I’ve added collagen powder to my diet these last several weeks, hoping for help with joint stiffness. I do think it’s working, though I know arthritis comes and goes, as my foot has been much less stiff and the other aches and pains, mostly brought on by too much sitting at the computer, seem better as well. As a bonus, the half-dose I take before bedtime in the form of hot chocolate seems to help me sleep better (though that could be the warm milk I stir it into). However, the half scoop in my morning coffee doesn’t really appeal to me so I came up with this recipe as another way of getting it into my diet.
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 ½ cups boiling water (you can substitute milk for some of this if you like)
1 cup margarine
2 cups chocolate collagen powder*
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
Place oats in mid-sized bowl and pour boiling water over top. Let sit at least 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
In a large bowl, cream margarine and oatmeal together. Mix together collagen powder and baking powder and stir into the margarine/oatmeal mixture. Stir in flour. Bake 40 minutes. Bars will be moist.
*While I haven’t tried it, I assume you could substitute bulk hot chocolate mix if you’re interested in a breakfast bar but not in collagen.
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