Feeling a little sluggish after a workout? Need a pick-me-up but haven’t got much time on your hands? Dancing Mummies, Alison kindly provided us with her top three quick and easy bakes for that post-workout energy boost. And boy are they yummy!
If you are looking for exact quantities and measurements, unfortunately you wont find them here! Our hunger stopping, energy boosting recipes below are designed to be so easy to make that you don’t need lots of measuring devices or need to remember specific recipes. Make these before your workout or after. These 3 recipes range from 5 minutes to 15 minutes from mixing bowl to cooling rack!
Granola and Date Power Balls
Probably the simplest recipe of the 3, even delicious if you hate the taste of dates! (I can vouch for this as I am a date-hater!)
What You’ll Need:
-Granola (Regular, Gluten Free or Fruity)
Cut your stones from your dates and chop into quarters. The dates will make up the sticky element. To make 10-15 power balls, I usually use around 4 dates. But it all depends how sticky you like them! Throw in the blender with your granola. This adds the crunch element. Then drizzle in your almond butter. Give a good blitz up. Then just have a look at the consistency and add more granola or almond butter until you reach the texture you want. To roll into balls, you don’t want the texture too wet, so keep an eye on the amount of almond butter you add.
You can put the power balls into the fridge for an hour to make them easier to handle.
What You’ll Need:
Oats (Regular or Gluten Free)
Fresh or Dried Fruit
Another recipe here that is almost a 1 pot baking dream. Get your oven on to 160 and start toasting your oats. In the mean-time get a pan on the stove and start softening honey and peanut butter over a low to medium heat. You want the mixture to start thinning out so it is easier to mix with the oats. After 5 minutes of toasting, open the oven and pour in your coconut, give it a little turn over in the oats, and back in the oven until the coconut starts to brown.
Chop your fruit and add to the pan mixture to soften ever so slightly and release some of its flavour. Favourites of mine are fresh raspberries and dried apricots. Then pour your toasted oats mixture into the pan and mix well. At this point if the mixture looks too dry, you can add more honey or peanut butter.
Pour back onto your baking tray and pat down, then back into the oven to slightly brown the top. This should maybe only be another few minutes before taking out to cool then cut into little bite size pieces!
These Coconut Chewies are just delicious to eat any time, not just reserved for post-workout snacking! Although you can add as much or little coconut as you desire, I do usually follow this recipe almost to the letter, just to make sure they turn out awesome and gooey!
What You’ll Need:
100g Ground almond
50g Desiccated Coconut
1 Large Egg
Chocolate for Sprinkling
1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Once you have measured out, pour everything into a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Then line a baking tray with grease-proof paper and dollop your biscuit portions out. I usually use a teaspoon to get around the same size and then press down to form a biscuit shape. Keep your eye on these as they can burn quickly. put in oven at 160 for about 7-8 minutes. Then done! They should be quite soft with slightly golden edges when they come out of the oven but will bind together a little more when cooled.
We hope you enjoy trying out these recipes and adding your own spin to them too!
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