San Fairy Anne Sportive Start Selfie!

This weekend was not been as eventful as last weekend! I have been taking it fairly easy. Training depending on how I feel; teaching spin classes, doing some easy runs and swims. Monday I took out my frustration from last week with the San Fairy Anne Cycle Sportive, 120km to Rye and round Kent .There were a few hills and I was pleased with a fairly quick time (I would have been quicker but I did wait for Dad). It was a lovely route, well organised with a fantastic cake fuelled pit stop at 50 miles and a huge spread of food after where we stuffed our hungry faces! All for £15, bargain! The club raised over £4000 for Kent Air Ambulance. I didn't get hypothermia this time :) I may have wrapped up a little too much and was quite warm (better than being cold!)

Since I've had a bit more time on my hands recently I've rediscovered my old love for baking, I made these cakes on Saturday. Their gluten free and grain free, made with coconut flour (a healthy alternative to normal flour) and went down a treat with my friends. To fit the GB trend their in union jack cases,  I have shared the recipe below I used my Nutri-bullet to blend them which worked really well...

Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3  coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk or other milk (coconut, almond or soya if lactose free)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • seeds from one vanilla bean (optional)

  • 1. Heat the oven at 175 degrees C, (350 F)
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients,
    3. Add the wet ingredients slowly and blend,
    4. Place in cupcake liners to about 3/4 (they don't rise much)
    5. Bake for 20minutes - until the knife comes out clean.
    6. Wait to cool and decorate!

    Makes 8-10, I would double the recipe...

    You can decorate the cakes how you like depending how healthy you want them to be....
    Honey and Sprinkles works well,
    or Vanilla Buttercream (not so healthy)

    Enjoy! I'm now of to the Pyrenees for a weeks training holiday...

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