Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte by Cindy Flores Martinez


I love pumpkin spice latte, but every year, I buy it only a couple of times. I worry that the ingredients aren’t good for me. That’s why I was thrilled to find recipes for a healthy, guilt-free alternative.

At first, it sounded too good to be true. I didn’t think a guilt-free version of pumpkin spice latte would taste anything like the real thing, but I decided to try it anyway.

After experimenting with the ingredients and making my own adjustments, I was impressed. I settled on a mixture that reminds me of my favorite one from a popular restaurant. The difference is that this version is a little healthier.

Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

1/2 cup strong brewed coffee

3/4 cup almond milk

2 TB canned pumpkin puree

2 to 3 TB maple syrup

1/4 vanilla extract

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix all ingredients together in a coffee cup and heat in the microwave.



Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author who writes sweet and Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at:



  1. Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to give it a try. :)

  2. This sounds delicious! Does the pumpkin puree stay suspended in the liquid? I will try this.

    1. It's delicious and soothing on a cool day. The pumpkin puree melts completely and adds the special flavor. I tried it with less pumpkin and it wasn't as good.

  3. Cindy, I just made this and diluted a two serving batch into a three cup serving. So good! We restrict our sugar so this was the perfect balance. :) Thanks again for the recipe!