5 Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte Alternatives to Make

As soon as fall begins, coffee shops start rolling out their pumpkin spice lattes for the season. A quintessential staple of autumn, while pumpkin spice lattes certainly taste like fall in a cup, one can contain as much as 400 calories. Yikes! Here are five healthier pumpkin spice latte alternatives to make instead:

1. Vanilla pumpkin spice latte

This healthy pumpkin spice latte is made with stevia and nonfat milk to cut back on calories and sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 4 drops vanilla creme stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch each of nutmeg and ginger
  • 3/4 cup extra strong coffee

Directions:

  • In a small pot, add the milk and pumpkin
  • Heat over medium-low heat, constantly stirring with a whisk until it begins to simmer
  • Add in the stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
  • Whisk until the mixture becomes frothy
  • Add the coffee to a large mug, and pour the milk mixture on top

2. Vanilla maple pumpkin spice latte

This vegan pumpkin spice latte is made with almond milk and sweetened with maple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  • Mix the almond milk and pumpkin in a saucepan
  • Cook on medium heat for a few minutes
  • Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, spices, and maple syrup
  • Use a frother to foam the milk
  • Pour coffee into a large mug and add the foamy milk mixture on top

3. Almond honey pumpkin spice latte

You can whip up this healthy pumpkin spice latte super fast in a blender.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  • Pour in a mug and serve right away

4. Coconut pumpkin spice latte

This low-calorie pumpkin spice latte is made with coconut milk, espresso, and maple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup espresso
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat by simmering for five minutes
  • Top with coconut cream and a dash of cinnamon
  • Serve and enjoy

5. Chocolate pumpkin spice latte

This healthy pumpkin spice latte contains cocoa and cashew milk for a yummy twist.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch each of nutmeg and ginger
  • 16 drops vanilla creme stevia
  • 3/4 cup extra strong coffee

Directions:

  • Add the cashew milk, pumpkin, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and stevia to a small pot
  • Warm over low heat, stirring frequently
  • Once the milk is warmed through, pour the mixture into a mug
  • Add the coffee and mix
References
  1. "Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe," Cooking Light, n.d.
  2. "How to Make an Amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte," Wellness Mama, July 30, 2019.

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