Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter

{Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free} This cinnamon raisin peanut butter is an easy, homemade version of a favorite kitchen staple-- with a little bit of fanciness thrown in!

This cinnamon raisin peanut butter is an easy, homemade version of a favorite kitchen staple– with a little bit of fanciness thrown in!

{Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free} This cinnamon raisin peanut butter is an easy, homemade version of a favorite kitchen staple-- with a little bit of fanciness thrown in!

Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter

This is the love story of a girl and her food processor.

Someone once asked me what my favorite basic kitchen appliance was. I think they were trying to decide whether they’d use a microwave or a toaster oven more often, so my answer– “my food processor!”– was wildly unhelpful.

But I use it for so many things! I use it for smoothies! I use it for soups! I use it to make everything from brownies and cheesecakes to oat flour and hummus! Best of all, I use it to make my own peanut butter.

Homemade peanut butter is pretty amazing anyway, but it’s also fun to dress it up, and this is one of my favorite ways to do it. The cinnamon and raisins add sweetness and flavor, and I especially love it on morning toast or English muffins. Or, let’s be honest– just to eat it by the spoonful.  Most of the time I eat peanut butter straight from the jar.

I use my Ninja food processor, and it handles everything I throw at it. It’s a lifesaver– one of my absolutely essential kitchen gadgets. It’s a little pricey (though not as pricey as some!), but it has been well worth the investment. I use mine at least once a week– and in the warmer months, it gets a workout from my daily smoothies! I currently use the Ninja Mega Kitchen System. It comes with a food processor, a blender, and two individual blending cups– and I may love those little guys most of all. 😉

A high-power food processor can save a lot of hassle and bring a lot of creativity to your kitchen– and it’s perfect for delicious, natural, healthy peanut butter!

{Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free} This cinnamon raisin peanut butter is an easy, homemade version of a favorite kitchen staple-- with a little bit of fanciness thrown in!


Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. shelled peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ¼-½ cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Add the peanuts and coconut oil to the bowl of your food processor.
  2. Process for 1 minute, then scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  3. Continue to process until completely smooth, scraping the sides again when necessary.
  4. Add the cinnamon and combine until incorporated.
  5. Fold in the raisins and store in an airtight container.
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{Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free} This cinnamon raisin peanut butter is an easy, homemade version of a favorite kitchen staple-- with a little bit of fanciness thrown in!

Thinking Out Loud

  1. Currently Reading: Reliance, Illinois by Mary Volmer
  2. 10+ Photos That Are So Uncomfortable You Probably Won’t Finish Scrolling. The pencils! Bane of my existence as a child.
  3. Do you ever have those times where you’re just super exhausted all day and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get fully awake? That’s been me this week, with one extra little bonus– I finally feel awake and alert about 2 hours before bedtime, so then it’s nearly impossible to actually fall asleep. Such fun!
  4. Recipes that caught my eye this week:
    Maple Coffee Popcorn Drizzle – Running on Happy

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51 comments

  1. Marla says:

    HI Courtney,
    I love my food processor too and use it a lot. I love this recipe for peanut butter – full of protein and sounds so tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Foods Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  2. Janet Vinyard says:

    Hi Courtney, I like the addition of the coconut oil to the peanuts – sounds wonderful! My food processor is one of my most favored and used small appliances along with my Bosch mixer. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe! Blessings, Janet

  3. Kimmythevegan says:

    Homemade pb?? That’s awesome! I love how you creatively made it your own with sweet cinnamon and plump raisins. Yum.
    As for sleep – I find it depends on the weather. I don’t know where you are, but it’s been really rainy here and it totally saps my energy. I hope you’re getting more sleep & more energy!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing =)

  4. Barrie says:

    This looks dangerously delicious! I love my food processor too- I tried the Ninja but it didn’t fit under my counter-cabinets- quite huge- so now I use my old one!

  5. Katie Jenkins says:

    Wha whaaaaat??? This. Looks. In. SANE! I I feel as though I’m drooling like a St. Bernard. I just so happen to have a weakness for cinnamon raisin bagels slathered with peanut butter🤤. Mmm mmm, heck yes!

    This recipe is soooo going to be happening in my household, yessiree!!! Ooooh, I cannot WAIT!

    Thank you lady for creating this killer spread.👏🏼

  6. April J Harris says:

    What a great idea! My late Mom used to make me open faced peanut butter sandwiches with raisin faces when I was little…so I have a real soft spot for peanut butter with raisins – and I love the cinnamon too. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul, Courtney. Scheduled to pin and tweet.

  7. Deborah Davis says:

    What a great healthy snack! I can’t wait to make your simple and delicious recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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