Healthy Date Caramel Sauce
This 4-ingredient Healthy Date Caramel Sauce is so silky smooth, creamy, rich, and sweet (everything you’d ever expect from caramel), that you’d never know it’s vegan, dairy free, paleo, and low fat with zero sugar added!
If you’ve ever wondered how to make Caramel Sauce out of DATES, look no further!
WARNING. THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF THE CREAMIEST, DREAMIEST DATE CARAMEL SAUCE BEING POURED SEDUCTIVELY INTO A JAR.
I’ll admit, I’m not that well-versed in using dates as a sweetener… I think this was my first time soaking dates? This recipe was kind of like, “operation throw-everything-in-a-blender-and-hope-for-the-best” 😉
To my surprise, though, it worked! Not only did it work, but it worked damn well. I could eat this Healthy Date Caramel Sauce by the spoonful. I just want to pour it in my mouth.
Dates provide SO much sweetness and don’t have too strong of a flavor, so they won’t overpower whatever dish you’re making. I really want to start incorporating more dates into my recipes… what do you think? The only annoying step is that you always have to soak the dates beforehand so that they soften up and are easier to blend. But that’s not all that annoying I guess. Because you’re literally just a few minutes away from sweet, sweet goodness 🙂
This Healthy Homemade Date Caramel Sauce is super smooth, sweet, and FULL of caramel flavor.
It’s certainly one creamy, dreamy, heavenly concoction. And best of all, it’s refined sugar free, low fat, vegan, and doesn’t require any cooking whatsoever!
Healthy Date Caramel Sauce
- 2 packed cups (300g) Pitted Dates
- 2 cups Boiling Water
- ⅔ cup Light Coconut Milk (canned)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Natural Caramel Flavor **
- ¼ tsp Salt
- In a heatproof bowl, add the dates and pour the boiling water on top. Let soak for 45 minutes.
- Reserve 1 cup of the soaking liquid and drain the rest.
- In a high-speed blender (I used my NutriBullet. A Vitamix would work too!), add the soaked dates and ½ cup of the reserved liquid. Puree until smooth, adding more water as needed. In total, I needed ~¾ cup.
- Add the coconut milk, vanilla extract, caramel flavor, and salt, and puree until very smooth.
- Pour into a jar, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store. Keeps for ~2 weeks.
You gotta make this Date Caramel Sauce. No mega loads of sugar here, only pure and natural, wholesome goodness that you can feel good about!
Dress up your favorite drinks and whisk this into hot coffee or hot chocolate.
Smear some on a warm muffin or slice of toast.
Swirl this goodness in yogurt or oatmeal.
Maybe douse your ice cream with it too.
The options are endless!
With love and good eats,
This is definitely the creamiest date caramel sauce I’ve ever seen! Would be so delicious to put on some banana ice cream 🙂
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I can’t find natural caramel flavour
What is it made of
Where would you get it
I linked to the caramel flavor in the recipe. Also here: http://amzn.to/2yrctmY
Had to laugh when I read that it will keep for 2 weeks. There’s no way this wouldn’t be eaten the day it’s made. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
Hi, just wondering if you used medjool dates? Or just pitted dates? Thanks!!
I don’t remember what kind of dates I used, but as long as they’re soft and not dry or rock hard, they’ll work!
I have medjool dates do you soak then take off outer skin and seeds?
The recipe calls for pitted dates, so you obviously need to take out the pits, but you just need to soak them with the boiling water and dump the dates in a blender! 🙂
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Can you use this for baking an apple pie?
Do you mean using this IN the pie as it bakes or as a topping to drizzle on after? Either way, I feel like it would work just fine, but I haven’t tried it… if you test it out I hope you LOVE it! 🙂
I’ll try it with my banana cakes! I think they will be perfect together! 🙂
Had to use maple flavoring but its great for fall!! My daughter will love it. She is on an AIP diet right now and feeling abandoned.
Yay!! So glad your daughter liked the recipe 🙏 hope she’s doing well on her diet. I hope you found a bunch of healthy recipes for her online 🙂
This looks so good! What a great way to get that caramel sugar taste from a natural source!
Thanks for sharing! Does it freeze well?
I am wondering the same thing. Have you tried freezing it yet? Does it turn out ok?
My goodness, this is delicious!!! I dipped green apples in it for a guilt free and delectable Carmel apple treat! You are such a genius, Jessica. Thank you!