My obsession with flavored peanut butter is never ending. Every time we go to the store, I check out the peanut butter isle to see if there might have been something I missed. Some flavor I have not yet tried. (Hello? Who’s going to bring out the pumpkin spice peanut butter?!) I know we’re over the cold-weather season – did you feel that weather yesterday? – but I search and search for some pumpkin spice peanut butter and can never seem to find it. This got me thinking… maybe I should just start making my own? It’s easy enough – isn’t it? Put some peanuts in a food processor and then spice them up exactly how you want. Well… that’s just what I did. But I didn’t do pumpkin spice – because like I said, I am so over the cold weather. So over it. You’ll have to tune in next fall for some pumpkin inspired treats – but I did try my hands at some cinnamon raisin peanut butter. And it’s delectable.
I’ve had Peanut Butter & Co.’s cinnamon raisin peanut butter years ago. A friend who I worked with knew my obsession with peanut butter and ended up buying me a few jars and the squeezable dark chocolate packets. But it’s been way too long. I’ve realized that now, as I scoop this cinnamony (is that a word? If not, I just created it) peanut butter mixture into my mouth. Yes – scoop. With a spoon. But, don’t take my word for how delicious this is – it’s easy enough to make on your own!
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
makes about 1 cup
- 2 c dry roasted peanuts
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (yes – use 1 tbsp…you want this flavor to really pop)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4-1/2 c raisins (I kind of just winged this, but I’m fairy certain I added closer to 1/2 c because I love add-ins of any kind to anything.)
- 1 tsp canola oil (add this if you want a creamy drippy peanut butter – if not, forgo it)
In the bowl of a food processor, add your peanuts. Process until they become creamy – about 5 minutes. You may have to stop the processor a couple times throughout the 5 minutes to scrape the bowl. As the peanut butter is still processing, but creamy, add the oil if you plan on using it. Stop the processor and add the cinnamon. Process until fully combined. Stop the processor 1 last time to add the raisins. Pulse to incorporate. Pour peanut butter into jar and allow to cool.
Spread this peanut nutter on toast, mix with oatmeal, or do like me and scoop it into your mouth.
[inspired by Peanut Butter & Co]