The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

This was passed to me by a cycling buddy and makes a great snack to stick in your cycling jersey pocket and if you’re a peanut butter fan you’ll love this. The cookies are considerably higher in protein, monounsaturated fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals than conventional cookies.  I also added sultanas to the recipe because…

Sugar Free and Fat Free Fruit Cake

One of the great pleasures of cycling is the cafe stop, a chance to replenish expended energy with a coffee and a piece of cake. Over time I have tried some pretty exotic cakes and I am always on the lookout for new recipes. On a cold January Saturday afternoon we stopped at a cafe…

Banana, Fig and Sultana Flapjacks

I’m a bit of a sucker for flapjacks and am always eager to try new recipes. They are a great fuel for cycling but are invariably held together with sugar, syrup and butter so when this recipe arrived using coconut oil, egg and banana to bind the ingredients I just had to give it a…

Bread And Butter Christmas Pudding

I was introduced to this twist on a traditional bread and butter pudding at a lunch stop on one of our Thursday rides and after some research and a bit of tweaking came up with this recipe, serves 3 – 4  ( or two good servings for a hungry cyclist ) Ingredients 6 slices white…

Binsteds Good Cake Guide

Rhubarb And Orange Cake Like most things in life you need a balance so my love of cycling is equalled out by my weakness for coffee and cake. The Saturday CTC ride fulfils both of these requirements, occasionally you come across a new cake on the menu that needs in the interest of research to…

Cyclists, Let Them Eat Cake

Part of the reason I enjoy the cycle club run is the coffee stop, a chance to chat with fellow riders over a cup of coffee and a wedge of cake. Cyclists quickly become connoisseurs of all things cake purely on the basis of providing an energy boost for the ride home. I came across…

The food for superheroes #porridge

Porridge is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. I love marmite but couldn’t say the same about porridge. When I read that it was the preferred breakfast of my superheroes on the Tour De France I decided I should try a bit harder to like it if was going to fulfil my…