Is there anything better than a sweet, cinnamon-scented Snickerdoodle Latte on a cold morning? Making it at home in minutes with no special equipment! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I am a coffee girl. My kids know not to ask me any difficult questions in the morning before I have a cup in hand. In the summer I go for a cold brew but in the winter I like my cuppa hot, sweet, and creamy.
I love playing around with adding different flavors to my coffee. My favorite has become this Snickerdoodle inspired latte. I take the sweet flavor of a Snickerdoodle cookie and add that to my coffee. It is delicious! I use a sugar-free sweetener, cinnamon, and a single drop of molasses for a hint of brown sugar taste.
How to make a low carb latte?
True lattes are mostly hot milk with a shot or two of espresso. They aren't the best option on a low carb or Trim Healthy Mama way of eating. By using brewed coffee and half and half (or heavy cream) you can mimic the latte flavor for a fraction of the carbs.
Is molasses keto friendly?
Yes, it can be. I don't use molasses for sweetness. I use it for flavor. Using a drop or two of molasses adds about 1 gram of carbs to your latte. If you prefer you can omit it.
More Flavor Ideas
Some other flavor options would be adding peppermint extract for a peppermint latte. Top with some whipped cream and crushed sugar-free peppermint candies for a holiday treat. Or how about a maple pecan latte? Add maple extract, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of chopped pecans on top. Or maybe an apple crisp latte? Add apple extract and cinnamon. Yum!
Great Keto Coffeeshop Recipes to Try
- Put 8 oz brewed coffee in a mug. Stir in sweetener, cinnamon, molasses, and half and half. Mix well. Enjoy!
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.