in this post was the high price of peanut butter. There is not much to making peanut butter so you are getting just the picture above. I know, my creativity is just too much for you isn't it? Well, here is how you make your own peanut butter: find some peanuts that you like, put them in the food processor (or blender), and blend until smooth or as chunky as you want. I did need to add about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to get the peanut butter as smooth as we like it. I bought dry roasted unsalted peanuts that were mu local store brand. I paid $4.79 for 2 lbs of peanuts and I am expecting that to make me 3 small or two large jars. I also bought some natural almonds and made some almond butter. I believe I bought the bad they sell at Aldi for $5.00 to use as a test bag, and now that I know it works I might look for a source of natural almonds that I can buy in bulk. The almond butter is a little thicker than peanut butter but I love it on a whole grain english muffin for breakfast. It keeps me full for hours!
The other factor to include in this is I can make more healthy nut butters. For example I can add ground flax, etc to get more omega 3's. It may be a way to sneak some vitamins in if you have picky eaters. You can add sugar if you want to, I don't, but I know your children may not eat it without sugar. After eating it once or twice I really did not notice the lack of sugar anymore. Maybe you can add some and decrease it with each batch until the family is used to it? I store the butters in a glass jelly jar or larger canning jar in the refrigerator. I have not tried to can it in a water bath yet but plan to try, i will have to let you know how that works out.
If you give it a try please leave us a comment!