Bike fuel flapjacks

After much experimentation, and many dodgy batches, here is my perfected flapjack recipe. Screw expensive energy bars – cling film a couple of these and stick them in your jersey pockets.

They last a pretty long time if you keep them somewhere cool and in a sealed container. They’re also vegan.

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100g vegan margarine

110g smooth peanut butter 

80g agave syrup (or honey)

120g soft brown sugar

20g hemp seeds

50g chopped dried apricots / raisins / other dried fruit

225g porridge oats

1 large banana


- Melt the margarine and peanut butter in a large saucepan.

- Mix in the agave/honey and sugar.

- Stir in the oats, hemp seeds and dried fruit.

- Mash the banana and add that to the mix too.

- Make sure it’s all mixed up, and then tip it into a greased dish/tin to go in the oven for about 25 mins at 170 celsius – ish. Depends on your oven – so keep an eye on them.

- When they’ve cooled down a bit but are still warm, cut them up into pocket sized bits. Eat one immediately. Store the rest for your next bike ride. Or midnight feast.

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