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In these peanut butter and jelly bites we have savoury oats and peanut butter married with sweet maple syrup and raspberry jam.

This is an effective, sustaining, carbohydrate-rich snack you’ll definitely look forward to.

Plus, they're perfect for on-the-bike fuelling as they'll help prevent gradual glycogen depletion and the dreaded bonk on long endurance rides.

Ingredients

  • 75g crunchy peanut butter
  • 50g jumbo oats
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • few drops vanilla essence
  • raspberry jam

Method

  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a mini jam tart tray with a pastry brush.

  • STEP 2

    Melt the butter in a pan then add to a bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except the jam, until you have a dough-like consistency.

  • STEP 3

    Take a teaspoon of the mixture and press it down into the tart mould. Make a hole with the spoon (or your fingers). Repeat until all the mixture is used up. Spoon the raspberry jam into each hole.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for 12-15mins until golden brown. Leave to cool and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Fill to your fancy with these three additional sweet fillling ideas:

Choc fruit 'n nut - Swap the jam for 2 raisins, 1 hazelnut and some broken-up dark chocolate. Continue as per the instructions.

Citrus burst - Spoon lemon curd into the holes instead of jam and continue as per the instructions.

Apple pie - Spoon apple purée into the holes instead of jam, sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon, and continue as per the instructions.

Authors

Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (www.katepercys.com).

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