Do your kids love PB & J? We've got a simple way to make your own almond or peanut butter and save yourself some money.
I have to brag about my food processor, which I purchased at a garage
sale for only $5 and works great. But, you don’t need a food processor
to whip up some tasty peanut butter, a blender will perform this task
just as well.
Making your own peanut or almond can benefit your
wallet greatly. I purchased one pound of raw almonds in the bulk section
at Sprouts for $4.49 a pound, on sale from the normal $5.99 price per
pound. The jar of almond butter cost me $4.99 at Trader Joe’s for a 16
ounce jar, just to give you an idea.
All you need to do is roast
your raw almonds first, about one cup, spread them out on a baking sheet
evenly and roast in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes,
making sure to turn them over a couple of times so they roast evenly.
take the almonds out of the oven and put them in your food processor or
blender. If you use a food processor you want to use your chopping
blade. It will take about 20 minutes for the almonds or peanuts to
become buttery and you will need a spatula to scrape the almonds or
peanuts from the sides of your blender or food processor. I do not add
any salt or oil, I like to keep my mine as healthy as possible. Once my
almonds become buttery I then add about two tablespoons of flax seed
just to give it an even healthier punch.
If you have any recipes
that you use to make stuff at home instead of buying it at the store to
save money we would love to hear from you, email firstname.lastname@example.org .