Low, Medium & High Carb Sweet Tooth Snacks

Low, Medium & High Carb Sweet Tooth Snacks

23
Feb 2022
Nutrition

Finding snacks that support your workout performance and satisfy your sweet tooth can often be tricky, especially when the demands of your workouts can vary greatly day to day. As a result, it's always good to have a range of go-to snack options that you know will help you train smarter, push harder and recover faster in any scenario. To get you going, the hexis team have pulled together a sample selection of high, medium and low carbohydrate sweet tooth snacks for you to try.


The first sweet tooth snack is a high carb oat and walnut banana bread, ideally for a pre training pick up before those harder and longer workouts where sufficient fuel will play a vital role in maintaining performance and delaying fatigue. This recipe is specifically rich in lower glycaemic index carbohydrates from oats which provide you with a steady release of fuel and help keep your energy levels stable.

High Carb Oat & Walnut Banana Bread

Serves 10

Time 45 mins

Difficultly: Level 2 Got some skills

Ingredients

  • 300g Oats
  • 3 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Tbsp Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
  • 4 Tbsp Honey
  • 25g Walnuts
  • Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Tbsp Cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Set aside the oats in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend the remainder of the ingredients and pour this mixture over the oats. Mix thoroughly until there are no oats left dry. 
  3. Pour this mixture into a lined bread tin and place in the oven at 180C for 30-35 mins.
  4. Remove (don’t worry if the middle doesn’t feel completely done, leaving it a little bit soft and gooey is what you want) & let cool before leaving to set in the fridge overnight.
  5. Slice into 10 slices and freeze what you don’t need to use in the next 5 days.

Nutrition Information per slice:

Kcals 238
Carbs 35g
Protein 7g
Fat 7g

Next up is a micronutrient rich medium carb muffin. This quick oat based recipe not only provides you with steady release of fuel but packs a punch of fruit and nut based vitamins and minerals to help maintain your immune function and keep you healthy.

Medium Carb Banana, Raspberry & Pecan Muffins

Serves 10

Time 40 mins

Difficultly: Level 2 Got some skills

Ingredients

  • 200g Oats
  • 125g Frozen/Fresh Raspberries
  • 75g Pecans, chopped
  • 2 Bananas
  • 4 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
  • 2 Eggs
  • Tsp Baking Powder

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Add the oats, raspberries, pecans and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and mix together.
  2. Blend the banana, eggs, yoghurt, honey and coconut oil together. Pour this blended mix over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spoon out the muffin mixture into a greased muffin tray and place in the pre heated oven to cook for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes check the muffins are done by sticking a skewer in the middle of them to see if it comes out relatively clean. If so, great they are done! If it is very wet still give them another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, remove from the oven and the muffin tray and place on a wire rack to leave cool for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Nutrition Information per serving:

Kcals 251
Carbs 25g
Protein 5g
Fat 14g

To top it all off below is an indulgent low carb brownie recipe. Rich in protein and polyphenols, this is a delicious way to keep to your Carb Codes when your fuel needs are lower.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Serves 10

Time 20 mins

Difficultly: Level 2 Got some skills

Ingredients

  • 150g 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 100g Peanut Butter
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Scoops (90g) Choc/Vanilla Protein Powder

Preparation

  1. Melt the dark choc, honey, peanut butter and coconut oil together mixing thoroughly.
  2. Beat the 4 eggs in a large bowl and mix in the protein powder.
  3. Add the melted mix to eggs and protein and mix thoroughly.
  4. Line a small baking tin with baking paper before adding the mixture and baking for 8-10 minutes at 180C.
  5. Take out and leave too cool before serving. Best served once refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Kcals 251
Carbs 11g
Protein 14g
Fat 17g

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