Not being one to want to forgo the use of things like nuts and chocolate chips in baked goods (the rare ones that I actually make...) simply because we are poor, the thought occurred to me the other day that I can just use half as much.
Sure, there would not be quite as much goodness in every bite, but enough to get the general idea. I put this idea to use in a batch of muffins I made from some failed tapioca pudding. I'll post a photo later. Too bad I didn't get a picture of the pudding: it looked awful.