarantees that the cows must be 100% grass-fed, forage-fed, and pastured. It is more ethical, and means that the final product will be more nutrient and vitamin rich.
  • Does not contain any fillers
  • Has Non-GMO and IGEN certifications
  • Contains 10 – 20 grams of collagen per serving

This is what really makes Garden of Life Grass Fed Collagen stand apart from other collagen supplements! On top of these certifications, this Grass Fed Collagen also contains 1.5 Billion CFU of L. Plantarum (LP-115) probiotics per serving. Lactobacillus Plantarum is a strain of probiotic that is naturally found in fermented foods, and is beneficial for your digestive and immune health!

To supplement with collagen, you can add a scoop into a smoothie or water. I love using the Garden of Life Grass Fed Collagen Beauty if I’m drinking it in water – as it has a delicious natural Strawberry Lemonade flavour! But of course for the purpose of this recipe, we’re sticking with the Unflavoured Grass Fed Collagen Peptides.

Gather your ingredients and pre-heat your oven, because you’re going to want to make these Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars right away! You will need:

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Filling

  • 2 cups Frozen raspberries
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon zest

Oatmeal Crust & Topping

  • 1 flax egg  (1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 2.5 tablespoon water. Whisk together, and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken before using)
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup warm honey ** I like to warm the honey in a small pot on high for 1 minute to liquify it before adding to the recipe. This also makes for super chewy and delicious oat bars!
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup collagen
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds

Keep scrolling for the full recipe and description of how to make these delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!

More healthy breakfasts & snacks

I can’t wait for you to try this recipe! I think you will love this Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars if you’ve been looking for a delicious meal-prep friendly snack, that you can take on the go! Honestly they are so tasty, they never last long in our house.

A big thank-you Garden of Life, for sponsoring this post! I have used Garden of Life supplements for many years and always loved them, because they are made with real whole food ingredients, and are free from any toxic fillers and synthetics.

Please tag me @nourishmintkitchen and share on your IG stories if you make this recipe, I would love to see your creations! For more healthy recipes, check out my Almond Flour Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, as well as these yummy Coconut Flour Gluten-Free Pancakes!

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Made with oats, almond flour, coconut, raspberry chia jam, and no refined sugar. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. With a chewy crust, zesty raspberries in the middle, and a crunchy topping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Filling

  • 2 cups Frozen raspberries
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon zest

Oatmeal Crust

  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon flax, 2.5 tablespoon water
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • cup honey * I like to warm the honey in a small pot on high for 1 minute to liquify it before adding to the recipe. This also makes for super chewy and delicious oat bars!
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup collagen
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • cup slivered almonds

Instructions
 

Prepare the Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Filling

  • Add the raspberries to medium sized pot, on medium heat. Bring to a slow boil (lots of water will melt out of the raspberries) and let simmer, uncovered for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add maple syrup, chia seeds, and lemon zest. Let simmer for another 15 minutes. You will notice that the raspberries break apart, and the chia seeds will expand, making the perfect jam consistency. When the mixture is the right thick consistency, take off the stove and let cool.

For the Oatmeal Topping

  • In a small bowl, mix together the ground flax and water to make a flax egg. Let the flax egg sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • To a large bowl, add in the rolled oats, coconut, almond flour. Stir in cinnamon and sea salt.
  • Then, add in melted coconut oil and warmed honey (Warming the honey makes the finished bars extra chewy and gooey!)
  • Reserve ½ cup of this oat crumble mixture in a separate small bowl for the topping. The rest of the mixture will be used in the next step, for the bottom crust.

For the Oatmeal Crust

  • To the oat mixture, add in the baking soda, Garden Of Life Grass Fed Collagen Peptides, and the flax egg. Mix everything together to combine. It may be hard to mix, and it will begin to form into a thick, sticky and crumbly mixture. That’s just what we want!
  • Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and use coconut oil to grease and exposed sides. Press the oat mixture into the base of the pan, making sure to evenly spread it out and press it down really well.
  • Add a layer of raspberry chia seed jam (about 1 cup). Finally, crumble on the reserved (½  cup) of oat crumble mixture that was set aside (without the collagen, baking soda, and flax egg.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes, or until golden on top. Let cool for 1 hour on the countertop, then cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours before cutting into squares.
These Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are my new favourite breakfast, and I think they might be yours as well! Made with oats, almond flour, coconut, raspberry chia jam, and no refined sugar. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. With a chewy crust, zesty raspberries in the middle, and a crunchy topping… you’re definitely going to want to try these as soon as possible.

About

My name is Jasmine! Im a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and absolute foodie from the Kawartha Lakes in Ontario Canada. Here on NourishMint Kitchen I share healthy recipes, tips for natural living, holistic health and mindfulness. You can expect to see lots of photos of lake life, delicious food, the outdoors and our black lab Otter here!

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