Hi guys! I don’t know about you but I’m having some trouble getting back into my routine this week after being in holiday-mode for so long. It’s kind of hard to feel motivated…especially since it’s getting colder here in NC and there is actually SNOW in the forecast. I realllyy hope it does. With the cold weather always comes warm drinks because I FREEZE when it’s like 50 degrees outside, much less in the teens. I keep my rice bag heated up practically all the time, and I’m usually sipping on coffee or hot tea several times a day.
So we all know that gingerbread is big during Christmas, but gingersnaps are something that I enjoy year-round. I used to eat them all the time with my Grandmother. We would get the big box and eat them all in less than a week. They are good by themselves, with coffee, or even dipped in peanut butter. I usually prefer soft cookies, but the fact that these have a crunch to them is something I love, PLUS they taste fantastic and smell so yummy. This delicious recipe was adapted from Food, Faith, Fitness.
This Healthy Ginger Snap Latte encompasses everything that I love about Ginger Snaps. It’s sweet, has the perfect amount of spice, and it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Seriously, this is like a cookie in a cup. It’s the perfect way to mix up your morning latte. We all know that Starbucks has some fabulous holiday drinks, but this one is even tastier AND it’s healthy. Piece of advice, do not go overboard on the spices or molasses. It will be too strong and ruin the soft Gingersnap flavor. Less is definitely more in this recipe.
- 2 C. organic whole milk
- 4 shots of espresso or 1 C. brewed coffee
- 1 T. molasses
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- ⅛ tsp.ground ginger
- 2 T. coconut sugar
- Stevia to taste
- whipped cream (optional)
- Combine all ingredients (except espresso/coffee) into a steaming pitcher and steam until desired temperature, or mix all ingredients (except espresso/coffee) in a pot and heat on the stove-top at medium heat until desired temperature is reached.
- Add espresso shots or coffee to mixture until combined. Serve with with whipped cream and top with cinnamon for the yummiest version!
If you get the chance to try this recipe, please comment below and let me know how you liked it or share with me on Instagram by tagging @adancersplate and #embraceyourplate <3