10 VitaFiber Substitutes [+Recipes]

There you are – ready to make your favorite protein bar substitute. After much searching, you selected a golden recipe that will yield you the bars of your dreams!

The recipe looks easy enough and calls for very few ingredients but one of those ingredients is something you don’t recognize and something you certainly don’t have in your pantry. What is VitaFiber?

As an ingredient hard to come by, VitaFiber is one that might need to be replaced in your next recipe.

The ideal substitutes for VitaFiber are coconut flour, monk fruit sweetener, allulose syrup, and yacon syrup. To replace VitaFiber in its powder form, coconut flour and monk fruit sweetener are good substitutions. On the other hand, to replace VitaFiber in its syrup form, allulose and yacon syrups are good substitutions. 

In this article, we talk about the top substitutes for VitaFiber, how to select them, answers to top questions, and popular recipes that use this powerhouse ingredient. 

VitaFiber Substitutes

VitaFiber, in powder form, oftentimes can be called for in baking. Let’s consider some other powder options. 

1. Coconut Flour

Commonly chosen for gluten-free recipes, coconut flour is one of the many food products made from the fruit of the palm tree Cocos nucifera.

It is made from dried, ground coconut meat and is a natural byproduct of coconut milk production.

coconut flour

Like wheat flour, coconut flour is a white or off-white flour commonly used in baking.

Coconut flour has more fat, protein, and fiber than regular flour, also making it a good option for people on vegan or vegetarian diets who are concerned about getting enough iron.

And like VitaFiber, coconut flour has a lower glycemic index.

2. Agar Agar Powder

Agar Agar Powder is a powerhouse healthy vegan thickener. It has no odor or flavor, and it’s high in fiber and iron.

It’s a great substitution for gummies, pastries, soups, gravies, and cakes. You can use it ½:1 in place of VitaFiber.

Agar Agar Powder
Baking Substitute for VitaFiber

3. Prebiotic Fiber Powder Blend

Most prebiotic fiber powder blends are made of inulin, resistant starch, and soluble dietary fiber that are all beneficial to the growth of good bacteria and a healthy gut.

What’s more, supplements with matching pre-and probiotics bring the benefits of a synbiotic. In addition, a prebiotic should contain at least two different nutrients for maximum digestive support.

Try to select a blend with only natural ingredients. Because this blend would be taken as a supplement, it can be taken 1:1 for VitaFiber.

4. Yacon Syrup

Yacon syrup is extracted from the roots of the yacon plant (indigenous to the Andes mountains). It’s a sweet-tasting syrup with a look and consistency similar to molasses.

It’s an excellent replacement as a prebiotic because of its hard-to-pronounce ingredient called fructooligosaccharide (FOS)-a powerful prebiotic that reaches the colon unmetabolized and nourishes the good bacteria in your system.

Yacon syrup has prebiotic fiber, which helps to improve gut bacteria. Use ⅔ c yacon syrup for every 1 c VitaFiber.

Yacon Syrup
Ideal Prebiotic Substitute for VitaFiber

In trendy brews, VitaFiber can be used as a low-calorie sweetener. There are plenty of options on the market though that can be a replacement. Here are just a few. 

5. Chicory Root Sweetener

Chicory has grown as a wild plant since ancient times. Both the ancient Egyptians and Romans used the root of the plant to detoxify the liver and purify the blood.

Chicory root sweeteners are made of 100% natural fiber and boast of being low in calories, vegan, and gluten-free. You can replace VitaFiber 1 to 1 with chicory root sweetener in coffee, tea, and recipes. 

6. Monk Fruit Sweetener

Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo or Swingle fruit, is a round fruit native to southern China.

Monk fruit sweeteners are no-calorie sweeteners that can be used to lower one’s intake of added sugars, much like VitaFiber.

It’s great for nearly every diet imaginable: ketogenic, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan. It comes in both liquid form, but more commonly in powder form.

Luo Han Guo aka Monk fruit

In powder form, especially, it is great in baking, creating that perfect substitute for cookies, coffees, and those protein bars you are trying to make.

You can replace VitaFiber 1:1 with monk fruit sweetener in coffee, tea, and recipes.

7. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener

Splenda is a brand name for a sugar substitute that contains sucralose, an artificial sweetener that starts its life as sugar and then is modified to reduce the calories.

It is a common replacement in coffee, cereal, and pancake syrup. Splenda can be used in place of VitaFiber 1:1. 

8. Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay.

It’s a very common replacement for sugar and it is a great option for those on low-calorie or low-carb diets.


It is 300x sweeter than sugar, so the substitution is quite unique. Substitute 1 c of sugar for 18 to 24 stevia sweetener packets, 1/2 tsp of stevia powder, or 1 tsp of a liquid stevia extract.

9. Allulose Syrup

Liquid allulose is a simple sugar naturally found in figs, raisins, jackfruit, and kiwi is made through a natural enzymatic process using non-GMO corn.

Gluten-free and vegan, liquid allulose makes a great alternative for desserts. Substitute 1 1/3 cup allulose for 1 cup VitaFiber.

10. Yacon Syrup

Yacon Syrup

Appearing twice on our list, yacon syrup is a sweet-tasting syrup with a look and consistency similar to molasses.

It’s also an excellent replacement for baking and syrups. Use ⅔ c yacon syrup for every 1 c VitaFiber.

How To Select The Ideal Substitute For VitaFiber?

The first step is identifying what role VitaFiber is playing in your recipe – is it a sweetener or a thickener? Is the recipe calling for liquid form or powder form?

You will want to select a substitution that emulates the characteristics of the original role. 

Next, choose a substitution. Many of these substitutions can be found in your pantry, at your local grocery store, or online.

There are also many brands that craft these replacements, but not all of them are non-GMO (like VitaFiber-a choice, not a necessity).

All of the substitutions below are gluten-free and vegan and meet most allergy needs. 

In this article, we will look at five different substitutions and in what applications they work best. We will also go over some commonly asked questions pertaining to VitaFiber. 

What Is VitaFiber?

VitaFiber is a brand that produces sweet natural fiber that provides low-calorie and soluble prebiotic fiber for digestive health.

It’s ideal for those who are interested in increasing their fiber intake, as well as consuming a healthier alternative to sugar or flour.

It’s prebiotic and it helps to reduce both the caloric value and glycemic impact. It’s also sugar-free and gluten-free. 

A serving of the VitaFiber syrup (15 ml) is 35 calories (42% fewer calories than honey). Similarly, a serving of VitaFiber powder (15 g) is also 35 calories (42% less than sugar).

How To Use VitaFiber?

VitaFiber can only be purchased through their online store or through two locations in Canada, which means you have to be prepared for any recipe it might be mentioned in.

The VitaFiber site has many recipes, as well, to make sure you get good use out of any purchase. 

VitaFiber comes in both syrup form and powder form, but it isn’t always easy to find. If you stumble upon it in a recipe, you may find your pantry or grocery store lacking this trendy ingredient.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of common alternatives out there to help make your recipe a success. 

Why Is VitaFiber Unique?

As a sweetener, VitaFiber is a great substitute for sugar. Its extra benefits include promoting digestive health because it’s a source of dietary fiber, it doesn’t have any weird aftertaste like other alternatives on the market, and it’s 42% fewer calories than sugar or honey [1]. 

VitaFiber is a powerhouse sweetener for special dieters (non-GMO, vegan, dairy-free, low calorie) who love to make treats from scratch. 

  • It is a source of dietary fiber
  • Plant-based
  • A low-calorie sweetener
  • It doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste
  • Non-GMO

One of the greatest traits of VitaFiber is that the product is non-GMO certified and free from gluten and most common allergens (eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, crustaceans and mollusks, fish, sesame seeds, soy, sulfites, tree nuts, wheat, and triticale) [1].

What Is VitaFiber Made From?

The full name of VitaFiber is ‘VitaFiber IMO’, which stands for Isomaltooligosaccharides- a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates that have digestion-resistant properties.

The raw material used for producing IMO is plant-based starch (pea or tapioca), which is converted into a mixture of these isomaltooligosaccharides.

VitaFiber® is the only IMO derived from pea starch through a patented process [1].

VitaFiber is really only two ingredients: Isomaltooligosaccharides and water. The powder version is simply the VitaFiber syrup spray dried into a powder.

Cinnamon Bun “Quest Bars” Recipe

This 10-minute, low carb recipe is an easy way to make your own delicious cinnamon bun-flavored protein bars. This recipe is gluten free and vegan. 

  • 8 tbsp Vitafiber (syrup)
  • 4 scoops of unflavored protein powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat VitaFiber syrup just until bubbles begin to form (about 30-40 seconds in microwave).
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients. If too dry, add 1-3 teaspoons of water.
  3. Form mixture into a rectangular shape on a non-stick surface.
  4. Cool in refrigerator about 1-2 hours.
  5. Cut into four equal size bars and individually wrap.

Makes 4 bars

Nutrition per bar: 142 calories, 2g fat, 40mg sodium, 26.2g carbs, 21.1g fiber, 5.1g net carbs, 18g protein

Substitution: Try yacon syrup. 

Adapted from: Low Carb Yum >

Cinnamon Vanilla Overnight Oats

This delicious breakfast treat will make you jump out of bed in the morning. This recipe is gluten free and vegan. 

1 c almond milk

½ c oats

⅓ c vanilla almond milk yogurt

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp VitaFiber (syrup)

½ tsp vanilla extract

Dash of cinnamon


  1. In a bowl or jar, mix the chia seeds and VitaFiber. 
  2. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and stir. 
  3. Store the oats overnight and enjoy them in the morning. 

Substitution: Try allulose syrup. 

Adapted from: Losing Weight My Mission>

Hot Cocoa

Gather round this fire with this winter warmer treat.  This recipe is gluten-free and vegan, as long as you get gluten-free and vegan marshmallows. 

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

1 tbsp VitaFiber powder

1 ½ c almond milk

1 splash vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Vegan marshmallows


  1. In a mug mix all the dry ingredients. 
  2. Heat the milk on the stove, just until boiling.
  3. Pour the milk into the mix and stir. 
  4. Top with marshmallows. 

Substitution: Try monk fruit sweetener in powder form. 

Adapted from: VitaFiber IMO >

Final Considerations

VitaFiber is a brand that produces sweet natural fiber that provides low-calorie and soluble prebiotic fiber for digestive health.

Depending on your use, there are many great alternatives out there. Among them, coconut flour, yacon syrup, monk fruit sweetener, and stevia make easy-to-find and easy-to-use replacements.  

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