Weekends are made for relaxation, and what better way to unwind than baking some of your favourite treats with friends and family. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just looking for a bit of therapeutic kitchen time, this collection of lazy weekend bakes has something for everyone. From moist and flavourful muffins to irresistible cookies, comforting cakes, and hearty loaves, each recipe promises a delicious treat that will add a touch of sweetness to your weekend. So, put on your apron, preheat the oven, and let's get going on a lazy weekend baking session.
When it comes to weekend mornings, there's nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly baked muffins. Try our most popular muffin to date, the Apple & Banana Spelt Muffin, they're sweet, with a lovely warmth from the cinnamon and super easy to make. Or our delicious fluffy Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Muffins, which are the perfect mix of sweet and fruity. These recipes are the perfect balance of sweetness and comfort, making them an ideal choice to kickstart your lazy weekend:
Our most popular muffins yet. These are sweet, super satisfying and have a lovely warmth from the of cinnamon. They’re also incredibly easy to make.View Recipe
Our favourite weekend bake. These soft, gooey muffins are made with mashed banana, spelt flour, coconut sugar, pear and dark chocolate chunks.View Recipe
The perfect treat with just the right amount of sweetness thanks to the tangy lemon and juicy blueberries. These tender muffins are a quick and easy bake that doesn't skimp on flavour.View Recipe
These raspberry and dark chocolate muffins are the perfect weekend bake. The muffins are big and fluffy, with the frozen raspberries bursting with delicious flavour and the dark chocolate chips complementing them perfectly. If you don't have dark chocolate chips, you can use raisins or more frozen raspberries.View Recipe
Cookies are the ultimate anytime snack, and baking them on the weekend means you'll have a supply of homemade treats to enjoy throughout the week. From classic favourites like our Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies to innovative creations such as Cranberry, Pecan & Chocolate Cookies, the recipes in this collection are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re a fan of the classic combo of PB&J, you’ll love these cute quick-bake cookies. Turning the all-American lunchbox tradition into a fun new treat, they come together in just 20 minutes. Switch up the jammy centre to whatever flavour takes your fancy. View Recipe
These cookies are crunchy with a delicious peanut butter flavour and chunky bites of pistachios, then finished with a drizzling of melted dark chocolate. They’re equally delicious with hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts and dark chocolate chips, if you don’t have any pistachios.View Recipe
These cookies are gooey in the middle, a little crunchy on the outside with big chunks of melted chocolate. Really easy, really speedy, completely delicious. Can’t wait to hear what you think.View Recipe
Minimal effort for maximum pleasure, these irresistible chocolate cookies are so simple — no need for chilling or rolling into balls. Make them in just 20 minutes and enjoy with a cup of tea.View Recipe
These are the most addictive cookies ever, we’re obsessed with them. The mix of dark chocolate chunks, crunchy pecans and juicy cranberries is just delicious. They’re nice and easy to make too. View Recipe
Weekends are an opportunity to savour a slice of cake with a cup of tea or coffee. Indulge in the moist and flavourful cakes featured here, from the timeless Banana Bread to the classic Carrot Cake and the enticing Coffee Banana Bread:
This banana bread is a real favourite. It's soft, sweet and full of flavours from the cinnamon, almonds and bananas. If you want to make it more indulgent, try adding some dark chocolate chips to the batter.View Recipe
Who can resist a slice of classic carrot cake for an afternoon treat or to celebrate a special occasion? This crowd-pleasing recipe uses coconut yoghurt for a naturally sweet topping — the higher the fat content, the thicker and more suited to frosting it will be. View Recipe
This coffee banana bread is the perfect early morning breakfast. The rich coffee flavour tastes delicious, while the creamy banana creates the perfect soft loaf. We love to top this with melted dark chocolate, but you can also leave it plain.View Recipe
Loaves offer a slice of comfort and are perfect for sharing with loved ones. Whether you're craving the citrusy zing of a Zesty Courgette Loaf (this helps you to sneak in a few more veggies), the nutty richness of a Raspberry Almond Oat Loaf, or the spicy warmth of a Gingerbread Loaf, you'll find your perfect loaf recipe here:
Looking for a novel way to eat more veg? Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture. Paired perfectly with a tangy lemon glaze, it makes a delicious teatime treat. View Recipe
This recipe is a take on our hugely popular blueberry oat loaf. We’ve used wholemeal flour for a nuttier flavour and added almond extract for extra fragrance. A firm favourite, we love to enjoy it for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. View Recipe
This gingerbread loaf was an instant favourite when we made it in the office. It's got the perfect level of spice and has a delicious texture that everyone loves.View Recipe
Brownies and Flapjacks
For those moments when you want a sweet treat that's rich and gooey, the brownies and flapjacks in this collection are sure to hit the spot. Chocolate Chip Brownies and Easy Berry Flapjacks bring together a blend of flavours and textures that are rich, fudgy and simply irresistible.
Rich, fudgy, indulgent and just perfect, these chocolate chip brownies are a chocolate-lover’s dream dessert. Serve warm with ice cream for a decadent treat or enjoy for afternoon tea. View Recipe
Easy to make and ready in half an hour, these fruity flapjacks are the perfect afternoon treat or lunchbox snack for the week ahead.
Top tip: make sure you do use porridge oats for these, if you use jumbo oats they won’t stick togetherView Recipe
With this assortment of lazy weekend bakes, you'll have the perfect excuse to spend some quality time in the kitchen, creating mouthwatering treats that will brighten your weekend and leave you with a heartwarming sense of accomplishment. In today's fast-paced world, where life often feels like a whirlwind, baking offers a precious opportunity to slow down and savour the simplicity of the moment. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let's bake our way into a weekend filled with delicious moments.