We eat A LOT of peanut butter. Seriously. I love it. Joshua loves it. Megan too.
What I don't like is the added sugar that is in peanut butter. Even the natural kind. Boo!
So I make my own. Now honestly these peanuts have been waiting a LONG time to be processed. I bought them on Amazon probably 6 months ago & I just haven't felt like making the effort. However I decided to go for it this week!
The bag of peanuts cost me $2.50 a pound($.16 per oz). You probably can find them cheaper but I love Amazon Prime Subscribe and Save. Right there I've cut my cost!! LOVE that. *This is based on the cost of Smucker's Natural peanut butter on Amazon.com--$0.37 per oz
My peanuts were raw but you can buy roasted ones and skip the oven step. Then all it takes is a food processor and some ear plugs(kidding--kinda).
Roasting Raw Peanuts
Place your raw peanuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a oven that is set at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir them occasionally. After they have cooled, rub the peanuts between your hands to remove the skins. Discard the skins. Eat some warm peanuts! YUM!
Making Peanut Butter
Fill a food processor about 1/2-3/4 full. Turn on the processor and let it run for 5-15 minutes. This is not an exact science. You will need to scrape the sides down a couple of times. Keep going until the peanuts are all chopped and become butter.
*I like to add 1-1.5 teaspoons of salt to the food processor. It seems to bring out just the right flavor in the peanuts.
Fill your containers with peanut butter & store them in the refrigerator. Mason jars or empty peanut butter jars from the store work well.
Next project? Sprouted whole wheat flour! Stay tuned . . . .
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