What I think about when I’m out running?
- What would Mo do?
- Ooooh Dog/Cat/Fox/Swan/Magpie/CERIL
- Damn you for overtaking me, I’ll get you next time Gadget.
- GET OUTTA MY WAY!
- What shall I eat when I get home?
Probably something with Peanut Butter in…
Maybe Peanut Butter Flapjacks…
Peanut Butter is often championed for being the bees knees for runners, it does something magic to our muscles and makes us big and strong and tastes wicked. There is probably some science behind this but I am not a scientist.
Since baking these flapjacks yesterday – 17 have vanished into just two tummies. Needless to say they are extremely moreish and hopefully I’ll find out if they are perfect for a post-run boost – if there are any left.
Peanut Butter Flapjacks
makes 32 squares
150g soft light brown sugar
125g crunchy peanut butter
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
200g porridge oats
80g dried cherries
50g sesame seeds
30g dark chocolate
Turn the oven to 160°c / 320°f / gas mark 3
Prepare a 18cm x 32 cm greaseproof tray
In a large saucepan over a gentle heat – melt the butter, sugar, honey and peanut butter together with the zest.
Once fully melted take off the heat and stir in the oats, sesame seeds and dried cherries.
Spoon into your prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven – the sugar content will probably make them bubble up a bit, I pressed it back down with the back of a spoon. Seemed to work!
Once cooled tip out and cut.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a small pan of water.
Dribble the chocolate over the top of the flapjacks.
Go for a run.
Come home and scoff.