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Nutty Maple Pecan Latte Recipe

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When you think of delicious fall coffee drinks, images of pumpkin spice lattes probably begin dancing through your mind. And while the iconic PSL is loved by many, it isn’t the only autumn-inspired beverage you’ll find on the menu at the local coffee shop. 

The Starbucks maple pecan latte arrived on the scene in September 2017, bringing with it a sweet and nutty flavor that’s reminiscent of a good old pecan pie. While its pumpkin-spiced cousin is a solid choice for October, the maple-flavored coffee drink gives us all of the Thanksgiving vibes. 

Even though this cup of coffee is part of the international coffee franchise’s fall seasonal menu, you don’t have to wait until the air becomes crisp and cool and the leaves fall to enjoy this drink. You can make it at home and savor the maple syrupy sweetness and rich pecan flavor all year long!


The maple pecan latte’s main ingredients are espresso and steamed milk, of course, but if you order it from Starbucks Coffee, you can expect to find maple pecan sauce, pecan and brown butter, and a fall-colored sugar topping in your cup, too. 

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You won’t use the exact same ingredients in your homemade maple pecan latte as the café franchise does, though. To make the sweet drink at home, you’ll need one or two shots of espresso or espresso-style coffee, frothy steamed milk, maple syrup, and a bit of pecan butter. 


Maple Pecan Latte Recipe


  • Shot of espresso 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of pecan butter
  • chopped pecan bits
  • Whipped cream
  • Saucepan


Step 1:

Nut butter and milk

Set your saucepan on the stove and pour in the milk and pecan butter. When trying a new coffee recipe, whole milk is typically the go-to choice for many, but don’t worry if dairy isn’t a part of your diet; your favorite milk of choice — unsweetened almond milk or oat milk, for example — works, too.

You’ll want to steam the milk and nut butter over medium heat until the two are melted and frothy. But make sure you’re stirring the mixture occasionally so it doesn’t burn!

Step 2:

Espresso cup

Once you’ve removed the frothy steamed milk from the heat, pour a freshly brewed shot of espresso into a mug or glass. Here at Roasty, we’re all about drinking the freshest coffee possible, so if you’ve got a grinder and whole beans on hand, we recommend using home-ground beans in your espresso machine instead of pre-ground ones.

And if you don’t have a traditional espresso maker, you can use an alternative brewing method, like a Moka pot, to make an espresso-style coffee that will work just as well in this simple drink.

Step 3:

syrup in coffee cup

Add the next key ingredient — maple syrup — to the hot, strong coffee and stir the sweet, sticky stuff into the cup until it’s well-mixed. Then, pour the melted pecan butter and milk mixture over the espresso. 

Step 4:

pecan on latte

Last but certainly not least is adding toppings, starting with whipped cream. You can skip this step if you’d like, but we wouldn’t dare; the sugary fluff may not be the best nutritionally, but it’s good for the soul. Then, finish the coffee drink off with a sprinkle of chopped pecan bits. 

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Now, there’s nothing left to do except enjoy your delicious maple pecan latte! It’s one of the most comforting drinks you can enjoy on a cold morning or afternoon, and with its rich espresso flavor, strong pecan taste, and sweet maple syrup, the caffeine and sugar-filled treat will warm you from the inside out. 

Happy Caffeinating!

Maple Pecan Latte Recipe

Nutty Maple Pecan Latte

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Thanks to this maple pecan latte recipe, you can enjoy one of the sweet flavors of fall all year long. Give it a try, and let this Starbucks copycat drink warm you from the inside out.


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup of pecan butter
  • Chopped pecans
  • Whipped cream


    1. Steam milk and pecan butter in a saucepan until melted and frothy.
    2. Combine espresso and maple syrup in a cup. 
    3. Pour milk mixture over espresso and top with whipped cream and chopped pecans.
    4. Serve and enjoy!
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