I love running as much as I love baking. They go hand in hand for me, running keeps off the ‘cake weight’! I love the freedom that it gives me. I choose when I go, how long I go for, how far I go, what route I take and if I have a bad run then I can only blame myself!
And I admit they are not the healthiest thing to eat but little energy bars are great, not only pre and post fuelling runs but I stick them in my bag for elevensies at work too!
80gr low fat margarine
6tbsp maple syrup
120gr porridge oats
2 bananas mashed (ripe ones are best)
50gr of mixed chopped nuts
5tbsp peanut butter
1, Preheat the oven to 170o/c and line a 7inch square tin with parchment papers
2, Melt the margarine and maple syrup over a low heat.
3, Mix everything else really well and then press into the lined tin.
4, Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden
5, Cool, cut into squares and store in an airtight container