All Quest Bars are made of high quality protein and have plenty of fiber, but these days that’s not enough. Food tech has advanced to the point that a nutrition bar must also be delicious to be called the best. So in this review I’ll let you know how the Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bar tastes, and what difference the new fiber type has made.
The official description from Quest’s website:
Mmm… Banana nut muffin! Take a bite out of this classic breakfast combination transformed into #CheatClean goodness! Add 20g protein to top it off, and what more could you ask for?
It’s an uncoated banana-flavored protein bar. This is what it looks like:
Taste & Texture
Chewy, very sweet, nice strong flavor of banana, with walnut and cinnamon elements.
I’ve made no secret of my love for these bars, but the Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bar is ridiculously enjoyable. As I said, it’s really sweet, but somehow never overwhelming.
My only criticism is the uniformity. The texture is basically the same throughout—some bigger, chewier bits of dried banana would be amazing, and so would larger nut bits.
As with all Quest Bars it’s great as it is, but it’s even more rich and dessert-like heated about 10 seconds in a microwave or baked a few minutes (which is even better because the outside goes crispy).
Corn Fiber Recipe Update
Quest Nutrition built their reputation with IMO (isomaltooligosaccharide) fiber as a main ingredient in their bars. That’s notable because they’ve since removed IMO from their line up entirely and now use corn fiber instead, claiming it makes a softer, longer-lasting product.
In this bar, the new fiber type makes the bar noticeably softer than the old IMO version, which could get quite tough, especially towards the end of the use-by date.
Serving size: 60 g
Fat: 8 g
Net carbohydrate: 4 g (less than 1 g sugar)
Fiber: 13 g
Protein: 20 g
(Weights of Quest Bars can vary quite a bit, leading to significantly different caloric content than stated on the label. I did a write-up here.)
Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bar Rating: 9/10
I adore this flavor, and it just reinforces my amazement that a nutrition bar with good quality ingredients (ie, a complete protein and significant fiber content) can actually be a genuine treat.
Suffice it to say I buy it regularly.
Thanks so much for reading. If this was useful, I have reviews of all Quest Bars here.
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