To say I have a pumpkin obsession is a little bit of an understatement.
When fall rolls around, I kind of lose control when it comes to anything pumpkin. It's ridiculous.
If you've been following my posts, you've seen that I started the 21 Day Fix on Monday. I grabbed a pumpkin spice coffee from Dunkin Donuts that day... then Tuesday... and I knew yesterday I was in trouble when I was craving it. It's out of our budget, and I can't afford it every day!
So I looked up the ingredients - did you know that there's high fructose corn syrup in there?!
Whoops! That's not exactly Fix friendly!
So yesterday, I started trying out different methods.
I tried adding pumpkin pie spice to the coffee grinds.
I tried adding cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice to the coffee grinds.
So today, I reached out to my facebook friends for help, as I was getting nowhere fast! One of my friends recommended this recipe for clean syrup and I adapted the below recipe to it :)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp allspice
Heat water and maple syrup/agave nectar, and pumpkin puree in a small saucepan on the stove. Remove from heat once warm. Add in spices and stir well.
I add two tablespoons of the syrup to one cup of coffee, plus 1 tbsp almond milk. Amazing!!
AND when you keep this to one cup a day, you stay on the plan!
I'm in love :)