Australian Mountain Bike — December 01, 2017

(Jacob Rumans) #1





I defi nitely prefer making my own
energy bars to use on the bike. I
know what’s going in them, it is
a bit easier on the wallet and my
taste buds appreciate it too.
These bars are high in
carbohydrate to fuel long training
rides, aren’t too bulky to carry,
don’t fall apart in your jersey
pocket and are quick and easy
to make. Another bonus is that
the fl avour enhances the longer
these sit out of the oven. Enjoy.


  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • 3 Weet-bix

  • 1 cup chopped dates

  • 1 pear

  • ½ cup coconut

  • 1 egg

  • Pinch of salt

  • 40ml olive oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

  • Good sized chunk of ginger
    (adjust depending on your love
    for ginger)
    -1 cup green tea (250ml liquid)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C.

  2. Brew green tea as per loose
    leaf or tea bag instructions,
    ensuring you have 250ml of liquid.

  3. Add all ingredients into a
    blender/cake mixer. Remember
    to take the core out of the pear.
    Blend until you have smooth

  4. Line a baking tray with baking
    paper and spoon mixture on and
    then fl atten out with a spatula.

  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or
    until golden brown, depending on
    thickness. This slice will feel soft
    while it is still warm and fi rms up
    as it cools.
    For a gluten free option you could
    try swapping the oats for cooked
    buckwheat or rice and use gluten
    free weet-bix.
    Make 6 serves: 1520 kJ, 5.8g
    protein, 50g carbohydrate and
    13g fat.

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