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With regards to long rides and sustaining fuel.
I'd been trying to cook up some oat slices over rice cakes for ride fuel.
Would a longer sustained fuel source be better on the bike or stick to the tried and true rice like everyone else?
I know rice keeps poorly so I've been looking for other recipes and better shelf life from my products.
An interesting question and one that I will be keen to see the answers that come up.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
I have watched a few utubes on rice cakes and they seem good.
If (can?) you freeze them surely they will keep? I know up here they would not take long to defrost in my back pocket.
I have tried to make Oat slices and my own muesli bars, in the end I just went back to the banana, however, I don’t really do long rides, maybe up to 3.5 hours.
I like bananas on rides too, and I've been keen to try rice cakes its just the shelf life and the prep that seems to worry me, since they're refrigerated, their solidity, types of rice and such from what I've read it can take a bit to get right so that it fridge sets properly. But I love steel cut oats and they're damn tasty when mixed with other things, I tried cooking steel cut with a thicker consistency, refrigerated to set and then cut into slices and baked for 45 mins, the result was interesting, they had the feel of a rice cake but they were oats.. Cooked in parts water and coconut milk, dried fruits and honey and spices added to the mix, the final product didn't really fall apart which was good but it didn't turn out a museli bar, it was interesting.
I've made some raw oat bars previously. Not sure how they'd cope on longer rides, but they contain "better" sugars and are quite calorific.I liked them, though next time I make them I'll try raspberries for a stronger fruit flavour. This is what I base mine on:
http://petiteallergytreats.blogspot.com ... -free.html
This site has lots of oat recipes they may inspire.
I made rice patties for a few long rides, > 12 hours in summer and didn't have any problems with them. The rice patties are: rice, cheese, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce and eggs all mixed up and fried. Probably shelf life isn't too good but the eggs are cooked right?
Better than that is a no egg "cake", All Bran Loaf. I really like to eat that on long rides and there should no be any issues with shelf life. I really like it because it is fast carbs, slow carbs and dried fruit.
The recipe is:
1 cup All Bran
1 cup sugar (soft brown for a richer taste or raw if you don't have brown)
1 cup mixed fruit
1 cup milk
1 cup SR flour
Preheat oven to 325F / 170C
1. Mix All Bran, sugar and fruit in a bowl, pour on milk and let stand for about an hour.
2. Add the sifted flour and mix well.
3. Put mixture in tin and bake for about an hour until skewer comes out clean.
I just slice it up and put it in sandwich bags so I can eat while I am riding or at a stop. So good!
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