This weekend, people all over the UK will be running, jumping, walking and baking to raise money for Sport Relief. To celebrate, I’ve come up with a recipe fit for a Sport Relief bake sale.
Now I’m certainly not one to turn down a sugary cake, but since we’re talking sports, I opted for gently sweet, utterly delicious and surprisingly healthy little energy bites.
Penny Alexander is one of the three super bloggers behind Team Honk – a blog focussed arm of the Sport Relief and Comic Relief fundraising effort. Team Honk has already raised over £80,000 in the past three years, and Penny happens to live just round the corner from me, so she popped over to help me cook.
Cranberry and oat energy balls
- 65 g walnuts
- 65 g dried cranberries
- up to 200ml fruit juice
- 2.5 tbsp flax meal
- 2.5 tbsp maple syrup
- 2.5 tbsp coconut oil
- 180 g quick oats
- 75 desiccated coconut
- Blitz the cranberries, walnuts and a splash of juice in a food processor.
- Add the flax meal, maple syrup, coconut oil and oat and blitz again.
- Check the consistency. If it can be rolled into slightly sticky balls, it’s ready, if not, add a little more juice a splash at a time.
- Roll the mix into 16 balls using your hands.
- Roll in the desiccated coconut.
- Chill until firm.
More cranberry flavoured recipes to try
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