If you’re always been the store-bought bread lover, you might be skeptical about getting a bread machine and making your own. You probably think, “Buying is so much easier! Plus, it’ll save me more money!” Well, that might be true and of course…
I’m totally kidding. Contrary to what you believe in, it won’t save you money! In fact, it’s making your own bread that’s gonna save you money! Let’s take a look at the numbers.
How much does a whole wheat bread cost? On average, it’s $2.00. If you want a gluten-free loaf bread, you should prepare about $5-8 or more! If you’re opting for a sprouted grain bread or a long fermented sourdough, they’ll cost $ 1-3 more than the wheat bread.
Now, a loaf bread usually contains one pound of flour. Buying a bag of organic hard wheat berries from your local co-op is gonna cost you around $32. That’s $0.64 per pound. If you prefer the unbleached white flour, it’ll cost you $0.52 per pound.
The honey, yeast and coconut oil won’t cost you much because you will only be needing a little for every loaf.
In short, you can produce a loaf out of organic ingredients for just around a dollar! That’ll save you $1 per loaf or even up to $2-4 dollars! And every dollar counts!
If you compute that per year, you can save $80 to $320 per year for every person! That’s if you eat under 80 loaves of bread in a year. Nonetheless, if you’re five in the family, that means you can save $400 up to $1,600 annually!
In some places, an organic load will even cost you $4.99. Imagine that remarkable price difference!
You may think buying bread is quicker because it involves no drama. Well, I couldn’t argue with that. But freshly baked bread won’t always be available. Baking your own bread will allow you to personalize it according to what your family prefers. You can bake all kinds of bread with your machine, whenever you like! I mean, isn’t it disappointing when you’re craving for cinnamon bread and it isn’t available at the nearest bakery? Or when you want a gluten-free bread but by the time you reached the store, they’re out of stock? Making your own bread won’t just save you money, it also has a room for your creativity.