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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe is a DIY, healthy, plant-based, low fat version of a wildly popular seasonal coffee drink. We’re sharing how to skip that long Starbucks line and make a healthy, dairy-free, specialty coffee drink using almond milk, or any plant-based milk, at home!

Making your own healthy pumpkin spice latte at home is way easier than you might imagine. And making your specialty seasonal coffee drink yourself costs much less than buying it at a coffee shop. 

To emphasize that last point—you’re going to love this:

You’ll can seriously save some money by using leftover home-brewed coffee to make your plant-based latte! And there’s no need for fancy coffee equipment or any costly machine or pricy specialty syrups, either!

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How Many Calories are in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Let’s face it, we all owe Starbucks a massive debt of gratitude for the spectacularly popular, Instagram-able, Fall tradition of sipping on a pretty pumpkin spice latte. After all, it’s Starbucks that opened the door for specialty coffee drink recipes, like this one, on the map!

The famous Starbucks version uses regular milk, espresso, and a preservative heavy mix that they call pumpkin spice syrup. The pumpkin syrup consists of sugar, more milk, “natural flavors,” and other ingredients—too many, really, to list. But if you like, you can check out the calories and carbs and such for yourself on this linked page.

But for now, get ready for some encouraging news. Our specialty coffee drink recipe for a healthy plant based pumpkin spice latte shines like a nutritional rockstar next to its store-bought competition.

By the way, the complete nutritional count for our healthier latte is at the bottom of this recipe and it’s nothing short of impressive!

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What is in a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte? 

Our do-it-yourself, homemade, low fat vegan pumpkin spice latte recipe is a healthier specialty coffee drink alternative.

In this pumpkin latte recipe, we combine whole food plant-based ingredients to create something genuinely smooth and satisfying!

  • pumpkin puree
  • brewed coffee, strong and black
  • your choice of plant-based milk alternative
  • a little bit of pumpkin pie spice – Our homemade seasonal spice mix is convenient, perfectly balanced, customizable, and super budget-friendly!
  • pure maple syrup

And guess what? It will be tough to tell the difference between the original and our healthier version of this wildly popular specialty seasonal coffee drink.

Our latte recipe tastes just like the decadent Starbucks version, only so much cleaner, and with zero guilt!

Here’s the bottom line—ours is low-fat without a gram of unhealthy refined sugar, fat-laden dairy, and nasty preservatives.

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How to Make a Healthy Plant-Based Pumpkin Spice Latte:

All you have to do is blend the ingredients and then warm them on the stovetop or microwave, or serve on ice!

And there are more ways to make a homemade pumpkin coffee drink, too—like making a huge batch to share with guests using a Crock-Pot type of slow cooker or in an Instant Pot on the slow cook setting.

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More Seasonal Recipes Perfect for Fall & Winter!

Most of us enjoy a little something comfy cozy, if not full-on pumpkiny during the Fall and Winter months.  

You can count on the following recipes to help make even the chilliest days feel at least a little warm! And as always, you can count on every single recipe we share to be whole food plant-based, vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and healthy!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend – A lifesaver 4-Ingredient combo to replace store-bought spice mix!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Spice Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Glaze

No-Cook Pumpkin Chia Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Power Breakfast Worthy Cookies

Vegan Yogurt with Granola and Toasted Coconut

Easiest Granola Recipe Ever

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with ‘Aquafaba’ Whipped Cream

Baked Pumpkin Seed Veggie Burgers – These also cook on the grill like a dream!

No-Cook Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Cauliflower, Kale & Carrot Chopped Salad  – It’s topped with raw pumpkin seeds!

Maple Roasted Carrots and Cranberries with Pistachios – Makes an eye-catching holiday-worthy meal!

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Thank You for Exploring a Healthier Seasonal Latte with Us!

It goes without saying, so they say, that a recipe writer, photographer, website builder, and a couple of healthy food-loving folks like my son and I appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit, but we still like to say it.

We’ve got a long list of new recipes in the works, so stay tuned. So, until next time.

Happy Eating!

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte: Fast, Easy, Healthy & Cheap

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  • Yield: 2 Servings

Stopping by a coffee shop to grab a pumpkin spice latte is fun and practically a passage into the Fall season. But making a healthier plant-based vegan pumpkin spice latte at home is way easier than you might think! And making this infamous treat at home costs so much less than buying a latte at a coffee shop. Plus—imagine the Instagram possibilities around making your own latte! This recipe serves two, generously, or makes enough for four small, but wonderful, servings.


  • 2 cups of unsweetened plant-based milk  
  • 2 tbsp of pure pumpkin puree, or more to taste
  • 3 tbsp of pure maple syrup or another liquid sweetener, more or less depending on how sweet you like your latte
  • 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, plus another sprinkle for serving
  • 1/2 cup of strong, previously brewed, black coffee - A bit of leftover coffee works well!
  • an optional dollop of aquafaba whipped cream for serving - Our easy recipe for low fat aquafaba whipped cream is included in our recipe for No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake.


  1. Place all of the listed ingredients except the optional aquafaba whipped cream in a blender and blend on high power until it looks creamy, smooth and even a bit bubbly. Without any extra fuss, a powerful blender will create a lovely little foamy froth! If you do not have a blender, use a handy immersion blender, or whisk the ingredients together by hand. Recipe Secret: A speck or two of sea salt will boost the flavor of your plant-based pumpkin latte - but go easy.
  2. Heat the mixture a bit in a sauce pot on the stovetop or in the microwave, or serve your blended latte over ice!
  3. For an optional extra fun topping, whip up some of our magical aquafaba whipped cream! Add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and garnish with a whole cinnamon stick to make your latte extra festive. Enjoy!


  • We've tried this recipe with all sorts of plant-based milk, and we've enjoyed every single one. Soy milk foams nicely in the blender, and coconut milk has a vibrant, extra creamy mouthfeel. Most days, we use plain unsweetened almond milk because that's what we tend to keep in the fridge.
  • It might sound cheap to some folks, but if we have more than a half cup of coffee leftover we stick it in the fridge and save it to use in iced coffee and lattes.  Like I said, maybe it sounds cheap, but leftover coffee is super dark, which we appreciate!
  • Make a large batch of this to share with friends and family by blending and then keeping it nice and hot in a Crock Pot or  slow cook setting on Instant Pot.
  • The nutrients listed below do not include a dollop of whipped aquafaba cream topping since it is optional.  But if you make the aquafaba recipe we've linked, the minimal aquafaba calories and other nutrients can be viewed.


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 128
  • Total Fat 3.1 g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g 0 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 165 mg 7 %
  • Carbohydrates 23.7 g 8 %
  • Fiber 1.9 g 8 %
  • Sugar 18.5 g ---
  • Protein 1.4 g 3 %
  • Vitamin A 35 %
  • Vitamin C 0 %
  • Iron 10 %
  • Calcium 46 %

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