So tomorrow is cake sale at school and seeing as Elly is gluten free, I thought I’d better attempt something for my lovely clients, but also something that she would enjoy. I have a thing for caramel at the moment, so added some banoffee sauce, only a smidgen, but enough to give the cakes a hint of the taste.
So we are into a new year and christmas has been and gone. We were lucky this year - not too much chocolate to munch through, but Elly woke up tired and tearful, and the only way to be able to put her down was to promise nutella and toast. So I thought I’d try making an energy bite at there same time. This little gem is great for after exercise - the nutella does have a higher sugar level than the ingredients I normally use, so best consumed straight after exercise. It would however also combine as a great after school snack for the kids.Read More...
In France they have the most amazing bakeware, from small square bun trays, to shaped chocolate brownie , or bars of healthy fudge. So once back, I was desperate to test them out, and am well chuffed with my new baking trays. The cranberries and dates will help keep your system regular. Add to the mix the eggs and a oat flout, it is also a excellent source of protein
I created this recipe because it is still rammed with protein, but all through natural sources. Whilst I have no issues adding a good, clean protein powder to food, it is nice to create a high protein snack with natural ingredients. I also have sourced and added honey from a few houses down the road - local honey can combat against hay fever, as well as giving it sweet taste. The oats are not only a good source or protein, but also great for combating constipation and stress.
A few weeks ago I had some friends round for dinner, and cooked James Duigan’s Banana Crumble recipe, and it was divine - gooey, crumbly, sweet but healthy - just right. So I wanted to make an energy bite that was similar. The oats, quinoa and almonds all provide a great source of natural protein, and the butters are a nice healthy fat. Banana’s are high in potassium, which plays a vital part in controlling blood pressure, so in a good tool in combating high blood pressure
The recipe is -
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp of coconut butter
- 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of quinoa flakes (or just add another 1/2 cup of oats)
- 50g ground almonds
- 2 tbsp of almond butter
- 30g of vanilla protein powder (or 30g of ground almonds and 3 drops of vanilla essence
- 2tbsp of maple syrup
1 - mash up the banana and heat up in a pan with the coconut butter/oil and half the cinnamon
2 - pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mix week, and then roll into balls
3 - pop in the fridge to cool and store in an air tight container or freeze