The final recipe of the week, so I thought I’d round off with a sweet treat.
With a few of you about to run the Brighton and London marathons, I’m sure you’re already eating a balanced, healthy diet, with plenty of carbs, protein, fruit and veg. But what about a your pre-exercise or even recovery snacks? Which is what these oatmeal and raisin cookies are all about. Oatmeal is a popular choice for athletes because it is digested slowly yet comfortably and gives sustained energy.
Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
50g Low Fat Margarine or Butter
50g Caster Sugar
1 x Dessert Spoon Runny Honey
1 x Egg
50g Wholemeal Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
80g Porridge Oats
Step 1: Heat oven to 170 degrees and grease a large baking sheet
Step 2: In a large bowl, mix the margarine and sugar together until soft then mix in the honey
Step 3: Add the egg and mix well
Step 4: In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins and mix together before adding to the butter mixture and mixing well.
Step 5: Drop heaped dessert spoons of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden
Step 6: Remove from the oven and leave to set on a tray for one minute before transferring them to a cooling rack. Store in an air tight container.
Easy peasy eh! Watch out for a batch of these in spin on Tuesday night.
Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you Monday for next weeks instalments.