Recipes Under $5

Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 loaf of stale bread (I use Challah or a baguette) – $2.49 8 large eggs, lightly beaten – stock 2 cups of buttermilk (click here for buttermilk substitute) – stock ½-cup applesauce – $2.19 ½-cup sugar – stock 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract – stock Streusel[…]

Cinnamon-&-Sugar-Dusted Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Craving other pumpkin-spiced delights? Check out our Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Seed & Spinach Pesto, Pumpkin Risotto, Pumpkin & Ricotta Lasagna, and Curried Pumpkin Pie Soup Cinnamon-&-Sugar-Dusted Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins Makes 18 NOTE: Buttermilk Substitute (I never keep any on hand and always use this substitute): In a glass container, whisk together 1/3 cup milk[…]

Thin & Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Thin & Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Thin & Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Makes about 20 Cookies Originally adapted from Wives With Knives Ingredients: 2¼ cups all-purpose flour – stock 2 teaspoons baking soda – stock ¼-teaspoon salt – stock 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – stock 1 heaping teaspoon ground ginger – stock 1 teaspoon ground cloves – stock 1½ sticks of unsalted[…]

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Makes about 16 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, room temperature (chunky or creamy) – stock 1 egg – stock 1 cup white sugar – stock Grand total assuming “well-stocked” kitchen: $0 Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth[…]

Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread

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Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread Makes 1 loaf Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen Ingredients: 1½ cups whole wheat flour – stock 1 cup rolled oats – stock 1½ teaspoons baking powder – stock ¾-teaspoon baking soda – stock 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – stock ¾-teaspoon salt – stock 1 heaping cup of mashed bananas (about 3 medium[…]

Guest Post: Fluffy Yeast-Raised Pancakes


Cheap Recipe Blog‘s Yeast Pancakes (Flappers) Recipe Makes about 2 dozen Adapted from Ingredients: 1 ½ cups milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1 package active dry yeast 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons melted butter 3 large egg yolks Oil, for cooking Topping options: Fresh berries Chopped pecans[…]

Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding

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Mariel here. I am the person that consistently robs restaurants of the butterscotches in their free candy dishes. I am the reason you root through the strawberry and grape-flavored hard candies and wonder where on earth the good stuff is. Chances are, I beat you to the punch. When the cashier or hostess looks away,[…]

Mango Strudel

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Mariel here. I must be insane. In addition to being about a million weeks pregnant, it’s also 95 degrees here in the northeast, so while most people are probably subsisting on cold deli sandwiches, gazpacho and tall glasses of something frosty, I decided to flip the oven on and bake a strudel for 30 minutes[…]

PB&J Brownies

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Mariel here. In case the confluence of both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby didn’t totally bust any buttons this past weekend, we thought we’d share this incredibly decadent, sinfully simple recipe for PB&J Brownies. Yes friends, it’s Peanut Butter Jelly time. We originally debuted this recipe as a guest post on one of[…]

Orange-Mango Upside-Down Cake

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Mariel here. While my family isn’t particularly religious, we’ve always celebrated every holiday with a certain degree of religious zeal. When I was little, there were nearly as many decorations and preparations for Easter as there were for Christmas. We had an Easter tree flaunting hand-blown eggs that we painted on our front porch (my[…]

Rich Chocolate Black Bean Cake

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Rich Chocolate Black Bean Cake Serves 6 Inspired by Serious Eats Ingredients: Butter, flour and cocoa for prepping the loaf pan – stock 5-oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted – $3.00 19-oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed – $2.39 2 large eggs – stock 1/3 cup of peanut butter – stock ½ teaspoon[…]