Honey cakes for a massive burst of energy

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Hanzo, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    with a twist.

    Originally got the idea from Pipemaker, but have modified it to better suit us.

    The main thing to know is the proportions. 3 dry to 2 honey. The original recipe called for 2 cups flour, 1 cup corn meal and 2 cups of honey. Put em in muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350.

    I have been using corn flour and also adding chia. Today, I used what we had and I think it will give both a quick boost as well as a long energy burn. Couldn't find our corn flour so used gluten free flour (used all we had...1 1/2 cups). Our corn meal was all gone, so I made my own by grinding dried sweet corn (1 1/2 or so cups). Added a couple of scoops of chia. The trick with the honey is to gently warm it before mixing. Warm, not hot.

    Dry & wet


    Batter up


    The clean up


    Made two muffin tins


    Just in time for my wife's very long 22 mile trail race.
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    2 cups O' honey? Oh my...

    looks awesome.
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    After camping, I had a big campfire breakfast, a canteen cup of coffee and two honey cakes. Went straight to a morning martial arts workout that is pretty strenuous and that went for five hours straight. I was good to go.

    By the time I was done at around 3 in the afternoon, I was hungry. But not overly tired.
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  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I usually have about 8 cups of tea with honey, so I think I can relate! lol
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    The two cups of honey made 24 honey cakes, so not too bad.
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Plan to get plenty of honey to see us through the winter. Might try this, but without corn(allergic).
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Can do with flour.
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Holy cow! To think, in America of all places and be allergic to corn. Well, if that carries over to high fructose corn syrup, you've just made 95% of every product made unavailable. I imagine you have an allergy to a GMO derivative or I am way wrong...

    Wow, look at all these allergens related to corn: Corn Allergen List - Corn Allergens

    I couldn't even imagine.
  9. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    Ok that looks good, gonna make some tomorrow!
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  10. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Not sure if it's GMO corn or not. But popcorn is off limits to me. I eat a bag of that, I wake up next morning with a cold. Can't have raw tomatoes either. Processed/canned tomato products are okay though. Can't drink milk either. Just the liquid stuff. Butter, cheese, ice cream, no trouble, but I get bad stomach pains from liquid milk. Even powdered milk does it to me.
  11. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I shouldn't have gluten either.
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The milk problem could be more of a bacteria/digestive issue. Eating good yogurt regularly can help reset your system so you can enjoy dairy. Most lactose intolerance is really a poorly balanced system. But as for allergies, yeah...serious stuff and way out of my area of expertise. As long as the reactions you get aren't respiratory related or cause dizziness and swelling, it's not technically an allergy I would worry about, but it's always good to get a professional opinion. Yeah, popcorn makes me sick, too. Maybe it's the butter garbage, so I never touch it.
  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    My wife has us mostly gluten free. I used gluten free flour this time.
  14. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Copied this recipe to my Paleo files!!
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