Starbucks revamping baked goods to woo me back


Even though my little boys frequently beg for Starbucks' breakfast offerings, buying baked goods at coffee shops and grocery stores has been problematic since I started revamping my family's diet to include higher-quality nutrition with a modest budget.

I usually end up baking my own treats, as the coffee cakes and oatmeal cookies and banana breads commercially available are made with refined flour and a whole host of preservatives and highly-processed ingredients. I've often pointed out how Starbucks breakfast food is better than the fast food alternative; but it's still not a financially sound choice (and the homemade option is not just cheaper, but far healthier). And I stick with a once-a-month treat for the boys, complete with a side helping of sugar guilt for mama.