Looking for a pocket sized treat to keep your energy levels up? Anna Brones, the author of ‘The Culinary Cyclist’, a cookbook all about combining a love of good food with a love of good riding, has brought us one of her favourites…
What’s better than a bite of salty peanut butter on a long, hard ride? Peanut butter is a popular ingredient in bicycle snacks for a reason. It’s a quick boost of energy, and a tasty one at that.
When it comes to ride-friendly treats, look no further than these peanut butter cookies. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, they don’t contain any flour, and once you’ve baked a batch, they’re easy to throw in a bag and stash in your jersey pocket.
The real benefit of this recipe is that it can be versatile. Add whatever suits your mood. Raisins instead of chocolate chips. A handful of sunflower seeds. Double up on the peanut flavor by adding chopped peanuts. Toss in a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon. Chop up dried apricots and mix them in. Just be ready to share them with all your riding partners.