Clean Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

This homemade and dairy free version of pumpkin spice coffee creamer is the perfect addition to your cup of coffee. Filled with spices and natural flavors, you will be hooked on making your own creamer from now on!

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You probably have figured out our love for everything pumpkin here at HBH! Whenever September 1st hits (despite our 90 degree temperatures here in Houston), it instantly makes me want to decorate the house for fall and light every pumpkin or spiced candle I own in our house.  I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the only one that feels this way! In the days leading up to September, I tend to see more and more pumpkin flavored items hitting the shelves at the grocery store.

One of my favorite items to buy around this time of year used to be the pumpkin flavored coffee creamer…. until I looked at the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. For instance, if you look at the Coffee Mate brand Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer, there are some scary ingredients listed including partially hydrogenated oil (which equals trans fat)!  A serving of the cream (1 Tbsp) provides 35 calories and 5 grams sugar.

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We previously talked about ways to flavor coffee without cream. Now that I know how easy it is to make creamer at home, I plan on making all of our coffee creamer from scratch now.  Plus, you get the added bonus of the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin boiling in your kitchen. Although the shelf life of this creamer is shorter (~1 week), I don’t mind making a batch each week since it took me less than 5 minutes to make. This would also be a great homemade gift for the holidays!

I decided to use cashew milk as my base, as it is dairy free but provides a creamier consistency than skim milk or other dairy free milks. Other options could be cow’s milk, almond milk or coconut milk depending on the type of flavor you like; however, what milk you choose may alter the nutritional facts of the recipe.

In order to prepare the cream, whisk together the cashew milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice in a pan over medium heat. Add the cinnamon sticks and allow the milk to simmer until heated thoroughly. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before placing in the refrigerator in an airtight container (I used a mason jar). Add 2 Tbsp to your coffee of choice and enjoy!

Clean Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cashew milk
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin (I used canned Organic Pumpkin from Trader Joe's)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (or more) nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the cashew milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks and allow the milk to simmer for a few minutes until heated thoroughly.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the creamer to cool for 5 minutes before placing in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp to your coffee of choice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 14 Fat: 0.3 Saturated fat: 0.1 Sugar: 2.3 Sodium: 20.3 Protein: 0.2

 

 

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