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Salted Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Cinnamon peanut butter is a creamy, tasty peanut butter made in your own kitchen with only natural ingredients!  If you’ve never tried peanut butter and cinnamon together, you’re in for a real treat!

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Anyone who’s been around here long enough knows peanut butter is a pantry staple for me, and is certainly a recommendation for my athlete’s grocery list. It’s a great source of so many nutrients, packed into a tasty, thick glob.

This vanilla peanut butter pairs perfectly with just about everything, including almond flour banana muffins and gluten free blueberry muffins, and well, basically anything and everything. 

And if you’re someone who’s always hungry, including some healthy, satiating fats from peanut butter could be one (of many) solutions.

I also break down more about hunger in my Ebook about intuitive eating

Making Cinnamon Vanilla Peanut Butter

This cinnamon peanut butter recipe is one of those recipes that’s so good I want to keep it to myself. Although the girls get some of their leftover oatmeal cookies

Well, I thought that for 2.5 seconds but then I realized that I really like you guys a lot, and if I were to share it with ANYONE, it would be you. 

vanilla peanut butter in jar with side of apples on plate

I love using my food processor and its the key ingredient for homemade creamy peanut butter. I have had boatloads of fun making my own things that I would normally buy – like hummus, peanut butter, and edible cookie dough.

My how to make creamy hummus post is actually one of my most eary to date, and we still follow that recipe loosely. 

And, we all love easy snacks like trail mix energy bites and this frozen cookie dough bites, so having a food processor makes these snacks SO EASY.

Similarly, no arguing with this salted cinnamon peanut butter. It’s drippy, it’s tasty, it’s subtly salty and vanilla-y.

It’s basically everything you’d ever want out of a diy peanut butter that you can make at home. 

knife with homemmade natural peanut butter on it

Because not only is it fun and accomplishing to make your own things, but it’s a simple way to save money and have complete control of your ingredients and the amounts, right?

If you looked up natural peanut butter nutrition facts, you’ll recognize that homemade peanut butters don’t use any weird ingredients you can’t pronounce because we usually don’t keep them on hand! We’re using simple and natural peanut butter ingredients. 

Although I do have storebought peanut butters in my pantry at all times because #prepared. I love this one from Thrive Market

What You Need For Salted Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Things you likely have on hand already. As I share in my essential grocery list, healthy eating starts with keeping these foods on hand!

ingredients needed to make cinnamon peanut butter

You’ll also want a Vitamix or a food processor. Something hefty to break down the peanuts. 

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

With only five ingredients, this diy peanut butter recipe is definitely going to be repeated quite often. I have so many more ideas for flavors that I’ll have to try out. I think diy chocolate peanut butter is next on the list. 

First, you’ll add your peanuts to the food processor. Process for about 3 minutes on high, stopping periodically to scrape the sides. 

diy peanut butter in food processor

Don’t be alarmed if, after about a minute, your peanuts form into a large ball. This is completely normal.

vanilla peanut butter in food processor process shot | Bucket List Tummy

Break it up and keep processing and then it will magically get smoother and creamier. Making this cinnamon peanut butter recipe goes through quite a fun transition.

Then, you’ll add your vanilla, honey, cinnamon and sea salt and continue to process.

Then, you can enjoy this cinnamon peanut butter. 

I love the craft flavors of peanut butter, but now that I can make them myself, I’m going to save much more money!

The best part about this peanut butter is that you don’t have to dirty any bowls. You just mix everything into the food processor, your new best friend, and process for about 3 minutes on high.

I stopped a few times in between to scrape some peanut butter off the sides.

homemade cinnamon peanut butter in food processor with spices added

It really is magic how it just transforms right in front of your eyes.

With my appetite steadily increasing with marathon training or breastfeeding hunger (depending on what season we’re in) don’t expect to ever find me without a personal tub of peanut butter since I put it on just about everything.

So, after you make this, promise me that you’ll spend less money buying “natural” peanut butter because this is ridiculously EASY and QUICK.

knife with homemade cinnamon peanut butter

Do You Have to Refrigerate Natural Peanut Butter?

I know you’re probably wondering how to store homemade peanut butter, because I was.

Short answer – You don’t have to keep natural peanut butter refrigerated if you have a cool, dry place to store it in your kitchen. At some point, though, the oils will start to go rancid (likely 3-4 weeks).

According to the National Peanut Board, once opened, natural peanut butter can stay fresh for 3 months in the pantry. After that, it’s best to move it to the fridge. 

overhead shot of cinnamon peanut butter with apples on plate

I do prefer to keep my cinnamon vanilla peanut butter in the fridge because it does keep the solids and oils together.

If you want to get it a little more “melty,” leave it out for a bit before enjoying it. 

What Should I Pair Vanilla Peanut Butter With?

This peanut butter and cinnamon recipe pairs well with triple pumpkin peanut butter granola and greek yogurt. I also love it slathered on toast or on a sweet potato oatmeal bake!

It also goes well with apple pie overnight oats, banana chia pudding or in this peanut butter coffee smoothie

If you’re a snacker like me and want a peanut butter protein bar recipe, this can be a staple in your diet. 

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Salted Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Cinnamon peanut butter is a creamy, tasty peanut butter made in your own kitchen with only natural ingredients!  If you've never tried peanut butter and cinnamon together, you're in for a real treat!


  • 3 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  1. Process peanuts in food processor for about 3 minutes on high, stopping a few times in between to scrape off the sides.
  2. Add in vanilla, honey, cinnamon, and sea salt and process for 30 more seconds.
  3. Devour and add to everything!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

If you make it, don’t forget to #bucketlisttummy me in your creations so I can see it!

Do you prefer original peanut butter or do you like flavors?

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  1. If you were going to prepare some as a DIY holiday gift, what would be your tips for storing. Do you know how long it would last refrigerated?

    1. I would keep it sealed in a glass container or storage if possible. You don’t need to keep it in the fridge unless it will be several weeks until you go through it. But, I’d say it will last 1-2 months in the fridge.

  2. This is such an awesome recipe! I am in awe at those peanuts that magically became creamy, I now officially need to make my own peanut butter to witness this magic before my own eyes!!! Pinning this, I can’t forget about this one. I think it’s a recipe I could see myself making for school in the fall!!

  3. I try every peanut butter I can get my hands on, but my favorite is Skippy Super Chunk =P I go old school for this. I have made my own nut butter and it’s really delicious. I am all about salted nut butter these days so this recipe hits the spot!

  4. OH WOW. Sarah, this looks absolutely amazing. I’ve kind of been waiting for peanuts to go on sale, but I almost don’t want to wait now, because I would love to make this. Making peanut butter in the food processor is definitely the best.

  5. This sounds amazing! I love the combo of cinnamon and peanut butter. I need to try making homemade nut butter sometime. I bet it saves a lot of money too. Have a great monday Sarah!

  6. This looks so good and we love our peanut butter, well nut butters in general! I’ll have to pick up some peanuts this week so the girls and I can whip some up! I can totally relate to not having a kitchen and being grateful more than once in the last year after not having a kitchen for months last fall during our remodel and most recently being gone for 3 weeks and not having a kitchen.
    Thank you for linking up with us, happy Meatless Monday!

  7. Keeping a jar of PB on hand in your purse, now that’s a good idea! I’ve never tried making my own PB, but ohmygosh it looks so dreamy. There’s no way I wouldn’t sneak a few spoonfuls as I made it ;). Are the peanuts roasted or unroasted or does it matter?


  8. Honey roasted peanut butter is Terry’s favorite peanut butter, so I bet he’d freak over this! I am pretty much a fan of all peanut butters, but I love having an ingredient list to make one.

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