Ever experienced organic sticker shock? Even for simple, everyday items such as bread, buying organic can be tough on your tight budget. I believe everyone has the right to eat clean, healthy foods, which is why I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen to come up with the perfect, organic bread recipe for less than $2 a loaf! (Bonus – it’s easy, too!)
Makes 1 loaf (in bread machine)
Follow bread machine manufacturer’s instructions to add ingredients and bake. In my machine, I use the “whole wheat” setting, 1.5 lbs., light color.
Flour — $3.69 for 4 lbs. = $0.73 / loaf
Salt — approx. $0.03 / loaf
Canola oil — approx. $0.37 / loaf
Honey — approx $0.42 / loaf
Yeast — approx. $0.21 / loaf
Total = $1.76
*Based on regularly priced organic food items at Vitacost.com on April 2, 2013.
Keep in mind that your savings can be even greater if you:
- Shop when specific items or brands are on sale
- Use a site-wide %-off discount
- Order $49 worth of products and get free shipping