This is not only the easiest but also the healthiest No-Bake Keto Granola Collagen Cookie Bites recipe ever! Minimal ingredients, multiple flavour choices, high in protein and collagen and no baking. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, crunchy and sweet healthy cookie recipe that turns out perfectly every single time!
Although everyone needs a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, a double chocolate cookie recipe as well as a peanut butter cookie recipe in their repertoire, having no-bake keto cookies as a go-to recipe is just as important!
When the weather is 85 degrees F. before 6 a.m., having an awesome "ovenless" cookie recipe fits the bill. I have been making these no-bake keto granola collagen bites for many, many years and everyone who tries them agrees they’re out-of-this-world delicious!
Plus, the ingredients are pretty straightforward and come together in under 5 minutes. Perfectly peanut buttery and sweet with just the right crunch, these keto granola collagen cookie bites are the perfect healthy cookie recipe.
This easy keto cookie recipe is also a fairly healthy treat. With heart-healthy granola as the base and then adding collagen and sugar-free maple syrup, these no-bake keto cookies do not contain any added sugar, and are chock full of healthy fats as well as a good amount of protein!
You may be asking why you should include more collagen in your diet.
Well, according to the Cleveland Clinic, collagen plays a vital role in the health of your skin, bones and connective tissues, keeping joints strong, making skin elastic and helping protect your organs, as well as other functions.
Simply put, collagen holds your body together.
But if you have tried adding collagen in the past and have not been able to tolerate the taste (I was the same way!), you have got to try Naked Collagen. For the first time, I am able to add collagen powder to my coffee, shakes and baked goods without noticing any of the "earthy" taste as I did in all the other brands I have tried.
Here are so other great things about these cookies:
- They come together in about 5 minutes
- They taste like a crunchy Reese's Cup without all the sugar
- They only require a couple of ingredients
- They are easy to customize
- They are filled with fiber and protein
- They are the perfect gluten-free, low-carb, no-added-sugar back-to-school kid treat
One of the many great things about this recipe is how easily you can swap out ingredients and customize these keto cookies to your liking.
- Peanut Butter -I use Member's Mark Natural peanut butter, but any type of nut or seed butter would also be great. I just recommend tasting the "dough" to ensure that it's salted to your liking. You could also use coconut oil or palm oil. Using coconut oil, however, will require these no-bake keto granola cookies to be refrigerated.
- Collagen Powder - I used Naked Collagen Powder. It is my favourite collagen powder since it is sourced from pasture-raised cows in Europe. It is odourless, and tasteless, unlike many other collagen powder products on the market!
- Sugar-Free Maple Syrup - I used sugar-free Lakanto maple cinnamon syrup but you can use any type of sweetener, including fiber sweeteners such as Tapioca fiber syrup.
- Granola - I recommend making your own homemade granola using either this 5-Minute Skillet Granola or this Nut-Free Granola recipe. By making your own homemade granola, not only will you save a ton of money but you have created control over how sweet you make your granola. Store-bought granola that are keto-friendly include Kiss My Keto as well as NuTrail Keto Granola
- Sea Salt - As you all know, I am in love with Maldon sea salt so I like to sprinkle just a little over the cookies to give them that added little bit of "salty-sweet" taste. You may not need or want any additional salt so feel free to omit this ingredient or use regular sea salt. Do not use table salt as it is much too salty.
- Sugar-free Chocolate Chips. If you want to make a chocolate chip version, you will need to add some sugar-free chocolate to the recipe. As you can see from the photos, sometimes I use sugar-free chocolate chunks, chopped chocolate, chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. It doesn't matter what you use, or if you don't use any at all!
*See the recipe card for quantities.
These no-bake keto granola collagen bites come together quickly in only 5 steps!
Melt the peanut butter and sugar-free syrup large glass measuring cup in the microwave until melted (about 1 minute). Whisk in the collagen powder and vanilla.
Pour the peanut butter mixture over the granola
Stir to combine the ingredients
Using a cookie scoop (or a tablespoon), divide the mixture into 12 and place the collagen granola bites in the fridge to firm, about 30 minutes
Dip each keto granola collagen bite into the melted chocolate and refrigerate until firm.
Hint: These no-bake keto cookies will seem too sticky at first but will firm in the refrigerator so do NOT skip this step.
No-Bake Keto Granola Collagen Cookies Variations
As I have already stated, one of the best things about this healthy keto treat is just how easy it is to customize!
Here are some variations and substitutions you can try:
- Chocolate - add some unsweetened cocoa powder to the melted butter
- Double Peanut butter - add some extra chopped peanuts to the granola
- Cinnamon Maple - add about 1 tablespoon of sugar-free maple syrup along with 1 teaspoon (or more!) of cinnamon
- Snickerdoodle - add some additional cinnamon
See this Pumpkin Maple Cinnamon granola cluster recipe on my website and use it instead of granola!
You do not need any fancy equipment for this recipe - just a couple of bowls and a spoon!
However, if you use granola that has large pieces of nuts or coconut, you may want to use a food processor to breakdown some of the granola into smaller pieces. However, if you do not have a food processor, simply chop the granola using a knife. You could also try placing the granola in a large ziplock bag and using a meat mallet, smash the granola.
I also use a cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon) to keep these cookies uniform in size.
Depending on the temperature of your home, these can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week or in the fridge for up to 1 month.
You can also freeze these no-bake keto cookies for up to 3 months.
To cover these no-bake keto cookies in chocolate, I melted the chocolate and then simply spooned the chocolate over the cookie and spread it to cover the cookie. I find this method easier then dipping each cookie.Print
- Place the granola in a large bowl and set it to the side.
- Melt the peanut butter and syrup in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk in the collagen powder and vanilla until smooth.
- Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the granola and stir until combined. Using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture and place each bite onto a sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes or longer.
- While the granola is in the freezer, melt the chocolate in a small metal mixing bowl nested inside a small saucepan one-third full of water. Or, melt chocolate in the microwave using 15-30 second intervals, stirring in between.
- Remove the granola bites from the freezer and spread (or dip) the melted chocolate over the hardened granola bites. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
- Place the pan back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
- each cookie only contains 3 grams of net carbs
- each cookie is 73% fat which makes this a keto cookie recipe.
- for my homemade keto granola, I used ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, ¼ cup whole flaxseeds, ½ cup almond flakes, ¼ cup lupin flakes, 1 tbps coconut oil, 1 tablespoon tapioca fiber syrup,¼ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoon Lakanto sweetener - Combined everything in a saucepan and cooked on medium-hihg heat for about 5 minutes.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chilling Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 154
- Sugar: 1.5
- Fat: 12
- Carbohydrates: 8.4
- Fiber: 5.4
- Protein: 7.7
Keywords: keto, collagen, granola, cookies, no-bake, healthy, protein, sugar-free, gluten-free, easy, calcium
Can I make these into bars?
Absolutely! Just spread the mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and drizzle the chocolate over the top.
What are the benefits of collagen?
Collagen is good for not only skin but also for your bones, muscles and tendons. Adding collagen is defenitely beneficial
Is collagen keto?
Yes! Collagen contains only protein (if you use the Naked Collagen) and therefore does not contain any carbs or sugars.
What is the nutritional breakdown of collagen?
A single scoop of collagen (9.5 grams) contains only 35 calories and 9 grams of protein.
Is collagen high in calcium?
Naked collagen contains 464 mg of calcium in a single 9.5 gram surving. This amount of calcium covers over 46% of what is required each day!