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Ride Fuel – Energy Bars

The ultimate vegan energy bar!

Dial your nutrition with these tasty homemade energy bars, gentle on the stomach…

Loads of riders struggle with gels, bars and blocks and that’s because real food always trumps packaged. These vegan, gluten free energy bars are made with 100% natural ingredients. They’re quick and easy to make and store really well, you can even freeze them. Give this batch a go and not only will your body feel better, you’ll perform better.


Makes 10 bars, each weighing roughly 50g

  • 100g oats
  • 50g flour*
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 100g raisins
  • 50ml apple juice
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 20g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

In a pan, gently heat the coconut oil until it melts.

In a blender, puree the raisins, banana, coconut oil, syrup and apple juice.

In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together.

Line a small tin with baking paper (a square tin approx. 15x20cm works well or otherwise an oven proof plate will do the trick). Spread out the mixture to form a layer roughly 1cm thick.

Bake in the oven on a middle shelf for 1 hour until golden brown and crispy around the edge.

Allow to cool then slice into strips. Store in a tin or freeze for up to 3 months.    


  • *Any type of flour will work in this recipe. Rice flour will give you the highest energy content.
  • Try swapping some of the almonds for a mixture of your favorite seeds e.g. sunflower, pumpkin, flax seed – that’ll up the mineral content.
  • For a great texture, use rolled oats – just whizz them up for a few seconds in the blender.
  • Save time by making a mega batch of these energy bars. Just whip one out of the freezer and you’re ready to ride! 
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