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It’s that time of year…PUMPKIN season!! Grab the nearest coffee mug, you are going to want to make a cup with this pumpkin spice simple syrup! But first…
A Peek Into My World….
I know, I know, I promised you gluten free pumpkin brownies with cream cheese frosting. They are coming, I promise. Unfortunately, the icing didn’t come out so great. And the brownies were devoured. Recipe testing at its finest folks. I am working on tweaking the recipe for the frosting and will have it published very soon.
My sister in law ended up visiting us from Savannah to avoid Irma last week. Thankfully she missed us here in NC almost completely. Georgia got a lot of rain, but fortunately, since they were hit by the east side of the storm only, they made out much better than initially expected. For all of those in Florida, I hope you made it through safely. It was a wild and rough ride down there.
On a positive note, we got to spend some much needed time with my sister in law and my son ate it up! Aunt Hollie got lots of snuggles and mommy got a break! LOL. That’s always nice, right?! What did I do with this break? I cooked. And standardized this pumpkin spice simple syrup recipe. Also, more good news! I have some big things in store for the blog. Hopefully, I’ll be able to announce them soon as we are still working out the details. Stay tuned 🙂
It’s Fall Y’all
Well, almost. And you know what Fall means….A PUMPKIN INVASION! Following suit, I am posting my favorite pumpkin spice simple syrup recipe so you too can enjoy a delicious cup of seasonal coffee while still maintaining your budget. I don’t know about you, but $4 a pop for a small coffee? Seriously? It has to be a REALLY rough day for me to give in to that temptation. While I don’t make latte’s on a daily basis at home I do use this pumpkin spice simple syrup along with half and a half for a quick creamer in my morning cup of joe. It’s so delicious! And it actually has pumpkin in it. Did you know most of the “fast order” pumpkin lattes don’t even have actual pumpkin in them? Crazy!
I’m super excited about Fall. It is my favorite time of year. Hoodies, sweaters, and boots OH MY! I know, I’m a nerd. But, a seriously happy nerd and I’m OK with that. The pumpkin patch is one of my families favorite things to do this time of year. And apple picking. There are a ton of awesome apple orchards here in NC. Check them out if you are ever in this neck of the woods.
How to Make This Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
It’s so easy! Get out a medium sized pot and add 2 1/2 cups of water. 2 cups of raw turbinado sugar, 1/2 cup of light brown sugar. Although dark brown sugar will work too if that is what you have on hand. Add three cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, and seeds (cut with seeds scooped out), and 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree. Lastly, add in 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice. If you do not have vanilla beans, vanilla extract, or more preferably, vanilla bean paste may be substituted.
Bring all ingredients to a boil and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Transfer into an airtight container for later use. This pumpkin spice simple syrup is very versatile. It can be used in coffee, made into a creamer, latte, or cocktail. I’m seeing a Fireball cocktail with pumpkin spice simple syrup in my near future! I’ve even used this syrup in cookies before. However you decide to use this recipe I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Adore all things pumpkin? Be sure to check out this delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf.
Looking for something warm and cozy for your mug? This Earl Grey Latte with Lavender and Honey is a treat!
|Prep Time||5 min|
|Cook Time||10 min|
- 2 cups raw turbinado sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 vanilla bean 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract may be used as a substitute
- 2 1/2 cup water
- Gather all ingredients
- Add all ingredients into pot except vanilla bean
- Slice and scrape the seeds out of the vanilla bean
- Add pod and seeds to pot
- Bring to boil over medium high heat
- Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 min
- Transfer into airtight storage container
- Store in refrigerator
TanyaSeptember 20, 2017
I like this idea of making your own and knowing exactly what’s in it. I bet it smells amazing.
Leslie MorrisonSeptember 20, 2017
The house smells so good after cooking this!
Monica PullmannSeptember 3, 2019
I don’t have turbinado sugar. Could I use white sugar?
Leslie MorrisonSeptember 9, 2019
You can absolutely use white sugar, however, the flavor will differ a bit.
MarcieSeptember 20, 2017
Awesome! I was just telling my hubby that I needed to find pumpkin spice syrup for my lattes. Now I can just make!
LindsaySeptember 20, 2017
Love this! I’ve made something like this before but never thought about making it a syrup!! Photos are gorgeous too. 🙂
Leslie MorrisonSeptember 20, 2017
KirstineSeptember 20, 2017
Looks great! Can you change the sugar for something else? What would you use instead?
Leslie MorrisonSeptember 20, 2017
I’m honestly not sure. Simple syrup at its root is sugar and water. You could try honey or agave but I have no idea how it would turn out. My guess is it wouldn’t thicken correctly. But I could certainly be wrong.
D at Be you and thriveSeptember 20, 2017
This is most definitely a ‘dive into Fall’ recipe! Great ideas for it’s use as well! Thanks!
KatieSeptember 20, 2017
It’s so fun to make your own fall recipes. I can’t wait for the brownies! Thanks for sharing!
Second Nature SnacksSeptember 21, 2017
Yum! Much better than waiting in a long line at the coffee shop!
Annie @ Annie's NomsOctober 13, 2017
This looks fantastic! I would put it in everything because I’m so obsessed with pumpkin and pumpkin spice! Need to make this so I can put it in my coffee and stop buying those expensive PSLs!
Leslie MorrisonOctober 13, 2017
Yes! I’m an addict too, lol
ChristinaNovember 15, 2017
Yum!! I need this in my life. I would use it for all sorts of coffees and cocktails! You made me laugh about eating the brownies you were supposed to post. I do that alllll the time. I’m like, “oh hey, I made peanut butter cookies that are amazing, I should share these” as I’m stuffing the last cookie in my mouth.
Seriously though, this simple syrup looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!
parth rathodNovember 18, 2017
thank you for sharing
sSeptember 10, 2018
I must make a big batch of this and enjoy it all fall and winter!
AmandaSeptember 10, 2018
I definitely need to make this. I can’t get enough pumpkin spice lattes in the fall. This sounds much more convenient and easier on the wallet than running to Starbucks every time a craving hits.
KatieSeptember 10, 2018
What a brilliant idea! And what a delicious smell in your house I’d imagine!
Bethany | A Simple PalateSeptember 10, 2018
Perfect timing for this!! I can’t wait to make this and add it to my morning coffee.
Lisa BynumSeptember 10, 2018
My favorite thing about fall is pumpkin spice candles! I love lighting one up and curling up on the couch under a blanket. And thank you for this recipe! I misplaced my old pumpkin spice simple syrup recipe. Now I have a replacement!
EmilySeptember 10, 2018
This is awesome! I love that you can use it in so many ways. I think I’d just use it all up in my coffee though!
MaeganSeptember 10, 2018
Yum! I want to try this with cocoa! I’m excited to try your brownie recipe too!
Theresa BaileySeptember 11, 2018
Making it from home is so much healthier. You never know what fake stuff you are getting in those “pumpkin spice” flavors at the store.
danielleSeptember 11, 2018
Oh my goodness this is about to be life changing over here! I cannot wait to make this!
JackieSeptember 11, 2018
That’s my fave thing! I am going to try this! I love all of your photos!
VOctober 24, 2019
How long does it last for in the fridge?
Leslie MorrisonOctober 27, 2019
This should last 1-2 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.