The Economy of Home-made Bread


Loretta SorensenIt’s a fair question since we could use our time to do other productive tasks. And no one wants to waste money. 

As a person who’s very conscious of how I use my time and spend my money, I decided to look deep into the cost of baking bread. It’s a joy to report that home-made bread baking can save money at the same time that it boosts our nutritional intake.

Here’s a basic mathematical evaluation of my own bread baking:

I typically buy my flour in five-pound bags.

Cost for bread flour – $5.00

Volume – approximately 17 cups.

4/19/2019 7:55:51 PM

Thanks Loretta for taking the time to figure out the cost of home made bread. I have always wondered about that as I make all my own bread too and I use whole wheat flour along with a few other additions such as cracked wheat. We love it although it does take time so that can be a factor for some people. Love Grit magazine!

3/25/2019 12:00:42 PM

I can appreciate what you're saying; just my husband and I to cook for now. What I'm finding though is that I have lots of opportunity to share my bread in other ways: as gifts, economic potluck dishes (everyone wants me to bring bread!) and just started bartering with friends, trading bread for other goods I need. Well worth the effort here yet!

3/15/2019 3:10:54 AM

Home baked bread is soooo much better than most store-bought [some are tasty], but given the time, fuel, mess to clean up, and having to keep product on hand to bake with .... I consider it a draw as to cost .Nice when I had a family but as a single, it goes stale too quickly to be worth the effort. Don't like the taste after freezing. Was fun when I was younger ....

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