Todd always says that he’s not a “sweets” person. He has told me this since we started talking in December of 2005. HOWEVER, he LOVES homemade brownies (recipe from Rachel @ FrugalandSimple.com) and can devour a batch in no time.
I recently found out that he likes cinnamon rolls! Who woulda thunk it (I know that this is not proper English, but I say it all the time)? Not me! He seems pretty happy with eggs, ham, taters, grits & biscuits for breakfast. I did not find this out until New Years Eve when I bought prepared cinnamon rolls from Aldi’s to serve when company was staying over.
I was on a mission to find a recipe to make my own, homemade cinnamon rolls. They were pretty darn easy, and turned out super-yummy (even without the frosting!)
I wanted to compare pricing. I was floored that the prepared cinnamon rolls from Aldi’s were $1.89/tube. That tube makes 8 rolls. This equates to: $0.24/cinnamon roll.
This is what it cost for the homemade ones:
Brown Sugar: $0.06
Powdered Sugar: $0.06
Cinnamon: $0.05 (pennies, really)
Baking Powder: $0.10 (again, pennies based on the amount used.)
This made exactly 16 cinnamon rolls.
I thought they were really small, but then I baked them, and they were BIGGER than the ones I got from the store!
I don’t believe it.
$0.79 to make a batch of 16 cinnamon rolls!!!
That is a nickel a piece.
Originally, when I started to calculate the prepared, I thought, “Oh, a quarter a roll isn’t that bad.” But heck, a nickel a roll is a WHOLE LOT BETTER!
We have another keeper!Next time, I may make a couple of batches and freeze them for quick and easy breakfasts to take on the go if Todd wants to take a few to work in the mornings.