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Pumpkin Spice Latte (paleo, vegan)

A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!

Pumpkin Spice Latte - A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!

My dearest readers I need your help! Please tell me why is the whole world obsessed with pumpkin during fall? Maybe it’s just me but it seems once September rolls around everyone gets pumpkin fever. I know because I have been infected and I don’t know how to cure myself.. sob… sob

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First up in the never ending list of pumpkin recipes flooding my social media feeds is the ever famous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I have never had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.. GASP!!! However with lots of help from my buddies Pinterest and Google I have been schooled on all things pumpkin spice latte. There is no shortage of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte copycat recipes online so why am I posting yet another? Well as most of you probably already know the ‘traditional’ pumpkin spice latte does not really contain any pumpkin, just pumpkin spice or pumpkin spice syrup. I once had a Starbucks chai latte and it was nothing but disappointing to say the least. A stiflingly sweet hot beverage with a touch of spices, a pure sugar bomb. I imagine the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte to be no different but if I’m off here please feel free to correct me.

A few of my real food blogger friends have been brave enough to create pumpkin spice lattes with actual pumpkin in it and I applaud them. I am going one step further by adding coconut oil. I am not a huge coffee drinker, I have always said that I much prefer tea but since I first added coconut oil to my coffee, I almost never drink coffee without it. So here it is my friends Natural Fit Foodie’s version of a pumpkin spice latte –  with coconut oil, real pumpkin and my DIY pumpkin spice mix.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Mix - This Pumpkin Spice mix is truly versatile, super easy to put together and I’m sure you already have the necessary spices in your pantry.

How to make Natural Fit Foodie’s Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Place all the ingredients except coffee and pumpkin puree in a small saucepan and heat through until milk just begins to bubble.

Pumpkin Spice Latte - A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!

Pour into blender and add pumpkin puree. Process until frothy.

Pour into coffee cup. Brew your espresso shot directly into the coffee cup.

Pumpkin Spice Latte - A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!

Stir to combine. You may add whipped cream to the top but I find that the coconut oil adds enough creaminess. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte - A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!I sure hope you’ll try my version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and remember if you do, come back and let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest. I created this board especially for pumpkin lovers!

Follow Natural Fit Foodie’s board Eat Clean : Gluten Free Pumpkin Love on Pinterest.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte (paleo, vegan)
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
 
A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best! Pumpkin Spice Latte - A delicious warming pumpkin spice latte made with coconut oil, real pumpkin and homemade pumpkin spice mix. This pumpkin spice latte is real food at its best!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey or agave syrup for strict vegan (optional but helps emulsify coffee)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (I use homemade)
  • 1 espresso shot
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients except coffee and pumpkin puree in a small saucepan and heat through until milk just begins to bubble.
  2. Pour into blender and add pumpkin puree. Process until frothy.
  3. Pour into coffee cup.
  4. Brew your espresso shot directly into the coffee cup.
  5. Stir to combine
Enjoy!

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Tina Jui | The Worktop
    October 30, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Sounds good. Love how the pumpkin comes out so frothy once you put it in the blender!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      November 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Yes the blender does a bit of magic , love it as well😀

  • Reply
    Deborah Davis
    October 28, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hi Crystal,
    This hot, spicy, frothy beverage is sooo good, it could become habit-forming so thank you so much for sharing your delectable Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m so delighted that you are partying with us! I’m pinning and sharing this awesome recipe. I’m also loving your Pumpkin Pinterest Board!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      November 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Deborah! Tiss the season for all things pumpkin!

  • Reply
    Brianna @Flippin' Delicious
    October 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Yes PLEASE! I’m a big PSL fan, and I love that you have given it a paleo vegan makeover. I love the coconut oil addition too, make it nice and creamy!
    I’m featuring your on Savoring Saturdaysthis weekend. Thanks for always bringing such yummy recipes to the party!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Brianna! It’s so rich and creamy you won’t believe it, yumm yummy. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Raia
    October 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Yes. I need this. 😉 Thank so much for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays! I’m going to feature it at this weekend’s party – hope to see you there!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 24, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks Raia! See you there for sure! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amber
    October 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I always love when you share a healthy coffee drink here on the blog! So much healthier than Starbucks! 😉
    Thrilled you linked this up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! Have a great week! <3

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks Amber! Wishing you a wonderful week as well! 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    October 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Love this! Such a yummy fall inspired drink + I love the ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays! Pinned it. Hope you’ll join us again next week. xo

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you Emily! It’s always a pleasure..:)

      • Reply
        Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
        October 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        Just wanted to swing back and let you know that I’m featuring this today at Savoring Saturdays xo

  • Reply
    Sarah
    October 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m in the middle of doing a Whole30 challenge and this would probably work! Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Sarah, I did the Whole30 challenge at the beginning of the year. Good luck! This pumpkin spice latte would work but you’d have to omit the honey as it’s not allowed. You can always blend in a date or two for added sweetness. Be sure to check out this recipe – http://naturalfitfoodie.com/pumpkin-pie-parfait/ It’s so yummy and 100% Whole 30 approved.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim
    October 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    This looks so yummy!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Kim! Let me know how you like it.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sarah C
    October 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I love healthy alternatives to store bought “cream.”

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Me too Sarah. Thanks for stopping by..:)

  • Reply
    Kaila (GF Life 24/7)
    October 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    It was so great to find your page on Gluten Free Fridays this week! I’ve never had an infamous PSL either. However, your drink sounds delicious and I love that you made it at home. I can’t explain the whole pumpkin thing to you because I’m still over here celebrating apple season. This is probably the last week that I’ll pick fresh apples, but I love them! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Oh what a relief to know I’m not alone! You have a great weekend as well!:)

  • Reply
    Bethany
    October 16, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Looks great!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 16, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Bethany!

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