So I love to bake and try all kinds of new recipes and what I love even more is finding new ways to fuel that deviate from the regular energy bars, chocolate milk etc. And also I am a huge advocate of homemade…well just about everything.
So I came up with a wonderful new energy bread that I have put to the test as a post run/workout recovery eat. A friend of mine had been swimming and running the day we tried it out and loved it and said it refueled him quick and efficiently. So here it is give it a try.
I call it; Arán álainn……..which is prounced ‘arghh-on-all-in. Happy eating everyone. And for anyone interested, in Gaeilge it means ‘lovely bread’.xxx
1 and 1/2 cups wholeweat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup wheatgerm
1/4 cup flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda,
pinch of salt
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 tbsp canola oil/melted non fat butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup tropicana 50 orange juice
Handful of raisins and chopped dried apricots
Non fat Milk – As much non fat milk as it takes to make your mixture wet and sticky, it will vary depending on what type of oats you use etc, so just add it slowly, mix it and slowly pour in again until you have achieved a wet mix.
So very quick instructions;
- Add all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix for a few seconds until all dry ingredients are blended.
- Then add eggs, orange juice and mashed up bananas. Next begin pouring in milk gradually until you have wet mixture.
- Lastly add raisins and apricots. Spray a loaf tin, preheat oven to 350 F, pour mixture into oaf tin, band loaf tin with mixture on counter to ensure even coverage.
- Bake for 1 hour or until tooth pick comes out clean.
- Then eat and enjoy. Perfect for breakfast, after workout, healthy treat in the evening, kids, grown ups young old, everyone…..
Approx 115 calories per slice.