Pumpkin Spice "Latte" Recipe with Homemade Coconut Milk
Just about this time last year, I posted an AIP-friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with Homemade Coconut Milk. I am back to making this delicious fall drink and wanted to share something new! Check out the downloadable recipe cards for you to print, file and keep for a cool fall morning treat!
I looove everything about fall… the leaves changing, the cooler nights, the feeling of a new routine and, of course, the food! I have long called myself “obsessed with all things pumpkin.” I love anything pumpkin spiced, and I loooove a latte. So, I have created an extra clean version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. There are a few things that make this one special, including:
It’s made without coffee
It’s made without dairy, soy or nuts
It actually contains pumpkin
Sweetener is optional
While I really love coffee, I cycle it out of my diet for periods of time. And, I use a version of the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP) to lead my clients back to health. Since AIP is coffee-free, I wanted to make a coffee-free option for all of us to enjoy!
I suggest everyone go off of dairy and soy, forever. And, when in a deep healing phase, off of nuts, so this milk is totally elimination compliant for my clients and AIP for those who need it. Coconuts are recognized as a tree nut by the FDA, but are botanically a fruit.
I always prefer to boost nutrition when I can, so to get an authentic flavor, and some added fiber to steady blood sugar, I have added real pumpkin. Lastly, with all of the components being rich in their own flavors, I prefer this without sweetener. Though, I did try it with some local honey straight off the honey comb… and it w-o-w, was it amazing!!
If you are strict AIP, and do not use seed spices, be sure to check your pumpkin spice blend, or simply make your own.
Let me know if you try it and what you think!