This Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte is the perfect fall drink. It's creamy, luscious and deliciously indulgent with the added benefits of quality ingredients.
If you're looking for more healthy and delicious hot beverages, try my Vegan Hot Cocoa recipe. It uses simple and wholesome ingredients as well, but you could never tell it's actually good for you! It's so addicting that my husband always requests that I make a double batch.
Unsweetened/unflavored almond milk- or your favorite tasting plant-based milk.
Pumpkin puree- not pumpkin pie filling! You want to use 100% pumpkin puree.
Pure maple syrup- make sure to use one labeled 100% pure and not just your average flavored pancake syrup. Those typically contain added sugars and ingredients.
Also, you could serve this drink with cold coffee over ice to make it an iced pumpkin spice latte.
In a small pot, add some almond milk and all ingredients except the coffee and vanilla.
Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
Bring the mixture to a light boil for about a minute while whisking. Then turn off the heat and add the vanilla.
Pour over the coffee and top with the coconut cream or dairy-free whipped cream.
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While this isn't required to make this recipe, I love using my French press to brew coffee. I love the fresh taste it gives the coffee!
Almond milk- You can really use any plant based milk that you enjoy the taste of. Some good options would be oat milk, coconut milk (from the carton) or even cashew milk.
Pure maple syrup or honey are good options for sweeteners.
Coffee- If you aren't a coffee drinker but want to enjoy this latte, try a common coffee substitute like Dandy Blend tea. It's really good for you and if you brew it strong enough, it tastes like coffee. I enjoy Dandy Blend a lot myself, but read the reviews on Amazon for yourself to see what others have to say!
❓How is it Healthy?
Almond milk- to name a few reasons, it's low in sugar and calories and it's a good source of calcium and vitamin E.
Pumpkin puree- it's rich in vitamins, including vitamin A and antioxidants.
Pure maple syrup- while it's still important to enjoy it in moderation, pure maple syrup raises blood sugar slower than regular sugar and also contains some vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Pumpkin spice- the spices used in pumpkin spice are said to be good for brain health, anti-inflammatory properties and a good source of antioxidants.
Pure vanilla extract- it's said that it could help reduce the need for added sugar, might benefit brain health, have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant effects.
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 cup unsweetened/unflavored almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice see notes
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup strong hot coffee
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream
- In a small pot, add some almond milk and all ingredients except the coffee and vanilla.
- Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
- Bring the almond milk to a light boil for about a minute while whisking. Then turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
- Pour over the coffee and top with the coconut cream or dairy-free whipped cream.
- If you like a milder pumpkin spice flavor, just start off with ¼ teaspoon and add more if desired.
*Note: Nutrition label is only an estimate. Amounts may vary.