I have heard a few rumors that Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have already rolled out their Pumpkin Spice coffee line. Retailers bank on these special holiday flavors because they get a new surge of customers who enjoy these special flavors and they usually end up spending more money there too. However, a pumpkin spiced latte with 2% milk and whipped cream at Starbucks will set you back 210 calories and 8 grams of fat for a short (8oz). Opt for a larger size and it could set you back up to 470 calories and 16 grams of fat for a venti (20oz).
Try these skinnier versions of your favorite pumpkin flavored treats.
Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte – This version of the pumpkin spice latte won’t send you into sugar overload. Most of the Starbucks drinks rely on sugary syrups and flavorings. This latte is packed with flavor and uses natural ingredients. Plus, it uses pumpkin puree too for natural flavor. FYI, if you are vegan you then you want to avoid Starbucks drinks, even the soy latte’s have dairy in the syrup for the flavoring.
Skinny Pumpkin Bread – Do you enjoy pumpkin bread? Try this low-fat pumpkin bread that is packed with plenty of flavor. One slice of this pumpkin bread will set you back 125 calories. This recipe makes a huge batch so it is perfect to give as holiday gifts or to take to the office.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes – These Pumpkin Spice pancakes are perfect for a crisp fall breakfast. They are packed with protein and are much healthier than traditional pancakes. The delicious pancakes will set you back 108 calories per serving.
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins – These muffins sound so good and the good news is that they only contain 130 calories per muffin. They are lightly filled with pumpkin, spice, and maple for a delicious treat. You can even add nuts or top with whipped cream.
Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie – No need to skip out on Pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving with this delicious recipe. This recipe uses a whole wheat crust so that you don’t have to skip out on the best part, the crust. The best part a slice of this pie will only set you back 202 calories per serving. If you use weight watchers points, it is worth 5 points per slice.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding – Try this sweet, creamy pumpkin pie pudding. You will never know that it is lacking refined sugar either. This is also a perfect vegan dessert for the pumpkin pie lover. One serving will set you back 250 calories but this recipe is packed with plenty of protein.
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake – If you enjoy pumpkin spice cake, you will love this mug cake. It is packed with plenty of flavor and doesn’t skimp on flavor. The great thing about mug cakes, they are individual servings so you don’t have to worry with eating a whole pan of cake without realizing it.
Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars – These bars are gluten free and vegan. These are perfect anytime of year especially fall. For a 128 calories per serving this recipe can be served for breakfast or as a snack. They are packed full of healthy ingredients too!
Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cookies – Try these delicious pumpkin spiced latte cookies. It will be hard to resist these cookies so you might have to hide the cookie jar after you make them. Want to save calories, skip the cream cheese frosting.
Spiced Pumpkin Macarons – If you enjoy macarons, you will love these spiced pumpkin flavored macarons. Fill with sugar free chocolate pudding or chocolate icing. Enjoy!
Try these delicious and healthy Pumpkin flavored treats. I hope you enjoy these tasty treats. Enjoy!
Which recipe will you try first?