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!
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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
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.
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.
Pour into blender and add pumpkin puree. Process until frothy.
Pour into coffee cup. Brew your espresso shot directly into the coffee cup.
Stir to combine. You may add whipped cream to the top but I find that the coconut oil adds enough creaminess. Enjoy!
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!
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- 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
- Place all the ingredients except coffee and pumpkin puree in a small saucepan and heat through until milk just begins to bubble.
- Pour into blender and add pumpkin puree. Process until frothy.
- Pour into coffee cup.
- Brew your espresso shot directly into the coffee cup.
- Stir to combine