Mouth-watering brownies and nine other surprisingly energy-efficient bakes

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What do ten of Britiain’s favourite bakes have in common? They're all delicious classics, of course, but – in a little Great British bake off of our own – we’ve also put them up against each other in a test of energy-efficiency. And these are the winning top 10.

Take a look at our ultimate countdown of the top ten most energy-efficient bakes, with a recipe for each one. Yum. 

Find out how a smart meter makes it easy to see how much energy you’re using at home every day.



Calculated using the max/min recommended bake time according to recipe.

Costs calculated using the sust-it Energy Cost Calculator.

Energy costs based on cooking to recipes linked within each bake’s caption.

Published January 2017. All facts and figures correct at the time of publishing.

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