The following recipes were made with pea protein powder. They’re a bit higher in calories than my previous Quest bar recipes, partly because I’ve sometimes added some almond flour or coconut flour for extra texture. Just like Quest bars claim on their front packaging, I’ve calculated an amount of “net carbs” for each recipe (by subtracting the amount of fiber from the amount of carbs). All these bars are pretty low-carb if I’m allowed to make the same claims as Quest!
To make these bars, the procedure is always the same: I heat up the VitaFiber IMO-syrup in a pot just until bubbles start to form. I remove from the heat, add the other ingredients and mix it until I get a very sticky dough. I eventually add a tiny teaspoon of coconut flour if I see the dough isn’t going to be firm enough. I then press the dough onto a silicone mold and stick it in the fridge for an hour so it sets.
Cappuccino protein bar
Nutrition facts: 235 kcal, 32 g protein, 31 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 2.4 g fat, 29 g fiber. (Net carbs: 2 g).
Choco chip protein bar
Nutrition facts: 265 kcal, 19 g protein, 39.6 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 8.7 g fat, 36.6 g fiber. (Net carbs: 3 g)
Snickers protein bar
Nutrition facts: 371 kcal, 23.5 g protein, 50 g carbs, 1.5 g sugar, 15.2 g fat, 43.6 g fiber. (Net carbs: 6,4 g)
Yes, I know 371 kcal and 43 g of fiber for one bar is way too much, but keep in mind this was a huge bar! So why not as a treat once in a while… It’s still better than those big ‘meal replacement’ bars!
Where can you buy Vitafiber syrup?