Ages ago I bought some coconut flour, but I just could not get on with it. I tried it in a few different recipes but it seemed to make things so dry and some of the cakes seemed to not cook.
Last week I used the last of my lovely Orgran Buckwheat pancake mix (sad face) so was looking to order some more, but Ocado don’t stock it. They popped up with a suggestion of Biona coconut flour, so I thought I would give it another go.
So after my 12 mile run on Sunday I gave them a go. I have been having a few dates before a run, and then some almonds and a nuun tab in water when I get back, which tides me over until after my shower.
The recipe on the box seemed a lot, so I halved it:
1 tbs melted coconut oil
3 tbs milk
1 tbs agave (I used maple syrup)
1 tbs coconut flour
1/3 tps baking powder
Mix together the coconut oil, eggs, milk and maple syrup. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and mix until smooth. Heat some coconut oil in a pan and then cook them as small american style pancakes.
I was not sure when to flip them- they seemed to have a bit of a funny jelly-like texture.
I had them with a cooked apple and banana, a little chocolate pb and a sprinkling of coconut. Plus coconut water (from my treat box) and a tea.
After that the day didn’t quite go as planned (well for optimum recovery). We had taped the snowboard cross to watch as a treat after our run, but after that I didn’t want to sit around as I knew I would get stiff. So in the afternoon we drove and parked near town, walked in and went to Starbucks- my first iced chai latte of the year. We shared a cinnamon roll as we were both hungry again. Then after a bit more of a walk we visited both our parents- I had made Andy’s parents a cake (the same clementine cake I made last week) so we had a small slice of that with some tea after a little walk with them, but didn’t get home until about 7pm- we were ravenous as had missed lunch. Luckily we had a pizza and some salad in the fridge so we got it ready pretty quick. I think all the walking was good, but we should have thought through our timings a bit better!
The runger well and truly got me on Sunday! What do you normally do to help recover after a long run/ hard workout?