Maple Pecan Latte a Starbucks Copycat! Starbucks has a new flavor and it has two of my favorites, pecans and maple. Unfortunately, their version isn’t vegan, but ours is. It’s also healthier and less expensive to make at home. Make them in your pajamas and sip at your leisure.
Hey friends! Have you heard that Starbucks has a new latte on their menu? They do, and I was SO excited when I learned that it was a blend of maple syrup and pecans. If that isn’t the ultimate fall combination I don’t know what is. Unfortunately, they’re not vegan. Womp, womp. 🙁
It’s sad but true, unfortunately, like their pumpkin spice lattes, the sauce that gives the coffee drink its flavor contains condensed skim milk. No maple pecan lattes for you. Unless you make them at home. Fresh. Dairy-free. Delicious. Hot. No preservatives. So turn that frown upside down and let’s start brewing.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN STARBUCKS MAPLE PECAN LATTE AT HOME
It’s as easy as 1. 2. 3.
First things first. You’re going to have to purchase pure pecan extract. I searched my local supermarkets to no avail, and then I did what I should have done in the first place. I went to Amazon.com and ordered mine. I chose a pure pecan extract from Olive Nation because it only contains natural pecan flavor. Click here to order yours.
First – Brew yourself a strong cup of coffee. Don’t make a weak cup, you want the coffee flavor to come through. This recipe will provide you with two lattes.
Second – While the coffee is brewing you can make the maple pecan milk. All you’ll need to do is put one cup of unsweetened almond milk in your blender, and add 1 tablespoon of pure (not the fake stuff) maple syrup, a quarter teaspoon of pure pecan extract, and the melted vegan butter. Now whip it all together until the milk is a little frothy. FULL DISCLOSURE: The foamy milk you see on top of my pictures is from my Nespresso milk frothing machine.
Third – Pour one cup of coffee in a mug and add half of the maple pecan milk. Stir until well blended.
If you want to be really fancy you can add a dollop of vegan whipped cream (if you have it on hand), a drizzle of our dark caramel sauce (click here for the recipe), and a sprinkle of chopped toasted pecans.
Invite your neighbor over for a cup of this delicious fall coffee drink, or make decaf and serve it up in front of a roaring fire after dinner. You’re probably going to want to nibble on our Baked Vegan Apple Cider Doughnuts while you sip your latte.
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