Organic Flour: Worth the Cost?


Loretta SorensenEveryone loves a bargain, and baking bread at a low cost has always been a priority for me.

However, healthy eating is also a top priority for both me and family. To balance these two goals, I’ve worked out the cost of baking with organic flour versus regular flours. 

If you’ve shopped for organic flours, you know that they cost approximately twice as much as flours that aren’t designated as organic. Basically, this means that a loaf of bread made with organic flour will cost around $2 per loaf. (See a cost breakdown for homemade bread here.)

Depending on how much bread you bake each week/month, this cost may or may not fit your budget. In our household, I select organic flour whenever possible.

If organic flours aren’t available in your local stores, there are many online buying options. Whenever possible, I search for free shipping to avoid increasing the overall cost of my breads.

In researching organic flour options, you’re likely to find multiple sources offering 25- and 50-pound bags. Typically, buying in volume like this is a benefit. However, check on shipping costs before submitting an order. In one instance, shipping would have added $90 to my bulk flour price.

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