Complex carbohydrates are a great source of energy and are ideally suited before exercise, allow enough time for your body to digest the meal before getting into training. These cookies contain a great mixture of complex carbohydrates, fibre and oats are naturally high in glutamine which can help to repair muscle tissue. There is no added refined sugar to this recipe and a gluten-free option is available if you would like to add quinoa flakes instead of oats and omit the wheat flour.
(ensure ingredients are organically sourced where possible and non GMO)
3/4 dried dates, chopped finely
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup flaked almonds
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped glace ginger (optional)
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup stoneground wholemeal flour or buckwheat flour
1/2 cup ricebran or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup honey
Preheat the oven to 180C, line a tray with baking paper.
Soak the dates in a small amount of boiling water (just covering) for 10 mins then mash with a fork.
Combine the dried ingredients together, add the mashed dates and all the wet ingredients.
Shape the mix into golf-ball sized balls and place on tray, slightly flatten with a fork.
Bake for around 10-15 mins, they are cooked when they are slightly golden brown.
Allow to cook before trying to move them as they are quite crumbly.