Cinnamon Vanilla Paleo Coffee Creamer

Since we’ve restarted Whole30, my husband’s only real complaint has been his coffee. Sugar’s not allowed- not even honey- and neither is any kind of dairy creamer and definitely none of the fake junk (which tastes oh-so-good!). There’s no such thing as a paleo coffee creamer at the store. (at least that I’ve found) So I set out to create a creamer that was both compliant and made his coffee more than “tolerable.” (This post is from a few years ago but it is quickly becoming my most popular post this year, so I thought I would re-share!)

It took several tries, but I think we settled on something!

First of all, let me just say that have found that a good food processor to be paramount in my success in healthy eating. I use it all.the.time (usually daily) for making smooth sauces, grating veggies, pureeing fruits, making this coffee creamer, the list goes on and on! Here’s my affiliate link for my favorite one.

Cinnamon, vanilla, fresh-made almond milk and dates are all that’s needed to make this delicious paleo coffee creamer, that can also be used in Whole 30! (For some, this may be considered SWYPO. This line is different for everyone so if you find yourself drinking more than two cups of coffee with this creamer a day, you may need to cut it in order to truly cut your addiction to sweets.)

(I used this recipe for my almond milk. Everything I could find at the store used sugar, preservatives, or both. It really was super easy!)

This cinnamon vanilla paleo coffee creamer will make drinking coffee enjoyable again! ;)

To make it even better, put a cup of coffee, the amount of creamer you desire, and 1 tsp. coconut oil into a blender. Blend until frothy. It sounds weird but it’s really delicious! If you don’t have a food processor, I highly recommend this one. It will make eating healthfully so much easier!

Cinnamon Vanilla Paleo Coffee Creamer
  • 2 cups almond milk- no sugar added
  • 1-2 dates, pitted (depending on how sweet you like your creamer)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ vanilla bean
  1. Scrape the paste from ¼ of a vanilla bean. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until dates have been completely incorporated into the creamer. Enjoy!
  2. Shake well (really really well!) each time before using.

Originally posted Jan 4, 2016

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. Natalie says:

    How much vanilla bean paste? It just says “1/4 of vanilla bean paste”… Does that mean a 1/4 of the container? What if they come in different sizes? or perhaps just a 1/4 teaspoon? Sorry if this is a silly question, maybe I missed something. But I really want to make this tonight and want to be sure I purchase enough ingredients! Thanks!

    • Kelli Hays says:

      Not a silly question at all, that was definitely a mistake on my part! I cut the vanilla bean into 4 pieces, and scrape the paste from one of those sections. Hope that helps!

  2. Are the dates fresh or dried?

  3. Could you use vanilla extract instead? If so, how much?

    • Kelli Hays says:

      Dana, I am sure you could but I haven’t done it before so I’m not sure how much to use. I think I would start with 1/4 tsp. then go up from there if it’s not enough. Hope that helps!

    • FYI if you’re doing whole 30, vanilla extract is not compliant!

  4. Melissa says:

    Just FYI your link to the food processor goes to an article about a family having snakes in their home.


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