Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

The pumpkin spice latte has become practically synonymous with autumn. Unfortunately, each one you 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.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Photo by Perry Santanachote

Serves 1

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes



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)


  1. In a small saucepan, warm the milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and spices, stirring constantly until steaming.
  2. Pour over espresso and top it off with nonfat whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

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