Honey and Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

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I tried a variation on this simple recipe years ago and thought, “I have to remember this for when I have kids! What a healthy snack option!”
I’ve whipped this little dip up on occasion over the years, but it wasn’t until the other day when I was skimming through my cookbooks and stumbled upon it again that I thought, HEY!! You have a kid now!! SNACK TIME!!! Hehehe…
The original snack recipe just called for peanut butter, yogurt and cinnamon, but I found it a bit too bland and nowhere near sweet enough for my tastes.. so I added honey and a tad more cinnamon and voila! Crazy yumminess right there.
This dip is perfect for apple slices, various fruits, pretzels, crackers, or even spread on toast! And yes.. my little Tessa approves!
I love that this is a healthy way to spruce up the organic fruits we receive in our weekly local co-op basket. A quick breakdown of each ingredient:

Natural Peanut Butter

While, like most nut butters, peanut butter is high in fat and calories, you get a lot of nutrition for your calorie investment. Peanut butter is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Raw Honey

Likewise, honey is a veritable health elixir… as long as it’s raw! Heating honey through pasteurization destroys all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics… so make sure it’s raw! We used buckwheat honey for this recipe, it’s especially known for it’s healing properties.

Cinnamon

Containing antibiotic and body warming properties, cinnamon contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, showed that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells!

Yogurt

Natural, unsweetened yogurt provides animal protein, plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Not to mention the beneficial probiotics! Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help to boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract. Buy yogurt made from raw milk for a bigger boost of probiotic health!

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Honey and Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

½ cup natural chunky peanut butter (you can use creamy, but we love us out crunchy peanut butter over here!)
½ cup of unsweetened, plain yogurt (find raw dairy yogurt if you can)
2 tablespoon of raw honey (we used buckwheat honey)
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients until smooth and creamy, then serve with your favorite fruit slices, crackers, or spread on toasted bread! Enjoy!

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Do you have a favorite dip for fresh fruit? Share below!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

58 thoughts on “Honey and Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

  • 25 January, 2015 at 4:35 am
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    I have to say, this both looks and sounds incredibly yummy! I definitely have to give it a try 🙂

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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      It’s kind of our new favorite snack around here! ^_^ If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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      Yeah, I kind of hesitated calling it a “recipe” because it’s just “stir it all together and go”.. haha! But it’s soooo good!!

  • 25 January, 2015 at 7:25 am
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    Totally love cinnamon and honey. Love the health benefits and they can be used in almost everything. Thank you for sharing! I have a bottle of honey here so I might as well experiment. 🙂

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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      Have you tried raw honey yet? TOTALLY worth the extra $$!!

  • 25 January, 2015 at 10:47 am
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    That sounds great! Lately peanut butter can be found here, in fact, tasted it for the first time in my life some months ago :)))

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:08 pm
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      Wow, are you serious?! It’s so common here it’s ridiculous! Although when I was living in the south last year, I tried boiled peanuts for the very first time, and everyone there freaked out because they were so common! haha..

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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      Thanks! <3

  • 25 January, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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    Nice dip and thanks for sharing. Lovely blog. Will be coming over more often to read all those stuffs you post.

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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      Yay! That makes my day!! <3 <3

  • 25 January, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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    This looks so good! I think peanut butter, actually all nut butters, get an undeserved bad rap. They’re so good for us and the calories are nothing to worry about if you eat a plant based, or mostly plant based diet.

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:13 pm
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      Yeah, I actually was one of those misinformed masses regarding plant based fats and oils. It wasn’t until I met my husband and decided to go on a whole and minimally processed diet and cut out all sugars for a few weeks for a detox that I realized the truth of the matter.. not only did I feel better, stronger, and healthier, but I was never hungry!! I ate my fill of good foods (mostly veggies and healthy grains) and I lost 50 pounds in just 8 months.. without even TRYING! It was awesome!

  • 25 January, 2015 at 4:09 pm
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    This sounds delicious and easy. I bet my girls would even like to help me make it. I’m definitely pinning this to try. Thanks for for sharing it!

    • 25 January, 2015 at 4:16 pm
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      Yay! Let me know what you guys think of it!! <3

    • 25 January, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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      Yeah, we go through a TON of it here at my house! ^_^

  • 25 January, 2015 at 5:08 pm
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    Yum, that sounds amazing! I’m going to have to try this!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • 25 January, 2015 at 5:33 pm
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      Let me know what you think if you do! ^_^

  • 25 January, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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    I have seen that dip around, but I like what you added. And I will usually only do raw honey. The taste is unmatched. I love cinnamon and peanut butter and yogurt.

    • 25 January, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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      Yeah, it’s like an amazing pre-mixed, ultra creamy peanut butter and honey sandwich.. ya know.. without the sandwich. 😉

  • 25 January, 2015 at 8:33 pm
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    I might try this, but substituting almond butter rather than peanut butter.

    • 25 January, 2015 at 11:25 pm
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      I love almond butter, but I have a slight allergy! But I was tempted to try with new butter combinations myself!

  • 25 January, 2015 at 9:25 pm
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    What a yummy dip recipe! And this blog has a great look to it 🙂

    • 25 January, 2015 at 11:27 pm
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      Awww, thanks! I’m always burning with jealousy over everyone elses really cool blog layouts, lol!

  • 25 January, 2015 at 11:02 pm
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    I have to try this! This is new to me. I have never tried to dip fruit before 🙂 I usually eat them straight up just like they are. Sometimes I make a fruit salad mixing all kinds of fruit. It is nice to eat it with greek yoghurt and maybe ringle some honey on top. On special occassions I may serve the salad with whipped cream or icecream.

    • 25 January, 2015 at 11:55 pm
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      It’s funny, I love veggies, but I am not a fan of fruit! So making it more tasty and upscale is a BIG plus for me! Let me know what you think of it!!

  • 26 January, 2015 at 2:29 am
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    Wow! This looks yummy! I am going to have to make this with almond butter and co but yogurt for my sensitive kiddo!

    • 26 January, 2015 at 2:31 am
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      Let me know how the kiddo likes it! ^_^

  • 26 January, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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    I want to use natural peanut butter since it has no added sugar, but I always make a huge mess with the oil and mixing. Do you have any suggestions? (Can’t wait to try this dip, btw. We put peanut butter, yogurt, and honey on our waffles, but haven’t tried adding cinnamon. Sounds so good.)

    • 26 January, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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      I wish I had a suggestion, but I always end up making a huge mess with the oil and mixing myself, lol! Maybe pour the whole contents into a bowl BEFORE stirring? I always end up sloshing it over the rim of the peanut butter jar since they pack it to the top!

  • 26 January, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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    Oh this sounds good! Two perfect items nicely paired together. Thanks for sharing!

    • 26 January, 2015 at 2:37 pm
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      No problem! It’s quite yummy IMO!! ^_^

  • 27 January, 2015 at 12:48 am
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    You are so right that these ingredients are loaded with “good for you” stuff! I don’t think I would even need to dip anything in it as it sounds just yum all by itself!

    • 27 January, 2015 at 1:00 am
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      Hehe, my daughter kept dipping her fingers in just to eat it by itself!

    • 27 January, 2015 at 4:10 am
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      Ohhh, it is!! And yeah, I’m on a bit of a peanut butter trip right now.. Just make peanut butter cookies tonight, haha…

    • 27 January, 2015 at 7:55 pm
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      Thanks! <3

  • 28 January, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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    Why am I just now seeing this post!? This looks delicious and I will be making it immediately! Yum!

    • 28 January, 2015 at 5:14 pm
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      Let me know what you think Janelle!! ^_^

  • 28 January, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    This dip looks absolutely delicious, I can imagine me being a couch potato just dipping away into this 😀
    Love the photos!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • 28 January, 2015 at 8:41 pm
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      Yay, I’m glad! It’s a favorite around here! ^_^

  • 29 January, 2015 at 2:09 am
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    Thank you for your comment on my blog, glad you did so I could come across yours. I will definitely need to try this recipe!

    • 29 January, 2015 at 2:21 am
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      Yay, thank you for stopping by! I hope we can keep in touch! <3

  • 29 January, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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    This looks delicious! I’m off to get a snack. 🙂

    • 29 January, 2015 at 8:01 pm
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      Let me know what you think if you try it!

  • 30 January, 2015 at 1:48 am
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    oh my heavens…is that heaven in a jar?

    • 30 January, 2015 at 3:37 am
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      It just might be. 😉

  • 1 February, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    Now that looks incredible! I would use vegan yoghurt obvi but this is such a great idea 🙂 I love the peanut butter taste yet not a huge fan of the consistence.. this might work perfect for me, thanks! xx, Jona

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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      Ohhhh, vegan yogurt, that sounds interesting! What’s in vegan yogurt??

  • 7 February, 2015 at 9:50 pm
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    So simple and yet if you mix it up beforehand it makes snack time SO much easier. Around our house we’re always looking for things we can dip in chocolate (grain-sweetened chocolate that is) and I can see spreading this on banana slices, dipping in chocolate and WOW!

    • 8 February, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      Yeah, the problem with making it in big batches around here, is that it tends to get eaten REAL FAST! hehe! Great ideas for chocolate dips, yum yum! <3

  • 14 February, 2016 at 7:09 pm
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    honey with medicinal effects and cinnamon who is capable of controlling hunger, and butter will handle the department of flavour. amazing.

  • 13 April, 2016 at 5:16 am
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    I like honey with cinnamon. But this time I found one interesting thing peanut butter. Its amazing and delicious dish. After eating this health food lets take an exercise and read out mi40 ebook.

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