Crock Pot LOW FAT Pumpkin Spice Latte

For the last in her exotic coffee series, Naomi has concocted what may be my very favorite. If you love pumpkin, but hate the added calories that comes with a pumpkin latte, this one’s for you!

Adapted: Stephanie O’Dea

136As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am a  huge fan of Stephanie O’Dea. I don’t pay full price for alot of ookbooks, but I  do for hers. They are used minimally of once a month and have a prominent place  on my bookshelves for easy access.

On that note, I love Pumpkin Spice  Lattes from Starbucks. Like Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s used to be for me.  Lightened up Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my new favorites that I have to wait for  once a year. Until now. I can have these as often as I like without the $5 price  tag! One other thing that I need to mention is that I am cheap…if I can make  it at home for less money, that is what is going to happen.

I have been  known to whip this up the night before and throw it in the crock pot as I am  getting ready for work. I then throw it in my coffee travel cup while heading  out the door for the day. It also reheats well so I can drink it over two days.

So, thanks to Stephanie O’Dea for this wonderful recipe and here we  go!!138

Ingredients the way I make it:

1 cup STRONG brewed  coffee
2 cups FAT FREE milk
2 T. canned pureed pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon  pumpkin pie spice
2 T. Equal
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
Fat Free  canned whipped cream
Extra pumpkin pie spice for  topping

Directions:

1) Place first 6 ingredients in a bowl and mix  thoroughly.
2) Cook on high in a 2 qt crock pot for 2 hours.
3) Ladle  finished drink into a mug or coffee travel cup and top with whipped cream and  pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Mid-Week Mixers are created and contributed by Naomi Blackburn, author of a food blog appropriately called The Pub and Grub Forum. You can enjoy Naomi’s fun recipes of Words. Wit & Wisdom every Wednesday, and you can catch even more wonderful recipes on her blog at http://thepubandgrubforum.blogspot.com

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2 Comments on “Crock Pot LOW FAT Pumpkin Spice Latte”

  1. Melissa January 23, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    This looks great! I love yummy coffee drinks! =)

  2. Tiffany A White January 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I will have to try this!!

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