The pumpkin spice latte has become practically synonymous with autumn. Unfortunately, each one your order from your local coffee shop is pumped full of artificial pumpkin-flavored syrup and averages about 300 calories, 38 grams of sugar and 11 grams of fat. And that’s just for 12 ounces! Our healthier recipe is all-natural and only 85 calories — half that of the cafe version.
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Per 8-ounce cup:
- 85 cal
- 2 g fat (0 g sat)
- 15 g carbs
- 1 g fiber
- 2 g protein
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup (2 shots) espresso or strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons nonfat whipped cream (optional)
Cinnamon or nutmeg for topping (optional)
- In a small saucepan, warm the milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and spices, stirring constantly until steaming.
- Pour over espresso and top it off with nonfat whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.