One of my favorite fall flavors is maple and adding the nutty flavor of pecan makes this maple pecan latte autumn in a cup!
The holidays are just around the corner! I may not be tackling Black Friday this year, but if you are this holiday coffee recipe is sure to keep you warm. Those lines get crazy long and ain’t nobody got time to stop at Starbucks and stand in those lines. Maple Pecan Latté is one of those little known holiday coffee drinks and really it’s the easiest. The ingredients are easy to find year round and you can even make this as a yummy cold brew. Consider adding this holiday drink recipe to your seasonal breakfast or brunch table.
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What You Will Need
The ingredients are simple but make sure you have good quality coffee on hand. My favorites are Fervent Coffee Labs and Cartel Coffee Lab. Good quality coffee is the foundation for any home made coffee house drink because it affects the entire flavor profile of your drink. By good quality, I mean fresh roasted and preferably fresh ground. Fervent and Cartel both fresh roast all of their coffee, and by fresh roasted I mean you get it either the next day (I’m local and Fervent delivers to my door) or within 5 days of ordering (Cartel), if shipped.
There are several grinders on the market, but I prefer the burr grinders. The second important piece is milk. If you’re dairy sensitive, grab high quality almond milk or coconut milk. The more fat that is in the milk, the better foam is created along with a more velvety texture.
The third piece is real maple syrup. This one is critical for this recipe. Invest in a good quality maple syrup and stay away from the thick corn syrup based syrups for this recipe. The real maple syrup is light, thinner, less sweet and will melt nicely in your coffee without clumping to the bottom. If you want to take your drink up a notch, toast your pecans and toss them in a little bit of the maple syrup. The syrup will caramelize on the outside and give a nice salty sweet flavor to your drink.
Maple Pecan Latté Recipe Card
Holiday drink recipes are so fun to play with. With all of the flavorings on the market today, you really can make just about any coffee shop drink out there. Make sure you check out the other recipes like Pumpkin Spice Latté and the Caramel Apple Latté recipes! The are terrific holiday drinks to make for yourself or a crowd! What are some traditional drinks you serve for the holidays?
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