Not so Sinful Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

Everyone knows that I’m a huge nut butter fan, but what you might not know is that one of my favorite varieties is Peanut Butter and Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. It makes sense considering Cinnamon Toast Crunch and cinnamon Life were my favorite cereals growing up, cinnamon raisin bread has always been my number one bread choice, oatmeal raisin cookies are my fav and I eat raisins plain, by the handful, like it’s my j-o-b. Basically I love cinnamon and raisins.

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

What I don’t love so much is the added cane juice and palm oil in PB and Co’s variety. Being inspired by all of Ashley’s nut butter creations I decided to take it upon myself to make a healthier version with four simple ingredients – almonds, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla.

The raisins get chopped up a bit and add a nice sweetness to the almond butter and of course, that sweetness pairs well with the cinnamon and vanilla! I’m warning you now that this combo is amazing and you’ll be trying to stop yourself from eating it by the spoonful, not that that happened to me or anything. 😉

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

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Almond butter in jar with almonds, raisins, and vanilla bean pods on the table in front of the jar. Multi-colored striped towel in the background.

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter


Homemade almond butter with cinnamon, vanilla and raisins. It’s just as delicious as it sounds!


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°, spread almonds on a 9X13 baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes or so.
  2. Place roasted almonds in a food processor and process for 10 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and began processing again.
  4. Process until smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides. About 3-5 more minutes.


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    1. Kacie
      May 4, 2014 AT 8:25 pm

      Love this nut butter! Do you refrigerate the almond butter after you make it and put it in a sealed mason jar?

    2. emily
      August 22, 2012 AT 11:13 am

      why isn’t there a link to print any of your recipes?

    3. Rachel @ Bakerita
      September 20, 2011 AT 12:26 am

      I definitely just bought all the ingredients for this intending to try to replicate PB & Co’s version of this, so it’s nice to find your recipe to go off of! Thanks, and so glad to have found your blog 🙂

    4. Amber
      August 31, 2011 AT 10:52 am

      Do you refrigerate your homemade nut butters?

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 31, 2011 AT 6:03 pm

        I don’t usually refrigerate them because I eat them so quickly and I don’t love how hard nut butters get in the fridge. Although, if I were going to keep them around for more than 1-2 weeks I would.

    5. Pretty. Good. Food.
      May 26, 2011 AT 2:34 pm

      Yup, making this tonight! Sounds delicious!!!!

    6. Lisa
      May 19, 2011 AT 10:55 pm

      I tried to make the almond butter, but mine didn’t turn out smooth and creamy. Maybe I didn’t wait long enough – I got impatient and began adding almond milk to help it get a creaminess – sort of – but now its sticky. Should I have stuck it out and just let it shop longer?

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 19, 2011 AT 11:01 pm

        Yes, it’s hard to be patient but you really have to wait it out.

    7. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)
      May 18, 2011 AT 3:17 pm

      Holy moly yum!! I’ve never tried cinnamon raisin pb but not with almond butter 😀

    8. Love Sparkling Mojito! A couple weeks ago, my husband and I went into B&B and picked out our spring candles. We were running around the store saying, “ooooo….smell mine!” We’re crazy. 🙂

    9. Stephanie @ StephSnacks
      May 18, 2011 AT 7:48 am

      Ooh this nut butter looks delicious! Spread over a wrap and warmed up…yikes! I may never stop eating it!

    10. Monet
      May 17, 2011 AT 11:22 pm

      I have never made homemade nut butter before. Can you believe it? This combo sounds just heavenly though. Thank you for sharing this recipe with me tonight. I’ve missed you and your lovely blog! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Love from Austin.

    11. Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle)
      May 17, 2011 AT 8:04 pm

      I LO VE PB & Co but I prefer the fresh ground nut butters right now….especially cashew butter YUM!

    12. csvend
      May 17, 2011 AT 4:59 pm

      Thanks for the recipe! I made some last night and had it for breakfast this morning on some toast. I find it that it tastes so much better when you make it yourself. No raisins though-just the almonds and the cinnamon. And i didn’t roast them before putting them in the food processor and had to add a little olive oil to get a gooey consistency (I wonder if that makes a difference…). Thanks again!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 17, 2011 AT 10:51 pm

        Glad to hear you liked it. I think the roasting helps bring out the oils in the almonds so that’s probably why you had to add a little oil.

    13. LauraJayne
      May 17, 2011 AT 12:39 pm

      I always get caught eating nut butters directly out of the jar! I’ve been wanting to make homemade ones, but still do not have a food processor! I have to rely on the Whole Foods selection! This sounds SO good!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 17, 2011 AT 10:52 pm

        The whole foods selection is a favorite of mine as well. I especially love the freshly ground nut butters you can purchase in the bulk section. Do you have that?

    14. natalie (the sweets life)
      May 17, 2011 AT 10:43 am

      oh my goodness THANK YOU for this recipe! I just finished off a jar of pb & co cinnamon raisin swirl and was looking to buy more…now i don’t have to!

    15. Emma (Namaste Everyday)
      May 17, 2011 AT 3:08 am

      hmm the raisins would be so interesting! I’ll have to give it a try!

    16. The Healthy Apple
      May 16, 2011 AT 10:42 pm

      I love candles…these look amazing. Yummy. I’ve never tried a food scented candle but they look delish. And I love your nut butter pics; very pretty Britt. Hope you had a wonderful Monday. Miss you xoxo

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 17, 2011 AT 10:57 pm

        Thanks lady. Let’s catch up soon!

    17. Emily @ Operation Emily
      May 16, 2011 AT 10:25 pm

      This looks so unbelievably yummy.. I am yet to create a single nut butter. I am going to try soon though! Thanks for the inspiration!

    18. BroccoliHut
      May 16, 2011 AT 9:30 pm

      Delicious! I officially NEED a food processor…

    19. McKayla @ Green Groats
      May 16, 2011 AT 9:05 pm

      PB company raisin pb is my fav too, but I don’t get it much because it’s a) pretty expensive, and b) it’s got the cane sugar and palm oil. I’ll occasionally swirl some raisins into my pb, and I’ve been meaning to add more stuff. I love your recipe! Now I definitely have to make this!

    20. Lauren
      May 16, 2011 AT 8:08 pm

      Mmm looks awesome! I love making nut butter!

    21. PB Addict
      May 16, 2011 AT 6:40 pm

      I just bought my first jar of PB&Co’s Cinnamon Raison! I’m sure I’m gonna love it, so this post is going into my ‘to make’ list.

    22. Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite
      May 16, 2011 AT 5:26 pm

      I’ve been on a major homemade nutbutter kick lately so this looks sooo good! And I absolutely love PB&Co.’s Cinnamon Swirl PB. I’m going to add it to the list of nut butters I want to try. Thanks for the idea!

    23. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
      May 16, 2011 AT 4:36 pm

      just saw you tweet on my google buzz that you got a FG accept! congrats! i remember my first (not even all that long ago) and it’s a GREAT feeling. now, i live and die by what tastespotting and FG think of me. yes, i am a photography geek now. lol

      your recipe and pics look great!

    24. Jessica @ ATXglutenfree
      May 16, 2011 AT 2:39 pm

      Creative! Love the addition of raisins! 🙂

    25. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
      May 16, 2011 AT 2:26 pm

      Are those little bits of raisins in there? I think I may die. Zomg I want to make this! Ashley sure does make amazing nut butters, eh? My favorite is the coconut + almond mixture. I make it on a weekly basis!

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