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Introducing the Buribar

June 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM


for those of you who are interested in something to get you through the Tchaik concerto or Mahler nine without fading away until your second wind kicks in (always embarrassing) I would like to introduce the Buribar.

The origin of the recipe is actually long distance and touring cyclists who suggested that a good ratio of carbs,  protein and fats for really hard core biking is 40%/30%/30%.    I modified a version of this that has been kicking around for a while  for my own use during long distance rides.  The bar has been tested by me on extremely gruelling bike mountain climbs.  It provides a stream  of energy  but doesn`t shoot its load (or you of the planet) because of the decent protein content .  Eat one hour or more before whatever you are going to do.

The most important change I made to the old recipes I found (can`t remember where ) was to get rid of the corn syrup (absolute poison) and substitute rice malt which the body processes more slowly so you don`t crash after a sugar rush.

The ingredients:

2 cups rice malt (organic)

1 tablespoon honey (organic)

2 cups crunchy peanut butter (non hydrogenated , organic) 

1 tablespoon cocoa. (no sugar)

2 teaspoons cinnamon.

1 teaspoon sea salt. 

2 cups quality whey protein.

3 cups oats pureed in a blender so they are powder.

Mix the first six ingredients. A sticky,  messy job that is hard and discouraging.  Don`t start licking your fingers or by the end you will be in a diabetic coma....  Stir in the protein powder a little at a time. The mixture will probably be so stiff that you have to use your hands.  Mix in the oats.  This requires a lot of strength.  Spread on non stick paper (11.5x15` inches) Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Cut into thirty pieces and store in the fridge.

If you don`t seriously love the taste of these you probably have a problem. I would suggest that they are not designed as a quick snack when you are feeling peckish.  Its a strong bar for hard work.  Also go easy on giving them to children except in small bites at soccer games or whatever.




From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Thanks! lol, too anxious to try this : )


Fourtunatly, it was not Buri "Bar" like in  a "drinking" Bar !!!

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Thanks! lol, too anxious to try this! 

Caution, If we can't play the Tchaik after this, you will have to answer for this... ; )



From Bill Busen
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

You know, though, it just seems to be missing something...hmm, what could it be...

From Stephen Brivati
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 11:15 PM

dang, I thought my botty was hurting.

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM

What's with the "Tchaik" talk?

The name is Tchaikovsky...what too hard to type the last few letters?

Are you bumpkins or musicians?

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on June 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM

No insult there. I love Tchaikovsy's music!!!  After all, everyone calls Rostropovich Slava on here, is this more acceptable?   We all respect them so much and may it be ASM or DFO etc, they are forever the incredible geniuses we admire!   : ) 



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