Easy Vegan Caramel {nut-free, gluten-free too}

Easy Vegan Caramel {nut-free, gluten-free too}

Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce made with coconut milk & coconut sugar. Sweet & gooey, just like it should be yet healthier & allergy-free.

The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

This easy vegan caramel sauce came about as I was making a new dessert recipe (coming soon) and needed a caramel sauce. Since all the store bought brands contained dairy, I figured it was about time that I made my own.

The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

I’m so glad that I did, because this easy caramel sauce tastes AH-MA-ZING on so many things!  Nice cream, brownies, apple slices, bananas OR straight from the spoon :).  You’ll never want to look at store bought caramel again.


The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

OK, I have a question for you….do you call it CARE-A-MEL or CAR-MEL?  Care-a-mel is the pronunciation I grew up using, but it doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, as long as it tastes delicious.  And this vegan sauce is just that.  It is sweet, golden & gooey, just like any good caramel sauce should be.

I like to pair my caramel sauce with a little homemade ganache. I use ganache on our Brookie Ice Cream Cake , GF German Chocolate Cake , and Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake with Ganache.  You can even drizzle it on top of these Double Chocolate Pancakes .  Whatever you use the ganache for, be to make a little extra for later because you’ll have a jar of caramel sauce and you’ll want to use both!

The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

Grilled Banana

If you’re looking for instant gratification, how about making this Grilled Banana Sundae recipe and then slathering our easy vegan caramel sauce on top with a little chocolate ganache? Here’s what you need:

  • banana
  • agave or liquid sweetener (just a drizzle will do)
  • ground cinnamon
  • dairy-free ice cream and/or cocowhip (So Delicious is our favorite brand)

The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

Simple cut your banana in half (leave the skin on), the drizzle banana side with agave & sprinkle with cinnamon.  Grill on cut side first a few minutes then flip and grill on skin side another 2-3 minutes, until soft.  Remove from grill, serve with some dairy-free ice cream & cocowhip then drizzle with vegan caramel & ganache.   Go Dairy Free has a recipe for Homemade Strawberry Magic Shell that I think would pair perfectly with this grilled banana recipe as well.

But first, we gotta make our Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce.

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Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce

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A healthier, allergy-friendly Easy Vegan Coconut Caramel Sauce made with coconut milk & coconut sugar. Sweet & gooey, just like it should be! 

Ingredients

• 1 can full fat coconut milk

• 1/2 cup coconut sugar

• 1/4 cup maple syrup

• 1/2 tablespoon sea salt

• 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil 

• 1/2 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. • In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, sugar, syrup & salt.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Lower temperature and let simmer 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  2. • The last 5 minutes, be sure to stir more frequently to incorporate bits from the bottom and sides. 
  3. • Add coconut oil and vanilla extract at the end to enhance flavor & help thicken the sauce. 
  4. • Serve warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar, after allowing to cool 10-15 minutes. 

Notes

Will store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 

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The perfect vegan caramel sauce that is incredibly delicious & easy to whip up in no time. nut-free & gluten-free

Let’s chat….

Do you have are recipe that comes to mind that you’d like to use this caramel sauce on?  Maybe its drizzling it over a cake or cupcake?  Pouring on top of ice cream or adding a sprinkling of caramel over a hot cup of coffee with a dollop of whip? Comment below and share your ideas with everyone else.

 

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22 Comments
  • Becky Striepe
    Posted at 12:24h, 05 July Reply

    Oh this looks delicious, and I love the idea of using it on grilled fruit!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:18h, 05 July Reply

      You must try it on grilled bananas and grilled pineapple. Simply delicious.

  • Margaret E Clegg
    Posted at 12:48h, 05 July Reply

    I can imagine drenching soooooo many of my desserts in this! Coconut milk for the win!

  • Kortney
    Posted at 13:35h, 05 July Reply

    Even though I am allergic to bananas that grilled one looks amazing. I can just see this sauce being the perfect addition to anything apple flavoured.

  • Brianna Wolin
    Posted at 14:36h, 05 July Reply

    Oh yummy! Now, to dip an apple in it…with enjoy life mini chips on top!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:56h, 08 July Reply

      That sounds like a perfectly delicious way to enjoy caramel sauce.

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 14:59h, 05 July Reply

    Yum! Caramel is something I’ve missed in my vegan years. I can’t wait to try this.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:55h, 08 July Reply

      I felt the same way but now I can enjoy a healthier version and keep it safe for our family. Glad you get to enjoy caramel again.

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 23:03h, 05 July Reply

    easy and caramel – those two words are magic together! And I love the ingredients you used – delish!

  • Megan
    Posted at 23:08h, 05 July Reply

    I’ve made something similar, but have never used coconut sugar. I know I should, since it’s a more natural sugar. Gotta get me some!

  • Erica D.
    Posted at 10:27h, 06 July Reply

    I can’t wait to try this!

  • Cadry
    Posted at 10:46h, 07 July Reply

    Vegan caramel is totally one of those unicorn foods. It’s hard to come by, but I am all in on those occasions that I find it. Yours sounds amazing, and I can imagine how delicious it would be over grilled fruit. So great for summer!

  • Ginny McMeans
    Posted at 18:58h, 07 July Reply

    I love this recipe and I have all of the ingredients. It’s going down!

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 11:16h, 10 July Reply

    I LOVE making homemade vegan caramel! This looks too good! I make mine similar to this as well, but add in sweet potato 🙂

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 13:17h, 10 July Reply

    Homemade caramel is such a great staple! I have some in my fridge now for those oatmeal smoothies I’ve been making. It’s so great to drizzle on just about anything, or a great fruit dip for the kids! Much better than the processed store bought! Yum!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:30h, 11 July Reply

      I completely agree, so much better than store-bought. I use it as much as I can, including your Salted Caramel smoothie.

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