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Paleo Cinnamon Apple Bars with Gelatin

Collagen is a superfood and it blends right in to the filling in these apple bars.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon apple bars, gelatin, paleo dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 bars
Calories 228 kcal


Filling Ingredients

  • 5 cups apples, chopped and peeled (these will shrink when you cook them)
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (the blue container)

Crust Ingredients


  1. Peel the apples and cut into pieces

  2. Fill a sauce pan with a thin layer (~1cm) of water and place on medium heat on the stove

  3. Fill sauce pan with chopped apples and cook for ~20 mins or until the apples are soft

  4. Preheat your oven to 350 F

  5. While your apples are cooking start the crust by adding the crust ingredients to your sand up mixer bowl (except for the additional 1/2 cup almond flour and orange zest) and blend on low until smooth

  6. Take approximately 2/3 of your crust mixture and press into the bottom of an 8x8 pan so that you have a layer about 1cm thick

  7. Place the pan in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until crust edge turns golden brown

  8. Once the apples are soft enough remove them from the pot, using a slotted spoon (try and limit the amount of liquid that you get) and place them in a large bowl

  9. Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla, honey, lemon juice and gelatin to the apples and blend with a pastry blender so that apples become further chopped and the gelatin dissolves

  10. Once the bottom crust is done, remove from oven and cover with your apple layer

  11. Add the 1/2 cup almond flour and orange zest to the remaining crust ingredients and blend well spoon or pastry blender. You should get a more crumbly texture at this point (add a bit more almond flour if you don't)

  12. Top the apples with your remaining crust ingredients

  13. Place in oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the top layer becomes a golden brown

  14. Let the dish cool for a few minutes before enjoying

Recipe Notes

Optional: Top with SCD legal yogurt

Optional additions: Instead of using an additional 1/3 cup almond flour to make the crust more crumbly you could use 1/3 cup shredded coconut for a different flavour

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Cinnamon Apple Bars with Gelatin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.