Ride Bars

After my previous post and the teaser pictures posted, I got a few emails asking when I will post the recipe... So here it is! These bars are pretty dense and will be perfect to take along for a long ride or as a snack. Here is the nutrition information, as requested by a reader (per bar, assuming this recipe makes 9 bars):

  • Calories: 160
  • Carbohydrates: 15.8g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Fat: 10g

Want to lower the fiber content? leave out the shredded coconut. Need less fat? Use almond milk instead of coconut milk. Note that fat from coconut milk is a medium chain triglycerides so it will get digested a relatively fast rate, but you'll have to experiment with amounts if using this bar during exercise, as there is a lot of individual variability.

Obviously, you could cut them into any size you want to play around with the nutrition content per bar.

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Ride bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flakes
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries (or blueberries)
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper
  3. Soak brown rice flakes in the coconut milk for ~15-20 minutes, depending on how chewy you want them
  4. Add eggs, coconut sugar and vanilla to brown rice mixture and mix
  5. In a separate bowl, mix sorghum flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and shredded coconut and mix to combine
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  7. Fold in the cherries or blueberries and dark chocolate chips
  8. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Make sure you don't over-bake them... They will set a bit more as they cool
  9. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing from pan and cutting
  10. You could cut to any side you want and wrap individually