All-Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte

Real Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again for pumpkin spice coffee drinks. You know you crave the aroma, the taste. This fall, treat yourself to a real pumpkin latte made with pumpkin puree and maple syrup for just the right amount of sweetness.Real Pumpkin Spice Latte

With this drink, even though it tastes indulgent, the added sugar is minimal, and you’re getting 150% of the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), an excellent source of calcium, 8 grams of high-quality protein, and all for just 165 calories. This drink saves you 145 calories and 25 grams carbs compared to coffeehouse versions.

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All-Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte

8 ounces reduced-fat milk
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree*
4-5 ounces hot strong coffee
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/8-1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or use cinnamon with tiny pinches of nutmeg and ginger)

Microwave the milk and pumpkin in a glass measuring cup or bowl until steamy, about 1-1 1/2 minutes. Use a frother to make foam on top of the milk, or use a blender. Pour the coffee into a 16-20 ounce coffee mug or glass. Stir in the syrup and spices. Holding back the foam with a spoon, pour the milk into the coffee. Spoon the foam on top of the latte.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time:
1 minute
Makes 1 serving, 16 ounces each

Kitchen Notes:

*Using canned pumpkin puree is the best way to go for this recipe, since it is perfectly smooth. If using homemade pumpkin pureed in a food processor, you’ll need to mix this drink in the blender to pulverize fibrous pieces of pumpkin, or press the pumpkin first through a fine mesh strainer.

**If you have an extra tall coffee mug like I do, you can microwave the milk and pumpkin directly in the glass. Froth, then pour in the coffee, and stir in the syrup and spices. (Basically, you’re doing everything in one cup.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 165 calories, 5 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 99 mg sodium, 18 mg cholesterol, 24 g total carbohydrate (1.5 g fiber), 8 g protein, 0.5% DV iron, 30% DV calcium, 151% DV Vitamin A, 4% DV Vitamin C

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Pumpkin Butter with Apples & Maple
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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

All-Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte

Real Pumpkin Spice Latte

By Michelle Dudash, Chef and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Published: October 22, 2015

  • Yield: 16 ounces (1 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Ready In: 6 mins

Treat yourself to a real pumpkin latte made with pumpkin puree and maple syrup for just the right amount of sweetness.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Microwave the milk and pumpkin in a glass measuring cup or bowl until steamy, about 1-1 1/2 minutes. Use a frother to make foam on top of the milk, or use a blender. Pour the coffee into a 16-20 ounce coffee mug or glass. Holding back the foam with a spoon, pour the milk into the coffee. Spoon the foam on top of the latte.
  2. *Using canned pumpkin puree is the best way to go for this recipe, since it is perfectly smooth. If using homemade pumpkin pureed in a food processor, you’ll need to mix this drink in the blender to pulverize fibrous pieces of pumpkin, or press the pumpkin first through a fine mesh strainer.

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