Packed with nutrition and lovely fall flavors, this delicious honey-sweetened paleo apple cider latte is a fun way to mix up your coffee!
Fall is finally here! I think… It’s still around 90 degrees out, but I’m hopeful. And no matter the weather, I can still enjoy all the fall-flavored things, right? Apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin stuff… all that.
While I love have baked apple treats in the fall – full of comfort and deliciousness – I still need some options for no-bake goodies, too. Especially when it’s still a tad too hot to always be turning on the oven.
Paleo apple cider latte to the rescue.
Paleo apple cider latte.
This easy apple cider latte is not only delicious, it’s packed with nutrients, too! And despite the name, there’s actually no apple cider in it. Not any apple juice, either. I like to use homemade applesauce in this drink! Of course, if you happen to have apple cider on hand and not applesauce, you can totally use that instead. In that case you can probably leave out the allspice.
I’m sure you know that there are a ton of varieties of apples out there, and the nutritional benefits of them can vary as well. If you’re looking to count carbs, generally speaking the sweeter the apple, the higher it is in carbs and sugars. Even though they can vary in sugar content, they’re still usually about the same in vitamin and mineral content.
Apples in general are full of vitamins A and E, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. They are very high in antioxidants, and are just after cranberries in terms of phenolic compounds. Apples are also high in fiber, which makes them great for fighting digestive issues, pH balance issues, and oxidative stress.
Honey’s my absolute favorite sweetener, not only because it’s pretty much the only one that doesn’t make me sick in some way, but also because it’s SO good for you! Packed with natural sweetness and full of vitamins and minerals, honey is a powerhouse of friendly bacteria and anti-fungal, probiotic goodness. It contains niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, plus phenolic acids and flavoniods (antioxidants) that help to eliminate free radicals.
When looking for a good honey, it’s important to try and find local and raw, if possible. A lot of the honey you buy in the grocery store has been pasteurized, which depletes it of some of its natural health properties. Also remember that, generally speaking, if the honey is darker in color, it will have higher antioxidant levels.
I seriously love trying to add coconut oil to all my of my drinks (other than tea or water…). Smoothies, milkshakes, golden milk, hot chocolates, moon milk, coffee drinks… it adds much needed healthy fats that are not only good for your heart and body on their own, but they help you digest whatever you’re eating/drinking, as well.
Another amazing ingredient I love sneaking in to my drinks is quality gelatin from grass-fed cows. Gelatin is an amazing source of essential amino acids, making it super helpful in protecting the intestines from damage and strengthening the lining of the digestive tract. Gelatin is also packed with vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like copper, selenium, phosphorous, and it’s an excellent source of proteins.
The gelatin I love using is Perfect Supplements. Sourced from grass-fed cattle – making it kosher – PS gelatin is non-GMO, and of course 100% gluten-free. I also use Great Lakes gelatin too, if I’m in a pinch. It’s also made from grass-fed cattle and is non-GMO. 🙂
Delicious coffee recipes.
Does this paleo apple cider latte have you looking for more delicious coffee recipes? Here are some of my favorite ways to drink coffee… and eat it! Everything listed is of course 100% paleo/GAPS or keto, meaning it’s completely healthy enough for any time of the day you can handle coffee. 😉 And if you’re looking for info on the health benefits a cup of coffee can give you, I’ve that covered for you on my cinnamon ginger latte recipe.
- Whipped Coffee with Espresso
- Easy Paleo Iced Coffee
- Paleo Frappuccino 3 Ways
- Cinnamon Ginger Latte
- Gingerbread Spiced Mocha Latte
- Personal Pan Mocha Muffin
- Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
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Paleo Apple Cider Latte
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup French press (or whatever coffee you use)
- 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 1/4 cup fresh applesauce*
- 3-4 tablespoons honey (or liquid stevia, for keto/low carb)
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I love this kind!)
- 1 teaspoon kosher gelatin
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Put everything but the coconut oil in a blender (I use my Blendtec) and puree.
Pour in the coconut oil while blending so it doesn’t solidify.
Serve warm or over ice.
If you don’t have (or want to try) applesauce, use 3 tablespoons organic, no sugar added apple juice.