There is no doubt that I love eating, and running helps me maintain a healthy weight. So I am going to build up a portfolio of recipes that I make and adapt myself. Try this for starters:
Peanuts are actually healthy despite what some may think. They do not contain any cholesterol, are 25 per cent protein, contain vitamin E, which is good for circulation, and B vitamins. They have a low GI rating so energy is released slowly, and although it contains oil it is a good souce of fibre helping to keep blood fats and guts moving. Try the recipe below, it has been adapted from two differrent receipes found on the internet, this contains a mixture of honey and syrup for a lovely sweet textured peanut flapjack.
You will need
- 225g butter
- 50g soft brown sugar
- 50g runny honey
- 50g of Golden Syrup
- Jucie of half an orange or lemon
- 100g unsalted peanuts
- 50g crunchy peanut butter
- 350g porridge oats
- Preheat the oven to 175C.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the sugar, honey,golden syrup and peanut butter.
- Cook until all the ingredients have disolved.
- Add half the orange or lemon juice and stir in
- Remove from the heat and mix in the peanuts and oats.
- Stir in remaining orange or lemon juice
- Turn into a greased and lined 25cm x 15cm (10in x 6in) tin
- Press the mixture down firmly.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the flapjacks are a pale golden colour.
- Leave to cool for 15 minutes before eating