Being a runner it isn’t unusual to be very hungry after returning home from a run. Rather than reach for the cake (well not everytime anyway) I decided to put together a recipe for some running snack squares which also pack a great protein hit.They’re also quite calorific, but if you’re putting in the miles you’ll probably not be worrying about that too much.
The recipe is really simple with only six ingredients so you can get these knocked up in around 5 minutes. Then just pop them in the oven! Makes around 15 reasonably sized squares.
|Vanilla Paste||2 tsps|
First you want to mash the banana until it’s soft – the potato masher makes very quick work of this. Add in the Nutella and vanilla paste and mix until throughly combined.
Pop the raisins and peanuts into a food processor and blitz until you get a crumbly mix. You can experiment here and rather than peanuts maybe use hazelnuts or even a nut and crisped rice mix.
Add the crumbled raisins and nuts to the bowl and stir together until well mixed. Tip the rolled oats into the bowl and mix again until all the oats are covered by the mixture.
Once combined, line a tray bake tin with greaseproof paper and smooth the mixture out to a depth of about half a centimetre. You can also add a few extra different crushed nuts on top if you’d like.
And that’s all there is to it. Pop the tray in the oven and bake at 165℃ for around 25 minutes.
Once ready leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares. Obviously the bakers perk is to be able to scoff one of these while they’re still warm!
I like to keep the squares in the fridge where, if you can resist, they should last at least a week. Then just grab one or two whenever the hunger hits!
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