Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slow-Cooker Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Cookbook Giveaway

This morning I made my final recipe of the slow-cooker week featuring Ginger Lemon Girl’s Gluten-Free Slow Cooker cookbook – Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Unlike other bloggers, I haven’t jumped on the fall pumpkin craze, so I figured it was about time I got around to it.
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I decided this would be a good recipe to make in my mini slow cooker, a 1.5 quart size.  I have only used it once or twice, I don’t like it too much because there’s no timer setting on it, but it was the perfect size for a half recipe of the lattes.
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They were very simple to put together – just whisked together coffee, milk, pumpkin, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in the slow cooker, then turned it on for a couple of hours to let it all meld. 
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The latte was tasty, light and sweet with a distinct pumpkin flavor that was perfect for the fall morning.  I’m normally a black coffee girl so it was a nice treat!  I saved the leftovers in a couple of carafes, even a half recipe made quite a bit.
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As I was drinking it, I was thinking about other ways to use the lattes, and I hit on the idea of muffins.  I started with a basic Pamela’s recipe with quite a few alterations, sort of just made it up as I went along, and I was actually pretty impressed with the results. 
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Check back tomorrow – I’m going to share both Carrie’s latte recipe and my muffin recipe! 

In the meantime, you can go ahead and enter to win your very own copy of Carrie’s cookbook, courtesy of Carrie herself Smile  Entry form below – I’ll be choosing the winner next Sunday!

25 comments:

  1. We love the Salted Caramel Mocha Lattes so we will have to try these :)

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  2. Those lattes sound delicious! Looking forward to seeing the recipes.

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  3. This recipe is must try for us :) Along with the Creamy Hot Chocolate!
    Karen

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  5. Wow, those Slow-Cooker Balsamic Almonds look intriguing! And I can't wait for the Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes recipe either. I bet it costs just pennies to make, huh?

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    1. Yep! I would say the total cost of my half recipe was about $1.50 on the generous side :)

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  6. Oooooooh my goodness, those lattes look and sound delicious! I love pumpkin and the fall.

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  7. Hmm, probably the slow cooker barbecue chicken! Sounds so good!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I was most interested in the Balsamic Nut recipe, and mostly for the technique. I slow-cook often and am always looking for new techniques and more advanced recipes.

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  9. I can't drink coffee, so the latte is a no no for me... but the balsamic nuts sound really interesting! I love nuts and I love balsamic vinegar (in moderation, of course) so I can't wait to try the recipe! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I am definitely a latte girl, so this one would be my first pick! I'm so excited to get my hands on a copy of this book :)

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  11. slow cooker barbeque chicken
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  12. I'm kind of a barbecue girl, so the barbecue chicken sounds awesome!
    Alena

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  13. Can't wait to try the Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sounds yummy.

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  14. I am most interested in trying the Balsamic Almonds. I've never tried anything like that using my slow cooker!

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  15. Yes! Slow-Cooker Balsamic Almonds for me too! Hisbride(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. The pumpkin latte, love a nice warm drink on a col day.

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  17. I love pumpkin anything, even though it's still very warm in Texas.

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    1. Still pretty warm here too! It's cool first thing in the morning but feels like summer by 10am :)

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    2. I love slow cooker recipes. The lattes sound fab!

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  18. I would love to try the lattes. I never thought to use my crockpot in this way......how clever!

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    1. Carrie's cookbook is filled with clever ideas for the slow cooker, I was amazed :)

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