Bake Off and Beauty Sleep



Tonight sees the start of the new series of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4. We’re all very excited here at Bed Office, we can’t wait to meet all the new contestants and see just what they’re made of. One thing’s for sure: we are expecting to see a whole host of beautiful biscuits, perfectly proved loaves and those sumptuous show-stopping sponges!

If like us you have your alarms set just in time for the main event, no doubt you’ll probably be wanting something to enjoy whilst you’re tuning in! Fret not, we have the ideal recipe for you to make ahead of time so you won’t be left feeling hungry when all the excitement is over.

Our flapjack recipe is so versatile that you can add pretty much anything to them, making them as healthy or not-so-healthy as you like!
What’s more, these flapjacks are simple to make, so even your children can get involved, which is ideal if you have yourself a little budding baker at home!

Amongst other benefits, oats have been proven to be a great source of melatonin, which works as an aid to sleep, so if you’d rather enjoy Bake Off in peace, then these are a good treat to give your children with a glass of milk just before bedtime.

The recipe works well for creating healthy breakfast bars, simply add your favourite berries or mix of seeds, and when combined with peanut butter, they are a great way to start the day, keeping you energised after a full night’s sleep.

Whatever you decide, we hope you give this recipe a try, and who knows, you may find yourself getting a better night’s sleep in the process!

Ingredients:
50g of Soft, Unsalted Butter
2 tbsps of Smooth Peanut Butter
3 tbsps of Maple Syrup
2 Ripe Bananas Mashed
250g Rolled Oats
100g Raisins

Method: 
Preheat your oven to 160c and prepare a square baking tin (approx. 20cm), lightly greasing and lining with baking paper.
Melt the maple syrup and butter in a pan over a medium heat until smooth and silky.
Add the mashed banana and mix thoroughly until combined.
Transfer the banana mixture to a large bowl and stir in the rolled oats and raisins before pouring in your tin.
Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake on the middle shelf for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Once baked and cool, cut into squares and serve.

Sleep Well!