Saturday, September 19, 2009


Natalie reminded me of this recipe the other day. (Hi, Natalie!) We found it last year at Baking and Books and it's a keeper.  Though it's a little labor intensive, we actually like it better than Starbucks.  It's definitely cheaper, and a special treat made in batches on a Saturday morning.

 Here's what we do. Make a batch of these muffins, which take only a cup of pumpkin puree, leaving enough pumpkin in the bottom of a 14.5 oz can for a couple batches of the  Latte ~ which we enjoy while eating the muffins.

Let us know how you like it!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
(Makes 2 servings)

1 level tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 cup milk (whole if you dare!)
1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed and leveled)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg (+ a pinch for dusting later)
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups strong coffee (brewed using 2 tbs per 1 cup of water)You can also use a shot or two of espresso instead of coffee.
4 tablespoons Coffeemate creamer
4 to 8 teaspoons of granulated sugar
Whipped cream


Begin brewing coffee.

In a blender puree the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the milk is warm and begins to froth slightly. (About 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

For each serving: Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your coffee mug. Add 2 generous tablespoons of Coffeemate creamer. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of brewed coffee. Add 2 to 4 teaspoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you like your drink, I added 3 tsps.) Top off with a touch more ‘pumpkin milk’ then cover with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Serve immediately.

(The lowfat version, which is also very good, can be found here.)


GrandmaK said...

This sounds really good! Especially on those crisp cool mornings! Thanks! Cathy

Natalie said...

I can't wait to try the muffins!

Diana said...

Sure wish I had a printer now! Oh well I guess I'll get my pen and paper out! This sounds to good to pass up! Love Di

Aussie Therese said...


I am going to try this with lots of sugar.

MightyMom said...

if I could have coffee I'd try it.

Cheryle said...

Making pumpkin bread and getting ready for the lattes. :) Thanks for sharing.