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This pumpkin spice latte brings new meaning to the word, delicious!

I remember the day I took my first sip of a friend’s PSL from Starbucks and just about fell over at the amount of sugar. It made my teeth ache!

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

But I did like the flavor, so I decided to go home and try making it myself. What I came up with is, in my humble opinion, leaps and bounds better than the sip I took that day from my friend’s drink.

In fact, I have to be careful not to let Mini Chef get ahold of this because it’s almost like candy. Hot or cold, this is seriously good stuff! I would even be willing to bet that you too could kick the Starbucks habit completely with this little recipe. My friend sure did! The price, flavor and nutrition of this homemade version is just so much better!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Calories

Lets compare the nutrition data of this drink to the Starbucks version. This is directly from their website.

Starbucks PSL Nutrition Data

Now check out the data of this recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Nutrition Data

That’s quite a difference, don’t you think? The ingredient list alone is a major upgrade for your health when you make this at home!

Homemade Latte

This time of year brings up all things pumpkin. While a pumpkin spice latte doesn’t have any real pumpkin in it, it can be full of simple ingredients and natural flavors.

The best part of a homemade version of this favorite fall drink, is that it beats the long lines at your local coffee shop. This recipe doesn’t include any of the pumpkin spice syrup that most coffee shops use. But it doesn’t need it when you use strong coffee or hot espresso, real spices, frothed milk and a touch of maple syrup.

I made this using a French press. So it was easy to get these specific measurements. If you use a coffee maker, you’ll need to adjust the amounts of all the ingredients based on the amount of coffee you use. You can double or triple or….


If using a coffee maker, be sure you use the type that requires the paper coffee filters. The spices will clog your machine if you have the other type that does not use these filters.

Tools For Making A Latte

While you can easily make this and many different types of lattes with a regular, paper filter coffee maker, those of use to like to take our lattes to the next level, like to have the toys to do it. Here are some options:

Note that you don’t really need any of these fancier tools. You can froth your milk with an immersion blender, heat your water on your stove top and then brew a single cup of coffee with a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. But if you enjoy the toys and make enough lattes for them to be worthwhile, they can be a fun addition to your kitchen.


4 tbsp. ground coffee – Use your favorite, as long as it isn’t flavored.

1 tbsp. pumpkin spiceMake your own in minutes.

2 Β½ cups water

2 cups unsweetened almond milk – Or whole milk, coconut milk, skim milk, nonfat milk, whipped cream or another dairy-free milk. The choice is yours. Whatever type of milk you most enjoy in your regular coffee, as long as it isn’t a flavored creamer.

Β½ tsp. pure vanilla extract – Use the real stuff, not flavoring.

tbsp. pure maple syrup – Use the real stuff, not imitation syrup.

1 long cinnamon stick – For garnish

How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Combine the coffee and the pumpkin spice and brew as usual with the specified amount of water.

Pour the maple syrup in the bottom of your cup with the vanilla extract and pour half of the hot coffee over that.

Add 1 cup of milk and stir.

Repeat steps 2-3 for the second serving.

Cool a bit to a medium-hot or medium heat and enjoy.


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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Why buy the garbage and sugar filled drinks from the coffee shops when you can make this so much cheaper and healthier at home? In fact, this could even be better than what most coffee shops make. Delicious!
If using a coffee maker, be sure you use the type that requires the paper coffee filters. The spices will clog your machine if you have the other type that does not use these filters.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 68kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • French Press OR coffee maker with paper filters


  • 4 tbsp. ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin spice
  • 2 Β½ cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • Β½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup


  • Combine the coffee and the pumpkin spice and brew as usual with the specified amount of water.
  • Pour the maple syrup in the bottom of your cup with the vanilla extract and pour half of the hot coffee over that.
  • Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
  • Repeat steps 2-3 for the second serving.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.5mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 9/20/11.

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  1. Isn’t decaf a more processed version of coffee, therefore less clean?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Guest – yes, but you have to weigh out the effect of the caffeine on the body as well.

    2. Not if it is Swiss Water Decaffeinated!

      1. The Gracious Pantry says:

        Cindy – What’s that?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes, my mistake. It should have said maple syrup. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, it’s maple syrup. That’s what I get for typing it up so late at night!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Marybeth – yay! I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jessica – Yes I did. Thank you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Becky – Haha! Fantastic! Glad you liked it!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Stephanie – Oh yum!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ward – Yes, it was a typo. It’s maple syrup. Thanks!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Rain – Hope you enjoy it!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Dawn – Yes, it’s maple syrup. Sorry! Enjoy!

  11. Seriously wishing I were home to try this right now. Will be my little treat after work!!! Thanks!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Jen – Hope you enjoy it!

  12. Stephanie S. Payne says:

    I live in Sweden and they don’t sell pumpkin spice mix here… What would you use as a substitute?

  13. Dianejaquay says:

    This recipe sounds good, I make something similar in my Vitamix (recipe came in their cookbook). My favorite coffee house drinks are frappacinos. I make these at home all the time in the Vitamix, saving me lots of money πŸ™‚

    1. Anonymous says:

      Diane – I am so envious. I want a vitamix so bad!

  14. Would instant coffee work? I’m not a coffee drinker, so I don’t have any of the coffee making equipment, but it does sound good, so I’d like to try it, if possible.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Cheri – You’d have to find some way to steep the pumpkin spice in the hot coffee for that. But it might work.

  15. Luxe Castor says:

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU. I was writhing over not being able to take part in the Pumpkin Spice Latte season at Starbucks this year since their version is anything but clean. Now…all is well and my Autumn will feel complete with the addition of a PSL. πŸ™‚

    1. Anonymous says:

      Luxe – You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy it!

  16. Yum! I am so making this later!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Lynn – Great! Let me know how you like it!

  17. I’m sipping it now, and it’s really tasty. I was concerned that it would be too sweet for me, but it’s not. It’s nice.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Linda – Fabulous!! Enjoy!!

  18. Frugalinflorida says:

    oh…i wonder if i have any pumpkin spice on hand still? Need to try this over the weekend and serve it up to the girls

    1. Anonymous says:

      Frugal – Hope you do! I bet they’d enjoy it!

  19. Hmmm…we have a Keurig. I’ll have to figure something out! Thanks!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Amy – French presses aren’t that pricey. Might be worth the investment if you buy regularly at Starbucks!

    2. Cory & Nicole Heim says:

      Amy, I also have a Keurig. At Bed Bath & Beyond you can buy a “My K-Cup,” which is a little mesh reusable filter that you put your own ground coffee in. It’s great! I buy whole (Starbucks) beans, grind them, and then make delicious coffee with my Keurig. It also cuts WAY down on waste because you’re not throwing away a K-cup every time. Anyways, I just made this on my Keurig by using my reusable filter and adding the pumpkin pie spice to the ground coffee!

      1. Anonymous says:

        That’s wonderful! I just got one of these and just kept thinking about how much waste it was creating. Good to know there is an alternative!

  20. Bookandspoon says:

    Cannot wait to try this!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Bookandspoon – Let me know how you like it!

  21. Tammie Lindstrom says:

    I’ve never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but this recipe sounds great. I am going to swap out my regular coffee for this tomorrow morning. Thankfully I have all the necessary ingredients so I don’t have to wait. : ) Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Tammie – I’m so glad I’m not alone in this! I had never had one before either. But I’m so happy I tried! Hope you enjoy it!

      1. Tammie Lindstrom says:

        Ok, so I tried the recipe yesterday morning and loved it! I used my french press, as you had said you used yours, and I had a problem with the spice causing a slimy type layer to clog the screen on my press and it was nearly impossible to press down the plunger. I know in the instructions that you said to put the spices in with the coffee grounds, but should I not put them into the press until right before it press the liquid? Anyway help would be great because I would love to make this recipe every morning, but don’t want to worry about breaking my press. Thanks so much.

        1. Anonymous says:

          Tammie – How odd. I can’t imagine why that is happening. Are there any ingredients in the spice mix other than just the spices? I can’t imagine what would cause a slimy layer. There’s nothing in the coffee or spices that should do that.

          You could try letting everything steep and then pouring it through a coffee filter. But that sort of defeats the purpose of using a press. You could try using a coffee maker and paper filter. But again I would check the ingredients to be sure there’s nothing in there that would cause this to happen, otherwise, it may happen in your coffee maker too.

  22. I’ve just started reading your blog and your recipes look fantastic! I haven’t tried any yet, but I’ve bookmarked quite a few, and they’ll make their way onto my menu plan in the next few weeks. πŸ™‚ I do have a question, though–I noticed that you don’t use butter in any of your recipes. Why is butter not “clean” but oil is? It seems like butter is probably less processed than oil is in most cases. Can you explain?

    1. Anonymous says:

      awood – Butter is one of those “personal choice” things. It’s a saturated fat, whereas healthy oils are not. There is some evidence to suggest that butter is not as bad as once thought, but since I can’t have dairy, it’s natural for me to avoid it.

  23. Anonymous says:

    2nd Man’s Wife – You should try it too! Haha!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Guest – That’s not a bad idea. But technically, instant coffee is not clean. It’s very processed. So many clean eaters avoid it. But for those that do use it, this would certainly be an option. Thanks!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Jandtgreen – Fantastic!!

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Rebecca – There is so much controversy surrounding that idea that I try not to even go there. I know for me personally, caffeine is not my friend. And for those with other issues such as high blood pressure, it’s also not a good idea. So I air on the side of caution and vote against it most of the time.

    1. Courtney Prudhomme says:

      would agave be a good substittute for the maple syrup??

      1. Anonymous says:

        Courtney – Sure! It wil have a different flavor than maple, but it will still be good. Same for honey.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Princesschic – I have a Bodum coffee press and I LOVE it! I will never go back to a coffee maker again. In my humble opinion, they are just faster, easier and far less cumbersome.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Lori – Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Jodi – It smells wonderful, but tastes divine!

  31. wow. just, wow. this was amazing! I made my own pumpkin spice since I didn’t have any on hand (4 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg). Next time I am going to try using stevia to sweeten and if that works, the only calories will essentially be from the almond milk! Thanks so much!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Holly – You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  32. Oh my gosh! This is delicious! Thank you so much. You know…Right before you posted this, I broke down and bought one at coffee shop near my work. Never again! This is amazing. Thank you so much for posting this. I put raw honey at the bottom of my glass instead because all I had was a maple-agave blend. Now, I am not sure if Agave is even clean anymore. It turned out beautifully.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Allison – Wonderful! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  33. Vanessa Moore says:

    this was good, i only made a few small changes, i mixed the pp spice & the ground coffee together in the hold,lol i also heated my milk on the stove because i hate adding cold milk to hot coffee but very yummy indeed:)

    1. Anonymous says:

      Vanessa – Great! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  34. Excellent!!!!!!!! I am so happy to have this recipe!!! Thank you

    1. Anonymous says:

      Noeken – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  35. I added a little bit of unsweetened coco powder to mine and it was amazing! Chocolate pumpkin latte!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Esther – Fabulous!

  36. Kathy Hopfer says:

    I was just exploring this website for the first time. (Love it by the way!) I got out of my chair and went to the kitchen when I saw this recipe and made myself a cup. It reminds me of the holidays because my sister and I always splurge on a similar Starbucks when we are Christmas shopping. This year we are both working on healthier eathing and this was such a treat to wonder across. I used regular skim milk, but I will get some vanilla almond for next time, I think it will be creamier tasting. YUM!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Kathy – Welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed the latte!

  37. Can’t wait to try this tomorrow!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Lindsey – Hope you enjoy it!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Rebecca – I could be wrong, but I highly doubt there is any real pumpkin in the Starbucks version. I’m pretty sure it’s just manufactured flavor. But you could certainly apply this recipe to others. Let me know how it turns out!

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  40. This was nice. we made it decalf and gave it to the kids. They really liked it. We used 6 spoons coffee (made double) and 5 cups water and 3 cups milk. will be nicer when its cold outside! Yum!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Laura – Yes, this is definitely good for cold weather. Glad you enjoyed it!

  41. We made this again last night. I think my son and I are addicted! I tried the pumpkin spice mix in oatmeal yesterday too and it was great. I just love this time of the year.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Laura – Yes!! Fall is WONDERFUL!! My absolute favorite time of year! Glad you like the lattes. I’m going to try it with apple spice next as some readers suggested.

      1. CharlenaWright says:

        Ooo… For the apple spice version, swap out the maple syrup for amber or dark agave–it adds more of a caramel taste than the light agave. πŸ™‚

        1. Anonymous says:

          Charlena – Fantastic tip! Thanks!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Kristi – Ya, it’s easy to spend tons of money in that place. Very easy! Let me know how you like the latte!

  43. Jeanine Friesen says:

    LOVE IT! Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Jeanine – Glad you enjoyed it!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Liz – Hope you enjoy it! But tonight?? Hope you either need to stay up or you’re drinking decaf! LOL! Enjoy!

  45. I froth the milk and it makes it even more latte-ish!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Gues – Good to know!

  47. Jessie Brar says:

    Ohh dear me too was planning to have just 1 small this weekend πŸ™‚ but i can have it here and there and not worry about cheating yayyy thanks a ton

    1. Anonymous says:

      Jessie – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Mama – coffee by any definition is technically not clean. Even the regular stuff. But for many people, the idea of giving up coffee is unthinkable. Everything in moderation is fine. Just know that a natural sweetener is always better than an artificial one. Artificial sweeteners actually make you retain or gain weight. So they are extremely counterproductive.

  49. ericas222 says:

    LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for the recipe! I also used my french press, but I opened four of our little “Keurig” pumpkin spice coffee cup pods for the coffee. I also used sugar free syrup, and Lactaid milk. Turned out fabulous! Even my husband wanted one! haha

    1. Anonymous says:

      Ericas – Glad you enjoyed it!

  50. Christina says:

    Wow!! This is amazing!! I enjoyed it more than the Starbucks latte…:) Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Christina – You’re welcome! Glad you liked it!

  51. Anonymous says:

    Jbutler – You’re right. It’s not good stuff!

  52. Made this this morning for my husband and me. Tasty.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Lafter – Glad you both enjoyed it!

  53. Anonymous says:

    Jen – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  54. Anonymous says:

    Aley – I hope you enjoy it!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Cmfoley – Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it! It’s been my experience that picky kids are picky no matter what. So just give her some time to adjust. She will.

    I did try the blood type diet once and I didn’t feel very good on it. So I donated the book and never did it again. Some people swear by it, but my experience was not a good one.

  56. Anonymous says:

    DS – Glad you enjoyed it!

  57. Anonymous says:

    Lauren – Fantastic!

  58. Anonymous says:

    Mary – Sure! It will have a slightly different flavor, but it should still be tasty.

  59. Cmfoley3k says:

    I am hooked on this latte now! Found your website this week and can not get off of it. I have the pumkin mini muffins in the oven right now. Thanks for all you do. Question for you my girlfriend is on the blood type diet and has been talking to me about it. What do feel about that? I am new to clean eating for my family and curious if any truth to that diet. Thanks

    1. Anonymous says:

      Cmfoley3K – I did that diet once, a lifetime ago, and while I’m sure it works for some people, I did not have a good experience with it. I felt awful and I did not lose a single pound. But I’m sure other’s would tell you different. It’s really a personal choice. You have to try things and see if they work for you. If so,great! If not, then you move on to the next thing. Eventually, you’ll find what works for YOU. Because every person is different and no one diet will work for everyone (except clean eating, of course, because it’s so darned versatile!)

  60. Anonymous says:

    cmfoley – Thank you! I’m happy you are enjoying it! Agave is very controversial and whether it is clean or not really depends on the manufacturer and what they do with it before they bottle it. They are very close-lipped about it, so it’s hard to know which brand to choose. I do know that volcanicnectar.com has a brand that appears to be clean, but I cannot personally vouch for it as I have never spoken to anybody at the company. But if it is heavily processed, it has similar effects to corn syrup in the body from what I understand. Though again, the facts are hard to find on this.

    As for the blood type diet, I did not personally have a good experience with it when I tried it years and years ago. But I’m sure you could find some people who swear by it. It’s all about what works for you. Every person is different. You have to experiment until you find that one thing that works well for you.

  61. Anonymous says:

    cmfoley – I’m glad you enjoyed the latte!

    I did not have a very good experience with the blood type diet. But I’m sure there are plenty of people who have. It all comes down to finding what works for you personally.

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  63. Hi Tiffany!
    Is this something that could be frozen and turned into an ice cream like treat?
    I have fallen off the clean wagon about a week ago and this site has helped me get back on πŸ™‚

    1. Anonymous says:

      Amanda – I never would have thought to try, but I don’t see why not. Give a try!

  64. Anonymous says:

    Elyse – that’s wonderful! Thank you so much!

  65. Anonymous says:

    Daphna – There is no mashed pumpkin in this recipe. Just the spices. Your best bet is to use a coffee press. You have to brew the spices with the coffee to get the flavor. So this one may not work for you very well if you can’t get a french press or other type of coffee machine. Sorry!

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  67. Anonymous says:

    Linda – It’s pretty darn yummy!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Jennifer – I’m glad everyone enjoyed them!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Julie – I’ll work on it!

  70. Anonymous says:

    Stephanie – Glad you enjoyed it!

  71. Anonymous says:

    Diane – Glad you liked it!!

  72. Anonymous says:

    Marti – I have no idea. Sorry.

    1. Martisullan says:

      thanks for posting. Love your site!

      1. graciouspantry says:

        Martisullan – You’re welcome and thanks!

  73. graciouspantry says:

    Elle – Great, thanks!

  74. graciouspantry says:

    Campfyrgirl – Ironically, I’m sitting in Starbucks at the moment (not having a pumpkin spice latte). LOL. Enjoy!

  75. graciouspantry says:

    Jaime – It’s not on my site. It’s a button you download to your toolbar on your browser.

  76. graciouspantry says:

    Lori – Glad you enjoyed it!

  77. After reading this recipe (at 12:30a.m.) I had to have some. Yummy! Of course I will probably be up all night…lol Can’t wait to try the Mexican chicken crock pot dinner.
    Love the site, Thank you

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Carla – Oh dear! Get some rest! (And maybe decaf would be a good idea next time…?)

  78. graciouspantry says:

    Sheryl – I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  80. I just made this latte with a Keurig…so I brewed a cup of the Green Mountain Coffee ‘Pumpkin Spice’ coffee, with the maple syrup at the bottom of the cup and the almond milk added afterwards…divine!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Dzerykdm – Glad you enjoyed it!

      1. I just did the Keurig one and it was great! I have about 700 Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cups… Happy to find a new use with them. A sale too good to be true… so we went a little nuts…

  81. graciouspantry says:

    rjjanglen – Great! I hope you enjoy it!

  82. If you’re trying to go chemical-free and using decaf coffee, I would pay attention to how your coffee is decaffeinated.
    There are two methods: a chemical process that they claim leaves no residues (but I like to be safe), and the Swiss Water Process which uses only water to extract the caffeine from the bean. It will be on the bag, or you can call the company and they can tell you. πŸ™‚

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Guest – Thanks!

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  84. Lita Smith says:

    Hi, I’m diabetic so need to avoid the maple syrup. What can I use instead to achieve the same maple syrup type flavor? Thanks! (Sounds delicious!)

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Lita – It will be just as good with just about any sweetener you typically use.

  85. graciouspantry says:

    ShaC – I’m not big on cleansing, so no, I wouldn’t recommend it. But that’s a personal decision.

  86. Jennifer Ustanik says:

    I’ve finally tried this, and I’m pretty sure I could drive right on past Starbucks with this! Thank you!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome! πŸ™‚

  87. Holly Wilde says:

    We just love this tasty drink! It is a perfect treat for my latte loving son who has an allergy to milk and misses his tasty treat at the local coffee shop! He is usually hard to please but the first night we made it, he drank 2! We substitued coconut milk for the almond milk because he also has an allergy to almond! Thanks for helping to make our life a little sweeter!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I’m glad he enjoyed it so much!

  88. Hi, I just found your site. I am very thankful for this recipe; I love the smell and taste of Starbucks’ pumpkin-spice lattes, but they literally make me sick! Something in the mysterious-flavoring-mixture they use, I think…

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Welcome! Ya, that mystery flavoring can really be a doozy! Hope you enjoy the clean version!

  89. Just found your website and made this today! For the past year I’ve been eating healthier and unknowingly moving towards clean eating. I love your website and have already found a few more recipes I can’t wait to try!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Thanks and welcome!

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  91. Jolene Hardesty says:

    Tiffany, this recipe is absolutely stunning!!! Today I started the no sugar challenge. What can I use instead of Maple syrup? Or can I use the Maple syrup, but eat less fruit for the day?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Thanks! But I would skip this one unless you don’t mind avoiding the sweetener all together. Maple syrup or any other added sweetener are off the table for the challenge. Sorry!

  92. Would all natural organic vanilla stevia drops work instead of maple syrup?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I don’t know. You could try it. I don’t use stevia.

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  96. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! Thanks for sharing!

  97. graciouspantry says:

    I get mine at Trader Joe’s. It’s their own brand.

  98. Lisa M. Dunaway says:

    If you truly want your eating to be “clean,” I would recommend that you go vegan. Being vegetarian is actually very different from being an omnivore (aka eating the Standard American Diet). If you do go vegan, you’ll be amazed how great you feel! It’s the healthiest lifestyle that the average person can adopt for both their self and the planet. Not to mention it’s kinder to the animals with which we share the planet.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Lisa – I tried being vegan which is why I have vegan recipes on my blog. But my blood sugar spiked so high it was scary. So I went back to meat. Otherwise, I would love to be vegan.

      1. Monica Wasemiller says:

        I had the same issues with my blood sugar when I tried being vegan – after 5 months and a point and a half raise in my A1C I went back to sensible eating with low carb and no processed and A1C back to 5.0

        1. graciouspantry says:

          Ya, being vegan is great, but it’s not for everybody.

  99. I just wanted to say that I LOVE THIS… here’s what I did for a normal coffee machine. I had left over coffee at the line 6 so I put that in a pitcher, then I made that same amount, with the Pumpkin spice in the basket with the grounds, I used a Tablespoon of Pumpkin spice, which I like a lot so next time I’ll use more, but then I brewed, put that with the left over stuff I had, put in the 1 cup of milk, the vanilla and I used 4 packets of Stevia, for a 2 liter pitcher!!! OMG sooo delicious, and I hate Starbucks so I have to say that this is way better!!! And I’ve put the pitcher in the fridge, so I can have Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte in the morn, with my gignerbread and pumpkin oatmeal!! LOL Thank again so much… LOVE IT

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome!! Thanks for the tip!

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  101. This sounds awesome! To make it iced do you just let it cool and then add ice? Thanks for a great blog!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yup! Exactly!

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  103. graciouspantry says:

    Yes, it’s most likely the brand. I use Blue Diamond unsweetened. But on occasion it will also curdle. Could be a variance in the batches of milk. I’m not really sure. But it definitely has something to do with the brand. Some are far worse than others.

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  105. graciouspantry says:

    It could be the pumpkin pie spice you used, or maybe you need to cut back on the spice. You can adjust it to your liking.

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  111. Rebeccacarroll58 says:

    This was the worst thing I ever had!!!Β  I followed the directions for brewing and the combination of the pumpkin pie spice and coffee togetherΒ made a tar like mixture in the coffee filter andΒ wouldΒ not even brew.Β  What a mess!!Β  Just a thick mess of liquid!Β  I do not recommend this recipe!!!!

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  120. Kylie Polan says:

    I love this recipe! I’ve had one every morning for the past week. They are a great way to start out your day- the healthy way! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kylie – My pleasure! Glad you’re enjoying it. πŸ™‚

  121. Hi. I am living in Brazil right now and we dont have pumpkin spice anywhere to sell, could you point me to some recipe for that ? Googleing around I found a ton of different recipes so I dont really know which one to use @_@

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Fernando – pretty much any of the ones you googled will work. They all taste slightly different, but for the most part they all work. Just be sure to use one without added sugar. It should be JUST spices. I’m working on a recipe for that for this fall, so I should have it posted soon!

  122. Kelsey G. says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I found it on Pinterest and, after reading the ingredient list, realized that I had everything I needed to make it right now! I also have a French press, so I followed your directions and I am SO PSYCHED that I can make my own pumpkin spice lattes at home! πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelsey G – Haha!! Wonderful! Enjoy!! They are definitely one of my favs. πŸ˜€

  123. This is very good. I did find that you need an actual coffee pot and not a single serve maker (like a Keurig), the coffee doesn’t come out, just turns to a consistency of brownie mix. I was trying to make only one latte. Also, when do you add the vanilla? I went ahead and did it with the syrup but I’m not sure if that’s right. Thanks for these clean alternatives πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brittany – Ya, this recipe really was developed for a french press. I should experiment with different types of coffee makers. You can add the vanilla at any time. Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  124. Trader Joes currently is offering their Pumpkin Spice coffee! I used this in my French press and then followed the rest of the recipe. It turned out great and I can’t wait to make them for my mommy friends this week!! I know they will love them as well!! Thank you for another great clean, healthy alternative to a fabulous Fall treat!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      CareyG – I haven’t seen that one yet! Is it clean?

  125. Sounds yummy, but I don’t drink coffee at all any longer…the smell gives me a headache. Do you have something comparable in a tea???

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ceanne – I have a pumpkin chai latte recipe on here. Will that work?

  126. I’ll try that for sure! Thanks!

  127. Anonymous says:

    What is done with the vanilla extract? Is it halved and added to the syrup?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anon – Just updated the recipe. Thanks!

  128. This is such a great drink! Thank you for being so creative and sharing with us/me/perfect strangers. So stoked to have stumbled upon your website the other night.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – Thanks so much! Happy to have you here. πŸ™‚

  129. Erena DiGonis says:

    I feel like I can smell the deliciousness through my computer! Thanks for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erena – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  130. Michelle Randall says:

    I just made this and WOW, absolutely fabulous! Just what I needed to warm up on a dreary day. I made it using a drip coffee pot and it came out perfect. Thanks for all your great recipes. I have enjoyed many of them.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  131. Mrs. Price says:

    Hands down one of the best pumpkin drinks I have ever tasted! Thank you! πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mrs. Price – My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  132. Do you add 2 T. of maple syrup and 1/2 t. vanilla to the bottom of EACH mug or do you divide it? The recipe isn’t too clear.


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tracy – To each mug, yes.

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