So, about that Banana Chocolate Chip Bread I was making on Sunday. Being a mom (and a marketer by profession) I'm a pro at gathering feedback from my kids. My grass roots research has uncoverd they prefer home baked goods to pre-packaged lunch snacks like granola bars and cookies. Now, I've never known a kid to shun any decent store bought cookie – I don't think it is genetically possible. But, my girls say they'll take home baked over shiny prepackaged stuff any day – organic or not. Are they saying this to protect me from the truth – possibly. I do afterall shell out the allowance every other week.
Anyway, kids preference aside; is it financially worth the effort to make your own baked goods rather than purchase them pre-made? Let's weigh out the cost difference and see.
Organic Banana Chocolate Chip Bread vs. Kashi Granola Bars
Organic Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Kashi Granola Bar
Cost: $6.10 Cost: $3.99
Weight: 1kg Weight: 210g
Serving Size: 65g Serving Size 35g
# of Servings: 15.38 # of Servings: 6
Cost Per Serving: $0.40 Cost Per Serving: $0.67
- Buy your organic bananas when they are on the produce clearance rack. As long as they are not too mushy, they will freeze great plus freezing intensifies the banana-rific flavour.
- Store your banana bread in an airtight container to keep it fresh all week.
- Don't try cutting the loaf into serving portions. It only encouraged the family to eat it faster and to mock you for pre-cutting it for them. I speak from experience on this one.