Psst – You’re wasting money if you’re buying spreadable butter in the store.
I’m a butter believer for one reason – I can pronounce and identify all the ingredients. I quit using margarine after I actually took the time to read the label. Yes, butter’s fattening. We all know that. But, like most tasty things in life, I’m not going to keel over if it’s consumed in moderation.
One of butter’s downsides is that you really can’t spread it on soft bread without it smashing the baked goods into oblivion. I started buying spreadable butter at the grocery store for around $4 to solve this, but got a little annoyed at the fact I was spending more for 15 ounces of spreadable butter than I was spending on 16 ounces of stick butter ($2.45).
Enter a Google search and easy instructions on the Average Betty blog. All you need is a mixer, a stick of butter, a pinch of salt (that’s optional) and a 1/3 cup of canola oil. Poof! Spreadable butter. One stick filled up half of my 15 ounce spreadable butter container, which I just washed and reused.
Want to try it? Here’s the link: