Make Maple Pecan Latte at home

Maple Pecan Latte is a delicious fall coffee recipe. This Starbucks copycat recipe is easy to make at home. If you love Starbucks latte recipes, you need to try this!

I’m the bearer of good news today! Did you know that you can make your own Maple Pecan Latte at home?

I’ll state the obvious and say I’m late posting this Maple Pecan Latte. I suppose fall coffee season is officially over as Starbucks is done serving Maple Pecan Lattes for 2018.

But that also means this recipe has come at the perfect time. If you are still craving this fall coffee drink, this Maple Pecan Latte recipe is for you!

Hold on to this Maple Pecan Latte Recipe Year Round

To tell the truth, I love fall coffee flavors. I look forward to this time of year with the same anticipation a child does to Christmas morning.

So extending autumn coffee is probably the cleverest thing I’ll do this November. And there’s no reason why you shouldn’t drink this Maple Pecan Latte all year round.

If you love flavored latte recipes, keep this recipe close by because it’s addicting.

What’s in Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte?

If you haven’t tried one of these fall coffee drinks before, Starbucks says that the Maple Pecan Latte gets its main flavors from maple syrup, pecans and brown butter.

That’s exactly what you get in this Starbucks copycat recipe too. I take all those delicious flavors and make it into a flavorful fall coffee.

How is this Starbucks copycat recipe like the real drink?

Here’s a screenshot of the Maple Pecan Latte ingredients from the Starbucks website.

This copycat Maple Pecan Latte Recipe has these same ingredients as the Starbucks version:

  • dark brown sugar
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • maple syrup
  • sea salt

But since this is a Maple Pecan Latte, I’ve added a key ingredient that is missing from Starbuck’s formulation: Pecans, in the form of pecan butter (so it’s smooth).

This pecan butter contains 100% pecans, making it perfect for this recipe. It gives you a rich pecan flavor.

How I’ve changed this Maple Pecan Latte recipe

A closer look at Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte ingredients shows that the first ingredient in Starbucks Maple Pecan Sauce is corn syrup. Since I wanted a real and rich maple syrup flavor in this coffee, I cut out the corn syrup and used all maple syrup.

For clarity sake, when developing the recipe for this Starbucks copycat latte recipe, all the ingredients that I cut out from Starbucks Maple Pecan Sauce: corn syrup, natural flavors, gum arabic, sunflower lecithin, potassium sorbate (preservative), and xanthan gum.

You won’t miss the taste of any of those.

How to make Maple Pecan Latte

Making a Maple Pecan coffee is very easy to do at home. You’ll need 3 basic components:

  • Espresso (or this cold brew coffee concentrate works magic)
  • Maple Pecan Sauce – full directions in the recipe
  • Frothed milk
  • Whipped cream (optional fourth, but highly recommended)

Maple Pecan Sauce is easy and delicious

I’ve written the recipe to give you about a cup of this delicious maple pecan sauce. With a cup worth, you can make about 6-8 maple pecan coffees.

This is such a delicious maple pecan sauce that even if you only want two Maple Pecan Lattes, your future self will thank you so much if you make a cups worth.

Another way to describe it might be like a praline pecan sauce. You can use the sauce for topping on your favorite ice cream, for topping on pancakes or waffles, to dip apple slices, or simply eat off a spoon.

It stores in the refrigerator for about a week, but I doubt it will last that long. Just keep it covered and away from any sneaky spoons.

How to make frothed milk for this Starbucks copycat latte recipe

Making perfect frothed milk is probably the trickiest part of this Maple Pecan Latte recipe. It’s not hard, but you can do it best if you have the right equipment.

There’s all sorts of gadgets out there to make frothed milk, but the only way I froth milk at home is by using a milk frother wand. With it, I can make frothed milk that is almost indistinguishable from the latte milk I used to make as a barista using a commercial milk wand.

Even compared to home espresso machines with milk wands, I find that I can make better frothed milk with one of these wands.

Tip: Use a milk frother wand to make silky smooth latte milk. This is my favorite way, and it consistently gives me great results.

Now that you know how to make the best Maple Pecan Latte at home, go and enjoy your morning! And if you are inspired to make a fall breakfast to go with it, you I think you’ll love these:

  • Pumpkin breakfast casserole
  • Cinnamon sugar pull apart with crescent rolls
  • Cinnamon brown sugar popovers
  • Maple and miso eggplant on toast

Maple Pecan Latte

5 from 5 votes Serves: 8 cups Prep: 3 mins Cook: 5 mins Total: 8 mins Maple Pecan Latte is a delicious fall coffee recipe. This Starbucks copycat recipe is easy to make at home. If you love Starbucks latte recipes, you need to try this!


Maple Pecan Sauce (makes about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecan butter
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 1 pinch salt

Maple Pecan Latte (for one cup of coffee)

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 2-3 tablespoons Maple Pecan Sauce
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • whipped cream – for topping
  • chopped pecans – for topping


Make the Maple Pecan Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and continue to cook, stirring as the mixture bubbles, for about 4 minutes. Make sure you stir the bottom of the pan so it does not burn. The mixture is done when it is thick enough to coat the spoon.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the pecan butter, condensed milk and salt.

Make the Maple Pecan Latte

  • Mix 2-3 tablespoons of the Maple Pecan Sauce with 2 shots of espresso.
  • Top with steamed and foamed milk. If you don’t have a dedicated milk steamer machine, I always get great results with my milk frother wand.
  • Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.


This recipe makes about 1 cup of Maple Pecan Sauce. You can save it in the refrigerator covered for about 1 week. I use about 2-3 tablespoons the Maple Pecan Sauce per cup of Maple Pecan Latte. Adjust according to your taste. Other uses for the sauce: top it on your favorite ice cream, top it on pancakes or waffles, dip apples in it, or simply eat it off a spoon. Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Maple Pecan Latte Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Author: The Worktop Cal : 273kcal Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate. Tried this recipe?If you loved making this recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! I’d love to see it too – snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using #theworktop and tagging me @theworktop.

Love the combination of Maple and Pecans? Here are some other Maple Pecan Recipes:

  • Maple Pecan Granola
  • Maple Pecan Banana Muffins
  • Maple Pecan Overnight Oats


Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte is just one of the Starbucks seasonal recipes you will love. The peppermint mocha and pumpkin spice latte come to mind. But what happens when they stop making your favorite drink for the season? You make it at home of course!

There are a few fall favorites from Starbucks including the maple pecan latte. The maple pecan latte combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the crunch of toasted pecans. It is a fall staple on the Starbucks menu and a customer favorite. Being able to make it at home means you can enjoy it year-round and not only during the fall months. It also means you get to save some money by making it at home.

The nice thing about Starbucks maple pecan latte is that it’s easy to recreate at home. You can use pure maple syrup to flavor your latte or maple flavored syrup such as this one from Torani. Either work great in this drink.For the pecan topping you can use plain pecans and chop them up for the topping. You can toast your pecans prior to adding them to your drink too. Or you can make or buy sugared pecans to make it extra special. All of these options work great in this copycat maple pecan latte recipe.

The base of this latte can be a shot of espresso or a cup of hot strong coffee. Frothed milk is then added and topped with sweet whipped cream and pecans. It is no wonder that this drink is so popular.

Tools for Coffee Making

So to make an espresso style coffee, you have a couple of options. You may want use an instant espresso like this one, or you may want to make an espresso style of coffee like many Italian do, with this Bialetti Moka pot. The Bialetti Moka pots are an inexpensive way to make a stronger cup of coffee on the stove top. Coffee is made when the water steams through the coffee, it has much less pressure than a traditional espresso maker, but it beats the drip method so many of us use at the house.

To make aerate the milk and make it good an frothy you can simply put it in a jar with a lid and give it a good shake. In no time at all you will have milk nice and frothy. And my tip here is to use 2% milk because it will bubble up more than whole milk.

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Recreate the Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte at Home

Enjoy this fun Starbucks Latte at home. 5 from 4 votes Pin Add to Collection Go to Collections Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Coffee Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Calories: 259kcal Author: Stephanie Manley

  • 1 shot of espresso or one cup of strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
  • 1 cup frothed or steamed milk
  • pecans for topping
  • Add the syrup to the coffee and stir. Pour in the milk. Top with whipped cream and pecans.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 412mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 319mg Tried this recipe?Mention @CopyKatRecipes or tag #CopyKatRecipes! 298shares

What Does Starbucks’ Maple Pecan Latte Taste Like? In Short, Pancakes In A Cup

How does one describe the essence of fall? It’s nearly impossible to sum up what we love about fall because for the most part, it’s a feeling that fall gives us. But surely the flavors of fall are tangible, identifiable and all have a home on the Starbucks drink menu, which is why when we think of fall, we think of also usually Starbucks. And honestly, once you taste the new Maple Pecan Latté at Starbucks, you’re going feel those fall flavors swirl around your tongue like enchanted birds in a princess movie. I mean, literally, this new autumnal themed beverage is going to bring your sweaters out of storage and make you feel all warm and cozy inside the second you take a sip of it.

Yes, it’s that good, and yes, it’s that seasonally charged.

And that’s mainly because this latte is made with super warming ingredients that evoke seasonal comforts and calmness, which is impressive considering the fact that it’s an espresso-based drink. That’s how you know when something’s been made with artisanal integrity, because while the drink will surely give you all the pep you need in the morning, it will also soothe you and make you feel at home, even if you’re sipping away on the subway or at your desk. It’s got an expert blend of spices and flavors that come together to create an experience of a drink. One, that might I add, rivals the previously named king of fall, the Pumpkin Spice Latté. I mean, at the very least, it gives it a solid run for its money. The MPL is different: It’s got bolder flavors, cuter toppings and a surprising taste that once upon a time, only had a place on the Thanksgiving table. Plus, maple is the perfect transitional flavor. It seamlessly takes you from fall vibes to winter vibes.


In every Maple Pecan Latté is a shot (or two) of Starbuck’s signature espresso blend, which has a natural nutty flavor to it. Then, the espresso is combined with a flavor-packed serving of steamed milk. Within the milk are all of the pecan and maple syrup notes you’re after. Plus, it’s got hints of cooked brown sugar, spices, and major dessert-for-breakfast vibes.

Oh, but that’s not all. On top of the latté is not just a boring layer of foam, there are leaf-colored sugary sprinkles that not only sweeten the milk, but also add a texture to the drink, giving your mouth all sorts of responsibilities that it’s happy to take on. The MPL makes you sip, savor, and crunch — which will quickly become your favorite new way to drink coffee.

If all of that sounds like a bit familiar, you’re right: Starbuck’s has actually played around with maple latteé both nationally and internationally. Back in 2014, they had a Golden Maple Latté that was only available in Cleveland and Orlando, and back in 2007, there was the Maple Macchiato. Plus, tons of maple-syrup infused and flavored bakery items in between — because everyone loves maple. So really, the MPL has been a long time coming. People want their maple lattes, and now they can have them. Starting Friday, Sept. 22, the Maple Pecan Latté will officially join the fall line up at Starbucks. It will only be around for a limited time, though — much like its fall sibling the PSL — so make the most of it! A tall Maple Pecan Latté will range from $4.25 to $4.45, which is pretty reasonable considering it sounds like it’s literally fall in caffeinated, drink form. Can you really put a price on that?

Not even one month into pumpkin spice latte season and Starbucks already has a new headlining seasonal drink. Today, the coffee chain unveiled its latest coffee concoction, which will be available starting tomorrow: a maple pecan latte. So, is MSL the new PSL?

Despite name-checking fall’s starring squash, sipping on a PSL isn’t exactly good for you. (But hey, it is delicious and there are ways to make it healthier.) A tall with 2 percent milk has 240 calories and 37 grams of sugar. How does the new maple pecan latte compare? Is it any healthier?

“The flavors of maple and pecan perfectly balance the inherent sweet and nutty flavors of espresso.”

The newest seasonal drink certainly sounds delicious. “The flavors of maple and pecan perfectly balance the inherent sweet and nutty flavors of espresso,” says Debbie Antonio from Starbucks’ research and development team. Um, yum!

While Starbucks isn’t officially releasing the nutritional info on their latest drink until tomorrow, since it’s made with a syrup, the sugar content is still pretty high. A tall with 2 percent milk has 270 calories and 35 grams of sugar. Let’s just call it what it is: a tasty fall treat. The makeup is pretty on par with the PSL (though the maple is a bit higher in calories)—AKA order for taste, not nutritional value.

There are lots of ways to keep your Starbucks order good for you, including ordering one of these off-the-menu drinks. And their avocado spread is a definite win, too.

Starbucks debuts new Maple Pecan Latte beverage

Pumpkin has cornered the market of Fall drinks, but it looks like maple is on its way to replace it as everyone’s favorite sweater-weather flavor.

Starbucks has just released a new drink that many think could take the place of the beloved Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but fear not: their Maple Pecan Latte is just as fattening as the PSL.

A spokesperson for the company told that a tall (small) MPL with 2 per cent milk has 270 calories, 8g of total fat, and 35g of sugar. That nutritional value is even worse than the PSL’s, which has 240 calories, 5g of total fat, and 37g of sugar.

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That’s a lot of calories: A tall (small) Maple Pecan Latte with 2 per cent milk has 270 calories, even more than the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has 240 calories

More fattening than this: A Snickers bars has both less calories and sugar than Starbucks’ new beverage, at 250 calories and 27g

That’s more calories and sugar than many popular chocolate candy bars. To put it into perspective: A Snickers bars has both less calories and sugar, at 250 calories and 27g, and so does a Kit Kat, which has 210 calories and 22g of sugar.

Moreover, a scoop of chocolate ice cream has 127 calories, so enjoying the smallest version of a MPL will be the equivalent of having more than two scoops.

‘Inspired by classic fall flavors and the iconic changing leaves of the season, the Maple Pecan Latte features warming notes of maple syrup, pecan and brown butter, perfectly highlighting the heart and soul of Starbucks beverages — our signature espresso,’ the company said of the drink.

The MPL is topped with orange and white sugar crystals, and will be offered to costumers hot or iced, and even as a Frappuccino, with the option of customizing the amount of syrup and the type of milk.

Given how many calories the new drink has, it’s no surprise that Delish reported the MPL smelled ‘like pancakes with syrup’.

In fact, the beverage appears to beat every other maple drink from competitor chains when it comes to the number of calories.

The smallest version of Dunkin’ Donuts’ Maple Pecan Swirl, with skim milk,for example, has 190 calories and 37g of sugar – a paltry number when compared with Starbucks’ offering.

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Maple is the new pumpkin: Other places like Donkin Donuts have also debuted maple-flavored Fall drinks. Their Maple Pecan Swirl with skim milk has 190 calories

All Fall everything: The Maple Pecan Latte will be served in Starbucks’ Fall-themed cups

McDonald’s is also getting in on the trend, offering a Maple Caramel Latte in Canada, and the smallest version, with 2 per cent milk, has 210 calories, and 30g of sugar.

National chain Peet’s offers a maple latte as well: A small one with non-fat milk has 170 calories, 32g of sugar, 135mg of sodium, and 30g of carbohydrates.

The FDA recommends not eating more than 50g of sugar a day, so all of these sugary drinks would put you more than half way into the daily limit.

Maple seems to be having a moment – Dunkin’ Donuts even has a Maple Sugar Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich, which has 630 calories – more than 25 per cent of the FDA’s daily calories recommendation for women.

The MPL, as well as Starbucks’ other fall drinks, will be served Fall-themed cups, which come in blue, purple, and orange tones and have sketches like pumpkins, owls, and pie on them, or white circles that customers can fill out.

There’s a cool, new Starbucks coffee drink in town, but it’s filled with the warm, spicy flavors of fall.

On Tuesday, August 27, Starbucks’ top selling seasonal drink — the Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL for shot)— will return earlier than ever. As if fans weren’t excited enough, the chain announced it will also debut its first official pumpkin-flavored drink since the original autumnal coffee was launched in 2003.

Meet the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY. Starbucks’ newest drink is the first pumpkin-flavored coffee since the Pumpkin Spice Latte was launched in 2003.Starbucks

The base of the drink is cold brew coffee, which rose to fame at Starbucks and other cafes across the country in 2015. The cold brew is flavored with vanilla and topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice. The company described the drink as a “smooth, well-rounded beverage that balances the flavors of the season without being overly sweet.”

Considering Starbucks is ringing in the season of sweaters, changing leaves and Halloween before Labor Day weekend, it’s a good thing this pumpkin cream is cold.

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In addition to the pumpkin stars of the show, the rest of Starbucks’ fall food and drink lineup will also hit stores nationwide on Tuesday. This includes the decadent Salted Caramel Mocha latte — a combo of espresso, milk and mocha and toffee nut flavoring with whipped cream, caramel, and a sea salt and sugar topping.

For those who are still hankering for something sweet to eat, Starbucks will also be offering a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, a Pumpkin Scone, Pumpkin Spice Madelines and cute kitten-shaped Cat Cake Pops, which are sure to grab every kid’s attention.

Starbucks’ cute cat pop is a great way to get in the spirit for fall festivities.Starbucks.

On the day of the PSL launch, pumpkin fans from around the world will be able to tune into the Starbucks Facebook page to watch “beleafers” — a nickname for the chain’s most devout fans of celebrating fall all year round) — in a video designed to make it feel like late September.

This Thursday, customers will be able get a taste of pumpkin spice season with a buy-one-get-one deal on grande and venti drinks after 3 p.m.

Thanks, Starbucks. We’ll be there in our beanies, sweater vests, scarves … and shorts.

Customer preferences are also shifting toward cold beverages, even when temperatures drop. Drinks like cold brew, iced espresso and Starbucks Refreshers account for more than 50% of Starbucks sales.

Roz Brewer, chief operating officer at Starbucks, said in December at the company’s investor day that cold drinks drive more brand affinity and keep customers coming back.

The pumpkin spice latte — also known by its nickname PSL — has kept customers coming back since its introduction in 2003. It is the coffee chain’s most popular seasonal drink, with roughly 424 million sold worldwide. While autumn does not technically start for several more weeks, many fans of the drink point to the annual release of the pumpkin-flavored beverage as the unofficial start of the season.

Dunkin’ and other coffee chains have jumped on the success of the pumpkin spice latte. Food brands have also taken note, releasing everything from almonds to Icelandic yogurt in the flavor.

For its part, Starbucks has followed the success of the pumpkin spice latte with other pumpkin limited-time items like pumpkin-spiced whipped cream and the pumpkin cream cheese muffin. Earlier in August, the chain released a pumpkin spice latte creamer and other pumpkin-spice products in grocery stores as part of its partnership with Nestle.

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