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.