Monday, 17 September 2012

Pre-workout energy cookies

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.

Energy cookies

(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
2 eggs
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.

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