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Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice lattes seem to be in high-demand this season.


Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the famous Pumpkin Spice lattes available at big coffee chains. While I do love both coffee and pumpkin, these drinks are usually too sweet for my taste, not to mention that they are usually dairy-based and loaded with artificial flavoring.

This homemade Pumpkin Spice latte is a lighter alternative, combining a hint of pumpkin puree, homemade almond milk, fall spices and a splash pure maple syrup. It tastes like a decadent coffee drink, without the use of artificial syrups or preservatives!

If you don’t care for coffee, feel free to use extra almond milk instead, for a caffeine-free drink!

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Vegan)
makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 cup homemade almond milk
1 cup hot brewed coffee
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or stevia to taste
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

Adjust flavor to taste, and serve warm!

A high-speed blender should keep the contents hot enough to serve immediately, but if you’re using a traditional blender, you may want to transfer the contents to a saucepan and warm over the stove top before serving.


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Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte
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This homemade pumpkin spice latte is a lighter alternative to the coffee shop variety, combining a hint of pumpkin puree, homemade almond milk, fall spices and a splash pure maple syrup. It tastes like a decadent coffee drink, without the use of artificial syrups or preservatives! If you don't care for coffee, feel free to use extra almond milk instead, for a caffeine-free drink!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup homemade almond milk
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or stevia to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Adjust flavor to taste, and serve warm! A high-speed blender should keep the contents hot enough to serve immediately, but if you're using a traditional blender, you may want to transfer the contents to a saucepan and warm over the stove top before serving.

Enjoy!

Reader Feedback: Are you a fan of pumpkin spice lattes? Any other hot drink favorites?

25 comments to Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Hi Megan,

    I was wondering what your opinion is on the whole omega 3 to 6 ratio. I know that most paleo advocates recommend consuming more animal fats, avocado and coconut rather than nuts because nuts are higher in omega 6 fats, while grass fed animal products have a better omega ratio. According to some, high levels of omega 6 fats, which are inflammatory, are the culprit for heart disease rather than cholesterol or saturated fat. What do you think?

  • Great idea! I, too, find traditional pumpkin spice lattes to be too sweet and artificial-tasting. I’ll have to try this! I wonder if regular unsweetened almond milk would work…I don’t have any homemade almond milk on hand.

  • This sounds amazing! I will definitely be trying this one out for sure!

  • yum! i make a pumpkin spice chai similar to this! when i go to a coffee shop i usually ask for decaf with a splash of soy or almond milk and 1 pump of the syrup. that ends up being PLENTY sweet for me!

  • jeanne

    I’ve never heard of coffee with pumpkin but it sounds a bit strange…I’m french and we don’t really mess with our coffee :) I may make this sans coffee though, that sounds delish!

  • I’m not a coffee drinker, but my husband is a sucker for all those Starbuck’s drinks, so I think he’ll enjoy this one! I tried your vanilla-cado smoothie last night, and it was divine! I love that I didn’t have to add bananas to make it creamy…I think too many bananas bother me, so it’ll be a go-to recipe!

  • Wow!! I was just saying to my husband this morning how I love me a Pumpkin Spice Latte in the fall, but they are WAY too sweet and I try not to consume cow dairy, and then….I open my email and here you are saving the day!! :) I am going to make this right now! I just love all your recipes – so simple and delish! I made the PB – chocolate blondies last night! Wonderful! Thanks for all you do!

  • maryrose

    sounds good iwill try it

  • Laura

    Hi Megan
    Perhaps you could talk about food combining some day.
    I have seen the board that you made, but i am more interested.
    Love Laura

  • Ann-Kristin

    Hi Megan, you really made my day with this recipe! I’ve been craving a chai tea all day!! :) But I was wondering which pumpkin you’re using for the puree or whether you buy it somewhere? Thanks!

  • Sarah

    Megan, I’ve written before saying how amazingly delicious *ALL* your recipes are. I wanted to write this time to let you know that I just returned home from another stay in the hospital for my Crohn’s disease; but it honestly cheered me up so much to look at your blog often, and know that I will get better and that as I heal I have so many many *YUMMY* and truly *HEALTHY* recipes I get to look forward to enjoying! And all of which will only continue to help me to feel well and maintain my health, while feeling like I’m indulging! So thank you very much for giving me lots to look forward to.

  • Lori

    Thanks for the recipe! This is delicious!!! Sometimes it’s nice to liven things up, especially with my beverages.

  • Sue

    Made the pumpkin spice latte for myself, husband and daughter and it was a bit hit! We added one more tablespoon of maple syrup because we liked it just a little sweeter.

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  • Sherry Guajardo

    Since Starbucks just recently changed their pricing on their drinks and my Venti Iced soy latte with a pump of Chai or a pump of pumpkin is now almost $6.00, I had to find other alternatives. So I went and bought a coffee maker and tried this drink. Poured it over ice in my Starbucks cup, ( because I have a ton of them ) and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I blended it in the blender a minute or 2 and it tastes just like my Starbucks latte. Thanks so much for saving me almost $40.00 a week.

  • Ester

    Megan, this pumpkin spice latte is amazing. I have been making it over and over again, thanks!

  • Rebekah

    This was really good; however, the spices came out strong and a bit bitter. Any suggestions?

  • Alex

    So yummy! I used coconut milk because I am still waiting for my nut milk bag to arrive in the mail. I will be making this all season. Thank you!

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  • annie

    YOU ARE A GENIUS. I just made it without the coffee and mixed it cold (almond milk, 1 tbsp pumpkin puree, a little vanilla and the spices) and I microwaved it for two minutes (I’m lazy) … It’s amazing! Way better than the store bought kind. Thank you! Your recipes are changing my life. :)

  • Raquel

    I am not a coffee drinker any more, now i drink Yerba Matte instead! This makes an excellent Matte Latte!!! Thank you so much for all of your fun and wonderful recipes! You have made staying healthy so much more exciting and my husband loves them too, that’s saying alot lol!

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