Diabetic Cooking

Orange Spice Coffee Mix

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Brewing time: 5 minutes.


  • 1/2 pound freshly ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup dried orange peel (can be found in the spice section of the grocery store)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a large zip-top bag and shake to combine. Use 5 level tablespoons with 12 cups water (use more or less to suit taste). Brew coffee according to automatic-drip coffeemaker directions.

Yield: 8 to 9 5-tablespoon batches, 12 cups coffee per batch.

Serving size: 1 cup coffee.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 5 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 5 mg, Fiber: 0 g

Exchanges per serving: Free.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.