Fall is here and with it comes sweater weather, a colorful landscape, and of course, fall inspired coffee drinks. While coffee shops around the world offer specialty fall coffees, why not add a special dose of autumn to your favorite coffee at home?
Here are 3 delicious fall inspired ingredients you can use to spice (or sweeten) up your next mug of coffee.
With a gingerbread-like flavor and a smell so delicious you can’t help but feel festive, nutmeg is a great way to liven up your coffee. If you haven’t tried grating fresh nutmeg over your coffee, now is the time. Can’t find it fresh? No problem, pre ground will definitely get the job done.
Nutmeg can be added to virtually any coffee drink, especially those with a nice dollop of whipped cream. In addition to the fantastic taste, nutmeg is also known to help with sleep, brighten the skin, ease pain, and help digestion. Just keep in mind that too much nutmeg can have negative results, so stick with a dusting.
A great alternative to artificial sweeteners, nothing says fall like maple syrup. Get your dose of sweet and the amazing flavor of maple while reaping the many health benefits this natural sweetener has to offer.
Maple syrup has contains tons of antioxidants, fights inflammatory diseases, may help protect against cancer, and protects skin health. Want to give maple syrup a try? Check out this Maple Mocha recipe.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the number one fall inspired coffee drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin spice is generally a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. The result? Dessert in a cup.
While Pumpkin Spice Latte’s aren’t necessarily packed full of nutrition, they taste great and perfectly embrace the fall spirit. Want to make your own latte at home? Check out this recipe.
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