Homemade Goodness: The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Fall is here and you know what that means: cozy afternoons spent in the company of good friends, clinking mugs of homemade pumpkin spice latte.
Imagine taking that first sip. You’re greeted by the gentle sweetness of real pumpkin puree, followed by a symphony of spices that dance on your palate. Hello, flavor town!
But this latte isn’t just about tantalizing your taste buds, it’s a treat for your bones too. You see, in addition to being naturally sweet, pumpkin is a significant source of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, which is essential for supporting your bones . But wait, there’s more!
This pumpkin spice latte recipe has it all and then some. It’s bone-healthy. It’s easy. And it’s oh so delicious! Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to whip up. Who could ask for more?
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Paste Ingredients
- 398 ml pumpkin puree 1 can
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp cinnamon ground
- 2 tsp ginger ground
- 2 tsp nutmeg ground
- 1 tsp allspice ground
- 1 tsp cloves ground
Pumpkin Latte Ingredients:
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin paste
- 2 shots espresso
- cinnamon dusting
- In a medium saucepan over very low heat, mix all ingredients.
- Continuously stir until smooth, ensuring it does not burn.
- Once warm and fragrant, remove from heat, allow to cool and pour in a mason jar to set.
- Store paste in the fridge between uses for up to 4 weeks.
Pumpkin Latte Ingredients:
- Add 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice paste and one cup of milk to a steam cup or saucepan.
- Steam your milk mixture until frothy with a steaming wand or heat the mixture over the stove.
- Ready your espresso shot and pour milk mixture over espresso shot.
- Serve dusted with cinnamon.
Amazing Bone Health Benefits of Pumpkins
This homemade pumpkin spice latte isn’t just another pretty treat. Oh no, it’s a nutritional powerhouse that means business, especially when it comes to your bones!
In addition to containing the bone protective minerals zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium, pumpkin is also loaded with magnesium.
Now, you’ve heard all about the importance of calcium for your bones, but here’s the twist — calcium can’t do its job effectively without its trusty sidekick, magnesium.
But research shows that nearly 50% of Americans are falling short on their magnesium intake, and some age groups are missing out on even more .
That’s why it’s so important to load up on magnesium rich foods. And if you’re in need of some mouthwatering inspiration, look no further. Check out our blog for sweet treats like the decadent, bone-healthy flourless chocolate cake,bone-healthy pecan pie, and healthy, protein-rich cheesecake.
Each of these delightful recipes is a treasure trove of magnesium-packed ingredients. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and fortify your bones in the most delicious way possible!
Show your taste buds and bones some major love and give this easy, pumpkin spice latte recipe a try. It’s not your ordinary latte. This gem is brimming with bone-protective vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs to stay strong and vibrant.
I’d love to hear what you think about the recipe. So don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know how you enjoyed it!
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