Dried banana offers a distinct, unique flavor when added as an ingredient in protein bar recipes.
What form of Banana is Best?
Freeze-dried banana is preferred, as it adds the most flavor and best texture. If it’s unavailable, dried cooked banana chips will also work.
If using banana chips, break them into small pieces before adding them to your bars.
What does it Taste Like?
Dried banana has a strong flavor–more concentrated than that of an actual raw banana.
It works extremely well when combined with coconut, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, or sea salt.
What’s the Texture?
Freeze-dried banana is crunchy at first, but over time it absorbs oils and liquid from other ingredients and becomes soft.
Banana chips are very crunchy and remain this way for the entire life of the bar.
Why is it Good for Me?
Although banana doesn’t offer as many health benefits as other ingredient options, it does contain decent levels of fiber and potassium.
Fun Fact: Bananas are the most popular fruit in the North-American diet, and one of the most commonly used ingredients chosen by our customers as a protein bar ingredient.
All of the protein bar recipes listed below contain freeze-dried banana as an ingredient: