Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe: Pumpkin Latte

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I admit that I have a slight addiction to coffee.  I may or may not require several cups of coffee each morning to function.  I used to enjoy making all sorts of fun coffee drinks in the morning for a little added variety.  If it had loads of sugar, whipped cream, and artificial flavoring, chances are I wanted one (or two).  When I started to get healthy and look at the ingredients of the food products I was eating, I started eliminating things with artificial sweeteners and flavorings. One of the things that I really missed were the flavored coffee drinks that I used to enjoy.

I have decided that it’s time to learn how to make a Paleo coffee drink recipe that I’ll be able to treat myself to in the mornings during the holidays.  Since Pumpkin lattes were one of my favorite coffee drinks around the holidays, I decided to experiment to create my own Paleo version.


Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe

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Paleo Pumpkin Latte
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1½ tbsp Pacific organic pumpkin puree from the carton
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Vermont maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup hot coffee
  • ½ tsp Fair Trade cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. In a pan, heat coconut milk, pumpkin, and maple syrup over medium heat until the milk gets tiny bubbles around the sides of the pan. (Omit maple syrup if you are not using sweeteners at all.)
  2. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Pour into your cup and add the coffee.
  4. Sprinkle with cocoa powder (or more cinnamon) and enjoy!

I used the Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree in a carton for my Paleo coffee drink.  Buying foods packed in cans has a number of benefits:

  • Cartons use a third of the packaging of cans.
  • Cartons store and stack easier in my pantry than cans.
  • The packaging process stores foods without the addition of preservatives.
  • Cartons are recyclable and result in 60% less landfill waste than cans.
  • Cartons are reclosable so I can use what I want, seal them up, and use the rest later.

I was really surprised at the number of products that I can find in a carton!  I was thrilled that many of these are organic.  I found the Pacific Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce at my local organic food coop.  I cannot wait to substitute products in a carton for my holiday meal.

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Comments

  1. Hmm, I’m not a coffee drinker, but this might still be nice without the coffee. I pinned to my Paleo board.

  2. Pumpkin=winter to me.  I only drink coffee during the colder months, so I know I would enjoy this.  I’ll look for Pacific foods in my store! 

  3. This looks absolutely delicious, I want to make one RIGHT now but don’t have everything… off to the grocery store I go!

  4. Oh that looks yummy!

  5. Oh yum! This looks so good!!!!

  6. Looks great. Such a hard time of year for me with my food allergies, including pumpkin, which I love. Pout!

  7. I do love coffee but I must admit to liking mine black. I can however think of a myriad of uses for that pumpkin puree….what a great way to store it!

  8. Jenna Wood says:

    I love that Pacific Organic packages in cartons, it is space saving, and Earth friendly. I want to try their stock in my chicken noodle soup. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Oh I am obsessed with pumpkin! This looks so good, I’ll have to try this out!

  10. That sounds fantastic. I have to try that.

  11. Having lived in Europe, I see the wisdom of cartons.  I like that they are recyclable too!  Your pictures of your Pumpkin latte are beautiful.   

  12. I buy lots of products in cartons. It is nice to keep the pantry stocked for when inspiration hits! This looks really yummy!

  13. Sounds delicious! Also love the cartons over cans. They are better for the environment.

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