Coffee is life. Coffee will always be life. But, I can’t and will not drink black coffee. I am not that sophisticated. So, I need creamer. But, the majority of the creamers on the market are packed with junk we can’t read or spell. I’ve been experimenting a lot and this Vanilla Pumpkin Creamer is my perfect creamer. It is Paleo and Whole30 friendly when you omit the dates. Just a few simple ingredients and a simple process to make this easy yet rich with flavor creamer.
I know some people are perfectly ok with drinking black coffee during a Whole30, but as I said before, I am not. Being that there are a lot of us who feel that way, I decided to keep that in mind while testing different flavors and ingredients for this creamer. If you aren’t on a Whole30, The touch of sweetness from the maple syrup or monk fruit tie everything together perfectly. However, if you are on a Whole30, you won’t even need the dates. This creamer is rich, creamy and packed with flavor without adding any sweeteners. And of course, the little hint of sea salt brings out the flavors of every ingredient perfectly.
VANILLA PUMPKIN CREAMER
KETO II PALEO
Now, of course, you can substitute a lot of the ingredients in this recipe for ones that are more suitable to your diet or lifestyle. If you have a nut allergy, I would recommend using hemp milk.
If you don’t have any allergies but you don’t like almond milk or cashew milk, try using a combination of coconut and hemp milk.
TO MAKE HEMP MILK:
To make hemp milk, simply combine 1/4 of a cup of hemp seeds with 1 cup of filtered water. Blend in a high powered blender for approximately 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth. At this point, there is no need to strain the mixture. Simply move on to the next step in making the creamer (see recipe).
For more pumpkin deliciousness, try our pumpkin spice latte.Print
Rich and creamy Paleo vanilla and pumpkin creamer. The perfect addition to your morning cup of Jo.
1 cup filtered water
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 cup almond milk
1/2 a fresh Madagascar vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp of 100% pure vanilla bean powder
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
2 scoop collagen peptides, optional
Sweetener of choice- 2 tbsp maple syrup for Paleo, 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener for Keto
a pinch of sea salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
YOU WILL NEED:
nut milk bag or cheesecloth
high power blender
a small saucepan/pot
To start, add water and cashews to the blender and blend for about 1 minute on high. If you don’t have a Vitamix or your blender isn’t high powered you will need to strain your cashew milk. To do this, place a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth) over a bowl and pour cashew milk through it. Gently squeeze the cloth to release the milk and discard the pulp.
Now, pour the cashew milk and almond milk into a small saucepan over low heat. Scrape the vanilla bean and add it to the milk along with the pumpkin puree, collagen, maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk the mixture to combine and once the mixture starts to simmer, remove it from the heat and serve immediately.
Or, remove the creamer from the heat and transfer to a jar with an airtight lid and store it in the fridge.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to give the creamer a good shake before each use.
If you are using this creamer during your Whole30, please omit the added sweetener.
Keywords: Vanilla pumpkin creamer, dairy-free creamer