Oct 03 2007

Banana bread and bread crumbs


Right now, I’m baking a recipe called banana banana bread. I don’t know how it will taste, but it required relatively few ingredients, compared to other banana bread recipes I’ve seen.

My best estimate of its cost:

  • 4 bananas purchased last week $0.42
  • 2 cups flour (uh…I don’t know. Maybe .20?)
  • 2 eggs $0.30
  • Stick of butter $0.21
  • I needed brown sugar, salt, and baking soda as well. The amounts were small, and I don’t have estimates for those
  • Total estimated cost: $1.13/loaf
  • We can probably get 15-20 good-sized slices out of it, so for fun, let’s say it’s $0.06 to $0.08 per slice.

UPDATE: This stuff is delicious! I added some cinnamon to the batter. I’ll use this recipe again.

While the oven was on, I decided it would be a good time to make some bread crumbs. You know how sometimes you have a recipe that calls for that? Well, I very naively bought a container of bread crumbs awhile back for at least a dollar. You can make it yourself for much cheaper.

I had about 3 slices (at about $0.03 per slice) of stale bread to use up. I toasted it in the oven for about 5 minutes or so, then broke it into pieces and put it in my food processor. I added garlic salt and Italian seasoning and gave it a good whir. Voila! I’ll never pay for packaged bread crumbs again.

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2 Responses to “Banana bread and bread crumbs”

  1. Hi Kacie,

    This banana bread sounds yummy! I’m so impressed with your CVS shopping as well. If only there was one near where I live.


  2. Thanks, Sadie! What drug stores are near you? Here, there’s also a Walgreens and Rite Aid/Eckard. I’m going to look into what deals can be had at those stores.

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