Vegan Caramel Sauce

This delicious vegan caramel sauce is so great for dipping fruit, topping vegan ice cream, or drizzling over cake. With only three ingredients, you can make it in no time. This yummy sauce is a great staple for birthdays and family celebrations.

Based on a recipe from Loving It Vegan, I’m using a rather unorthodox ingredient: 1/4 cup of unstirred coconut almond butter (I used MaraNatha brand). I tried and tried to find coconut butter in my town, to no avail. I finally decided I would try coconut almond butter instead, but knew the consistency would be less dense. Then I opened the coconut almond butter and saw that the oil had separated and voila! – a new ingredient was born. vegan caramel sauce

To measure out the coconut almond butter, I opened a new, unstirred jar. Without stirring it, I dipped my spoon down below the oil part, and into the harder buttery part beneath it, using only that for the recipe. It was perfect – the consistency and flavor both are great in this recipe. The coconut adds a kind of browned butter undertone to the flavor. After taking what I needed out of the jar, I was going to go ahead and stir the almond butter, but decided to leave the oil separate in the jar so I can make this caramel sauce again. I’m considering pouring the oil off altogether. I’ll let you know how that works!

The sauce can be made by heating all the ingredients in the microwave, or in a small saucepan over low heat on the stove. You can make it ahead and save it in the refrigerator. Just reheat using the same method you did when you made it.

This recipe makes only a small amount, enough for 1 or 2 people. But, it can also be doubled or tripled easily for more servings. This sauce would be delicious with Chocolate Chip Vegan Ice Cream or Gingerbread Vegan Ice Cream.

 

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Vegan Caramel Sauce
A delicious vegan sauce perfect for fruit, vegan ice cream, or cakes and other desserts. It's good warm or cold and can be made ahead.
vegan caramel sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
vegan caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. Using a jar of unstirred coconut almond butter, spoon out 1/4 cup of the butter underneath the oil in the jar. (Believe me, it's worth the trouble.)
  2. Place the coconut almond butter in a small mixing bowl. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Serve warm or refrigerate and heat before serving. Sauce is also good cold or at room temperature.
  4. To heat the sauce, move it to a small saucepan or microwavable dish. Warm on the stove top on low to desired heat. In the microwave, warm in 10 to 15 second intervals on high, stirring between each warming, until reaching desired heat.
Recipe Notes

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