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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

By Polly Conner

This homemade Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. It’s made with REAL ingredients from your pantry and everyone loves it and is amazed that it’s made in a slow cooker.

Slow cooker pumpkin spice latte

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a fall staple in my home. I serve it regularly any time we host a group of people and have even taken it to fall parties and Halloween events. My mother-in-law now serves it at every Thanksgiving! It comes together quickly and smells SO delicious.

What is in the Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Overhead shot of ingredients for crock pot pumpkin spice latte

Unlike the Starbucks version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, our slow cooker version includes all REAL ingredients. No artificial flavoring, no color dyes, no unrecognizable ingredients. Plus, it tastes just as rich and luxurious as their version. Even better in my opinion. To make your batch, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • whole milk
  • strongly brewed coffee
  • pumpkin puree
  • real vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sticks

Sounds delicious already, doesn’t it?! Serve this with our Snickerdoodle Cookies and you’ll be in heaven!

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte in a white mug

More reasons to love Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • It can make your house smell SOOO good. Its scent is a warm-vanilla-cinnamon-pumpkiny aroma. It was better than any fall candle that I have bought!
  • It serves 15+ people. It’s a great recipe for large groups.
  • It was super easy to make and used REAL ingredients. No syrups.
  • I made it 2 hours before the group got there so I wasn’t scrambling to put it together as people arrived.
  • The taste was marvelous. It was warm and sweet with a hint of pumpkin flavor. It really does rival a coffee shop’s pumpkin latte.
  • Who doesn’t love to warm up with a special cozy drink with a bunch of friends?!
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Watch How to Make our Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

FAQs about Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Do you really use 1/4 cup of vanilla? Yep. Trust us. This recipe has been tested and retested for years. Don’t skimp on the vanilla. And please be sure to use REAL (or pure) vanilla not imitation vanilla extract.

Can I substitute non-dairy milk? Sure, you’re welcome to, but it won’t be nearly as creamy.

Can I make this ahead of time and slow cook it later? We suggest making it fresh and serving within a few hours of it being done.

Does it work to keep leftovers in the refrigerator and rewarm them? You are certainly welcome to try, but our readers have said the pumpkin gets kind of weird the next day.

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 1015 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Homemade crock pot pumpkin latte. This recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Try this delicious version of a coffee shop favorite!


Ingredients

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 6 cups of strongly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup real (or pure) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. In your crock pot, combine the milk and coffee.
  2. Whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Pour mixture into the crockpot.
  3. Stir everything together and then toss in 3-4 cinnamon sticks.
  4. Cover the crockpot, and cook on high for 2 hours.

Notes

-If you don’t have a large group, you could easily halve the recipe.
-I’ve been told that heating up the leftovers doesn’t work so well.

pouring slow cooker pumpkin spice latte

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Want more pumpkin recipes?

With YEARS worth of content and recipes on Thriving Home, it can be easy to forget about some amazing pumpkin recipes that we have shared over the years. Here are our Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes that you simply must try!

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Sweet Potato French Toast

By Rachel Tiemeyer
Whip up a bit of fall into your french toast batter and enjoy some extra nutrition at the same time with this recipe. A family favorite in our house!

As you may have gleaned by now, my family loves a good breakfast and I love sneaking veggies in my kids’ meals any way I can.  Here’s a recipe that accomplishes both.  When you use the blender to combine the eggs, milk, and sweet potato mixture, no one will ever know that it’s different than normal french toast.  Sweet potato is not only incredibly good for you (see the chart below), it actually lends a natural sweetness to the batter.

Whip up a bit of fall into your french toast batter and enjoy some extra nutrition at the same time with this recipe. A family favorite in our house!
Photo Credit: www.whfoods.com

This Sweet Potato French Toast recipe also uses up any leftover or stale bread.  The picture above was leftover sourdough bread we had from a local bakery with our dinner the night before.  Oftentimes, I use up old heels of our whole wheat bread that I’ve thrown in the freezer for just this purpose.

Whip up a bit of fall into your french toast batter and enjoy some extra nutrition at the same time with this recipe. A family favorite in our house!

One last thing: if you want to prepare some healthy french toast in advance to bake at a later time, give my Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast a try.  It’s so simple (no slaving over the stove) and my kids could eat it for every meal of the day, I think.  Check out more healthy, kid-friendly breakfast ideas.

Happy Breakfasting!

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healthy sweet potato french toast

Sweet Potato Whole Wheat French Toast

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Whip up a bit of fall into your french toast batter and enjoy some extra nutrition at the same time with this recipe. A family favorite in our house!


Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup baked sweet potato, mashed (about 1/2 of large sweet potato)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 8 bread slices (stale is fine)
  • Serving suggestion: butter and real maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large pan or griddle over medium low heat.
  2. Whisk egg, milk, sweet potato, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a shallow dish.
  3. Grease the pan (I prefer organic butter or coconut oil). When a few water drips sizzle in the pan, it is hot enough to begin.
  4. Dip bread slices one at a time in the batter, turning them over to get them completely soaked. Give them a minute to really soak in the goodness!
  5. Cook the battered bread slices for about 2 minutes on each side. The french toast is done when both sides are golden brown and there is no more visible raw egg.
  6. Serve with butter and real maple syrup.