Are you on a budget? I am. Each month my husband and I look at our monthly budget, before the month starts, to make sure we have everything that we need for that month. Rent, car insurance, phone bill, etc. Of course one of the areas is groceries. In my marriage I tend to be the tight one, and I like to save. So when it comes to groceries I like to spend as little as possible, while still eating healthy.
One thing I have recently started doing is buying peanuts in bulk and making peanut butter. This could also work with almonds to make almond butter. It is the easiest thing to do, plus it tastes so fresh and delicious.
A jar of peanut butter can run around $6 or more. I'm talking about the healthy peanut butter, not those junk ones full of sugar. At WinCo I can buy peanuts in bulk for about $3. That can be more than half the cost! Money saved.
The other good thing about making your own peanut butter is there is only one ingredient. Peanuts. No sugar or oils added. Just straight up peanuts in your peanut butter.
Watch the video to see how simple it is to make homemade peanut butter.
Place unsalted peanuts in a food processor and process for 10-12 minutes, or until desired texture.
Keeps for 3-4 weeks in a sealed container.
Avoid salted peanuts since it makes the peanut butter too salty.
Try using roasted peanuts or adding a little maple syrup or agave to sweeten it a little.