It’s October and everyone has pumpkin fever!! Each week this month I will feature a new healthy pumpkin recipe!
Now, for one of the most popular seasonal favorites: Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know people who wait all year long for Starbucks to put this treat on their menu! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some Starbucks every now and then but I generally avoid their specialty drinks because they are filled with SUGAR and a ton of calories that I would rather get from other more nutritional choices. BUT WAIT! I’m not about to take away your favorite treat… I’m just going to give you a healthier option that you can enjoy as often as you like without any guilt. Who has time to feel guilty about food anyway? (That’s a whole other topic for a different day.)
This pumpkin spice latte has half the calories of your favorite fall treat. It’s also dairy free, but you can sub skim milk if you choose.
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving
1 cup cashew milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresso
1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)
1. Heat milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and extract in medium saucepan over medium heat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot, but not boiling. It is ready when there are many small bubbles on the sides of the saucepan.
2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
3. Pour coffee or espresso into serving mug; top with milk mixture.
4. Top with nutmeg if desired.
Let me know what you think! Check in next week for another yummy pumpkin recipe. 🙂