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. πŸ˜‰

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

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Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter


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


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350Β°, 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 (affiliate link) 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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    47 comments
  1. Love this nut butter! Do you refrigerate the almond butter after you make it and put it in a sealed mason jar?

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. I just bought that flavor for the first time yesterday. I wish I would have seen this first! Oh well, I guess I can’t waste it now πŸ˜‰

  12. Ohhh that looks awesome Brittany! I absolutely love food scented candles, especially sweet and fruity ones. The only kind of candles I don’t like are pine or tree scented ones, which unfortunately are the ones my mother loves so I always had to smell them growing up!

  13. I don’t have the patience for homemade nut butters. My food processor looks like it’s going to die after so much use and the noise annoys everyone, so it’s easier for me to buy it. πŸ˜›

    I LOVE food scents! Especially “cinnamon roll” (FAV!) “vanilla cupcake” or “buttercream” from Yankee Candle.

  14. That nut butter looks TO DIE FOR. Goodness, I’m loving it. I have found some almond butter that is only made of almonds, and my favorite is the freshly ground stuff at Whole Foods. But making your own sounds so great

  15. Your nut butter looks rich, roasty and delicious! I’m not much for food scented candles…I’d much prefer to bake something delicious and let those scents fill my house (And my tummy too! ;))

  16. thanks for the recipe! seriously, the added cane juice is one of the biggest reasons i never buy the pb & co products – that and the price! i always think that i could make it myself (but i never do) so now i don’t have an excuse because you’ve provided me with a great recipe! i also love that you didn’t add sweetener! raisins and almonds are naturally sweet on their own! πŸ™‚
    scented candles – yes! i love the vanilla scented candles for afternoons & lavendar for night. have you ever tried scentsy?

  17. Homemade nut butters are the best! I’ve already tried Cinnamon Raisin PB, but I bet the combo tastes even better with almond butter. I can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ˜€

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