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Spiced Pumpkin Maple Latte, or better yet…autumn in mug…with maple whipped cream. Made with just 4 simple, healthy, ingredients, all found in your pantry. This is the cozy, healthy version of your favorite fall latte. Trust me, no coffee house latte will beat out this homemade version. And the best part? You can make it yourself, in a mug, anytime you have a craving…and save money!

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Up until a couple of years ago I didn’t understand the world’s obsession with pumpkin spice lattes. If I was drinking something out of a mug, it was most definitely going to be homemade hot chocolate, and there was not going to be even an ounce of pumpkin involved.

Times have clearly changed, as I am now fully embracing the pumpkin spice latte. Don’t get me wrong, hot chocolate will always have my heart, and be the warm drink I turn to during the coldest of winter days. But October days are meant for pumpkin spice, and I’m satisfying those cravings with this super easy latte that takes just minutes to make.

And OK. Yes, this latte is 100% the reason for developing this spiced pumpkin butter from last week. Let me explain.

coffee being poured into mug

A few weeks back I was brainstorming fall recipes. For whatever reason a pumpkin butter latte came to mind. Sometimes recipe names will come into my head before I’ve even developed any kind of recipe. Whenever I have a good name for a recipe, I know it’s one I need to make. If it doesn’t sound good from the start, I’ll never make it.

Basically, my recipe titles are very important to me. If it sounds boring, it is boring, and I don’t make it.

A spiced pumpkin butter maple latte sounded delicious. And just a little different from the typical pumpkin spice latte, so I was excited to create this recipe.

Plus, I figured this latte recipe would be the perfect excuse to finally make homemade pumpkin butter. Which I’ve been wanting to make for years now.

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With just 4 ingredients, this latte is the easiest thing you’ll make all week long.

To start, make a batch of my spiced pumpkin butter. It too is easy, and will take only twenty minutes or so to make. One batch will last you a good amount of time. So once it’s made, you’ll have it on hand for whenever the craving for a pumpkin latte hits.

Of course, if you’re not into making the pumpkin butter yourself, yes, you can use store bought pumpkin butter. Just be sure to find a good brand. I love Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter, as well as Whole Foods. This pecan pumpkin butter from Williams-Sonoma is extra delicious too.

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Alright, now that you have your pumpkin butter, it’s time to make the best homemade latte.

Mix up your favorite milk (goat milk is my usual go-to, but coconut milk is another favorite for lattes). Add a little pumpkin butter, and heat until warm and steamy.

Now add coffee to your favorite mug (find a good mug, the cuter the better, because yes, the mug makes a difference…you need a latte mug). Pour the spiced pumpkin milk over the coffee, add maple whipped cream, a dusting of cinnamon, and say hello to the most perfect autumn latte that there ever was.

I know, I am so dramatic, but my love for this latte is real, and I can’t help but be excited about it!

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What’s great about this latte is that while it feels indulgent, it not loaded with sugar and a million other things that most coffee shops use. So you don’t have to feel an ounce of guilt while sipping this.

Bonus? You’ll save a ton of money by fueling your pumpkin spice addiction with this homemade version instead. Meaning more money to spend on your loved ones (or yourself) this holiday season. Cool. Cool. Loving it.

PS. this makes the best Tuesday afternoon pick me up when your energy is running low. You must try it.

Spiced Pumpkin Maple Latte with hands on mug and 3 mugs in photo

If you make this spiced pumpkin maple latte please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spiced Pumpkin Maple Latte

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 166 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Maple Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the milk, pumpkin butter, and vanilla in a medium pot and bring to a simmer, heating the mixture until it is steaming. When the mixture is steaming hot, remove it from the heat. Using a small whisk or a fork, whisk until frothy.
    2. Pour the hot coffee between 2 mugs and then pour over the frothed pumpkin milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon...or cinnamon sugar. 

Maple Cream

  • 1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the maple syrup and whip once more until combined and fluffy.
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  1. 5 stars
    Ohhhh so yummy for fall! I’m not usually a fan of fancy coffee drinks, and on the rare occasion I am in the mood for one, I’ll choose an iced blended caramel something. So this was out of my usual taste preference, but I couldn’t resist trying it. I made the pumpkin butter first (YUM!) and then made this. The maple cream is the absolute best thing to top it off! I just poured a little cream and syrup in a mason jar and shook it by hand while making the rest of the drink. My toddlers were quite interested, but of course coffee is utterly a no-no!, so I made them “pumpkin hot chocolate” with just the pumpkin butter, milk, and cream topping. They proclaimed that it warmed their tummies up sooooo much! Thank you for such a fun and new treat!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! 👻

  2. Ok, girl…am making this for my early Halloween party for our Supper Club with 11 of my besties. I might as well call my dinner HBH! I’ve made your pumpkin butter,
    am starting the night off with your Haunted Pumpkin Patch Margs, then onto your Whipped Goat cheese with candied bacon (sorry have to alter this FANTASTIC recipe
    I have vegetarians coming)(*But I LOVE this and I hate goat cheese!!!)
    I’m altering it with the bacon out and extra cranberries in.
    Then, onto your Roasted Butternut Tuscan Pasta.
    And to round out the dessert, I’ll be serving your Spiced Maple Latte.
    It is the epitome of Fall!
    I ran into you on Pinterest and have been following you for years. Then my daughter
    discovered you and you are her hero! I need to see which cookbooks she doesn’t have
    because as you know, Santa is right around the corner!
    Thx again for another fun fab meal!
    Mic

    1. Awe thanks so much Michelle! That sounds like such a fun night:) I hope all of the recipes are enjoyed, let me know how it turns out! Happy Sunday! xT

  3. 4 stars
    I’ve been meaning to try this recipe 2 years ago when I first found it. I finally got around to it. It was pretty simple. I put the ingredients in a ceramic french press and warmed it up in the microwave for 3 mins before frothing it with the plunger. It was delicious! Only thing that sucked was I accidentally added too much cinnamon in my pumpkin butter. I love cinnamon but this way too overboard for me to the point of altering the taste a bit. Will be careful next time.

    1. Hey Katie,
      Happy Wednesday!👻 I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a try and sharing your feedback! xx

  4. I made another of your recipes that called for the pumpkin butter. Im glad to see more
    recipes that use it as I have a container of it in the fridge that I didn’t know what to do with. I will definitely make this! Thanks! Your site is gorgeous, cookbooks too, and I appreciate your multiple posts per week. You’re doing great!

    1. Hey! This is awesome, I’m so happy to hear this recipe turned out the way you’d hoped! 🙂 xTieghan

  5. This sounds awesome! But I just tried making it and the milk got all curdled- it hadn’t boiled at all but maybe it got too hot? Any idea what I may have done wrong so I can rectify it next time?

    1. Hey Colleen,
      Sorry to hear this, was there anything you adjusted? You definitely want it to be hot. What kind of milk did you use? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    YUM! I took a few shortcuts because I was being lazy and using what I had. but YUM! the pumpkin butter is perfect and maple addition is JUST RIGHT. Thank you!!!

  7. I LOVE what you create! I am just WOWED by you! Thank you so much for all your fabulous recipes! Trying this now!