Perfect energy bars for the bike

Perfect Energy Bars for Cycling

We just spent a great week ski touring in the Queyras. Food choice on a trip like this is really important as you need to carry all your daytime snacks for the whole week. These bars worked really well and they taste great. The best thing about this recipe is you can change most of the ingredients to incorporate what you fancy or what you have in the cupboard. The following is a recipe for one of our favourites. Our guests can look forward to these during their relaxing cycling holiday at Serre des Ormes this summer. I just need to resist testing them with a cup of coffee.


Cycling Holiday Snacks
Ingredients for the perfect energy bar

100g Butter (or Coconut Oil)
100g Honey
200g Oats
50g Toasted Almonds
75g Chopped Dates
75g Chopped Figs
45g Chopped Apricots
45g Cranberries
65g Mix of Flax, Chia, Pumpkin and Sunflower

Melt the butter and honey in a pan, add all the dried fruit then add all the other ingredients and thoroughly combine. Push into an 20cm square tin and level off with a fork. Bake for 25 at 150 degrees, cool slightly in the tin then cut into 16 squares before completely cooled. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Happy pedalling. Kate

Cycling Holiday Snacks
Perfect Energy Bars for the Bike

Berry and Banana Oaty Muffins

Delicious Berry and Banana Oaty Muffins

Here at Serre des Ormes we are always looking for healthy new recipes to fuel our bike rides or runs. These Muffins are great as they use hardly any sugar or fat and they are delicious as well as filling.

Ingredients (Makes 18):

200g of Wholemeal Flour or Rye Flour
200g Porridge Oats
75g Soft Brown Sugar or Honey
3tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Cinamon
1tsp Salt
2 Mashed Banana
2 eggs, separated
3 tbsp Sunfower Oil
250ml Milk
125g Mixed Berries (or berry of choice) – fresh or frozen
50g Pecans or Almonds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, mix in the mashed bananas, milk, oil and egg yolks then the berries. Finally, whisk the egg whites until stiff and then fold them into the mixture. Share the mixture between 18 muffin cases and bake in the oven for about 35 mins or until golden brown on top.

Healthy Bike Snacks - Muffins