Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Latte

Last Updated on November 21, 2019 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love this Paleo coffee drink recipe! I admit that I have a slight addiction to coffee.  I may or may not require several cups of coffee each morning to function.  And, I used to enjoy making all sorts of fun coffee drinks in the morning for a little added variety.  If it had loads of sugar, whipped cream, and artificial flavoring, chances are I wanted one (or two).  

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Paleo Pumpkin Latte Recipe

Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe: Pumpkin Latte

When I started to get healthy and look at the ingredients of the food products I was eating, I started eliminating things with artificial sweeteners and flavorings. One of the things that I really missed was the flavored coffee drinks that I used to enjoy.

I have decided that it’s time to learn how to make a Paleo coffee drink recipe that I’ll be able to treat myself to in the mornings during the holidays.  Since Pumpkin lattes were one of my favorite coffee drinks around the holidays, I decided to experiment to create my own Paleo version.

What kind of pumpkin in this paleo coffee drink recipe?

I used the Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree in a carton for my Paleo coffee drink.  Buying foods packed in cartons has a number of benefits:

  • Cartons use a third of the packaging of cans.
  • Cartons store and stack easier in my pantry than cans.
  • The packaging process stores foods without the addition of preservatives.
  • Cartons are recyclable and result in 60% less landfill waste than cans.
  • Cartons are reclosable so I can use what I want, seal them up, and use the rest later.

Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe: Pumpkin Latte

I was really surprised at the number of products that I can find in a carton!  I was thrilled that many of these are organic.  Plus, I found the Pacific Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce at my local organic food coop.  I cannot wait to substitute products in a carton for my holiday meal. I’m glad I could use them in this paleo coffee drink recipe.

What can I put in my coffee on paleo?

The best choices to add to your coffee if you’re following the paleo diet would be coconut milk, coconut cream, or unsweetened almond milk. Depending on who you speak to, you may be able to add stevia. Some people feel this is OK since it comes from a plant. Others feel it’s not since it’s processed.  You will need to make your own decision.

What can I put in my coffee on Whole30?

Again, coconut milk, coconut cream, or unsweetened almond milk are allowed. You might also want to add some vanilla bean or cinnamon. You won’t be able to add any type of sweetener. But, you can try the Nutpods. I am really loving the peppermint mocha Nutpods right now. They’re limited edition so make sure you get some now before they are no longer available. I need to make a paleo coffee drink recipe with peppermint soon.

Pumpkin spice paleo coffee creamer - non dairy

Paleo coffee creamer

If you want a paleo coffee creamer, you can try my pumpkin spice paleo coffee creamer. It’s one of my favorite treats around the holidays. It has all that yummy pumpkin spice taste without the sugar. You can also use unsweetened almond milk for creamer on the paleo diet. Just be sure to check the ingredients in case the one you choose has ingredients that aren’t allowed. Not all are free of carrageenan which you won’t want in your coffee.

Paleo coffee sweetener

Sweetener can be a bit of a challenge on the paleo diet. Whether or not you can use sweetener really depends on who you speak to. Some people allow stevia or maple syrup and some do not. I regularly use stevia in my coffee. But, if you want to be strictly paleo, it’s best to learn to drink it unsweetened. There are some people that allow erythritol to be used on the paleo diet. I am not a huge fan but there is a non-GMO alternative available right here if you’d like to try it. Of course, you can always add a bit of cinnamon to your paleo coffee drink recipe.

Save on this paleo coffee drink recipe

I’m the first person to admit that I don’t function well at all without coffee. I love the convenience of my Keurig but I hate the waste of traditional k-cups and the mess of reusable filters. At Intelligent Blends, you can get eco-friendly recyclable pods! Use my referral link and save 5% on your first order! I love their pricing and selection! And, they work great in this paleo coffee drink recipe.

Yield: 1

Paleo Pumpkin Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Latte Recipe
Paleo Pumpkin Latte
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Pacific organic pumpkin puree from the carton
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Vermont maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 1/2 tsp Fair Trade cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. In a pan, heat coconut milk, pumpkin, and maple syrup over medium heat until the milk gets tiny bubbles around the sides of the pan. (Omit maple syrup if you are not using sweeteners at all.)
  2. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Pour into your cup and add the coffee.
  4. Sprinkle with cocoa powder (or more cinnamon) and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

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25 thoughts on “Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Latte”

  1. I might have a slight addiction to coffee as well! Especially the pumpkin flavored kind. I have had Pacific Foods soups & broths, but I had no idea they made a pumpkin puree. Thanks so much for this recipe. I love coconut milk, too. Perfect combination! 
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  2. Thank You for stopping by Inspire Us Tuesdays and leaving some inspiration behind. We would love for you to visit each week and leave some inspiration, find some inspiration, and borrow some of these ideas for yourself for the future.
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  3. I'm a huge fan of pumpkin and coffee.  This sounds delightful. I'll have to try it. Just so you know, Scraptastic Saturdays is the new linky in town.  I would love it if you linked up this week.  All linked up projects will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Hope you come join the party. Have a wonderful weekend.
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  4. Thanks so much for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.  I love this Pumpkin Latte recipe.  I shared it on my Facebook and Google+ page tonight. Blessings, Diane Roark
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  5. Having lived in Europe, I see the wisdom of cartons.  I like that they are recyclable too!  Your pictures of your Pumpkin latte are beautiful.   
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  6. I love that Pacific Organic packages in cartons, it is space saving, and Earth friendly. I want to try their stock in my chicken noodle soup. Thanks for the recipe!
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  7. I do love coffee but I must admit to liking mine black. I can however think of a myriad of uses for that pumpkin puree....what a great way to store it!
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  8. Pumpkin=winter to me.  I only drink coffee during the colder months, so I know I would enjoy this.  I'll look for Pacific foods in my store! 
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