Baking from scratch is usually cheaper (and healthier) than buying baked goods, but here are a few tips to keep the costs down even further:
**Substitute one Tbsp soy powder and one Tbsp water for one egg (this also reduces the fat in the recipe!)
**Use powdered milk mixed with the appropriate amount of water in place of fresh milk
**Most cookie recipes will taste just as good if you reduce the sugar by up to ½ (again – this healthier too!)
**Instead of buying a whole bag of self-rising flour for a special recipe, you can make your own by adding 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to each cup of regular flour.
----If these tips put you in the mood to bake, check out one of my healthy and delicious recipes:
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Use Leftover Cereal to Make Yummy & Healthy Muffins
Delicious & Easy No-Knead Bread Recipe
If you have any of your own "cheap" baking tips or have any input on these tips, please leave a comment!
See more great frugal tips here: Festival of Frugality #182 - Revenge of the Fallen Edition