As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets that crisp, chilly edge, we turn our heads towards seasonal lattes, hot spiced cider, and of course, fall baking fun (really, who doesn’t?).
And you know us—it wouldn’t be fall baking fun without a healthy & delicious twist.
This time, we’re talking about the wonderful world of baking with collagen peptides. It's not just trendy; it can make your treats tastier and healthier. We'll discuss the perks, like better nutrition, awesome texture, and potential benefits for your joints and skin.
But we won't just chat about the benefits.
We'll also guide you through making a mouthwatering pumpkin bread that captures the essence of fall with that classic collagen goodness.
So, are you ready to (pumpkin) spice up your autumn baking?
Let's jump into the world of collagen and whip up a pumpkin bread that'll steal the show at your next fall get-together!
Collagen for Baking
Baking with collagen peptides is all the rage these days, and it's not just a fad; it can level up your baked goods in both taste and nutrition. Collagen peptides are a powdered form of collagen, which is that essential protein in our bodies that keeps our skin glowing, hair shiny, and joints happy. When you toss some of this magic powder into your recipes, you're in for a treat!
Here's what you need to know:
First, the nutrition boost is REAL 👏
Collagen peptides are like a sneaky protein superhero. They're pretty much tasteless and odorless, so you can throw them into your cookies, muffins, cakes, or bread without sacrificing flavor. You're also getting an extra dose of protein, which is great if, like us, you're trying to up your protein game.
And here’s what’s even better. Collagen peptides are like little moisture magnets. Your baked goods will come out of the oven soft and moist, not dry and crumbly. We find that this comes in especially clutch when making pumpkin baked goods, because dry and crumbly is not the vibe.
Body Benefits of Collagen Peptides
So, as great as collagen is for baking, we understand that it’s not just about the tasty treats. You’re probably also wanting the other benefits that come with collagen, like the secret weapon for joints/hair/skin/nails kind of benefits.
The good news is that collagen might help keep your joints in tip-top shape and bequeath your skin with that bouncy, youthful glow we all want.
This means that you’re not just indulging your fall baking obsession—you’re doing something GOOD for your body. Go, you!
How to Bake with Collagen Peptides
When you decide you want to start baking with collagen peptides, all you have to do is add a scoop or two to your dry ingredients. Always check the label for serving sizes, as those can vary by brand (for example, we suggest one scoop per serving of Xyngular Complete Collagen). Keep an eye on that overall protein intake, too, because diet balance matters.
Psst… One serving of Xyngular Complete Collagen provides you with a whopping 9 grams of protein! Write home about that. You can find it online in our store, or by chatting with your favorite Xyngular Partner.
Should we give it a shot? Are you ready to actually see how collagen peptides can take your baking game to the next level?
Read on to whip up a seasonal delight that’ll have you savoring these crisp fall days.
Healthy Pumpkin Bread
- ¼ cup melted butter (sub ghee or coconut oil)
- ¼ cup maple syrup (sub honey, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup)
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (sub almond flour)
- 2 scoops Xyngular Complete Collagen Unflavored
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ to ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan with oil of your choice (we used coconut).
2. Mix your wet ingredients together until combined (butter, syrup, puree, eggs, vanilla).
3. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients together until combined (flours, sugar, collagen, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice).
4. Add dry ingredients gradually to wet ingredients, mixing until combined with no clumps.
5. Fold in your chocolate chips!
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes and then let sit until cool (about 10 minutes).
7. Cut some slices and enjoy!
If you don’t finish it all right away, be sure to either stick it in the fridge or store it in an airtight container on the countertop. If you want to save it for further in the future, it also freezes well.