This paleo caramel sauce has a deep, rich flavor and thick, creamy texture. With only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make and tastes delicious!
A new date… with dates.
Though I grew up kinda picky, since becoming gluten-free (and even more so since the GAPS Diet), there are very few foods that I don’t like. I still can’t handle lima beans, or fresh tomatoes, or dates.
Yes, I know dates are sweet, and I love dessert and fruit. But I can’t handle the texture. Or the fact that they look like… um, bugs.
So I’ve shied away from using dates as a sweetener in my paleo/GAPS baking, even though I know they’re good for you and a great alternative to regular granulated sugar.
But recently a friend moved and gifted me all her baking products that she couldn’t take with. And amongst those things was a jar of date sugar. Since it was granulated (ground up, dehydrated dates) it doesn’t look like bugs OR have that weird texture, so I had no issues in using it.
Paleo & GAPS Caramel Sauce.
Lately I’d been craving caramel, and since dates have a nice caramel-y flavor, one of the first things I made with my date sugar was this caramel sauce. It was so super easy that I knew I had to share the recipe with y’all.
This paleo caramel sauce only has three ingredients: date sugar, almond or coconut milk, and coconut oil. You pretty much just mix them together, heat, and cool. Since the date sugar is not very finely ground, you might want to stick your final product in the blender and puree a tad to smooth it out. That’s totally up to you, though. I don’t always do that step.
A delicious favorite.
Since learning of my love for homemade I’ve been adding it in all sorts of things. In my coffee, on my bagels, on top of pumpkin cake… recipe for that last one coming soon, I promise!
In the mean time, let me know what you’d use this delicious caramel sauce on!
Want more yummy paleo and GAPS friendly treats? Here are a few of my favorites! I’m pretty sure you’ll love them, too.
- Grain-Free New York Style Cheesecake
- 3-Ingredient GAPS Angel Food Cake
- No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Tart
- Chocolate Avocado Nice Cream
- Dark Chocolate Mexican Blender Brownies
- Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bar with Fruit & Nuts
- Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
- No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies
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Paleo Caramel Sauce
Free from grain, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 14 ounces almond or coconut milk (homemade coconut milk works, too!)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup organic date sugar
Place everything in a small saucepan and heat until just boiling, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
If your sauce is a little grainy, pour into a blender and puree.
Store in fridge for about a week. It might seem watery at first, but it will thicken as it cools.
What a fun recipe. I have a box of dates I picked up from the farmer’s market and I can’t wait to try this.
I hope you enjoy it, Sandi!
Can’t believe this has just 3 ingredients!! So easy – can’t wait to try.
I hope you enjoy it, Kiran!
Next to chocolate, caramel probably gets second place in terms of irresistible things. This is a serious happiness maker right here!
Haha! I hear ya. It’s definitely up there on the list for me, too!
Whoa, never knew caramel sauce is this is to make. This is fantastic!
Thanks, Jean! I hope you get to enjoy it!
Well, this sounds easy enough. The video is helpful, too…I like seeing how the texture of things comes together. Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome! 🙂
sounds delicious and refined sugar-free too!
Yes! Thanks, Carina!
Thank you for this amazing recipe! So glad to be able to enjoy delicious caramel sauce that’s paleo friendly and easy to prepare!
You’re so welcome, ChihYu!
Such a yummy recipe! Thank you for posting it! I love the clean ingredients!
I love caramel, I love dates, I love the deep, rich flavor of this! So easy, too.
So much to love! Haha.
Wow, this is so much easier than I thought! I love how ingredients are involved. Brilliant! 🙂
Unbelievable how this tastes. Thanks a lot for this recipe. Will keep it forever
Haha! I’m so glad you enjoy it!
I’m posting something similar tomorrow but yours looks way less complicated! And healthier. 🙂 Will have to try this!
Haha! Thanks, Erin. 😉 I’m sure yours will be delicious, too!
Yay, yay, I have a bag of date sugar and am going to try this tonight because I wand caramel sauce on evaaaarrrrrythang!
Haha! I feel the same way, Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it!
I love how easy this is, and it looks incredible decadent, plus who can say no to caramel?!
Thank you, Kari!
I love a good caramel sauce. So excited to try this!
Thank you, Cheryl! I hope you get to enjoy it!
Cannot wait to share this at our next brunch drizzled over all the things!
I hope you enjoy it, Judy!
Always looking for a good caramel sauce. I cannot wait to try this.
I hope you enjoy it, Mirlene!