2-Minute Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter


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I have yet another way to feed the fruit and nut butter addicts of the world.

That would be me.

And possibly a few of you!

Aside from slathering apple butter on toast and muffins, swirling it into oatmeal, baking with it, and eating it with a bog ‘ol spoon, this recipe today takes it to a whole new level.

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Apple butter and peanut butter were destined to be together, don’t you think?

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Add a healthy dose of cinnamon with a touch of vanilla and maple syrup and you have one of my favourite butters of all time. It’s a little sweet and ultra creamy, with a hint of tart apple to round it all out.

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I’m surprised at how little peanut butter I had to use to create such a creamy butter – 3 parts apple butter to 1 part peanut butter. As a result, we’re left with a rich butter that’s a lot lighter than traditional peanut butter.

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2-Minute Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter

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Yield: 2 cups


  • 1.5 cups Naked apple butter
  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup, or to taste


1. Add apple butter and peanut butter into a food processor and process until combined.

2. Now add in the rest of the ingredients and process again, scraping down the side of the bowl as necessary. Adjust to taste. Should keep for 2-4 weeks in an air-tight container in the fridge.

For nutritional info, see here.

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My favourite way to enjoy this butter is paired with a sliced apple. Its my current go-to snack.

Other news:

I’d like to let you know about an interview I did with the wonderful Suzanne Gardner from Cityline. We chat about my vegan journey, blog goals, photography, and more. If you’d like to check it out, head over to the Cityline website. Thanks again to Suzanne for the feature!

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1 Maria October 2, 2012

Just pinned! Yum!


2 Tanya @ playful and hungry October 3, 2012

;) Same here. Great combination! Yummy!


3 Jenna October 2, 2012

This sounds delicious!!


4 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

Thanks ladies, hope you enjoy it!


5 Lee October 2, 2012

HOLY YUM! Does this need to be refrigerated?! PINNED!


6 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

Yes, good q! I will add this into the directions.


7 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh October 2, 2012

Uh…this is genius, you realize that right? (Duh) I don’t have apple butter on hand right now but I DO have a few others until I can get/make some!


8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 2, 2012

I just saw someone post a jar of this from their Foodie Penpal… I was insanely jealous, but now I can just make my own… maybe with a pinch of cloves and nutmeg too? Brilliant idea!!!


9 Ali October 2, 2012

I wonder if this would work with pumpkin butter? I have a bunch of pumpkin butter that I accidentally added too much spice to and need to mellow it out a bit.


10 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

I think it would for sure. I made something using Pumpkin butter for my cookbook and it turned out incredible!


11 Ali October 2, 2012

FYI- pumpkin butter mixed with peanut butter was amazing! I had to add just a touch of water because I don’t have a high speed blender or food processor but it was still wonderful!


12 Anna W. October 2, 2012



13 Shundara October 2, 2012

Would have never thought of this! What a great ideal I am gonna give it a try!! I love guilt free butters with a twist!!!


14 Life's a Bowl October 2, 2012

I totally thought the first picture was a milkshake and instantly wanted to gulp it all down :P Either way, milkshake or spread, this looks delicious!!!


15 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 2, 2012

This looks lovely!


16 Stephanie October 2, 2012

What a great autumn flavor!


17 Beth October 2, 2012

What a delicious idea- and so simply, too.


18 Taylor October 2, 2012

Ah this looks amazing. Guess I will have to make your apple butter now!


19 Willow October 2, 2012

You are a genius. This sounds so incredibly good – I think I might make jars of it as holiday gifts! Unless of course I eat it all, because fruit and nut butter were made for each other. :)


20 Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset October 2, 2012

Big congrats on the interview Ange! :)


21 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

Thanks Lauren!


22 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 2, 2012

The combo of PB & apples (with cinnamon!) is a winner, for sure!


23 Amy @ Pumpkin & Pi October 2, 2012

This looks delicious! Now I just need to try out your apple butter.


24 Amber October 2, 2012

Oh my goodness! I just happened to make something so similar to this the other week. I cooked down the pears and apples my friend gave me in the crockpot until it was smooth, drizzled in maple syrup, added almond butter, cinnamon, and salt. So Yummy on oatmeal!


25 Kath October 2, 2012

Love this recipe Ange!!


26 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 2, 2012

This looks delicious! I love it as a low cal alternative to typical pb! Nice thinking!


27 Edith October 2, 2012

Love that idea!!! Do you know how long it would last in a fridge??


28 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

I would guess 2-4 weeks in an airtight container. :)


29 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama October 2, 2012

Love this! Simple but full of flavor.


30 Jackie October 2, 2012

What a brilliant freaking idea. I LOVE IT.


31 Lisa @ The Raw Serenity October 2, 2012

Bloody love this idea.
So simple yet only you would thinks it :)
Love your work girl x


32 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 2, 2012

Wow, amazing! I’ve combined apple sauce and cashew butter before and LOVED the outcome so I’m pretty sure this would be right up there with delicious. Going to check out the interview now, that’s so exciting :)


33 Katie October 2, 2012

Definitely making this!!


34 Beth @ Tasty Yummies October 2, 2012

This looks delicious and so simply. Thanks for another great recipe. I am making a version of your butternut squash mac n cheeze tonight actually! Can’t wait.


35 Janae @ Bring-Joy October 2, 2012

Loved your interview, Angela. You are so incredibly warm & kind–so glad you speak your truth & let your light shine!


36 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2012

Thank you so much. I feel the same way about you my friend. :)


37 Holly October 2, 2012

This looks great!
I’m looking into buying a food processor and I’ve been reading about the Cuisinart Mini Prep. Do you think the Mini is big enough to make a batch of peanut butter? What kind do you use? Thanks so much for any advice you can offer!


38 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012

Good question Holly! I have a 14 cup cuisinart processor so I really couldn’t say. I would try asking the company to see if they know? Goodluck & let me know how it goes!


39 Cher @ Weddicted October 2, 2012

Omg – this made my tummy rumble instantly. Must make!!


40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 2, 2012

This would be such a good oatmeal topper!

And congrats on the interview! I guess you’d better get used to being interviewed now that you have a cookbook coming out! ;)


41 [email protected] and Dishes October 2, 2012

I am dreaming of Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter on my pancakes!!!


42 Anon Non October 2, 2012

What a wonderful creation! I think that I will make this on the weekend with some homemade crackers for my out of town guests!


43 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 2, 2012

This sounds fantastic Ange, like even better than PB and jelly!! And a huge congrats on that interview.. you’re kind of a big deal! ;)


44 deonne October 2, 2012


I just recently discovered your site and I’m having so much fun trying out the recipes. On Sunday, I made the creamy tomato basil sauce.. It’s is heavenly… I tweaked it a litte by adding portabello mushrooms in the pan while the garlic was roasting and I served it over zucchini past, but I think I’m addicted to it.. Thanks so much for your site.


45 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012

Hey Deonne, That is so great to hear! Thanks for letting me know. :) Good call on adding the mushrooms, I will try that soon.


46 Heidi kokborg October 3, 2012

Oh my! It looks so delish! I have to make i this weekend :)


47 Alex October 3, 2012

Brilliant. I’d missed your apple butter post, so thanks for linking. I can’t wait to make some!


48 Sonal October 3, 2012

This looks scrumptious :) I must make some apple butter soon!


49 mandie October 3, 2012

In the picture of the peanut butter, is that a spoon that looks like a branch? Kind of want/need that!


50 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012

hah yes Im weird…it’s from West Elm and I’m obsessed.


51 Suzanne October 3, 2012

WOW – this sounds amazing – I cannot wait to make it this weekend – may bring some to my niece who just had a baby – some Autumn warmth for her :)


52 Amy Rene October 3, 2012

a perfect welcome snack for fall. thank you!


53 Alethea October 3, 2012

YUM! I am planning on making apple butter tomorrow for a breakfast quinoa recipe…now I may need to try the apple cinnamon peanut butter in it instead!


54 Lynn October 3, 2012

I just wanted to let you know that I made your apple butter yesterday and it turned out
really well. I don’t think anyone will believe that it just has apples in it. I put it on my oatmeal for breakfast today and it was so good. I will have to try it with peanut butter also. Thanks for your wonderful blog with such great recipes.


55 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012

So happy to hear that Lynn! Thanks for the feedback.


56 Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl October 3, 2012

I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing. Seems so easy. Apple butter and peanut butter – can’t get better than that!


57 Amanda Michelle @ Pretty Little Vegan October 3, 2012

I’m weirdly obsessed with apple butter and almond butter so combining the two (basically) sounds like absolute heaven! Can’t wait to give this one a try!


58 Lia October 3, 2012

I’ve been getting quite tired of peanut butter and this looks like the perfect way to spruce it up and make it something I’ll love again without simply adding a ton of sugar to it. It is apple season too. Thanks for the creativity and spicing up my life!


59 Kristina October 3, 2012

I just made some Pumpkin Apple Butter for the first time and I am totally looking for ways to use it all. This is a wonderful idea that I want to try, but my first idea was a re-imagination of PB&J. I was thinking almond flax butter with my pumpkin apple butter grilled Panini style. So you think that will be good? – Kristina @ alittlebitwonderful.com


60 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012

That sounds right up my alley :)


61 Moni @ {Meals Meals} October 3, 2012

Good golly, this is amazing. I can’t wait to try it!! thanks Ange :-)


62 Sara Nickel October 3, 2012

I love the Mason jars. Are they the pint size jars? I recently saw a sale in my area and thought about picking some up. Glass jars are my new way of transporting food too and from work. My co-workers are catching on as we all hate the BPAs and other chemicals from plasticware.


63 Vanessa @ Project Zen October 3, 2012

I’ll probably lick it straight from the jar before it goes on the bagel or cracker….


64 [email protected] October 3, 2012

Bookmarked :D Im addicted to your site since we’ve started to cut sugar out of our life :)


65 Djuan Means October 4, 2012

This is a great fall recipe. And it’s surprisingly simple. I’ll be recommending it to my clients (and myself)!


66 Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) October 4, 2012

This sounds wonderful! And I know just where to get some apple butter right now.


67 nicole October 4, 2012

You have turned me into a fruit and nut butter addict! I’m certain I would eat this all in one sitting… like the time I made your “fruit on the bottom” peanut butter! YUM : )


68 Gabriele October 4, 2012

Angela, this looks and sounds so good, can’t wait to try it. Thanks to you and your amazing nut butters, pumpkin butters, oat meal recipes with fruits, I have turned into an oat meal addict….I can’t wait for breakfast!!! I love your blog and shared it with my friends! Thank you!


69 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 5, 2012

Thank you so much! That makes me smile :)


70 Vanessa October 4, 2012

I just got a vitamix and have been going smoothie crazy! Thank you for the amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try it. You never cease to amaze Angela! =)


71 Élise October 5, 2012

Wow, wow, wow! This is really good. Thank you for this recipe. I also did the apple butter. Another terrific recipe!!!



72 Jade C October 8, 2012

Ohh WOW – this looks and sounds amazing!! I’ve never heard of or seen Apple Butter before – I’m in the UK :P but I see this recipe in my future and have some plans already about what I’ll do with it :)


73 Tom White October 8, 2012

Angela, my son and I produce for our local farmers market, Kamms Corners Farmers Market here in Cleveland, OH, and we we pleased to recommend you site for patty pan/sunburst squash recipes. We received great feedback. Keep up the good work. I am sure we will reccommend more of your great recipes. Tom and Nick White


74 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 9, 2012

Hey Tom and Nick, I’m very honoured, thanks so much for passing along the recipes! I appreciate it :)


75 Briana October 9, 2012

Oh my god. It was delicious but I just realized I’ve been drinking it like it’s a breakfast shake. and that’s not what it is. It functioned well in that capacity (a little thick maybe) but I’m going to grab a piece of toast next time I take it out of the fridge. I’ll read the titles better in the future.


76 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 9, 2012

hah!! best comment ever


77 Heidi October 15, 2012

That looks delicious! You create some wonderful food, I love your recipes!


78 Natalie October 15, 2012

This is the best recipe ever! I just got done making it and tasting it, yum! I actually made the apple butter in a pan in the stove (couldn’t wait 4 hrs, way to impatient) it worked out great, and my first time making it. Love that there isn’t any sugar in it at all, nor does it need it! Can’t wait to have some on a piece of toast, after it cools. Thanks for the great recipe!


79 kayleen December 7, 2012

yum! I made pumpkin butter today….and then I found this recipe, so now we have pumpkin peanut butter. It is wonderful! Thank you!


80 Tania December 29, 2012

Can’t keep it in stock! Made it with almond butter for those who have allergies and I can’t keep it stocked in my fridge. I’m going to have to put the finished product in a mayonnaise jar or something! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes.


81 Rachel J February 20, 2013

Looks great!!! What type of food processor do you use? I’m looking to buy one – cant wait to make these yummy nut butters


82 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 21, 2013

I have a 12 or 14 cup cuisinart :)


83 Rachel February 21, 2013

Great, thank you!! Xx


84 Courtney December 2, 2013

Has anyone tried using just applesauce mixed with the peanut butter, instead of apple butter?


85 Nigar December 8, 2016

Many thanks for the fantastic recipe! I had a surplus of apples and a few small jars of various nut butters from a healthy food store sitting around. I made naked apple butter following your recipe, – with peel, no sugar, in a slow cooker, – and put it in a blender with nut butter and two spoons of maple syrup. I made several batches, – with cashew, almond, and peanut butter. All three came out delicious. I filled glass jars with twist caps up to the brim while still hot, twisted on the caps, and they nicely popped in when cooling.
This is such a versatile spread. I used the apple-almond spread instead of the usual cream-cheese icing on a carrot cake. Next time will try in a Swiss roll. And great on a rice cake for a snack!


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