Autumn mornings are special, aren’t they? My favourite season for as far back as I can remember, fall has always been a magical time of year for me. I simply love everything about it and I definitely am one of those annoying friends who start talking about pumpkin spice in August. Sorry, not sorry!
As good as pumpkin spice lattes are in different coffee shops, they also tend to be really sweet, high in calories and, let’s be honest, expensive enough that we don’t want to go everyday.
That’s where I come in with my own version, made using oat milk (my absolute favourite plant based milk), healthy sugar and pure pumpkin puree. If you need a lower in carbs version, almond milk is a good option. Are you ready for it? I sure am!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 cup of oat milk my favorite one is Earth's Own
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree I prefer E.D. Smith
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice or approximately 3/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp maple sugar or coconut sugar – you can add more, to taste
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
Over low-medium heat, whisk in together 1 cup of oat milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and vanilla extract in a small saucepan for approximately 5 minutes (until thoroughly warm), stirring constantly (do not boil). Turn the heat off
Add in remaining 1 cup of oat milk and stir
In order to remove pumpkin pulp, run through a sieve and put the mixture back into the saucepan, on low heat. Warm until desired temperature is reached
Using a milk frother, froth the mixture until foamy. If you don’t have a frother, you can simply use a whisk
Add the warm coffee to your cup and pour milk over