This homemade almond butter is studded with raisins and loaded with cinnamon goodness. It’s smooth, creamy and absolutely delicious! Spread it on apples or toast, mix it into oatmeal or enjoy by the spoonful!
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 fave and I eat raisins plain, by the handful. Basically I love cinnamon and raisins and had to recreate one of my favorite flavor combos as a nut butter!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This almond butter is made with just five simple ingredients: almonds, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
It’s delicious on toast but also in a variety of recipes (see more ideas below!)
It’s so simple to make and better than store-bought in my opinion!
raw almonds – I recommend using raw almonds for the best flavor. You will roast them before grinding into nut butter but I think the flavor is better when you roast your own vs. store-bought roasted almonds!
cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing for this nut butter.
vanilla – you can either use vanilla bean seeds that have been scraped from 1 vanilla bean or vanilla extract.
sea salt – just a pinch to bring all of the flavors together!
coconut oil – optional but will help make the almond butter extra smooth and creamy.
raisins – I love the addition of raisins! If you’re not a raisin fan, you can skip them and just have this be a cinnamon almond butter. It will still be delicious!
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter
Start by roasting the almonds. Spread the almonds on a 9×13 baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes. The almonds should be fragrant and golden brown in color. Let cool for about 20 minutes.
Place the roasted almonds in a food processor and process until nut butter starts to form. Be patient! The nuts will grind into a powder first and will eventually turn into nut butter. This process could take 15-25 minutes depending on your food processor. Add in the cinnamon, vanilla, salt and coconut oil (if using) and process again until combined. Add the raisins and pulse a few times to break the raisins up and mix them in!
Be patient! Processing the almonds could take 15-25 minutes so be patient and keep processing! Trust the process!
Roast your almonds before blending – this brings out the flavor and helps them break down easier when you’re processing them!
Not creamy enough? Add in a little bit of coconut oil at a time until the desired creaminess is reached.
How to Use Cinnamon Raisin Almond 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!
Drizzled on or mixed into oatmeal – my mouth is watering thinking about the flavor pop this would add to a traditional bowl of oatmeal. YUM!
A topping for overnight oats – pretty sure this would be delicious paired with just about any overnight oats recipe.
Pre-heat oven to 350°, spread almonds on a 9X13 baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes or so.
Place roasted almonds in a food processor and process until nut butter starts to form, scraping down the sides occasionally. This could take anywhere from 15-25 minutes depending on your food processor.
Add cinnamon, vanilla, salt and coconut oil if using and process again until combined.
Add raisins and pulse a few times to break raisins up.