I used to buy peanut butter at the grocery store and then I realized how much added sugar is in it. Fortunately there are all natural peanut butters so I decided to start buying it this way. However, all natural peanut butters can get pretty expensive too.
I now make our peanut butter at home. I am not a domestic diva and don’t like complicated or time consuming tasks. I’m not a super cook, BUT, making this literally takes MINUTES and NO effort. My kids also love it, so thats why I’m sold. I first got the idea to make homemade peanut butter from mywholefoodlife. For my family, I make our peanut butter with JUST peanuts and nothing else added. I know some people probably prefer a more salty or sweet peanut butter, so I found from kitchn some quantity suggestions when adding oil, honey, and salt. Here is the recipe below! Enjoy it as much as we have!
- 2 Cups Peanuts
- 1-2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Dump all ingredients in food processor. Turn it on, walk away, come back in 3 minutes and voila done!
Our family personally doesn’t add the honey, salt or oil. I just dump in peanuts,turn it on and wait for it to process. I know some people prefer sweeter or more salty peanut butter so that is why I put it in the recipe.
Also if you want your peanut butter more creamy, you can just process it longer. I typically store our peanut butter in the fridge since it is natural so it lasts longer. You can store it at room temperature though if you would like.
On average a jar of natural peanut butter cost me $4.00 – $6.00. I don’t know the cost break down of exactly how much I save, but I love that I am saving money and feeding my family healthier peanut butter with no extra effort. I go to the bulk food section and stock up on peanuts and keep them in my pantry or freezer. When I run out of peanut butter, it is the simplest thing to make.
My food processor I use to make the peanut butter in is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. My hubby bought it for me a couple of years ago and I get so much use out of it. If you start making your own peanut butter, this will pay for itself in no time.