In case you happened to catch this post on my personal blog, you saw that we’re trying to switch from synthetic foods to whole foods whenever possible.
With regard to processed foods, conventional products tend to have a lower price than organic or all-natural ones. To save money, I’m going to try to make more things from scratch.
Today, I made homemade peanut butter inspired by the process here.
I started with a little less than a pound of shelled peanuts obtained from a bulk bin for a little less than $1.99 lb. (I forget the exact price).
I dumped the peanuts and some sea salt into my blender and gave it a spin for awhile, stopping to stir it on occasion.
To help make it creamier, I added some coconut oil.
It’s pretty yummy! I haven’t tried any on bread yet. The peanut butter is quite thick and next time I might add some honey for additional flavor and smoothness.
Today’s batch made about 1.5 cups or so, and for less than $2 and just a little bit of time, I know it was a lot cheaper than other natural peanut butters, which can set you back $4-8.
What convenience food do you make homemade to save money and for better nutrition?