Best Maple Pecan Latte Recipe: Easy Homemade Fall Coffee Drink

With fall comes the added benefit of seasonal coffee drinks that many coffee shops make. However, making your own is much cheaper and you can make it from the comfort of your own home. A maple pecan latte is the perfect example of this.

The nuttiness of the pecans combines perfectly with the sweetness of maple syrup. Think of this latte as a maple pecan pie in a cup with the added benefit of coffee.

Ingredients for a Maple Pecan Latte

  1. Coffee grounds
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1 tsp maple syrup
  4. 1 tbsp pecan butter
  5. Whipped cream
  6. Pecan nuts

What Coffee to Use

Do I Need an Espresso Machine?

If you don’t have an espresso machine, it is not a problem at all. A moka pot or AeroPress will do the job just as well.

What Coffee Beans are Best?

I really like Starbucks’ Pike Place roast and use it when I am in the mood for a medium roast. When I crave the taste of a dark roast, Starbucks’ Caffè Verona is one of my go-to roasts.

Caffè Verona package - dark roast.

What Milk to Use

Whole milk gives your drink a great velvety texture and is a little bit sweeter. On the other hand 2% milk or skim milk have a little less calories. Any of these will work well to make this latte and it is completely up to you which you want to use.

Dairy Alternatives

If you cannot or don’t want to use dairy milk, you can always opt for plant-based milk. There are many options such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk.

Look for the barista versions of these milks for the best results.

Do I Have to Roast the Pecans?

No, you don’t, but I promise it is worth the little bit of extra effort. Roasting the nuts brings out different flavors that is simply amazing.

Iced Maple Pecan Latte

You can, of course, make this latte into an iced version. Simply let the maple pecan sauce cool before using it. And instead of steaming the remaining milk, froth some cold milk. Also, add some coffee ice cubes.

Maple pecan latte in a white mug in front of a book.

Maple Pecan Latte

When it comes to nutty sweetness, this latte is very high on the list of perfection. Think maple pecan pie in a cup with the added benefit of coffee.
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 618 kcal

Ingredients
  

Maple Pecan Sauce

  • 1 tbsp pecan butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

Maple Pecan Latte

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Pecan nut pieces (optional)

Instructions
 

Maple Pecan Sauce

  • Add milk, maple syrup and pecan butter to a saucepan oven medium heat
  • Stir until blended well

Maple Pecan Latte

  • Put the pecan nut pieces in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir or toss frequently to ensure they roast evenly
  • Remove from heat once starting to turn brown (about 2 minutes)
  • Pull an espresso shot
  • Mix the espresso and maple pecan sauce
  • Froth the milk
  • Pour milk over the espresso-sauce mixture
  • Add whipped cream
  • Top with roasted pecan nut pieces

Notes

Calories are an estimate based on the brands used for the ingredients.
Keyword Fall, Latte

Other Great Fall Coffee Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I think of all the fall coffee drinks that there are, a pumpkin spice latte is probably the most famous. It is absolutely delicious and making it will make your kitchen smell like fall for the rest of the day.

You can get my pumpkin spice latte recipe here.

Pumpkin spice latte in a white cup

Ginger Latte

Another fall favorite is a ginger latte. It has an alluring aroma and is perfect for relaxing with a book.

You can get my ginger latte recipe here.

Maple pecan latte recipe.

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