Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

You know it’s fall when the PSL hits the caf├ęs, Here’s a cheaper at home version, that taste really similar but without the additives and artificial flavors.

Portions: for 2 people

I suggest making a little jar of your own pumpkin spice mix: Combine:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Now the actual latte:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 2 tablespoon of 100% pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of the pumpkin spice mix (see recipe above)
  • 1 cup of dark coffee

Method:

  1. Heat 2 cups of soy milk, pumpkin and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, make yourself 1 cup of coffee. Reserve.
  3. Once the milk is heated, remove from heat, add pumpkin spice mix.
  4. Pour in the coffee.
  5. Stir and pour into two pretty mugs.
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies

It’s fall, which means…pumpkin everything!!! If you are into that, these would make a great base for whoopie pies!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powde
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 vegan margarine (or 1/2 cup applesauce)
  • 2 cups (500g) of tinned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Glaze ingredients:

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tbs soymilk
  • 1 tsp melted margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F
  2. Combine flours, baking soda, baking powde, cinnamon, nutmg, ging, clove and salt in a large bowl. (Mixing Bowl 1)
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, cream suga and vegan margarine until well blended. (let’s call it mixing bowl 2)
  4. Add in the pumkin, and vanilla to the mixture in mixing bowl 2 and combine until smooth.
  5. Gradually fold in the flour mixture (that was in mixing bowl 1).
  6. Grease a baking tray or line a baking with parchemin paper.
  7. Scoop 1 tablespoon portions of cookie mixture on the baking tray.
  8. Bake in the oven for 1-18 minutes until the sides are firm/medium brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let them side for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Transfer the cookies to a rack, to cool to room temperature.
  11. Make a glaze!!
  12. In a new mixing bowl combine: all the glaze ingredients (see above). ADD liquid LAST. Gradually add the liquide until the desired consistency is reached. Blend until smooth.
  13. Spread over cool/room temp cookies.