This is a Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte with a healthy twist. This homemade version is so easy to make and has a lot less sugar and carbs. It is also a lot cheaper to make your own PLS! This Paleo, Keto, and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is truly all the fall flavors in a mug.
It’s Pumpkin Season, I mean, Pumpkin Spice Latte Season.
Are you craving a cozy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but are worried about the sugar, carbs, and artificial ingredients?
Well, then you have to try this homemade healthy version instead! It’s creamy, frothy, and sweet, while still being vegan, nutritious, paleo, keto, and so easy to make!
Made with real pumpkin, oat milk, and a little bit of maple syrup, this healthy pumpkin spice latte is going to make you jump with joy!
If you are into everything pumpkin spice (just like I am) you should also try this Healthy Pumpkin Bread, these Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cashew Glaze, and these Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars as well.
Healthy Pumpkin spice latte
This homemade recipe has a lot of health advantages compared to your regular coffee shop PSL. It’s also suitable for a lot of different dietary needs.
Vegan and Dairy Free
In order to make this Pumpkin Spice Latte vegan and dairy-free I used my favorite plant-based milk, oat milk. It froths very well, and the flavor is rich and creamy.
You can also use coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, or any other dairy-free kind that you would like. Use unsweetened and unflavored for the best result.
If you got some extra time, try making this super easy 2-ingredient cashew milk. It’s delicious in the espresso drink as well.
Lastly, of course, you can also use regular milk. Whole milk makes delicious creamy lattes!
this healthy pumpkin spice latte has actual Pumpkin
It does sound crazy, but a lot of the coffee shops don’t use any actual pumpkin in the pumpkin lattes. Instead, the flavor comes from artificial or natural flavor syrups.
However, my latte recipe has actual pumpkin puree in it.
The coffee shop drinks are all (or almost all) loaded with white sugar and artificially flavored syrups. However, this healthy PSL only calls for 1 -2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Of course, you can adjust the amount depending on your sweet tooth preference.
substitution for maple syrup
Maple syrup can be substituted for other sweeteners as well.
Maple syrup is paleo-friendly. to keep this homemade recipe paleo but sub the maple syrup, you can use an equal amount of honey or coconut sugar as well.
This recipe can be made into a low-carb and keto pumpkin spice latte. Use keto-approved sweeteners like monk fruit extract, stevia, or keto maple syrup.
This homemade pumpkin spice latte can also be made sugar-free and free of sweeteners. Simply omit sweeteners altogether. The fall drink will still be delicious.
Ingredients to make healthy pumpkin spice latte
To make PSL at home, all that’s needed are a handful easy accessible ingredients.
- Pumpkin puree – try my homemade recipe
- Milk of choice – I use oat milk
- Maple syrup – or monk fruit for keto
- Pumpkin spice
- Vanilla extract
- Espresso or strongly brewed coffee
How to Make this healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Start with adding milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice into a saucepan.
Turn the stove on to medium and whisk together all the ingredients. Keeps stirring to prevent the milk to burn.
Then, once it starts to bubble a little bit, turn the heat to low and whisk more until everything is well combined and a thick foam has formed.
Now, remove the pumpkin-flavored creamer from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.
To make the vegan pumpkin spice creamer even frothier, use a milk frother.
Prepare the espresso or brew strong coffee. Then, pour the espresso or coffee into a mug and top with the pumpkin creamer.
Lastly, sprinkle extra cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice on top of the espresso drink, or add whip cream.
How to serve the vegan espresso drink
My favorite way of drinking this sweet paleo pumpkin spice latte is of course together with more pumpkin treats! Right now, these are my favorite pumpkin treats, but there are so many more on my blog when you search for them.
Batch this Pumpkin Spice Creamer up
Besides the delicious fall flavors, my favorite part about this pumpkin spice latte recipe is that you can prep it in a big batch and use the paleo oat milk pumpkin creamer throughout the whole week!
After the vegan creamer has cooled down, simply pour the pumpkin spice creamer into a glass jar and store it in the fridge up to 5 days.
When you are ready to enjoy it, either heat it up in the microwave or on the stove. I love using a frother or blender to make it extra frothy and creamy.
Here are some more Fall Recipes you should Try:
- 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
- 1 - 2 tbsp maple syrup *
- 2/3 cup of milk **
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 -2 shots of espresso ***
- In a saucepan, add milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice. Whisk together all the ingredients over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble a little bit, turn the heat to low and whisk more until everything is well combined and a thick foam has formed.
- Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla extract.
- You can use a milk frother to froth the pumpkin spice creamer.
- In a cup, pour in espresso or coffee, then top it off with the pumpkin creamer.
- Sprinkle extra cinnamon/pumpkin spice or add whip cream. Enjoy!
- Adjust the amount of maple syrup per your preference. Use keto-friendly liquid sweetener for a Keto PSL.
- Oat milk, coconut milk, or regular milk (they all froths really well).
- You can also use strongly brewed regular coffee (about 4oz).
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.