How to Make Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter

The combination of honey and peanut butter has long been a favorite of kids and adults alike for sandwiches. Adding in cinnamon makes it even more desirable. And the combination is rich in nutrients that are good for you.

Peanut butter, which is full of non-meat based protein, may lower your risk of heart disease, since all of the fat in peanut butter is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Honey is known for quickly boosting the performance and endurance of athletes as well as reducing their muscle fatigue. Cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels, help your body fight infections and may reduce your risk of heart disease.

Here are four recipes for making your own honey cinnamon peanut butter, either from scratch with real peanuts or by using pre-made peanut butter, either smooth or chunky. Our recipes include ones that are heavier on honey and ones that provide either individual servings or enough to make a week or more of sandwiches for your kids. Honey cinnamon peanut butter can be used for sandwiches or as a dip for apples, celery, crackers, pretzels, cookies and more.

How to Make Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Recipe #1: Yields One Cup of Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

This recipe is about as simple as it gets: Combine all of the ingredients and mix them thoroughly until smooth.

Recipe #2: Yields 16 Ounces of Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

1 (15 oz.) container of creamy peanut butter

3 tablespoons honey

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Again, eezy peezy! Fold the peanut butter, honey and cinnamon together until well blended.

Recipe #3: Using Raw Peanuts

Ingredients:

2 cups raw or lightly salted peanuts. Use an additional ½ cup if you want crunchier peanut butter

2 tablespoons pure raw honey

½ tablespoon coconut oil

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Salt

Directions:

Use a food processor to process 2 cups of peanuts on high for a couple of minutes. If the peanuts start to clog up on the sides of the food processor, stop the food processor and scrape down the sides. Do this as often as needed.

Once the peanuts become a paste, add in the honey, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt to taste. Continue to process the peanuts on high until the mixture is as smooth as you desire. If you want even crunchier peanut butter, add in the extra ½ cup of peanuts and pulse them until you are satisfied with the consistency.

The peanut butter will keep in an air safe container in your pantry for several weeks.

Recipe #4: Snack Size Portion

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons creamy or crunchy peanut butter

2 teaspoons honey

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until they are well blended. Because the portions in this recipe are small, use it mainly as a dip for a snack with apple slices, carrot sticks, or celery, or use it as a spread for bread, muffins, crackers or bagels.

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