Eating on the bike is extremely important to avoid the dreaded ‘bonk’, but what you eat is equally important. One of our freinds has a created a fantastic new website Cycle Grub Providing healthy & not so healthy food inspirations to fuel your ride, before, during & after.
Check out their energy laden Granola Bars. This recipe is simple and like no other!!!
Sunflower Oil – 120ml
Soft Dark Brown Sugar – 200g
Manuka Honey – 2 tbsp
Peanut Butter – 1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract – 1/2 tsp
Toffee Pieces – 2 tbsp
Once melted add:
Sesame Seeds – 25g
Sunflower Seeds – 25g
Dried Cranberries – 50g
Chopped Hazelnuts – 50g
Once all mixed gradually add 225g
thick cut porridge oats/oatmeal.
Transfer mixture to a 25 x 15 cm baking tin lined with parchment.
Press down firmly with a masher or similar then
Place in a fan oven at 160 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t get over done.
Now this is the hard part!!
Allow the mixture to cool for around 3 hours (sorry), but goodness comes to those who wait!!
Once cooled, carefully use a sharp knife to cut the mixture in squares.
Wrap in foil, pop in your back pouch and enjoy on your ride.. remember, on long rides eat something every 45 minutes!!