Healthy Homemade Protein Bars (gluten-free & high fiber)

Healthy home made protein bars are made gluten-free and high in fiber. These bars come in three flavors: peanut butter, birthday cake and chocolate chunk.

 

Have you every looked the ingredient list on the back of a protein bar? Scary right? There’s always a list of ingredients I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce so I set out to make a protein bar using minimal ingredients. Although, I do find making these bars time consuming, they are delicious and totally worth the extra time it takes.


*I am currently working on a revised version of this recipe for larger and simpler batches.

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All of these bars have at least 27g of protein and 24g of fiber! The base bar (before adding flavors) are under 300 calories and roughly 34g carbohydrates. All of these bars include the magic ingredient: VitaFiber Syrup!  VitaFiber is a magical syrup that is GMO-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and high in fiber! You can purchase it here http://vitafiber.myshopify.com/ I made three flavors. Each recipe makes one bar.


PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BAR

28g Vanilla Protein Powder

2 tbsp. VitaFiber Syrup

1 tbsp. Almond Flour

1 tbsp. Powdered Peanut Butter

1 tsp. Stevia

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 tsp. Natural Peanut Butter

1 tbsp. Vanilla Protein Powder

In a small bowl mix together peanut butter and 1 tbsp. protein powder. Separate into 5-7 pieces, roll into ball and set aside. Mix almond flour, protein powder, powdered peanut butter and stevia in a bowl and set aside. In a small pan, on low heat warm the vitafiber and vanilla extract until small bubbles form. Turn off heat and slowly add flour/protein mixture. Mix as well as you can then pour mixture between a folded piece of parchment paper and kneed until mixed entirely. Fold in peanut butter balls. Mold into bar shape (I used two large knives to press and flatten). Store in an air tight container at room temperature.


WHITE CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE PROTEIN BAR

2 tbsp. VitaFiber Syrup

2 tbsp. Almond Flour

28g Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp. Stevia

1 tsp. Butter Extract

1 tbsp. Sprinkles

1 tbsp. White Chocolate Chips

Mix together flour, protein powder and stevia, set aside.

In a small sauce pan, heat vitafiber and extract on low heat until it bubbles. Turn off heat and slowly add flour/protein mixture. Mix as well as you can then pour mixture between a folded piece of parchment paper and kneed until mixed entirely. Fold in sprinkles and chips. Mold into bar shape (I used two large knives to press and flatten). Store in an air tight container at room temperature.



CHOCOLATE CHUNK PROTEIN BAR

2 tbsp. VitaFiber Syrup

2 tbsp. Almond Flour

28g Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp. Stevia

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Chunks

Mix together flour, protein powder and stevia, set aside.

In a small sauce pan, heat vitafiber and extract on low heat until it bubbles. Turn off heat and slowly add flour/protein mixture. Mix as well as you can then pour mixture between a folded piece of parchment paper and kneed until mixed entirely. Fold in chocolate. Mold into bar shape (I used two large knives to press and flatten). Store in an air tight container at room temperature.

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21 Comments

Aaargh, I have everything except that VitaFiber. Hiya get my hands on some, these look delicious, super easy & way les expensive than Quest bars! Thanks for sharing.

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I added the link to VitaFiber in my post! It’s before the recipes! Xo

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Gotta, not hiya lol

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That is so funny! I thought “hiya” was a new hip way for saying “how do I” ! LOL!

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I had finally bought Vitafiber syrup and I cannot for the life of me get the consistency right. (Maybe too hot or ?) I generally use Cellucor protein powder for my bars & bake with Quest protein. . I follow step by step but it doesn’t turn out. Any suggestions?

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What’s the texture when you mix it together?

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As soon as I added the vitafiber it basically clumped all together with the protein. I tried making my own before I saw your awesome blog, then tried again, having the same problem.

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Pour the VitaFiber in slowly and just keep mixing. Even when it starts to get tough, use your hands or a fork. Let me know how it goes. If that doesn’t work, I can post a video of how I do it. Xo

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Thanks you’re awesome! I’ll try to be more patient & do that 🙂
We’ll see how it goes.

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Will you please post a video? I’ve tried multiple times and it turns out grainy.

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Yes, I will! I will do it as soon as I can and tag you.

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Hey! Will this Recipie work without the vitafiber or is there any substitute for it?

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Have you used flour other than almond? I have a son allergic to nuts would love to save on his protien bars

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Yes, I’ve used oat flour and coconut flour! It’s all great and works the same way! Xo

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If anyone here is looking for an alternative to VitaFiber you should check out FiberYum! It is slightly cheaper and corn-free. You can buy it online and they sell tons of other healthy ingredients on their website too.They make both the imo-syrup and imo-powder.

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hi, have you calculated the total cost per bar? Just trying to make sure after buying everything that it’s not just as cost effective to buy the Quest bars…thanks!

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No, I haven’t but good point. I always have protein powder and coconut flour, etc. on hand so all I had to buy was the VitaFiber when I wanted to make these. Hope it’s more cost effective to make them yourself. Good luck! Xo

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Has anyone tried to make these vegan or dairy free? If so, what powder/chips or add ins did you use? I love quest bars but I’m trying to give up dairy – any help would be wonderful!

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Does this work using honey instead of the VitaFiber?

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Your recipe doesn’t say how many bars it make. would you mind letting me know? thank you. Can you post the link to the video you made?

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I’m sorry, it says the recipe makes 1 bar. I haven’t posted a video yet. It’s on my list but as soon as I do I will tag you. Hope this helps. Xo

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