Looking for the tag “VitaFiber” on Instagram, I’ve discovered some great creative ideas to use VitaFiber syrup not only for high protein ‘Quest bar style’ bars, but also for low-sugar cereal bars and granolas. Indeed, VitaFiber works as a great “binder” to replace honey or any sugary syrup.
Here are 4 recipes I came up with using the ‘magical syrup’. These recipes are not low-carb because I’ve used ingredients such as oats and a few dried fruits, but they’re all relatively low in sugar and low on the glycemic index compared to ‘traditional’ recipes (using honey, agave, rice syrup, dates etc.)
Baked granola hemp bars
Ingredients for 4 bars:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (you don’t need to previously heat up the VitaFiber syrup since we’re going to bake the bars in the oven). Spread the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet, pressing the mixture down into a thin layer.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 min at a relatively low temperature until slightly golden. It’s normal for the baked layer to be soft or to crumble a bit when you just take it out of the oven. Allow to cool down so that the bars completely solidify.
Nutrition facts per bar: 193 kcal, 6.8 g protein, 29.7 g carbs (of which 13.6 g fiber), 3.3 g sugar, 8.1 g fat.
Goji quinoa cocoa bars
Ingredients for 2 bars:
Heat up VitaFiber syrup in a small saucepan. When it just starts to bubble, remove from heat and immediately add all the other ingredients.
Press the mixture onto 2 small silicon molds. Allow to cool down and place in the fridge for the bars to firm up.
Nutrition facts per bar: 244 kcal, 11.5 g protein, 48.3 g carb (of which 27.2 fiber), 8.3 g sugar, 7.7 g fat. (These bars are big, you can also make them smaller into 4 servings instead of 2).
Ingredients for 6 balls:
Blend chia seeds, flax seeds and dried mulberries together in a food processor. Heat up VitaFiber syrup in a small saucepan. When it just starts to bubble, add syrup to the other ingredients. Mix with a fork and allow to cool down for a couple of minutes. It’s normal for the dough to be extremely sticky! Roll balls of dough using your hands. If the mixture sticks to your skin and make rolling impossible, lightly oil your hands before rolling.
Nutrition facts per ball: 103 kcal, 3.6 g protein, 15.9 g carbs (of which 12.5 g fiber), 2.3 g sugar, 5.6 g fat.
Chocolate oat cookies
Ingredients for 3 cookies:
Mix all ingredients together with a fork. (You don’t need to previously heat up the VitaFiber syrup since we’re going to bake the cookies in the oven). It’s normal for the mixture to be very sticky. Spoon out the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet, making 3 little heaps of dough.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 min at a relatively low temperature until the cookies seem lightly puffed up. These cookies are better eaten right out the oven, when they’re still warm and chewy. If you allow them to completely cool down, they’ll be very solid and kind of hard to munch.
Nutrition facts per cookie: 81 kcal, 3 g protein, 19 g carbs (of which 9 g fiber), 2 g sugar, 1.2 g fat.
Where can you buy Vitafiber syrup?