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These sweet treats are very versatile. You can adapt the ingredients to suit your taste and demands of activity. For example, adding raisins instead of dates or maybe increase the protein but adding ground almonds or pecans for example.
They are easy to wrap up and take out on the trail with you but they are also fabulous with fruit compote for breakfast or a snack.
If using post training, add more protein with nuts/seeds or spread with nut butter.
200g rye flour
75g caster sugar
50g chopped dates
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
Milk or water
In a bowl/pot/drybag mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, nutmeg together.
Add the butter, cut into cubes.
Blend into the flour mix with your fingers until you have a crumbly texture.
Add the beaten egg, mix well, adding a little milk if the dough is too dry.
Store the dough in a container
Break off pieces of the dough in your hands - roughly golfball size.
Flatten between your palms into a thin disk.
Heat the pan to medium/hot
Cook in batches for 3 minutes each side.