Pumpkin spice season is upon us! Whether you love it or could leave it, there is no denying that there is a lot of talk about this seasonal spice. While I am in the camp of loving how these flavours make everything taste like fall, I don’t love how much refined sugar or artificial flavours that many products contain. Some coffee shop varieties contain upwards of 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons of sugar in a large mug. Considering that the recommendation from the World Health Organization suggests that adults consume no more than 6 to 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day, we are wise to consider alternatives to the drive thru.
The next time you are in the mood for an pumpkin spice infused tea or coffee latte, try putting together this quick and easy recipe.
2 tbsp pumpkin spice
1/2 c raw sugar or coconut sugar
1 c water
Whisk and heat on the stove until you have a gentle boil. The syrup will begin to thicken. Remove from heat. Brew a cup of tea and add 1 tbsp of the syrup along with warmed milk to your mug. Use a milk frother to get the creaminess you are after. You can reserve your extra syrup for about a week in the fridge. Try adding it to warmed milk or drizzle your oatmeal. Enjoy!