Guest post by Richelle at The Carolina Clipper
We all know that cooking at home can save a significant amount of money. Because of this, I have a baking day once or twice a month to stock up on healthy muffins, pancakes and cookies.
I recently got a bread maker and my curiosity increased. How much do these items really cost to make? Was it worth my time? How much is a homemade loaf of bread? So, I created a simple spreadsheet to calculate the cost. I was so pleased with the results!
Calculating your own recipe is so easy!
- Download the Recipe Calculator Spreadsheet (it’s in Excel format). It may not look as “pretty” as mine if you don’t have my fonts, but the formulas will work just the same.
- You can choose to edit the Ingredient Costs sheet or just leave the prices I have listed.
- Go to the Recipe Calculator sheet and enter the ingredient amounts from your recipe. Your total cost will calculate at the bottom.
I included standard baking ingredients on the document. With basic excel knowledge you can add more products to the list and calculate any type of recipe!
Here is a Conversions sheet. I use it as a quick reference when filling out the Recipe Calculator excel document. Also, I have it taped on the inside of my spice cabinet and glance at it when cooking.
Richelle lives in Charlotte, NC and blogs about practical tools to make saving money easy and fun. She teaches coupon workshops, volunteers at her church food bank, and enjoys finding family-friendly activities in the Carolinas.