Happy Thanksgiving! OK, so I’m early, but I’m headed out of town for the holiday and won’t have internet access on the big day. Before we head north, I’m going to share a little gem I’ve been enjoying often but have been selfishly keeping to myself.
I’m sure your jaw dropped when you read the “Skinny” part of the title since I have posted very few healthy or low-calorie recipes in the past several months. Well, believe it or not, despite all the fattening stuff I post on here I’ve been working on losing weight since May and this delicious latte is one of the things that has helped me shed twenty-five pounds along the way.
I’m not a big coffee drinker but I absolutely adore this Pumpkin Spiced Latte and have been making it at least once a week since the beginning of October. It is sweet, spiced with a hint of pumpkin flavor, and it’s soooo wonderful topped with whipped cream or, my recent favorite, gingerbread mallows. For the above photo, I plopped them on top so you could tell what they were, but I prefer to put them in the empty cup, then pour the hot latte on top so that they begin to puff and melt (as in the photo below) and create a gingerbread flavored foam on top that I get a little bit of with each sip.
OK, I’m off to whip one up right now! Today I’m grateful for so many things, including you. Thanks for reading and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! I’ll see you back here on Saturday when I announce the spices giveaway winner!
Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Printable recipe with picture
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute (to taste)
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
fat-free whipped topping or gingerbread mallows
pumpkin pie spice for topping
In a small pan whisk together milk, pumpkin butter and sugar until pumpkin butter is completely dissolved in the milk. Continue whisking and cook on medium until boiling. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and coffee. Pour into a mug, add desired topping and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Serve hot.
Nutrition information (calculated without topping, using my own pumpkin butter (26.3 calories per tablespoon), and Splenda): Servings: 1 • Weight Watcher Points: 2 pts • Calories: 102.7 • Fat: 0.4 g • Sodium: 101.5 • Potassium: 418.1 • Carb: 17.8 g • Fiber: 0.5 g • Protein: 6.6 g
1/4 cup Cool Whip Free adds 30 calories, 4 gingerbread mallows adds 45 calories
Recipe source: Gina’s Skinny Recipes
Yum! Except for the cool whip free – give me the real stuff! :-P
Happy Thanksgiving, Veronica!!!
Haha, go for it Appa!
I printed this! Can’t wait to make this one this morning. Thanks V!
Yea! Let me know what you think.
This looks excellent! I’m always so cold, would LOVE this to warm me up!
Same here–I get sooooo cold in winter. My hands are like ice blocks and I make a game out of slipping them under hubby’s shirt and shocking him when he’s not expecting it. :)
It looks great and I can’t wait to try one…I’m also going w/the real fattening whipped topping and maybe whole milk!!! LOL
Have a safe trip V and Dennis and enjoy the company and all the good food.
Hehe–go for it! Thanks, Carla, you too!
great recipe! this would be a great afternoon treat:-)
I have a confession. My favorite part of drinks like this, is the Cool Whip. God I love that stuff. I’m never tried pumpkin latte before, since I was unwilling to spend $4+ on a small cup of sugary drink, but I’m glad you finally shared this so I can make it at home with less $$! :-)
Hi Veronica ,
1st I luv it Thanks for feeling guilty for not sharing giggle giggle your recipe It’s wonderful plus it taste like Starbucks really … but didn’t have to pay the price again Thanks !
but I should have used a smaller cup or doubled the ingredients …. Thank u thank u ThankYou
Happy Thanksgiving Be Safe …..
Yes, I sometimes up the ingredients to fill a bigger mug–this is just a small cup portion, which is part of why it’s “skinny.” Glad you enjoyed!
You can’t go wrong with homemade lattes right? They really put me in a holiday mood. :) Looks fantastic, Veronica! I hope you and your family had an amazing Thanksgiving!
YUM! I wonder how it would be with just pumpkin puree, sweetened with…um…stevia or something.
Where do you gt gingerbread marshmallows? are they flavored or just a cute shape?
I was wondering the same thing myself! The only difference is that pumpkin butter has been reduced and has sugar and added spices, so you can try just adding more sweetener if needed and see if it works. Let me know! On the gingerbread mallows, I think you can get them at most grocery stores. I got mine at Walmart. They actually have a gingerbread flavor but it’s not too strong.
Wow, good for you for losing 25 pounds!! Go girl!
I can see why you love this guilt free treat so much… it sounds great!
Great to have a recipe for this! It will definitely save some trips to starbucks!
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I can’t wait to try this!! What do you recommend Getting for the “strong brewed coffee?” I don’t have a coffee maker at home!!
Oh so happy you asked this. I actually got rid of my coffee maker b/c I switched to cold brewing it. I will never go back! Check it out: https://veronicascornucopia.com/2011/07/05/cold-brewed-iced-coffee/ Also, Starbucks Via is an excellent instant coffee if you don’t want to mess with cold brewing.
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