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Pumpkin Latte

This taste very similar to the pumpkin lattes you get at the big coffee houses 😉 And with only 132 calories per NICE SIZE serving, you can’t go wrong ! Thanks to Torani for making some kick-butt sugar free syrups.

Pumpkin Latte
Pumpkin Latte

1 serving
132 calories per serving

5 oz. hot coffee or espresso
½ c skim milk
3 squirts Torani Pumpkin syrup
2 T pure pumpkin puree
4 T Redi-Whip whipped cream

Mix milk with syrup and pumpkin puree. Microwave for 1 minute to heat through. Pour in coffee and top with whipped cream. Finally sprinkle with cinnamon just before serving.

Chocolate Banana Parfaits

This is like having a banana split, but without the ice cream ! The rich pudding mixed with the whipped cream is just fabulous. Add bananas and nuts, and you have a real winning dessert for just 76 calories per serving ! Go ahead, have 2 servings 🙂

Chocolate Banana Parfaits
Chocolate Banana Parfaits

6 servings
76 calories per serving

1 1.4 oz. package sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c Cool Whip, thawed
1 large banana, thinly sliced
1 T sliced almonds

Prepare pudding according to package instructions using skim milk and refrigerate until set. Divide half of the pudding between 6 parfait glasses or goblets. Use half the cool whip to make a thin layer atop the pudding in each glass. Top with a few banana slices and repeat the three layers. Sprinkle with almonds, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mocha Bundt

This is a very dense cake – almost more like a brownie consistency. But no matter the consistency – it’s CHOCOLATE ! Served with a nice spritz of whipped cream, it hit the spot.

Mocha Bundt
Mocha Bundt

16 servings
250 calories per serving

3 1/2 c cake flour
2/3 c cocoa powder
3 T dry milk powder
1 3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
7 T margarine, softened
3/4 c Splenda
1/3 c Splenda brown sugar blend
3 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 c low fat buttermilk
3/4 c strong brewed coffee
Whipped Cream for garnish

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with Pam. Sift flour, cocoa, milk, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl beat margarine and both sugars until mixed and then beat in eggs and egg whites one at a time beating 1 minute after each egg. Combine buttermilk and coffee in a cup. Beat 1/3 if the flour mix into the margarine mix on low speed and then beat in half of the coffee mix and continue beating until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat and then pour batter into pan and smooth the top. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes and then on a wire rack until completely cool. Serve with whipped cream.

Low Fat Lattes (flavors: brown sugar, gingerbread, caramel, vanilla, mocha)

A large latte in the evening is one of my favorite things. And at a fraction of the calories (and cost!) of a Starbucks drink, it’s worth it to get set up with all the equipment and make these at home. Just buy the sugar free syrups since they have ZERO calories. They are available right at your local Starbucks store (so you can get your favorite) or you can try Torani syrups and find a new favorite. I have been using these for months and have a stock of 10 different flavors.

Low Fat Latte
Low Fat Latte

1 serving
100 calories per serving

Heat 6 oz. of skim milk in a large mug in the microwave for 90 seconds. Add 1 serving of espresso or ½ a cup of strong coffee. Add 3 squirts of a sugar free flavored syrup. Top with a good amount of low fat whipped cream (from the can). Sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. I find the best shavings come from chocolate and cinnamon mills – I purchased this chocolate mill from Amazon and have been very happy with the performance:

This is the espresso maker we use – my husband is quite the espresso snob and let me tell you, he RAVES about this machine. We have had much more expensive machines and have had espresso out at some of the finest coffee shops and Italian restaurants, and nothing compares to the espresso that this little machine makes:

And these are the sugar free syrups that I use (local coffee shops also sell versions of these):

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