Recipe for healthy pumpkin spice coffee creamer using simple ingredients. Only five ingredients and no refined sugar added.
It’s that time of year again when the Pumpkin Spice Lattes start rolling out. And while I do love a good PSL, they are high in sugar and tend to be too sweet. This version is simple to make and keep in your fridge all autumn long. It uses maple syrup instead of refined sugar and is only made with five ingredients.
How much sugar is in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?
In a grande 16 oz PSL from Starbucks, the sugar content is 50 grams of sugar. In comparison, a regular-sized Snickers candy bar has 28 grams of sugar. A Pumpkin Spice Latte is practically the same thing as eating TWO candy bars. And if you are drinking this first thing in the morning without any breakfast, you are bound to set yourself up for a blood sugar roller coaster.
How much sugar is in this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe?
Within this ENTIRE recipe, there are about 53.5 grams of sugar from the maple syrup. This recipe is for multiple servings, it should be enough for at least five days worth of coffee. Drinking a Starbucks PSL is equivalent to drinking this entire recipe. (But please, don’t do that!!)
How often should I drink a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?
I think it is important to have balance, and if you love PSL’s then enjoy them on occasion. Order a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks when you go to the Pumpkin Patch as a special treat. But please, do not drink a PSL every morning on your way to work. If you want a healthier option, ask for the latte to be half as sweet, this will significantly cut down on the sugar content.
What you will need for this recipe
- Pumpkin Puree
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Half & Half
How to make a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
This recipe is so incredibly easy, it barely needs instructions! All you need to do is add all the ingredients together and whisk. That’s it! Check out this Instagram post to watch how easy it is!
How to store the creamer
Store the creamer in the fridge in an airtight container and use within 5-7 days.
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 tsp pumpkin spice adjust for how “spiced” you like it
- 1 cup half and half
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons to your coffee & enjoy!
- Use just like you would regular coffee creamer or half and half. Add to regular black coffee.