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Take natural peanut butter to the next level, cut the cost and make it at home!
Peanut butter is a staple in most homes, but have you ever looked at the ingredient list? The following list is from www.jif.com, you can find that link HERE.
MADE FROM ROASTED PEANUTSAND SUGAR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: MOLASSES, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SALT.
Why do we need to add all these other ingredients? Molasses is just another for of sugar. Why are we sugaring up our kids with peanut butter? What happened to the real thing? You know, REAL peanut butter.
There are are a few brands out there that are considered "All Natural", but have you checked out the price? $3.99 for a 16 oz jar of peanut butter! Let me show you how to make it quickly, and easily at home for half that price or less.
I purchase the large 52 oz can of peanuts from my local Sam's Club. Right now, with prices at an all time high for peanuts, it is just at $2 a pound.
Now this is the easy part. Toss in any blender and blend on low to chop and slowly add speed. You may need to stop and stir a time or two just to push the peanuts off the side and back into the blades, but once they catch and liquidize, that's it. The blender does all the work, and you get all the benefits of all natural peanut butter with very little effort.
Just store in the fridge. Because this is fresh peanut butter, I haven't had any issues with oil separating out, but if you do, just take a spoon and stir it back in.