Julie’s Pumpkin Spice Protein Latte

After a recent trip to Starbucks, I feel in love with the idea of a Pumpkin Spice Latte on a cool fall morning.  But a quick check of the nutritional info revealed that this autumn favorite packs 380 cals per grande with a whopping 50, that is right 5-0 g of sugar!!!
This inspired me to do a little tinkering and see what I could come up with!  Well, I am so excited about the results!  My Clean Pumpkin Spice Latte has all of the flavor without the sugar and with a boost of protein… all for 90 calories!

  • Ingredients:
    1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (30 cal variety)
    2 TBSPs plain pumpkin purée
    1/3 scoop Ultimate Muscle Protein Vanilla
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    8-10 oz strong brewed coffee

    Nutrient Profile:

    Calories: 90
Protein: 8g
Carbs: 8g
Fiber: 3g
Fat: 3g
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (30 cal variety)
    (Optional – Truvia or Splenda to taste)

  • Directions:
    Combine Ultimate Muscle Protein, dry oats, sweetener, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and mix together.
    Fold in wet ingredients. You may need to adjust the amount of water depending on the thickness of your batter. Add in mini chocolate chips and stir thoroughly.
    Bake in a cupcake pan or small loaf pan, either using cupcake holders or spraying with a nonstick spray like Pam.
    Fill each cupcake opening 2/3 of the way. 
Bake at 380 degrees for 10-14 minutes (Shorter for muffins or longer for a loaf). Check periodically to be sure they do not overcook!
    Baking is done when the top turns a light golden brown.
Makes 2 Muffins or 1 Small Loaf

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