You guys. I did it. I waited patiently until it was officially, unequivocally fall before I went all pumpkin spice on you. I’ve secretly been enjoying this creamer in my coffee for weeks, weeks! And now that fall is here, I get to share it with you!
Healthy, homemade pumpkin spice creamer. What could be better? Have you ever read the plethora of ingredients that together comprise a traditional coffee creamer? When I did last year I was appalled! I couldn’t pronounce most of them! I’ve since switched to this creamer for my store-bought favorite but also enjoy mixing up my own, personal concoctions with which to sweeten my morning cup of coffee that I love oh-so-much. With only a few ingredients, this one comes together in a flash. I make mine on Sunday and keep it in a sealed, glass container in the fridge all week. I typically soak the dates in warm water for about ten minutes to soften them and then blend everything together in food processor or high-speed blender until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
I also have a revelation to share today that will shock anyone who knows me well, I am certain. As fall rolled around this year and my Instagram feed surrendered to all things PSL I realized I had never had one. I know! All the fuss that surrounds this particular piece of fall, voodoo magic paired with my well-acknowledged coffee addiction I couldn’t believe I’d never ordered a PSL. Add in my love of all things basic and I knew I had to try one. ASAP. Cameron was there to document the first sip. Verdict? (Please don’t kill me all the PSL lovers out there.) Meh. It was okay but I much prefer my homemade pumpkin creamer 🙂
If you want a healthy, homemade alternative to the deliciousness of the season give this recipe a try. I hope you enjoy and happy first day of fall! I’m very excited to share some seasonly festive content next week.
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup light canned coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt (optional)
- If the dates seem dry, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes.
- Discard water dates were soaked in a combine dates and hot water in a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until very smooth - 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth, about another 45 seconds.
- This will keep for a week in the fridge. I store mine in a glass mason jar.