Our family loves peanut butter. We like the all-natural, peanuts and salt only kind. For several years we've ordered it by the 9 lb-bucket from a natural food store. Recently the price went up and we decided it would be a fun experiment to try making our own.
So we ordered peanuts instead of peanut butter.
We broke out the juicer with a grinder attachment.
We filled up the feed tube
and pressed the peanuts into the machine.
Sure enough, out pooped some peanut butter!
You might want to avert your sensitive eyes.
Pretty soon we had a whole bucket of
poop peanut butter.
It seemed dry, so we added a little olive oil
and some salt, of course.
My sweetheart gave it a quick stir. No, those are not my manly hands!
The verdict: Freshly ground peanut butter is fantastic! Other than washing the juicer (UGH!), it was a simple enough chore too. So since we liked it, we wanted to know how much we saved! You want to know too?
My engineer husband actually made a spreadsheet. And the bottom line? Nothing! It was actually a few cents cheaper to buy natural peanut butter from the grocery store! Can you believe it?
We were pretty bummed to find out we weren't saving anything by making our own peanut butter. The silver lining? One less chore on my to-do list!