Can you believe it’s November already?! Does anyone else feel like the older you get, the faster time passes you by? I swear it was March just yesterday! But here we are, Christmas is looming and I’m only slightly panicking about the fact I haven’t started my Christmas shopping! I have already started my Christmas baking for the blog though, I won’t be posting any recipes for a few weeks yet but it’s good to a get jump start on recipe development and photographing!
On to today’s recipe though! After seeing Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter on The Breakfast Drama Queen’s Instagram I could not get the idea of it out of my head! Peanut Butter and Cinnamon?! Are you kidding me? It’s like they had me in mind when they mixed up this heavenly concoction! Unfortunately, they forget to consider the part where I live in the UK and they don’t seem to sell it over here. Sad sigh. But fear not UK citizens, to the kitchen! Holy cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter Batman!
I’m not entirely sure why I turned into a superhero’s side kick then, a superhero I hate too (ooh, getting controversial now)! But I learned long ago not to question where my brain goes and just roll with it! Even with the world’s poorest excuse for a superhero, this peanut butter cannot fail you! It’s so yummy, it’s easy to make and it only has 4 ingredients! You will need a fairly decent food processor to make it, a mini one is fine as long as the motor is good. My poor little mini food processor was not happy making this peanut butter, it was quite literally smoking by the end of it! Burning out my only food processor was totally worth it though, it died creating something beautiful! I could easily eat this stuff out of the jar with just a spoon, I really did have to force myself to put down that spoon if I’m being quite honest!
There’s so many things you can use this peanut butter for too. It’s great just generously spread on your morning toast, but why stop there? Use it in smoothies and milkshake, bake with it, whip up some pancakes, spoon a dollop on your porridge, spread it on celery and take your ants on a log to whole new level – the possibilities are endless! And once you know how to make it yourself, there really is no stopping you! And if cinnamon raisin swirl ain’t your thing? No problem (other than the fact you’ve probably lost your mind)! It’s easy to swap out the cinnamon and raisins for many other yummy additions! The peanut butter gods are very accommodating!
Have I sold you on this wonderful peanut butter swirled with cinnamon and raisins yet? I sure hope so, because the recipe is just a couple of sentences away!
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I’m bringing this yummy homemade peanut butter to Fiesta Friday, grab a spoon guys!
- 500g Roasted peanuts (unsalted)
- 100g raisins
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Put the peanuts in your food processor and blitz until it's smooth. This can take up to 5 minutes depending on your food processor, just keep trucking it'll happen. Scrape down the sides of the bowl where necessary.
- Once smooth, add the raisins, cinnamon and sugar and blitz again for another 30 seconds - 1 minute until all combined.
- Spoon into jar and store in the fridge
- This recipe makes enough for a 250ml/8oz jar. But can be easily doubled.
- Unsalted peanuts are best, but if you can only get your hands on salted they'll work, your peanut butter will just be on the salty side (which isn't a bad thing per se, I like salty)
- You can, of course, roast your own peanuts too.
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