I get a lot of requests for nutritious snacks from my athletes. When training hard, everything you eat counts. I ask my athletes to look at what they are eating and to make choices with the aim to make sure they are reaching their nutritional requirements and meet training needs. For example, "how will that benefit my training" or "will this help me recover well from my session". Most of us love sweet things. However, although totally fine sometimes, we could all do with reducing the neat sugary snacks we all crave from time to time and aim to reach for something more nutrient rich.
In this instance, homemade flapjacks hit the spot. You can adapt them quite easily to your likes and dislikes.
This recipe below is delicious. It does have added sugar from the honey / agave, however, it has lots of positive nutrition from oats, fruit and coconut oil.
They are so quick and easy to make and store really well.
3 tbsp honey / agave syrup / maple syrup (I used some golden syrup + agave)
3 tbsp crunchy/smooth nut butter
2 bananas (ripe)
3 tbsp coconut oil (you could try adding a tbsp or two of desiccated coconut
dried fruit if wanted
1. Melt the nut butter, syrup and oil in a pan until combined.
2. Mash the bananas
3. Combine all the ingredients until the oats
4. Put in a lined baking tray and cook for 25 mins until golden.
5. Once cooked, remove from baking tray and place in fridge to cool.