Just imagine: sipping on a homemade pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall morning. Well, it’s that time of year again and we had to create our own recipe for a PSL. We enjoy the ones you can get at coffee shops but they tend to be loaded with syrups and sugar (like 390 calories and 50g of sugar). Our version has the perfect blend of earthy pumpkin and warm spices, making your coffee taste like fall from the comfort of your own home. Our healthy PSL is one of our easy, go-to recipes we start making once September rolls around because we’re basic and love all things pumpkin. We love how the creamy milk (or Core Power in our case – if you haven’t tried it in coffee, you are missing out!) mixes with rich coffee and classic pumpkin pie spices. This recipe even includes turmeric for a further spice flavor and antioxidants!
- Pumpkin purée – it’s important you get 100% pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling! Typically, pumpkin pie filling has spices and sweetener already added. Pumpkin purée is straight up pumpkin, which is loaded with fiber, vitamins A and C, and zinc!
- Coffee – you can use your favorite beans, regular or decaf. If you aren’t a coffee person, chai tea is a great substitute. 🙂
- Milk of choice – cow’s, soy, almond, oat milk; it doesn’t matter! We looove using Core Power in our lattes and teas because it’s so creamy, just the right sweetness without the added sugar, and has more protein than other milks!
- Vanilla extract – using a high quality vanilla extract goes a long way and rounds out the flavors in this latte.
- Spices – we add pumpkin pie spice for obvious reasons and like to use an extra dash of cinnamon for extra spice. Like mentioned above, the turmeric adds more warmth to this recipe, as well antioxidant benefits.
The answer to this will totally depend on how they’re made. Typically, store-bought mixes and the ones you get at coffee shops have quite a bit of added sugar, making them not as healthy (but okay to have every once in a while!). Our version doesn’t include any sweetener, unless you want to add some, which will keep the added sugar content (and overall calories) lower.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger! Using actual pumpkin pie spice (instead of these individual spices) just keeps things easier and requires less ingredients.
If you don’t have a milk frother at home, no problem! You can shake the milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices in a mason jar (just be sure to put the lid on) or shaker bottle.
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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
It’s that time of year again and we had to create our own recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte. Our version has the perfect blend of earthy pumpkin and warm spices, making your coffee taste like fall from the comfort of your own home, no matter the weather outside.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 1 latte 1x
- Cuisine: American
- 8oz black coffee (regular or decaf)
- 4oz milk of choice
- 3 Tbsp pumpkin purée
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- Dash of cinnamon
- Optional: 1 tsp real maple syrup
- Mix milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices in a small jar with a milk frother (or put the lid on and shake, or use a shaker bottle!).
- Pour over hot or iced coffee.
- Stir and enjoy!
- Any milk will do (almond milk, soy milk, cow’s milk, oat milk, etc.).
- Be sure to let coffee cool before pouring over ice.
- If you like your pumpkin spice latte sweeter, you can use sweetened milk or add 1/2 tsp Stevia or other sweetener!
- Serving Size: 12oz
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 70
- Fat: 1
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 7
- Cholesterol: 5
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