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Healthy Caramel Sauce

Use better-for-you ingredients and whips together this Healthy Caramel Sauce in a matter of minutes. Plus lots of ideas for how to put this sauce to good use!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy Caramel Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 109kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $2.21


  • 3 tablespoons (40g) coconut oil (measured when solid)
  • 3 tablespoons (55g) pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons roasted and lightly salted almond butter Note 1
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt Note 2
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • MICROWAVE: Add the (solid) coconut oil and maple syrup to a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir and return for another 20 seconds or until melted and smooth.
  • FINISH SAUCE: Add in the almond butter and briskly whisk until completely smooth. It may seem like it's not coming together at first, but keep whisking. Add in the sea salt and vanilla extract and whisk again to combine.
  • LET STAND: Set bowl aside, leaving at room temperature, to firm up for about 20-30 minutes. Stir again and enjoy! (See Note 3 for serving suggestions.)


Note 1: Almond butter: This is the main flavor of the caramel sauce, so be sure to get a really tasty almond butter you enjoy straight out of the jar. If you don't enjoy the almond butter plain, it isn't going to do a whole lot flavor-wise for this sauce. We enjoy slow-roasted creamy almond butter with sea salt. Another favorite is this cinnamon bun butter -- so tasty!
Note 2: Salt: Reduce or omit, depending on how salty the almond butter is. Alternatively, add a bit more for a healthy salted caramel sauce.
Note 3: Check out the blog post for ways to use this healthy caramel sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg