Homemade Keto Quest Bars (with no dodgy IMO or Fibre syrup)

I love Quest bars. What I don’t love is some of the questionable ingredients, the packaging and food miles, the carbohydrate content (not ideal for keto) and the price. After much googling, all I could find was homemade varieties using Fibre Syrup, some kind of corn derivative that is kinda questionable, especially for insulin and keto.

My previous attempts were either too gluey, and I was cleaning the sticky protein from my teeth for ages afterwards, or they fell apart when they weren’t in the fridge. Enter gelatin, my saviour. High protein plus no carbohydrate. Winner!

  • 2 scoop low carb protein (I like chocolate flavour)
  • 2 T cacao butter
  • 2 T psyllium husks
  • 2 T nut butter (I use 50/50 brazil and macadamia)
  • 3 T gelatin
  • 1/4 C boiling water
  • 20g chopped macadamia’s (optional)

Melt cacao butter and add to blender with protein powder, psyllium and nut butter. Bring 1/4 cup water to the boil and stir in 2 T gelatin, stirring constantly on a low heat to stop it from sticking. When it’s fully dissolved, pour into the blender with other ingredients and blend. Stir in nuts (or any other yummy additions like choc chips you’d like). Scrape out and quickly add to the (ideally silicone) mold of your choice. You can also use baking paper folder over and shape the way you like. Refrigerate. Makes 4.

  • Fat 13.4 g
  • Carbohydrate 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber 4 g
  • Net Carbohydrate 0.4g
  • Protein 17.5 g
  • Calcium 25.2 mg
  • Iron 0.4 mg
  • Potassium 40.4 mg

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