A slight deviation from science and running today, but a lovely recipe for runners and the like to fuel their longer endurance efforts in light of the upcoming London Marathon this Sunday (good luck everyone!)
Chia seed flapjacks (makes 12-15 slices)
- 240g porridge oats
- 100g honey
- 160g nut butter (I used almond, but you can use your favourite)
- 110g golden syrup
- 60g chia seeds
- 4g sea salt flakes
- 110g raisins (or any dried fruit, chopped)
- Place the nut butter and golden syrup into a mixing bowl and stir together to a paste.
- Add honey and sea salt flakes, before the rest of the ingredients, mix thoroughly.
- Pour into a lined baking tray and press the mixture firmly down and out to the edges (I find a potato masher does a great job here!)
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
- Leave to cool before slicing.
- Enjoy! (these keep in an air tight container for up to a week)
The sea salt flakes might seem a little bit OTT, but they add a nice flavour to the otherwise all-sweet base and provide electrolyte benefit to replace all the salts lost during sweating/exercise. You can wrap the flapjack pieces in cling film or foil and stash them easily in your pockets/bag for a burst of energy and tasty treat during your run.
Happy baking and running! Let me know if you give these a go and what other flavours you think it would be nice to add…ginger, banana, pineapple?!