5 DELICIOUS BREAKFAST BAR RECIPES TO BOOST YOUR RIDING ENERGY
Posted on November 01 2016
1. ORIGINAL FLAPJACKS
The original and the greatest. Flapjacks are actually very simple to make, as you need just six ingredients: oats, brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, plain flour and bicarbonate of soda. They only take 40 minutes to make from start to finish, and this recipe makes 12 so you'll have plenty to keep you fuelled over a number of rides.
2. RASPBERRY & LEMON FLAPJACKS
Like your flapjacks with a fruity, citrus kick? These Raspberry and lemon flapjacks will do the trick. Based on the original flapjack recipe above, the addition of lemon and raspberries make these just a little bit more special, with flaked almonds adding a crunchy texture and nutty flavour.
With a making and baking time of 45 minutes, you get 12 flapjacks, and the chance to impress your ride-mates with your culinary prowess.
3. MUESLI LOAF
Chewy, fruity and satisfying, this muesli loaf is perfect for breakfast time. It's packed full of fruit, nuts, oats and coconut, providing plenty of fast and slow release energy for a day of hard riding or a hard day in the office. We suggest making up a loaf at the weekend, then you've got a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast that requires little preparation – just slice, toast and eat! It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to make, but you'll also need some time for raising and proving.
4. COCONUT CAKE BAR
These are perfect for post-work rides or long evening club sessions, as they're more of a treat than the other oat-based items in this list.
These delicious little cake bars are small enough to pop in your pocket if you have mini loaf tins, or you can just make one big loaf and chop it up into pocket-sized pieces. Moist coconut keeps these tasting fresh and light, making these a tasty way of boosting your sugars mid ride.
5. CHEDDAR, LEEK & AMARANTH FLAPJACK
There's no end to the sweet energy-giving options for on-bike nutrition, and who doesn't love a flapjack on the go. But if sometimes you crave something savoury for a change, then these unusual flapjacks will be right up your street.
The tang of mature cheddar and leeks will satisfy those longing for a hit of salty goodness, and the oats provide that slow-release energy that make flapjacks the go-to homemade nutrition product of choice for cyclists everywhere. The addition of popped amaranth, a tasty little seed, adds a wonderful crunchy texture to the package.