Maple pecan bites

Maple pecan bites

pecanmaple4
I made these rather lovely maple pecan bites to take to my trail run at Stowe. I knew both my mum and dad like pecans and I thought we’d want something to give us a little boost after running our 10k.

Maple syrup and pecans go so well together but I wasn’t sure if they would be too sweet for my dad who isn’t that keen on overly sweet things.

For these bites I also added a pinch of sea salt for a salted caramel taste and was a bit surprised to find it was the salt that my dad wasn’t keen on, the sweet maple syrup was absolutely fine.

The salt is great addition if you are eating these after a long, hot run but they are just as nice without them if you’d rather not have the salty tang.

Maple pecan bites

Vegan, dairy free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 6 dates soaked in a little water
  • 1tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)

Method

  1. Grind the pecans in a food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs
  2. Drain the dates and add them to the pecans
  3. Add maple syrup, vanilla essence and salt (if using)
  4. Process until they form a gooey ball
  5. Roll into 12 even size balls.

Training for the Reading Half Marathon: Halfway checkpoint

Training for the Reading Half Marathon: Halfway checkpoint

My big goal race this spring is the Reading Half Marathon on 18 March. I was asked to be an Ambassador for the race back in December and started training for it in January. I’m now at the halfway point of my training and thought I’d check in to tell you how I am doing. Setting a…

How To Prevent Running Injury With This Simple Technique

How To Prevent Running Injury With This Simple Technique

Did you know that one of the most injury prone sports is running? More than rugby, or football, or cycling. In fact, research has estimated that between 30-75% of runners per year will get injured. Why is this? Part of me thinks it because it is so easy to go for a run most runners…

Top Tips from the Reading Half Marathon training day

Top Tips from the Reading Half Marathon training day

Last weekend the Reading Half Marathon held a training day to get runners race ready. It was a very informative day with lots of takeaways whether you were a first timer or had run the distance before and wanted to improve times. Here are my top tips from the day which I think will help all runners….