Friday, September 2, 2011

It's Going To Be A Long Two Weeks. . .

Sam left this morning for a two week work (fishing) trip to Alaska. It was a pretty gloomy morning in our house this morning, not even C was handing out smiles. I made the kids a big batch of hazelnut, maple pancakes for breakfast and some taco's for lunch, I am hoping this perks their moods today!
While on the way home I saw the sign saying that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks, this brought on a feeling of disappointment since that is my favorite drink, and this is the first year I cannot have one due to EBF C who is HIGHLY allergic to cane sugar and dairy. So I took things into my own hands, making a perfect pumpkin spice latte at home, that is much healthier than Starbucks and tastes amazingly similar!

  • espresso or coffee
  • non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened rice, lighter taste)
  • 1 tsp organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp hazelnut agave
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Fill your mug half with hot coffee and half with hot milk, slowly stir in pumpkin puree. When pumpkin is dissolved add agave, nutmeg and cinnamon.

I hope this makes your morning as wonderful as it did mine! I can only hope that my hubby stays this nice, warm and cozy while he is up there in Alaska *working*. Hehehe


  1. omg, that sounds soooo good! We live about a 40minute drive from the nearest starbucks, so i'll definitely be trying this! i wonder what to use instead of the hazelnut agave?

  2. This looks so good! I drink tea every day, but I would definitely make this as a special treat!

  3. The hazelnut agave was used to sweeten it, I like my coffee on the sweeter side, you could omit it, or try a sweetener of your choice I bet it would turn out pretty good!

  4. Just wanted to come back to share that I included this post in my Sunday Surf: