Monday, October 18, 2010

Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Recipe from Gina's Skinny Recipes at http://www.skinnytaste.com/
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

When I was teaching in Evansville, I would stop by Starbucks once a week before school and order a Pumpkin Spiced Latte as a fall treat. I'm retired now and living in the woods, well away from a Starbucks. Now, I just make my own pumpkin lattees at home. Make a batch of Pumpkin Butter (This easy recipe is on this blog) and you’ll be ready to make this special coffee for a leisurely Sunday breakfast. The lattes pictured did not have the whipped topping. It’d be a nice touch, but the lattes are yummy (and healthier) without it too.

1 ½ cups skim milk
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Butter (recipe on this blog)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute (to taste) (I used Stevia.)
¼ cup of espresso (or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee works)
Fat free whipped topping (Optional)
Pumpkin pie spice for topping (Just a sprinkle to make it pretty.)

In a small pan combine milk, pumpkin butter and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until boiling. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth (or whisk well with a wire whisk)

Pour into two mugs, add the hot espresso and top with fat free whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top.

Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1 latte • Weight Watcher Points: 2 pts
Calories: 115.6 • Fat: 0.4 g • Protein: 6.6 g • Carb: 20.8 g • Fiber: 0.7 g

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