I've just found this great new blog called The Smart Aldi Shopper where Jeff The Aldi Shopper (What? A MAN in blogland?) taste-test reviews many of Aldi's products. For those of you who are curious about Aldi's products, I definitely suggest you check out Jeff's page! He recently did a post on Aldi's Baker's Corner Pumpkin Bread of which I purchased 6 boxes when I saw it arrive in the store (tee hee).
Anyway, Jeff loved the bread and I knew I would, too, so this weekend I baked up a bunch using Aldi's canned pumpkin in place of their suggested amount of oil so that they'd be extra moist and a little healthier!
2 Boxes Baker's Corner Pumpkin Bread Mix
1 Can Puree Pumpkin
6 T Water
2 T Vegetable Oil
Mix it all together and put dollops of about 1/8 cup into cupcake papers. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Makes 23-24 muffins.
I also found BLACK Icing at Aldi two weeks ago (how do they make black icing?) and some awesome Ghost and Grave Stone Sprinkles!
Now, as you all know, I'm on Weight Watchers, so I didn't bake up this big pile of muffins for myself to nosh. I sent a few in for my husband's colleagues at work and I sent a big bunch in to my son's school for the teachers who work so hard! Aren't they Boo-tiful???
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Aldi Double Pumpkin Muffins (Bread Mix $1.49x2, Can Pumpkin $0.99, Icing $1.29)
Total Fake-It Cost: $5.26, Yields 24 Muffins ($0.22 per muffin)
Compare to Name Brands* (Pillsbury Quick Bread $3.29x2, Can Pumpkin $1.99, Duncan Hines Frosting $2.00)
Total Fake-It Savings: $5.31
Wow! Shopping at Aldi cut my cost in HALF! Oh, and though I am extremely enthusiastic about Aldi, I am not being paid by them. :)
*Prices obtained via Peapod Online Grocery Store
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