Healthy Homemade Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Syrup
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again — I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin…
Did I just hear you gasp??
Well, it’s true. I can tolerate it but it’s just not my favorite flavor, I would take vanilla and chocolate any day over pumpkin! Sadly, I’m pretty much alone on this one because everyone else in the world seems to go head over heels for that giant orange squash!
Despite my aversion to pumpkin, I fell in love with this Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Syrup! I figured out a way for me to tolerate pumpkin: add some spices and other complimenting flavors! In this recipe I added both pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, but I also added butterscotch flavor. Butterscotch is so warming, comforting, creamy and rich, it not only rounds out the overall flavor, it masks the “veggieness” of the pumpkin.
Oh, and it’s only 2 calories a tablespoon. HELLLL to the YEAH!! I’ll take the whole bottle, thank you!
Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth and even. Give it a taste and add more stevia/spices if you like.
- Pour into serving bottles and refrigerate to store.
Compared to 2 tbs of storebought Torani’s Pumpkin Spice Syrup (which is super sugary and unhealthy), 2 tbs of my Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Syrup has:
- 75 less calories
- 18g less carbs
- 18g less sugar
Yes, 80 calories versus 5 calories for the same serving size!! And if you’re like me, you use wayyy more than 2 tbs for whatever you’re using syrup for, so this is a huge calorie saver. Not only are you saving calories, you are saving yourself from a bunch of high-glycemic, non-nutritious sugar.
This Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Syrup is smooth and syrupy goodness.
I haven’t tried it in coffee because I don’t like spices with coffee, but you can try it out if you like! I used this mostly to top homemade pancakes and healthy protein waffles. It’s so much tastier than maple syrup 🙂
With love and good eats,