Pumpkin Spice Steamers (vegan, gf)

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I can’t believe that this Thanksgiving has almost gotten away from me without posting.  I couldn’t let this day of friends and feasting pass by without wishing you a very happy one!

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I’ve been nose to nose with some challenges this fall, and I say the following to myself as much as to you.  Let’s start this holiday season by being as nice to ourselves as we would a good friend, or a cute kid in the grocery store.  Let’s smile at ourselves.  Laugh!  Treat ourselves!

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And speaking of, treats, here’s how I kicked off this morning of Thanksgiving cooking—with a tasty pumpkin spice steamer.  I don’t regret to inform you that these steamers are light years away from those syrup-y $5 drinks from that one place we all love to go to.  They’re rich, lightly sweetened, and scented with spices and pumpkin.  Think a lighter, less sweet version of pumpkin pie.  Something to sip on during all the cozy days of cooking to come.

I hope that you have an increasing amount of things to be grateful for this year!  Happy Thanksgiving!


Pumpkin Spice Steamers

Makes about 4 8-ounce servings

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, maple syrup, stevia, or other sweetener to taste*

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and mix until well combined and frothy.  Transfer to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until hot.  Serve immediately, garnished with a dusting of cinnamon.

*I used about 2 tablespoons maple syrup



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3 responses to “Pumpkin Spice Steamers (vegan, gf)

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!! Such good advice to be kind to ourselves and others – as well as smiling more, laughing more, and treating ourselves more. I am taking that to heart. And this recipe sounds perfect. You’d be very proud of me for incorporating more vegan options into my diet! 🙂 I am contemplating going completely vegan for at least a month, starting in January. I’ll definitely reference some of your posts. I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Cheers to family, friends, and the time we have to share with them! I am down in Florida right now, soaking up some much needed sunshine and family time. …It’s difficult to want to go back home to Denver!

    • Hi Jayme! Sounds like you had a great time in Florida! I’m jealous of the sunshine, although it ‘s been sunny in Denver the past few days (before more snow!). An admirable goal to vegan for a month, if your body is telling you it needs it:). Luckily, vegan food doesn’t equal boring rabbit food anymore! I’m flattered that you would think of my blog for ideas:). Have a great trip home!

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