5 fabulously unique, healthy, hot coffee drinks + a coffee chia pudding

Healthy lattes made with carrot cake, butternut squash, sweet potato, and Medjool date? Yes! These six fabulously unique, decidedly delicious recipes will fill your stomach and senses with joy — as an added bonus, most of these culinary treasures are made with healthy, antioxidant-packed natural sweeteners.

Butternut Butterscotch Latte

The epitome of autumn splendor, this butternut butterscotch latte is not only delicious, it is also packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. Made with strong coffee, butternut squash puree, coconut milk, cinnamon, salt, fresh maple syrup, and a few drops of butterscotch flavoring, this recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is 100% worth the effort! Dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

Medjool Date-Sweetened Coffee Eggnog

Sweet, rich, and oh-so creamy, this Medjool date-sweetened vegan eggnog latte is like a decadent Moroccan dessert tucked into a cup. Made with strong coffee, dates, spices, and unsweetened non-dairy milk, this healthy eggnog latte takes about 5-8 minutes to prepare. Given the thickness and dominance of the date flavor in this latte (which I personally love!), we suggest making this with a full-bodied full-city or dark roasted coffee, such as Colombian.

Oatmeal Latte

Photo from howsweeteats.com.

Oats and coffee on a crisp winter morning are a heavily combination and this hearty oatmeal latte does not disappoint! Made with oats, warm spice, creamy espresso, and sugar, this scrumptious meal-in-a-cup is sure to be winter breakfast favorite for all oatmeal and coffee lovers. For an extra touch of sweetness, top off your latte with some crushed granola.

Sweet Potato Latte

This creamy, naturally-sweetened, superfood-packed sweet potato latte is not only delectable, it is also rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. Made with sweet potato puree, almond milk, cinnamon (optional), and espresso or strongly-brewed coffee, this latte takes about 5-7 minutes to prepare. We recommend making this latte with a full-city or Vienna roasted Colombian or Brazilian coffee, or any naturally nut-toned coffee with a heavier body that can support and complement the sweet potato. Dairy-free and vegan friendly.

Carrot Cake Latte

Whoever invented this incredibly sweet, scrumptious carrot cake latte should receive a taste award trophy. Made with fresh carrot juice, holiday spices, espresso, and topped with a delectable cream cheese based topping (optional), this incredible drink is fabulous as a dessert or midday treat. If you don’t fancy a full frosted top, the carrot coffee is superb on its own. This recipe calls for espresso but can be made with thickly brewed full-city, Vienna, or French roasted coffee. We recommend using a coffee with natural nut-toned sweetness such as a Colombian or Brazilian. If you are looking for a heartier coffee-based dessert, check out this vanilla spice carrot cake latte bowl recipe.

Coffee Chia Pudding

Our final coffee drink isn’t quite a drink but makes a great breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert, and repurposes your leftover morning coffee; enter coffee chia pudding. Made with cold coffee, chia seeds, maple syrup, milk, vanilla bean, and some chocolate, this delicious pudding is so good you’ll find it hard to believe it’s healthy (but it is!). To make this even healthier, swap the grated chocolate for a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and top your pudding with nuts, granola, and / or fruit.

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