Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter

3 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to make this lip-smackin’ cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter at home. Grab a spoon.

cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter in a glass jar with a spoon

This jar. This peanut butter. This spoon. Nothing more, nothing less. Plopped on the couch, Friends DVD marathon, and last minute wedding chaos on Friday nights.

Could I BE more boring?

But no one is boring when cinnamon raisin swirl (!!) peanut butter is in hand.

cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter in a glass jar with a spoon

I don’t know about you, but I have about 10 different jars of peanut butter open at any given time. Some in the refrigerator, some in the pantry, some flavored, some crunchy, creamy, natural, homemade, and everything in between. Since there is clearly a reason for yet another kind of peanut butter to cramp my kitchen, I made this homemade version.

And let me tell ya. It’s a doozy.

It’s a copycat version of Peanut Butter & Company’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl flavor. My homemade version is just as tasty, though it’s a little cheaper, much smoother, more cinnamony (technical terms here), and the raisins aren’t rock solid.

honey roasted peanuts in a colorful bowl

If you’re a peanut butter lover, you have to try this homemade flavor. Homemade is SO much easier than you think – and you have control over the ingredients so no junk can sneak in. Homemade peanut butter > commercially processed peanut butter.

The base of this recipe is my homemade honey roasted peanut butter. I can honestly say that I make that recipe more than any other recipe on my blog. About once a week. It’s THAT good. But (gasp!) today’s flavored version may surpass it.

Start with honey roasted peanuts. Why those and not plain peanuts, you ask? Well, this flavored peanut butter is sweet, so you’ll want the sweetness from honey roasted peanuts. Trust me, they make the best peanut butter.

Process the into a smooth consistency. Use a high powered food processor or blender. I own and love this onethis one, and here’s my Vitamix you can use too! Homemade peanut butter will always be a little grainier than commercially processed, but you’ll love the texture.

cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter in a food processor

processed peanuts with cinnamon in a food processor

Add cinnamon. Add raisins. That’s right, 3 ingredients total. 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to create a tasty, wholesome peanut butter your family will love. Told ya, it’s so easy.

Cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter pairs well with:

Spread the love. This peanut butter goes well with just about anything.

The bites with the raisins are the best ones!

cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter in a white bowl with sliced apples

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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


3 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to make this lip-smackin’ cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter at home. Grab a spoon.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts*
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. First, make sure you have a quality food processor/blender. See my suggestions above.
  2. In the food processor, pulse the peanuts until the nuts go from coarsely chopped to finely ground. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed. Keep pulsing until the peanuts resemble a thick and relatively smooth peanut butter. This will take a couple straight minutes of processing.* Add the raisins and cinnamon and pulse gently a few times until mixed.
  3. Taste the peanut butter. Do you want more cinnamon? Add more cinnamon. Want more raisins? Add more.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. It won’t last that long!


  1. Peanuts: Instead of honey roasted peanuts, try using dry-roasted plain peanuts and adding 1 Tablespoon of honey. If your peanuts are unsalted, you’ll likely have to add salt to taste.
  2. Oil: You can add 1 Tablespoon of a neutral tasting oil (canola oil, peanut oil) during the blending process if your nuts aren’t processing. Usually honey roasted peanuts have a little extra oil in their coating which makes them easy to process. I never add oil.
  3. Food Processor: Make sure you are using a quality food processor. I own and love this onethis one, and here’s my Vitamix you can use, too.

Keywords: cinnamon raisin peanut butter, cinnamon peanut butter

Try the peanut butter in these flourless peanut butter cookies!

stack of flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies

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  1. Heather @ Shards of Lavender says:

    I love making my own homemade peanut butter, but hadn’t used honey roasted peanut until you mentioned it a while back. What a difference it makes! My Ninja makes easy work of it and it tastes so much better than store-bought. Love that you added raisins and cinnamon; I will definitely be trying this version!

    1. Thanks Heather and I’m glad that I got you into using honey roasted peanuts. They’re so good as PB!

  2. This looks amazing and MUCH better than the $7 jar from the local bodega in NYC!! Can’t wait to try it – thank you for sharing!

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    I’m clearly missing out by still using jarred peanut butter — making my own sounds so much more delicious and economical, especially if I can make badass flavors like cinnamon raisin swirl! SO YUMMY!

  4. Phillip || says:

    I’ve been on an oatmeal cookie kick this summer. I think I’ll throw some of this into the mix next time!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says:

    I have all the ingredients to make this… and I totally will ASAP! I trust your peanut butter expertise (I still make your PB fudge ALL the time). Yum 🙂

  6. Two of my favorite flavores, peanut butter and cinnamon raisen combined! I have to try this!

  7. I’ve tried and tried to get my homemade PB to be as smooth as yours and I’ve not ever been successful. I use my Ninja, but feel like I’m going to burn it up running it for so long. I’m actually on my second motor because I DID fry the first one… 🙂 Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated because this recipe looks BANGIN’!!!

    1. How about a little oil as suggested in the recipe? Thanks Myla.

  8. DessertForTwo says:

    Girlfriend! I love the sound of this raisin cinnamon peanut butter! I love raisins! I don’t know why so many people dislike them these days. Oh well, more for us! 🙂

    1. Exactly, Christina. More for US. =)

  9. pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says:

    I just made some homemade almond butter that was fantastic, so I am all about homemade nut butters now! Definitely going to try this!

  10. Kate @ Diethood says:

    Oh me GOSH! Just the sound of this is making my heart happy!! We can SOOOO watch Friends with jarS of this amazing stuff in front of us!

    1. YES. It has to happen, Kate. 🙂

  11. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says:

    I have bought some cinnamon raisin peanut butter and it was my FAVE! I can’t wait to re-create it with this amazing recipe! Pinned 🙂

  12. Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking says:

    Between the creamy pb, crunchy pb, honey pb, nutella, cookie butter all sitting cozy in my kitchen…why not add one more! This sounds fantastic! And the cinnamon just makes me think fall…love this idea! 🙂

    1. Why not?! That’s the attitude, Stephanie! 😉

  13. Natalie Munroe says:

    Hi Sally!

    I’m fresh back from vacation in wine country –great wine, delicious food, beautiful scenery! HEAVEN!– and I discovered today that while I was away, someone opened the jar of honey roasted peanuts I bought to make your regular PB recipe. So I guess now I have to get on it sooner rather than later before my peanuts get stale. But also, just today, I was thinking I might have a little back-to-school party for my daughters and serve cute and yummy snacks. This PB with some apple dippers seems like it would be a totally fun way to go; I would never have thought to do cinnamon-raisin pb. And thanks for adding that list of suggestions for how to serve it because I was thinking, “Hmm… sounds good but would I put it on a sandwich??” then BAM! You gave lots of great ideas. Hurrah!

    As for the Friends question: I don’t have a single favorite season, but all of my favorite episodes seem to revolve around Ross in the midst of a debacle. In addition to the white-teeth episode you referenced (“What’s the matter with ME? You’ve got a black light! It’s 1999!”), I love the one with his leather pants, his too-large couch, and his spray tan. Ahhh, Ross.

    Here’s links to youtube for those hilarious moments. Hahahahaha.

    Paste Pants —

    Pivot! —

    On the sun —

    Thanks for the recipe AND for the laughs!

    1. Hahahaha Natalie, my favorite moments are when Ross was going through his rage or just after. And PIVOT is the besttttt episode. The apple dippers and this peanut butter is the perfect snack for the back to school party!

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Okay, so I’m not a raisin person, but this is right up my alley because you pulsed them. This is the perfect spread for my mid-morning snack!

  15. This looks to die for, I must have this in my life!! Yum Yum!

  16. Hi Sally,
    OK so I just tried this recipe with my Ninja, and the PB looked nice and creamy before I added the cinnamon and raisins. My daughter was helping with the pulsing, and it kind of seized up when I added the cinnamon and raisins and got kind of granular and dry again. I tried adding some oil but it didn’t really help and also the PB was smoking when I took the lid off of the base. Did I overmix it? I have never made PB before from scratch. I was thinking next time I should make the PB first with just peanuts, remove them from the Ninja, then pulse the raisins and cinnamon together and stir it by hand into the PB. Has this ever happened to you? …PIVOT!…and the leather pants “it seems to have made a paste!”

    1. It sounds like your ninja overheated. Is it old? Mixing the raisins and cinnamon by hand is just fine. And I nearly cried with laughter reading “it seems to have made a paste!” Hahahahahahaha

  17. It is actually quite new, so hopefully I did not do any damage to it. I make smoothies with it pretty much every day. I am thinking I might have to make some muffins and use the PB as a crumble topping…

    “Did I? It does sound like something I would do!…” -Ross

    1. Hahahahahahaha the Ross quote. “I didn’t propose!” I can’t get enough. I love that episode.

  18. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    My Friday nights are even worse than yours! I’m always by myself (well, unless you count our dog… then it’s officially a Girls’ Night In! 😉 ) because it’s my guy’s only night to hang out with friends, so I basically watch baseball games or reruns of any Food Network shows I missed during the past few months. And eat leftovers. While maybe binging on Pinterest. Sounds like I need to try jazzing up my nights with homemade PB — this version sounds incredible!

    1. Your friday nights sound perfect Amy 😉

  19. I was wonder what brand the glass jars you used in the picture are, and if they are canning jars? Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Hi Maddy, this jar had store-bought jam in it.

  20. when I made the peanut butter, it turned out really crumbly and not spreadable at all. It looked nothing like your picture! Do I need to add more raisins? I tried adding some agave and it seemed to help a bit, making it a bit more spreadable, but I don’t want it overly sweet.

    by the way, I bought Ninja like you recommended and just LOVE it!

    1. Hey Laurie! Did you add oil as suggested? And were your peanuts dry roasted?

      1. I don’t see where the recipe says to add oil. I just put in the three ingredients you listed. I used 1/2 regular peanuts and 1/2 honey roasted.

        btw, I have tried about 20 of your recipes with outstanding results! they are great ! I especially like your healthy choices.

        I made the Skinny Mint Chocalate Milkshake, and it THE BEST milkshake I have ever had in my life!!!

        Right now I am making the Skinny PB Banana Muffins.

        one last thing: my husband wants CRUNCHY chocolate chip cookies. I prefer soft and chewey myself, but do you have any suggestions? thx!!!!

        you are doing an awesome job with your recipes. Keep them coming!!

  21. Sally……This Cinnamon PB is so delectable …….I had to sit on my hands to prevent myself from eating the whole batch……..I cannot wait to share with my little grandkids…..Thanks

    1. So happy you love it too Susan. It’s my favorite!

  22. Wow! This Peanut Butter is amazing. Never even heard of Cinnamon & Raisin Peanut Butter. I had to make both this and the plain Honey Roasted. Had to restrain myself from eating it all before my husband came home!!! I think I’ll definitely be making this as gifts for friends and family in the future. Thank you for another great recipe!

    1. Glad you love it Sarah-Jane and yes, it makes a wonderful homemade gift!

  23. How much does this make? Just trying to figure outfought how many servings to so I. Can figure out  the calories/fat.  Otherwise I may eat the whol jar. Sounds delish!!!!

  24. Hi,

    I was wondering if you have the 400W Ninja Master Prep? I want to buy one so I can make my own peanut butter, too! Thank you!

    1. Yep, that’s the one I currently own!

  25. Hi Sally, This peanut butter recipe is the first thing I have ever made on my own. I love the taste of it and I will actually eat fruit with it! My problem is that it seems to be ok when I put it in the Jar, when I use it the next day it is all dry and flakey and sad. I tried putting in Peanut oil but it didn’t seem to help much. When do you put in oil if needs be?
    Again, LOVED the taste of it so so much!

    1. Hey Michelle! I usually add oil as it’s mixing. Is it creamy when you’re finished making it? Maybe blend it up more and use more oil.

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