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A spoon drizzling pumpkin spice syrup into a jar.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Pumpkin Recipes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Fall
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Pumpkin spice syrup requires just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to simmer on the stove! Use this pumpkin syrup to flavor coffee & tea or make a pumpkin spice latte. We also included a sugar-free pumpkin spice syrup variation!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned!)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • tiny pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes to infuse the pumpkin with sugary goodness and thicken the syrup, stirring occasionally. Watch this closely as simple syrups can bubble over very quickly! 
  2. This is optional but recommended, let the pumpkin syrup cool for a few minutes then filter by pouring through a nut milk bag, kitchen tea towel, or cheesecloth to remove any spices that might have a grainy texture.
  3. Store in a jar with a pour spout for easy use in hot drinks, cocktails, and baked goods!

Notes

This will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Warning about adding pumpkin pie spice: Cinnamon is the bark of a tree and is a a fiber– fibers are thickeners! We’ve found if you add more than 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice or cinnamon, this syrup can take on a ‘mucousy’ or ‘slimy’ consistency. Yes, gross, we know.  Whole cinnamon sticks are less likely to cause this reaction, so alternatively you can toss in 1 cinnamon stick during the simmer!

For a sugar-free pumpkin syrup: use a keto sweetener like erythritol, xylitol, stevia, swerve, or monk fruit. If using xylitol, erythritol, or monk fruit sweetener only use 1/2 cup sweetener in place of the 1 cup sugar!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 21
  • Sugar: 9.9
  • Sodium: 1.7
  • Fat: .1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3
  • Fiber: .2
  • Protein: .1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Pumpkin Spice Syrup