A fun spin on peanut butter that combines raw peanuts, coconut, vanilla and cinnamon. It’s smooth, creamy and so delicious… you’ll want to put it on everything or eat it straight off the spoon!
I’ve always loved peanut butter. I hate the fact that peanut butter get a bad wrap because it’s “fattening”. Yes, they have a considerable amount of fat, but fat is healthy for us. Healthy fats are important in our diets for many reasons – the maintenance of healthy skin, immune function, as well as the development of the brain and visual systems.
So there you have it, eat your healthy fats! One of my favorite ways to get fat? This homemade cinnamon peanut butter. It’s creamy with a hint of sweetness from the vanilla and cinnamon. The best part is that it’s super easy to make. Let’s dive in!
What You Need
peanuts – I used home-cooked unsalted Virginia peanuts. Any type of peanut will do, I just recommend using unsalted so you can control how salty the end result is!
cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing.
vanilla – a flavor enhancer.
sea salt – if you use salted nuts, you can skip the added salt.
unsweetened dried coconut – I love the flavor and texture dried coconut adds! You can omit the coconut if desired.
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter
Making your own peanut butter is super simple. Place the peanuts in a food processor and process for 10 minutes. This process can take a bit so be patient and occasionally scrape down the sides so everything combines. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and process for an additional two minutes. Once the peanut butter has reached your desired consistency, stir in the dried coconut.
How to Use Cinnamon Peanut Butter
There are so many ways to enjoy this peanut butter!
On fruit – this is so tasty on fresh banana or apple slices!
Spread on toast or an english muffin – can’t go wrong with cinnamon raisin almond butter toast! I love spreading it onto homemade sourdough bread.